Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jim Dowd
Jim Dowd played high school hockey at Brick High in New Jersey. In 1987-88, he enrolled at Lake Superior State University and scored 45 points as a CCHA freshman. The following season, he improved to 24 goals and 59 points. In 1989-90, he scored 92 points including a league-high 67 assists and was named both a CCHA Second Team All-Star and a NCAA West Second Team All-American. In 1990-91, he led the league with 54 assists and 78 points and was named both a CCHA First Team All-Star and a NCAA West First Team All-American.

Dowd was 149th overall selection in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils and on March 26, 1992, made his NHL debut against the Boston Bruins. He scored his first NHL goal on December 18 against the Quebec Nordiques and in the playoffs, scored eight points in 19 games as the Devils reached the Eastern Conference finals.

In the shortened 1994-95 season, Dowd played ten games with the Devils. He then played eleven playoff games as the Devils won both the Prince of Wales Trophy and the Stanley Cup.

In 1995-96, Dowd was traded to the Vancouver Canucks. In 66 games between the two teams, he scored 20 points. On September 30, 1996, the New York Islanders claimed him on waivers. He then played three games with the Islanders that season.

In August 1997, Dowd signed as a free agent with the Calgary Flames. On June 26, 1998, he was traded to the Nashville Predators and on October 1, was traded again to the Edmonton Oilers. After playing just one game that season at the NHL level, Dowd then joined the Oilers full time in 1999-2000 and scored 23 points in 69 games.

In June of 2000, the Minnesota Wild selected Dowd in the Expansion Draft and he continued to be a tireless worker in the better part of his four seasons with the team which included a career high 43 in points in 2001-02. In the latter stages of the 2003-04 season, Dowd was dealt to the Montreal Canadiens where he would play only 14 regular season games for the club, before opting to sign with the Chicago Blackhawks in the summer of 2005 following the NHL lock out season of 2004-05.

However, with the Blackhawks struggling throughout the year, the well-travelled Dowd was acquired at the 2006 NHL trading deadline by the Colorado Avalanche. Dowd would end his season with the Avalanche before being acquired by the New Jersey Devils in the off-season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Brick Township Green Dragons High-NJ 20 19 30 49
1984-85 Brick Township Green Dragons High-NJ 24 58 55 113
1985-86 Brick Township Green Dragons High-NJ 24 47 51 98
1986-87 Brick Township Green Dragons High-NJ 24 22 33 55
1987-88 Lake Superior State CCHA 45 18 27 45 16
1988-89 Lake Superior State CCHA 46 24 35 59 40
1989-90 Lake Superior State CCHA 46 25 67 92 30
1990-91 Lake Superior State CCHA 44 24 54 78 53
1991-92 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Utica Devils AHL 78 17 42 59 47 4 2 2 4 4
1992-93 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1992-93 Utica Devils AHL 78 27 45 72 62 5 1 7 8 10
1993-94 New Jersey Devils NHL 15 5 10 15 0 +8 19 2 6 8 8
1993-94 Albany River Rats AHL 58 26 37 63 76
1994-95 New Jersey Devils NHL 10 1 4 5 0 -5 11 2 1 3 8
1995-96 New Jersey Devils NHL 28 4 9 13 17 -1
1995-96 Vancouver Canucks NHL 38 1 6 7 6 -8 1 0 0 0 0
1996-97 New York Islanders NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1
1996-97 Utah Grizzlies IHL 48 10 21 31 27
1996-97 Saint John Flames AHL 24 5 11 16 18 5 1 2 3 0
1997-98 Calgary Flames NHL 48 6 8 14 12 +10
1997-98 Saint John Flames AHL 35 8 30 38 20 +5 19 3 13 16 10
1998-99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 51 15 29 44 82 +3 11 3 6 9 8
1999-00 Edmonton Oilers NHL 69 5 18 23 45 +10 5 2 1 3 4
2000-01 Minnesota Wild NHL 68 7 22 29 80 -6
2001-02 Minnesota Wild NHL 82 13 30 43 54 -14
2002-03 Minnesota Wild NHL 78 8 17 25 31 -1 15 0 2 2 0
2003-04 Minnesota Wild NHL 55 4 20 24 38 +6
2003-04 Montreal Canadiens NHL 14 3 2 5 6 +6 11 0 2 2 2
2004-05 Hamburg Freezers Germany 20 4 9 13 12
2005-06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 60 3 12 15 38 -5
2005-06 Colorado Avalanche NHL 18 2 1 3 2 -6 9 2 3 5 20
2006-07 New Jersey Devils NHL 66 4 4 8 20 -5 11 0 0 0 4
2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 73 5 5 10 41 0 17 1 2 3 4
NHL Totals 728 71 168 239 390 99 9 17 26 50


CCHA Second All-Star Team (1990)
NCAA West Second All-American Team (1990)
CCHA First All-Star Team (1991)
CCHA - Player of the Year (1991)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1991)
Missed majority of 1994-95 due to shoulder injury vs. Quebec, February 2, 1995. Traded to Hartford by New Jersey with New Jersey's 2nd round pick (later traded to Calgary - Calgary selected Dmitri Kokorev) in 1997 NHL Draft for Jocelyn Lemieux and Hartford's 2nd round pick (later traded to Dallas - Dallas selected John Erskine) in 1998 NHL Draft, December 19, 1995. Traded to Vancouver by Hartford with Frantisek Kucera and Hartford's 2nd round pick (Ryan Bonni) in 1997 NHL Draft for Jeff Brown and Vancouver's 3rd round pick (later traded to Calgary - Calgary selected Paul Manning) in 1998 NHL Draft, December 19, 1995. Claimed by NY Islanders from Vancouver in Waiver Draft, September 30, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August, 1997. Traded to Nashville by Calgary for future considerations, June 26, 1998. Traded to Edmonton by Nashville with Mikhail Shtalenkov for Eric Fichaud, Drake Berehowsky and Greg de Vries, October 1, 1998. Claimed by Minnesota from Edmonton in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Traded to Montreal by Minnesota for Montreal's 4th round pick (Julien Sprunger) in 2004 NHL Draft, March 4, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Hamburg (Germany), October 1, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, August 5, 2005. Traded to Colorado by Chicago for Colorado's 4th round pick (later traded to Toronto - Toronto selected James Reimer) in 2006 NHL Draft, March 9, 2006. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, November 2, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, October 3, 2007.
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