|James Thomas Dowd
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 pounds
Born: 12.25.68 Brick, New Jersey
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the Hartford Whalers with Devils' 2nd round pick in the 1997 E.D. for Jocelyn
Lemieux and Whalers' 2nd round pick in the 1998 E.D. (part of a 3-team trade with the Vancouver
Canucks, his final destination in the deal), 12.19.95
How he returned: Signed as a free agent from the Colorado Avalanche, 11.2.06
How he left again: Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers, 10.3.07
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
They don't call him "Jersey Jim" for nothing. Dowd was the first New Jersey native to play for the Devils. Between his
success in high school with Brick Township High and being part of the Cup team in 95, especially with scoring the
game winning goal in Game 2 against the Detroit Red Wings, he has become a cult hero in the state.
And he was only a role player in his years as an NHLer.
After winning the Cup, he had played for 9 different teams, not including his second stint with the Devils in 06-07. The
longest stay was with the Minnesota Wild, playing 3 1/2 seasons. All his other stops were only for about a season each.
He just took work wherever he could get it. (Kinda the premise behind signing with the Flyers for 07-08.)
He founded the Shooting For The Stars Foundation, which organizes charity games with local amateur players around
the state. He's also an active member of the Devils Alumni Association, and has made frequent appearances on NHL
Live on NBCSN.
|Entry Draft: 1987 Eighth Round Pick (149th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise