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#33 Doug Janik
Pos: Defenseman
D.O.B.: 3/26/80
From: Agawam, MA
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 211
Shoots: Left
Drafted: 2nd rnd 55th overall 1999 draft by Buffalo
Acquired: Signed by Detroit (NHL) 7/8/09
Plus: Good hands... Uses size well... Plays simple game... Great work ethic... Plays a hard hitting physical game...
Minus: Skating is only adequate... Offensive skills are sub par...
Organizational Comments: "We liked him in Grand Rapids, He's a real leader, a competitor, safe, dependable. He'll kill penalties. He gives us good depth. We'll see what he can do in training camp. We think we'll have good competition. You need more than seven defensemen over the course of 82 games.''Wings GM Ken Holland:
What GRC says: 2010-11: Janik finally settled down in the second half, regaining his form from last season as a physical two-way rearguard with a mean streak. The steady vet rang up 15 points in his last 34 games and posted a team high+12 defensive rating during that span. His calming presence did wonders for Brian Lashoff among others. With a year remaining on his contract he should be back for another season of mentoring the organizations young defensemen.
2009-10: Janik followed up his strong first half with a stronger second half, posting career highs in offensive numbers. He also showed he had what it takes to play at the next level during a stint in Detroit that drew raves from coach Babcock. An unrestricted free agent, Janik isn't likely to return, having played well enough to be in a position to entertain NHL job offers for next season Summer 2009: A veteran defensive defenseman, Janik will be tasked with calming down the stable full of young blueliners in Grand Rapids. Not known for his scoring, Janik is a solid but unspectacular performer who plays well in his own end and will keep the opposition honest with his physical game.
Role: Defensive Defenseman
Projection: NHL 6-7 Defensman


7/8/09 Signed to 1-yr contract by Detroit (NHL)
9/27/09 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
11/3/09 Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
11/4/09 Assigned to grand Rapids (AHL)
12/15/09 Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
1/14/10 Assigned to grand Rapids (AHL)
4/12/10 Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
6/9/10 Signed to 2-yr contract by Detroit (NHL)
10/4/10 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
10/12/10 Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
11/2/10 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
4/11/11 Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
10/4/11 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)