11. Doug Weight

Doug Weight arrived in the city of  Edmonton early in his career when he was traded straight up for Esa Tikkanen late in the 1992-93 campaign.  Weight's first full season saw him score 50 Assists, and it was evident that he was becoming one of the top playmakers in hockey.  The Michigan native would have his best statistical season in 1995-96 when he had a career-high of 79 Assists and 104 Points, and he would go to the first of three All-Star Games as an Oiler.  After seasons of 82 and 70 Points, injuries held him to 37 points, but he would bounce back with a 72 Point year followed by 90 Points in 2000-01, in what would be his last year in Edmonton.  He finished sixth in Hart Trophy voting that year.  As an Oiler, he had four top-eight seasons in Assists.

He was also the Oilers’ team captain from 1999 to 2001.

Weight would later win a Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006, and he would finish his career with 1,033 points, 577 of which were with Edmonton.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center
  • Acquired: Traded from the New York Rangers for Esa Tikkanen 3/17/93.
  • Departed: Traded to the St. Louis Blues with Michel Riesen for Marty Reasoner, Jochen Hecht and Jan Horacek 7/1/01.
  • Games Played: 588
  • Notable Statistics: 157 Goals
    420 Assists
    577 Points
    527 PIM
    0.98 PPG
    -48 Plus/Minus
    51.7 Point Shares
    33 Points in 39 Playoff Games.
  • Non-NHL Teams: All-Star Game (1996, 1998 & 2001)
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