|Eric John Weinrich
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 215 pounds
Born: 12.19.66 Roanoke, Virginia
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the Hartford Whalers with Sean Burke for Bobby Holik and Whalers' 2nd
round pick in the 1993 E.D., 8.28.92
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Weinrich was well-honored when he joined the Devils. He was an NCAA East Second-Team All-American at the
University of Maine, and was the Eddie Shore Award winner in 1990 while playing for Utica.
The honors would continue in 90-91, earning an spot on the NHL All-Rookie team. He would be the first Devil to earn
In 1992, though, his bouncing around would begin with his trade to Hartford. In November of 1993, he was traded to
Chicago as part of a three-team deal that ultimately saw Steve Larmer become a Ranger. He would also see time with
the Canadiens, the Flyers, the Blues, and the Canucks before retiring in 2006.
All the movement wasn't because of bad play. He was just in high demand; he was a very solid top 4 defenseman and
constant choice to play for the US National Team.
He became a coach for the AHL's Portland Pirates the year after he retired. Midseason, though, he signed a tryout
contract with them and finished the season playing, as well as playing 52 games in 07-08.
He would later join the Buffalo Sabres as a pro scout, serving with them for 3 years before rejoining the Devils in the
summer of 2016 to be a development coach.
|Entry Draft: 1985 Second Round Pick (32nd overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise