Vincent François Damphousse (born December 17, 1967) is a Canadian former professional hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for eighteen seasons. He played centre for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens and San Jose Sharks, winning a Stanley Cup championship with Montreal in 1993. He was signed as an unrestricted free-agent by the Colorado Avalanche in 2004 during the off-season, but he never played with the team due to the lockout that canceled the 2004–05 season.
Damphousse in 2008
December 17, 1967|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs|
San Jose Sharks
6th overall, 1986|
Toronto Maple Leafs
Damphousse was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs 6th overall in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft after a standout junior hockey career with the Laval Voisins/Titan. In 1991 he was named MVP of the NHL All Star Game, being one of only four players (at that time) to ever score 4 goals in a single All-Star matchup. Damphousse spent five seasons in Toronto before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers in 1991 in a deal which sent future Hall of Famers Grant Fuhr and Glenn Anderson, along with Craig Berube to Toronto, while Edmonton received Damphousse, Peter Ing, Luke Richardson, Scott Thornton, cash, and future considerations in return. Oilers' general manager Glen Sather said of Damphousse at that time that among French-Canadian players, only Mario Lemieux was more skilled offensively.
On August 27, 1992, Damphousse was dealt to his hometown team, the Montreal Canadiens (with a 4th round pick in the 1993 NHL entry draft), in exchange for Shayne Corson, Brent Gilchrist and Vladimir Vujtek. His success with Montreal was immediate, as he recorded 97 points during the regular season and helped the team win the Stanley Cup in 1993. He spent six more seasons in Montreal before being traded to the San Jose Sharks during the 1998–99 season. He signed with the Colorado Avalanche on August 19, 2004, but he never played for them, as the 2004–05 NHL season was canceled due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout.
On April 14, 2011, Damphousse was charged by Montreal police with six counts of assaulting his spouse after allegations made by his wife. The incidents were alleged to have occurred between January 2008 and early 2011. Damphousse categorically denied the allegations brought against him and also filed a complaint against his wife for assault. On June 19, 2013, the Crown dropped all charges against the ex-hockey player, though the Crown announced intentions to pursue its case against Allana Henderson, now Damphousse's ex-wife, for armed assault and theft under $5,000. Henderson was accused of committing assault with her vehicle and stealing a briefcase from her ex-husband. On January 14, 2015, the Crown dropped all charges against Henderson.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1986–87||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||80||21||25||46||26||12||1||5||6||8|
|1987–88||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||75||12||36||48||40||6||0||1||1||10|
|1988–89||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||80||26||42||68||75||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||80||33||61||94||56||5||0||2||2||2|
|1990–91||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||79||26||47||73||65||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||San Jose Sharks||NHL||12||7||6||13||4||6||3||2||5||6|
|1999–2000||San Jose Sharks||NHL||82||21||49||70||58||12||1||7||8||16|
|2000–01||San Jose Sharks||NHL||45||9||37||46||62||6||2||1||3||14|
|2001–02||San Jose Sharks||NHL||82||20||38||58||60||12||2||6||8||12|
|2002–03||San Jose Sharks||NHL||82||23||38||61||66||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||San Jose Sharks||NHL||82||12||29||41||66||17||7||7||14||20|
- The Canadian Press (June 20, 2013). "Assault charges dropped against Vincent Damphousse". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
- "Sports: Former UW Hockey standout named NHL All-Star Game MVP". The Badger Herald. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
- "Damphousse charged with six counts of assaulting his spouse". Tsn.ca. 2011-04-14. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
- Brian Daly, Qmi Agency (2011-04-15). "Damphousse fires back against wife | Hockey | Sports". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
- The Canadian Press (January 14, 2015). "Criminal charges dropped against Vincent Damphousse's ex-wife". The Canadian Press. Retrieved January 14, 2015.