Doug Houda
Position Defenceman
Shoots Right
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
209 lb (95 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Detroit Red Wings
Hartford Whalers
Los Angeles Kings
Buffalo Sabres
New York Islanders
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1966-06-03)June 3, 1966,
Blairmore, AB, CAN
NHL Draft 28th overall, 1984
Detroit Red Wings
Pro Career 1986 – 2003

Doug Houda (born June 3, 1966, in Blairmore, Alberta, Canada) is a former National Hockey League defenceman. He was drafted in the second round, 28th overall, by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft.

After playing five seasons with Western Hockey League's Calgary Wranglers and Medicine Hat Tigers, Houda made his NHL debut with the Red Wings near the end of the 1985–86 season.

He would be a journeyman throughout his career, playing for the Red Wings, Hartford Whalers, Los Angeles Kings, Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders, and Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in his NHL travels. He also spent a great deal of time in the minor leagues playing for the Kalamazoo Wings and Utah Grizzlies in the IHL, and the Adirondack Red Wings and Rochester Americans with whom he would win the Calder Cup in 1996 in the AHL.

After returning to Rochester in 1999 and serving as the Amerks captain in his final season, Houda retired after the 2002–03 season and immediately became an assistant coach under Randy Cunneyworth in Rochester. Houda became an assistant coach for the Boston Bruins on July 25, 2006.

In his NHL career, Houda appeared in 561 games. He scored 19 goals and added 63 assists. In addition, he racked up 1,104 penalty minutes. He also appeared in 18 Stanley Cup playoff games, recording three assists and 21 penalty minutes.

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