January 8, 1970|
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
127th overall, 1990|
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's Ice hockey|
|1994 Lillehammer||Ice hockey|
Carl Dwayne Norris (born January 8, 1970) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played briefly in the National Hockey League (NHL) in the 1990s with the Quebec Nordiques and Anaheim Ducks. He was a member of Canada's silver medal-winning team at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics.
Сareer of ice hockey player
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Norris started his hockey career with the St. John's Capitals (Caps) of the Avalon Junior Hockey League, eventually leaving home at the young age of 14 to play with the Notre Dame Hounds. He then went on to play college hockey with Michigan State. From there Norris joined the AHL's Cornwall Aces after being drafted by the Quebec Nordiques (127th overall) in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. The Aces then moved their team to Halifax in 1994 under the name Halifax Citadels. Norris appeared in 20 National Hockey League regular season games for the Nordiques and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, scoring 2 goals and 4 assists for 6 points and collecting 8 penalty minutes.
In 1996 Norris moved to Germany and joined the Kölner Haie (Cologne Sharks) of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. In 2002, he won the German Championship with Köln when they beat perennial rivals Adler Mannheim 3–2 in the best-of-five final series with Norris netting the game winner in each of Colognes victories. Before the 2003/04 season he signed with league rivals Frankfurt Lions and immediately helped the Lions win the league title in his first season in Frankfurt. There Norris played until 2007, when he finished his playing career.
Norris's most memorable moment may have occurred during the 1990 Junior World Hockey Tournament in Helsinki when he scored the winning goal to help Team Canada beat Czechoslovakia and win the gold medal. He won a silver medal in 1994 with Team Canada at the Lillehammer Winter Olympics.
Career of coach and manager
- General Manager on the Frankfurt Lions (2007—2010).
- Assistant coach on the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 (2017—2018).
In 2007 Norris retired from active play and, in a surprise move by his last club, was hired as the Lions' general manager in 2007, a position he held until the team filed for bankruptcy in May 2010.
Then he became the hockey director of an elite youth hockey program in Michigan, the Oakland Junior Grizzlies. He currently coaches the Bantam Major and PeeWee Major Grizzly AAA hockey teams.
Norris has three sons. All three have been involved in the Oakland Junior Grizzlies AAA program. Son Josh Norris was a first-round selection of the San Jose Sharks in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and is currently a member of the Ottawa Senators organization. His younger brother Warren Norris played professionally with the St. John's Maple Leafs and Grand Rapids Griffins.
Regular season and playoffs
|1987–88||Notre Dame Hounds||SJHL||55||42||48||90||97||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||Michigan State University||CCHA||47||16||23||39||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||Michigan State University||CCHA||36||19||26||45||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|1990–91||Michigan State University||CCHA||40||26||25||51||60||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||Michigan State University||CCHA||44||44||39||83||62||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||Canadian National Team||Intl||48||18||14||32||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||NHL||3||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||Los Angeles Ice Dogs||IHL||14||7||16||23||22||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|1992||First All-Star Team||NCAA (CCHA)|
|1992||Player of the Year||NCAA (CCHA)|
|1992||First All-American Team||NCAA (WCHA)|
|1995||First All-Star Team||AHL|
|1996||Player of the Week||AHL|
|1996||Second All-Star Team||AHL|
- "Eliteprospects.com - Dwayne Norris Team Staff Profile". Elite Prospects — Hockey Players, Stats and Transactions. Archived from the original on February 22, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
- "Assistant Coach - Dwayne Norris". oaklandjuniorgrizzlies.pointstreaksites.com. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
- Olsen, Becky (October 13, 2015). "Josh Norris Continues Rich Family Hockey History". usahockeyntdp.com. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
- "Dwayne Norris's son could be a first-rounder in NHL Entry Draft". The Telegram. September 30, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
- "COALE NORRIS". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
- "Sharks Select Josh Norris with 19th Overall Selection in 2017 NHL Draft". NHL.com. June 23, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
- "Dwayne Norris — Eliteprospects.com". Eliteprospects.com. Elite Prospects — Hockey Players, Stats and Transactions. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
- Dwayne Norris career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Dwayne Norris (ice hockey player) career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Dwayne Norris (team staff) at EliteProspects.com
|Awards and achievements|
| CCHA Player of the Year