FINside The Sharks: Vincent Damphousse

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In 1998, the San Jose Sharks traded for a man whose name didn’t sound anything like how it was spelled. As is almost every name in the National Hockey League, however, this man would turn into a fan favorite in the Bay Area. He would become a part of the Sharks until he retired in 2005. Although it’s been 7 years since he last suited up for a game, Vincent Damphousse is still something special.

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Prior to coming over to the South Bay, he had been in the NHL for 13 seasons, playing for a total of 993 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens. In his six seasons with the Sharks, Damphousse amassed 92 goals and 194 assists. During the 2003-04 season, Damphousse was a part of the rotating captaincy  with Patrick Marleau, Alyn McCauley and Mike Ricci. However, the Sharks eventually awarded full captaincy to Patrick Marleau.

According to the Sharks website, Damphouse sits 7th among all Sharks players for most points (289) just behind St. Louis Blues Jonathan Cheechoo. He is also 10th overall in goals (92), leaving him 3 shy of current Shark Ryane Clowe who has 95.

Damphousse hasn’t had the most relaxing retirement life. After retiring to his hometown of Montreal in 2005, he’s been in the news for allegedly beating his estranged wife.


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