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03-30-2011, 02:44 AM
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Stoneberg
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Doug Weight, C



-5'11, 200lbs
-Stanley Cup (2006)
-Assist finishes: 4,5,5,7,8,10,13,14
-Point finishes: 8,11,17,21,21
-Scored 20+ goals 6 times
-7th in Hart voting, 3rd team all star center, 2000-01
-Edmonton Oilers Captain 1999-2001
-New York Islanders Captain 2009-present (by a vote of his teammates)
-4x NHL All Star (1996, 1998, 2001, 2003)
-Represented the US in:
> World Juniors (90-91 - leading scorer on the team)
> Olympics (98, 02, 06)
> World Cup of Hockey (1996 and 2005)
> World Championships(93-94, 2005)


Team Scoring in Edmonton: 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 7th [in 43 games with best ppg on the team]
This is throughout 8 seasons +13 games he was with the Oilers. He had very little support in Edmonton due to their budget, yet he was the back bone of the offense on a team that made the playoffs 5 straight years. Many seasons he outscored the second leading scorer by 20 points or more.

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Originally Posted by LOH
A crafty, offensive forward, Doug Weight has received numerous accolades for his grit and leadership.
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In 1993-94 Tikkanen helped the Rangers win the Stanley Cup, but Weight pleased the Oilers' officials by scoring 74 points and becoming an enthusiastic leader on an improving team.
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By 1995-96, Weight was a top offensive performer and recorded his first 100-point season. He and captain xxx were key reasons behind the Oilers' return to the playoffsin 1996-97. They upset the heavily favored Dallas Stars in the first round before bowing to the Colorado Avalanche in five games in the conference semifinals.
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By this time, Weight was entrenched as a crowd favorite in Edmonton because he played hard and he came to the rink every night to give his all.
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Early in the 1998-99 season, the gritty forward suffered a serious knee injury that limited him to only 43 games. Weight was named the 10th captain in Oilers' history prior to the 1999-00 season. He scored 72 points in 77 games and helped the team reach the playoffs for the fourth straight year. And he tried to play through injuries when the team lost to the defending Stanley Cup champion Dallas Stars in the first round.
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After a sixth place finish at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Weight and his U.S. teammates returned to the Olympic stage in 2002, capturing the silver medal. One of the premier playmakers in the NHL, Weight reached the 600 assist mark and notched his 800th career point in 2003-04.
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Originally Posted by wiki
Weight is primarily known for his astounding saucer passes, ability to make a play and his grit.
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Originally Posted by The Great Book of Detroit Sports Lists - Mike Stone, Art Regner - 2008
A smart, gritty player known for his slick passing, Weight has been one of America's top players for the better part of two decades.
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Originally Posted by Ken Hitchcock - Toronto Star - May 17, 1998
"We felt Doug Weight was the head of the snake," said Hitchcock. "He's the emotional leader and spokesman of the Oilers.
-In reference to having to use Modano to shut him down in the playoffs.

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Originally Posted by Who's Who in Hockey - Stan Fischler, Shirley Fischler
In fact, Weight became the leader of the high-speed Edmonton Oilers offense.
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Bringing a rare combination of speed, playmaking ability, and gritty leadership to the ice, Weight was a member of the gold-winning Team USA at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. [7pts/7g]
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Originally Posted by The battle of Alberta: a century of hockey's greatest rivalry - Steven Sandor
Weight was a flashy American playmaker, an articulate leader and student of the game claimed in a trade that sent Tikanen to the Rangers.
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