5 Eric Weinrich
 
About the Jersey
1991-92 New Jersey Devils
Road CCM Knit, Size 54, 75th Patch, 10th Anniversary Patch

Moderate to Heavy overall wear with 6 repairs, great board burns, puck/stick marks, a few unrepaired holes, and fraying on the crest. Awesome piece worn by this solid defenseman and penalty killer!

Eric Weinrich was drafted 32nd overall in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils. In 1985-86, Weinrich enrolled at the University of Maine and scored 14 points as a Hockey East freshman. In 1986-87, he improved to 44 points in 41 games and was named an NCAA East Second Team All-American and in 1987-88 saw action in only eight games with the club before opting to join the U.S. National Team.

On January 29, 1989, Weinrich made his NHL debut against the Minnesota North Stars. After playing one more NHL game that season, Weinrich returned in 1989-90 and played 19 games while suiting up for the better part of the season with the Devils AHL affiliate in Utica where he was the recipient of the Eddie Shore Award as the league's top defenceman. That year, he scored his first goal and played his first six playoff games in the post-season. In 1990-91, he joined the Devils full-time and scored 38 points as a rookie.

On August 18, 1992, Weinrich was traded with the rights to Sean Burke to the Hartford Whalers for Bobby Holik and a second-round draft pick. In 1993-94, he was traded again, on November 2, to the Chicago Blackhawks as part of the three-team Steve Larmer deal that included the Rangers. In the shortened 1994-95 season, Weinrich scored 13 points in 48 games. In the playoffs, he helped his team reach the Western Conference finals before losing to the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup finals.

In 1998-99, he was traded on November 16 with Jeff Hackett, Alain Nasreddine, and a fourth-round draft pick to the Montreal Canadiens for Jocelyn Thibault, Dave Manson, and Brad Brown. In 80 games between the two teams, he recorded 22 points, 127 hits and 130 blocked shots.

In 2000-01, Weinrich served as Montreal's team captain early in the season when Saku Koivu was sidelined with injury. On February 21, he was traded to the Boston Bruins for Patrick Traverse, and on July 5, 2001, he signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers. Upon his arrival in Philadelphia, Weinrich has been one of the team's most durable players and played his 1,000th game in 2002-03 before being dealt to the St. Louis Blues shortly after the 2004 NHL All-Star game.

On the international stage, Weinrich first played for the United States' junior team at the 1985 World Junior Championships. One year later, he won a bronze medal at the 1986 World Junior Championships. In 1987-88, the Roanoke, VA native played 38 games with the United States' national team in pre-Olympic play. He then played three games at the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary.

In 1991, Weinrich represented his country's national team at the World Championships and Canada Cup tournaments. He helped the U.S. reach the final in the Canada Cup before losing to Canada. After participating at the 1993 World Championships, he represented his country at six straight World Championship tournaments from 1997 to 2002 and returning yet again in 2004.

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Career Statistics

Defense
Born: Dec 19, 1966 -- Roanoke, VA
6-1, 210 lbs.

Selected by New Jersey Devils round 2 #32 overall 1985 NHL Entry Draft

Career Statistics Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1985-86 U. of Maine 34 0 15 15 26 -- -- -- -- --
1986-87 U. of Maine 41 12 32 44 59 -- -- -- -- --
1987-88 U.S. National Team -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1987-88 U. of Maine 8 4 7 11 12 -- -- -- -- --
1988-89 Utica Devils 80 17 27 44 70 5 0 1 1 8
1988-89 New Jersey Devils 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
1989-90 Utica Devils 57 12 48 60 38 -- -- -- -- --
1989-90 New Jersey Devils 19 2 7 9 11 6 1 3 4 17
1990-91 New Jersey Devils 76 4 34 38 48 7 1 2 3 6
1991-92 New Jersey Devils 76 7 25 32 55 7 0 2 2 4
1992-93 Hartford Whalers 79 7 29 36 76 -- -- -- -- --
1993-94 Hartford Whalers 8 1 1 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
1993-94 Chicago Blackhawks 54 3 23 26 31 6 0 2 2 6
1994-95 Chicago Blackhawks 48 3 10 13 33 16 1 5 6 4
1995-96 Chicago Blackhawks 77 5 10 15 65 10 1 4 5 10
1996-97 Chicago Blackhawks 81 7 25 32 62 6 0 1 1 4
1997-98 Chicago Blackhawks 82 2 21 23 106 -- -- -- -- --
1998-99 Chicago Blackhawks 14 1 3 4 12 -- -- -- -- --
1998-99 Montreal Canadiens 66 6 12 18 77 -- -- -- -- --
1999-00 Montreal Canadiens 77 4 25 29 39 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Montreal Canadiens 60 6 19 25 34 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Boston Bruins 22 1 5 6 10 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Philadelphia Flyers 80 4 20 24 26 5 0 0 0 4
2002-03 Philadelphia Flyers 81 2 18 20 40 13 2 3 5 12
2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers 54 2 7 9 32 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 St. Louis Blues 26 2 8 10 14 5 0 1 1 0
2004-05 Heraklith VSV EC 10 3 8 11 8 3 0 1 1 2
2005-06 St. Louis Blues 59 1 16 17 44 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Vancouver Canucks 16 0 0 0 8 -- -- -- -- --
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NHL Totals 1157 70 318 388 825 81 6 23 29 67