Dan Daoust

Dan Armand Daoust[1] (born February 29, 1960) is a Canadian retired ice hockey forward. All but four of his 522 career National Hockey League (NHL) games were spent as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Daoust was born in Montreal, Quebec, but grew up in McGarry, Ontario.

Dan Daoust
Born (1960-02-29) February 29, 1960 (age 60)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1980–1997

Playing careerEdit

Daoust began his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens in 1982 after three successful junior seasons playing with the Cornwall Royals, where he scored over 40 goals twice, while recording 103 points in his final season in 1979–80. Montreal, believing he was too small to succeed at the NHL level, failed to give him much of an opportunity, and he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 17, 1982. Daoust was an immediate success in Toronto, scoring 51 points in 48 games in his first season there. Daoust relied on grit and hard work to compensate for his small stature, and became a fan favorite in Toronto in the 1980s.

Daoust's point production would decline dramatically from 1985-86 to 1989-90, and by 1990 his NHL career had come to a close. In late 1990 he was suiting up for Swiss team HC Thurgau, and he would remain a successful player in Switzerland until 1996–97.

Daoust currently resides in Markham, Ontario with his wife Julie, daughters Josee and Melanie, and son Eric.

AwardsEdit

  • AHL First All-Star Team (1981)
  • NHL All-Rookie Team (1983)

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1977–78 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 68 24 44 68 74 2 1 2 3 7
1978–79 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 72 42 55 97 85 7 2 4 6 29
1979–80 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 70 40 62 102 82 18 5 9 14 36
1979–80 Cornwall Royals MC 5 1 4 5 8
1980–81 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 80 38 60 98 106 6 1 3 4 10
1981–82 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 61 25 40 65 75 9 5 2 7 11
1982–83 Montreal Canadiens NHL 4 0 1 1 4
1982–83 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 18 33 51 31
1983–84 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 78 18 56 74 88
1984–85 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 79 17 37 54 98
1985–86 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 80 7 13 20 88 10 2 2 4 19
1986–87 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 33 4 3 7 35 13 5 2 7 42
1987–88 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 67 9 8 17 57 4 0 0 0 2
1988–89 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 68 7 5 12 54
1989–90 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 65 7 11 18 89 5 0 1 1 20
1990–91 HC Ajoie CHE.2 27 21 32 53 106 10 6 8 14 17
1991–92 EHC Biel-Bienne NDA 5 5 9 14 8
1991–92 SC Lyss CHE.2 25 24 16 40 58 9 3 6 9 44
1991–92 ESV Kaufbeuren 1.GBun 7 2 0 2 14
1992–93 HC Thurgau CHE.2 36 23 31 54 123
1993–94 HC Thurgau CHE.2 36 21 26 47 97 2 0 1 1 2
1994–95 HC Thurgau CHE.2 36 23 42 65 105 6 7 5 12 41
1995–96 HC Thurgau CHE.2 36 25 40 65 50 5 3 6 9 10
1996–97 HC Thurgau CHE.2 19 10 24 34 20 3 1 1 2 8
NHL totals 522 87 167 254 544 32 7 5 12 83
CHE.2 totals 215 147 211 358 559 35 20 27 47 122

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