Dwayne Norris

Carl Dwayne Norris (born January 8, 1970) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played briefly in the National Hockey League (NHL) in the 1990s with the Quebec Nordiques and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. He was a member of Canada's silver medal-winning team at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics.

Dwayne Norris
Born (1970-01-08) January 8, 1970 (age 51)
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Right wing
Shot Right
Played for Quebec Nordiques
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Kölner Haie
Frankfurt Lions
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 127th overall, 1990
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1992–2007
Olympic medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1994 Lillehammer Ice hockey

Сareer of ice hockey playerEdit

Norris started his hockey career with the St. John's Capitals (Caps) of the Avalon Junior Hockey League, eventually leaving home at the young age of 14 to play with the Notre Dame Hounds. He then went on to play college hockey with Michigan State. From there Norris joined the AHL's Cornwall Aces after being drafted by the Quebec Nordiques (127th overall) in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. The Aces then moved their team to Halifax in 1994 under the name Halifax Citadels. Norris appeared in 20 National Hockey League regular season games for the Nordiques and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, scoring 2 goals and 4 assists for 6 points and collecting 8 penalty minutes.

In 1996 Norris moved to Germany and joined the Kölner Haie (Cologne Sharks) of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. In 2002, he won the German Championship with Köln when they beat perennial rivals Adler Mannheim 3–2 in the best-of-five final series with Norris netting the game winner in each of Colognes victories. Before the 2003/04 season he signed with league rivals Frankfurt Lions and immediately helped the Lions win the league title in his first season in Frankfurt. There Norris played until 2007, when he finished his playing career.

Norris's most memorable moment may have occurred during the 1990 Junior World Hockey Tournament in Helsinki when he scored the winning goal to help Team Canada beat Czechoslovakia and win the gold medal. He won a silver medal in 1994 with Team Canada at the Lillehammer Winter Olympics.

Career of coach and managerEdit

  • General Manager on the Frankfurt Lions (2007—2010).
  • Assistant coach on the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 (2017—2018).[1]

In 2007 Norris retired from active play and, in a surprise move by his last club, was hired as the Lions' general manager in 2007, a position he held until the team filed for bankruptcy in May 2010[citation needed].

Then he became the hockey director of an elite youth hockey program in Michigan, the Oakland Junior Grizzlies. He currently coaches the Bantam Major and PeeWee Major Grizzly AAA hockey teams.[2]

FamilyEdit

Norris and his wife Traci have three sons, Joshua, Coale and Dalton.[3][4] All three have been involved in the Oakland Junior Grizzlies AAA program.[4][5] Son Josh Norris was a first-round selection of the San Jose Sharks in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft[6] and is currently a player for the Ottawa Senators. His younger brother Warren Norris played professionally with the St. John's Maple Leafs and Grand Rapids Griffins.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 Notre Dame Hounds SJHL 55 42 48 90 97
1988–89 Michigan State University CCHA 47 16 23 39 40
1989–90 Michigan State University CCHA 36 19 26 45 30
1990–91 Michigan State University CCHA 40 26 25 51 60
1991–92 Michigan State University CCHA 44 44 39 83 62
1992–93 Halifax Citadels AHL 50 25 28 53 62
1993–94 Canadian National Team Intl 48 18 14 32 22
1993–94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 4 1 1 2 4
1993–94 Cornwall Aces AHL 9 2 9 11 0 13 7 4 11 17
1994–95 Quebec Nordiques NHL 13 1 2 3 2
1994–95 Cornwall Aces AHL 60 30 43 73 61 12 7 8 15 4
1995–96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 3 0 1 1 2
1995–96 Baltimore Bandits AHL 62 31 55 86 16 12 6 9 15 12
1995–96 Los Angeles Ice Dogs IHL 14 7 16 23 22
1996–97 Kölner Haie DEL 45 14 28 42 24 4 3 0 3 0
1997–98 Kölner Haie DEL 40 13 15 28 34 3 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Kölner Haie DEL 48 16 30 46 62 5 2 3 5 8
1999–00 Kölner Haie DEL 49 17 23 40 70 10 4 1 5 12
2000–01 Kölner Haie DEL 59 15 31 46 48 3 0 1 1 10
2001–02 Kölner Haie DEL 48 13 27 40 56 13 5 2 7 14
2002–03 Kölner Haie DEL 49 16 24 40 72 10 3 8 11 20
2003–04 Frankfurt Lions DEL 50 20 24 44 109 15 9 3 12 26
2004–05 Frankfurt Lions DEL 51 27 31 58 88 11 1 5 6 41
2005–06 Frankfurt Lions DEL 48 13 19 32 58
2006–07 Frankfurt Lions DEL 46 15 23 38 67 2 0 1 1 2
AHL totals 181 88 135 223 139 37 20 21 41 33
DEL totals 533 179 275 454 688 76 27 24 51 133
NHL totals 20 2 4 6 8

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
1990 Canada WJC   7 2 4 6 2
1994 Canada OG   8 2 2 4 4

The source:[7]

Awards and honoursEdit

The source:[7]

Year Award League
1990   WC
1992 First All-Star Team NCAA (CCHA)
1992 Player of the Year NCAA (CCHA)
1992 First All-American Team NCAA (WCHA)
1995 First All-Star Team AHL
1995 All-Star Game AHL
1996 All-Star Game AHL
1996 Player of the Week AHL
1996 Second All-Star Team AHL
2002   DEL
2003 All-Star Game DEL
2004   DEL
2005 Best Plus/Minus DEL
2005 All-Star Game DEL
2007 All-Star Game DEL

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eliteprospects.com - Dwayne Norris Team Staff Profile". Elite Prospects — Hockey Players, Stats and Transactions. Archived from the original on February 22, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "Assistant Coach - Dwayne Norris". oaklandjuniorgrizzlies.pointstreaksites.com. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  3. ^ Olsen, Becky (October 13, 2015). "Josh Norris Continues Rich Family Hockey History". usahockeyntdp.com. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Dwayne Norris's son could be a first-rounder in NHL Entry Draft". The Telegram. September 30, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "COALE NORRIS". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "Sharks Select Josh Norris with 19th Overall Selection in 2017 NHL Draft". NHL.com. June 23, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Dwayne Norris — Eliteprospects.com". Eliteprospects.com. Elite Prospects — Hockey Players, Stats and Transactions. Retrieved February 23, 2018.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by CCHA Player of the Year
1991-92
Succeeded by