Douglas John Janik (born March 26, 1980) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL). He last played for the SV Kaltern of the Italian Serie A before ending his playing career.
March 26, 1980|
Agawam, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)|
Tampa Bay Lightning
Detroit Red Wings
|National team||United States|
55th overall, 1999|
Janik was drafted 55th overall, in the second round, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Janik played collegiate hockey for the University of Maine before making his professional debut with the Sabres' affiliate, the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League in 2001–02.
Janik was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks on July 15, 2008; before playing for the Blackhawks, though, he was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Stars for the start of the 2008–09 season on October 2, 2008. He was then claimed off waivers by Chicago on October 8, only to be immediately traded back to Dallas for a conditional draft pick. After appearing in 13 games with the Stars and being used mainly as a reserve defenseman, he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for Steve Bégin on February 26, 2009. After clearing waivers, Janik was then assigned to affiliate the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL. Janik played his first game with the Montreal Canadiens on April 6, 2009, against the Ottawa Senators.
Unsigned by the Rangers, Janik became a free agent and on July 8, 2009, signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. After starting the 2009–10 season with AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins, he made his Red Wing debut on November 3, 2009, against the Boston Bruins. He played 13 games with the Wings before recording a career high 37 points with the Griffins. On June 10, 2010, Janik was re-signed by the Red Wings to a two-year contract.
On July 12, 2012, Janik signed a one-year contract with Adler Mannheim of the German DEL. During the 2012–13 season, Janik contributed with 10 points in 40 games from the Blueline. He was not tendered a new contract offer at season's end.
On November 25, 2013, Janik signed with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL. After 13 games with the Rampage, Janik's AHL rights were included in a trade to the Chicago Wolves on March 2, 2014.
|1997–98||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||58||7||23||30||87||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||University of Maine||HE||35||3||13||16||44||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||University of Maine||HE||36||6||13||19||54||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||University of Maine||HE||39||3||15||18||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||75||2||9||11||53||1||0||0||0||0|
|2007–08||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||61||1||3||4||45||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||66||6||31||37||84||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||13||0||2||2||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||60||5||17||22||77||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||7||0||0||0||7||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||67||10||23||33||74||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||9||0||1||1||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||13||1||7||8||8||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Stars claim Janik". dallasnews.com. October 2, 2008. Archived from the original on October 12, 2008. Retrieved November 10, 2008.
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- "Doug Janik inks two-year deal with Red Wings; Jason Williams won't be offered contract". mlive.com. June 10, 2010. Retrieved June 10, 2010.
- "Contract renewals and disposals" (in German). Adler Mannheim. April 12, 2013. Archived from the original on January 15, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2013.
- "Rampage sign Janik to AHL deal". theahl.com. November 25, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
- "Panthers acquire Mancari from Blues". American Hockey League. March 2, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
- "Colpo Caldaro, Doug Janik è un luccio" (in Italian). October 21, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
- "Coyotes name Bavis and Janik as Falcons assistant coaches". Springfield Falcons. July 21, 2015. Archived from the original on July 23, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.