Centre Daymond Langkow was an explosive scorer in junior who became a fine two-way player in the NHL.
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Langkow was a dynamic scorer for three seasons with the WHL's Tri-City Americans. After leading the league with 67 goals in 1994-95, he was the fifth overall selection of the Tampa Bay Lightning at the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. He was also named to the CHL First All-Star Team and the WHL West First All-Star Team. The talented youngster was returned to junior the next year and scored 91 points in 48 games.
Langkow represented Canada at the 1995 World Junior Championships and helped the team capture a gold medal. The Edmonton native played four games in Tampa during the 1995-96 season and was named to the WHL West Second All-Star Team in his final year with Tri-City.
A reliable two-way player with 15 goals as a rookie in 1996-97 but never took his game to the next level on a struggling Lightning team. In December 1998 Langkow was included in a four-player deal that saw him and Mikael Renberg sent to the Philadelphia Flyers for Chris Gratton and Mike Sillinger. Upon his arrival in Philly, Langkow became an excellent playmaker and upgraded the club's power play with his speed and anticipation helping Philly reach the Eastern Conference Final in 2000.
After three seasons with the Flyers, Langkow was dealt to the Phoenix Coyotes where he emerged as one of the team's most productive players. Langkow went to play three seasons with the Coyotes, before being acquired by the Calgary Flames in the summer of 2004.