Éric Dazé

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Éric Dazé
Born (1975-07-02) July 2, 1975 (age 47)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg; 16 st 11 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Right
Played for Chicago Blackhawks
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 90th overall, 1993
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 1994–2006

Éric Dazé (born July 2, 1975) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey left winger. Dazé played 11 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL), all with the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Before playing in the NHL, Dazé played parts of 5 seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL); 2 with the Hull Olympiques and 3 with the Beauport Harfangs. He was drafted with the 90th overall pick by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

In 1995, he was a member of the gold medal winning team at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[1] After he scored 30 goals as a rookie, he was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 1996. In 2002, Dazé was chosen to play in his first NHL All-Star Game. He recorded 2 goals and 1 assist and was named the game's MVP. He became the first Blackhawk player to win the award since Bobby Hull did so in 1971.[2]

Dazé suffered from severe back problems during his career and he only played 19 games in the 2003–04 NHL season. On March 20, 2010, He officially announced that he was retiring from professional ice hockey during the Comcast Sportsnet pregame show before the Blackhawks game.

References[change | change source]

  1. "1995 - Red Deer, Canada". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on November 24, 2015. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  2. "Khabibulin sharp as World All-Stars rally for win". USA Today. Retrieved September 15, 2015.

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