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Vincent Damphousse
   
Sweater #: 25
Position: Center
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Shoots: Left
Birthdate: December 17, 1967
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Acquired: Via trade with Montreal, March 23, 1999

     
HISTORY
Drafted 8th overall in 1986 by Toronto. Traded by Toronto to Edmonton in September of 1991. Traded by Edmonton to Montreal in August of 1992. Won a Stanley Cup in Montreal in 1993. Acquired by San Jose from Montreal in exchange for a 1st, 2nd and 5th round draft pick on March 23rd, 1999.

Vinnie made his NHL debut on October 9th, 1986 at Toronto's Maple Leaf Garden against the Montreal Canadiens. He played in 80 games for the Leafs his rookie season, recording 21 goals and 25 assists.

After a second consecutive 40 point season in 1987-88, he made a mark for himself by recording 42 assists in his third, finishing with a 68 point season. His breakout season came in 1989-90, when he scored 94 points (33 goals, 61 assists). He was named a Hockey News 2nd All Star that year.

1990-91 would be his final season in Toronto, but he left hockey's holy land with the 1991 All Star MVP award after he scored four goals in the game (tying him with Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Mike Gartner as the only players to record such a feat). His 73 points that season would lead Toronto in scoring, but he would be dealt to Edmonton along with Peter Ing, Scott Thornton, Luke Richardson, future considerations and cash in exchange for Grant Fuhr, Glenn Anderson, and Craig Berube.

His lone season in Edmonton was as productive as any during his career. He tallied 38 goals and 51 assists in 80 games. He would be traded to Montreal following the 1991-92 season along with Edmonton's 4th round pick for Shayne Corson, Brent Golchrist, and Vladimir Vujtek.

He would play seven seasons in Montreal, serving as team captain for his final three seasons with the Canadiens (96-99). His stint would be capped by his Stanley Cup victory in 1993, where he scored 11 goals and 12 assists in 20 games.

Played in his 1000th game on April 6th, 1999 after joining San Jose via trade from Montreal.

SCOUTING REPORT
Damphousse is regarded as one of the league's elite setup men. His strengths on the ice include excellent vision and balance, and will find the open pass before shooting. Vinnie has a knack for staying out of trouble with his fluid skating. He has protected himself physically over his 14 year career, missing only 19 games during that period.

AWARDS and RECOGNITION
NHL All Star (1991, 1992)
Stanley Cup Winner (1993 - Montreal)

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