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Doug Janik
Doug Janik
Defenseman
(JAN ihk)
Number: 37
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 211
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 26, 1980
Birthplace: Agawam, MA, United States
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on July 8, 2009.
Drafted: BUF / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (55th overall)
Doug Janik was born March 26, 1980 in Agawam, Massachusetts. The second round, 55th overall selection of the Buffalo Sabres in the 1999 NHL entry draft, Janik is a graduate of Hockey East's University of Maine Black Bears.

A two-time member of the United States World Junior Team (1999-2000), the Agawam, Massachusetts native spent three seasons with the Black Bears capturing an NCAA National Championship in 1999 as a Fresheman and was a 2000-01 NCAA All-East Regional Team member before making his professional debut in 2001-02.

Following a three year career at the University of Maine, Janik made the jump to professional hockey after his Junior year and became in integral part of the AHL's Rochester Americans blue line. The team's Rookie-of-the-Year, Most Improved Player and Unsung Hero, Janik finished his rookie campaign with six goals and 17 assists for 23 points.

Over the course of the next two seasons, Janik spent the majority of his time in Rochester while seeing limited action with the parent club in Buffalo.

After three years with the Buffalo Sabres organization the free agent defenceman signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the summer of 2006. He went on to appear in his first full NHL season with Tampa after he earned a roster spot during training camp. However, the Lightning struggled that season and drastic changes were made in the off-season in an attempt to rebuild the franchise.

After playing parts of the 2008-09 season with the Dallas Stars and their American Hockey League affiliate the Rockford IceHogs, Janik was traded to the Montreal Canadiens on February 26, 2009 in exchange for gritty winger Steve Begin.

In the summer of 2009, Janik signed on with the Detroit Red Wings as an unrestricted free agent.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89