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Eric Weinrich

Born:Dec. 19, 1966Draft:1985 Devils #32 Overall
Hometown:Roanoke, VA, USAPosition:D
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:USACurrent Team:New Jersey Devils
(Development Coach)

Eric John Weinrich (born December 19, 1966) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the New Jersey Devils, Hartford Whalers, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia FlyersSt. Louis Blues, and Vancouver Canucks. He played 1,157 career NHL games, scoring 70 goals and 318 assists for 388 points. He is currently a development coach for the Devils, a position he has held since the 2015-16 season.

Eric Weinrich Vancouver Canucks
Eric Weinrich, Vancouver Canucks (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

Eric Weinrich Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Aug. 28, 1992New Jersey DevilsSean BurkeHartford Whalers Logo
1993 2nd-Round Pick
(Jay Pandolfo)
Bobby Holik
Nov. 2, 1993Hartford Whalers Logo
Patrick PoulinChicago Blackhawks LogoSteve Larmer
Bryan Marchment
Nov. 16, 1998Chicago Blackhawks Logo1999 4th-Round Pick
(Chris Dyment)
Jeff Hackett
Alain Nasreddine
Montreal CanadiensBrad Brown
Dave Manson
Jocelyn Thibault
Feb. 21, 2001Montreal CanadiensBoston BruinsPatrick Traverse
Feb. 9, 2004Philadelphia FlyersSt. Louis Blues2004 5th-Round Pick
(Gino Pisellini)
March 9, 2006St. Louis BluesVancouver Canucks2006 3rd-Round Pick
(Vladimir Zharkov)
Tomas Majzis

Deeper Dive

Staff History

  • AHL Portland Pirates (Player-Coach) 2006-2007
  • AHL Portland Pirates (Assistant Coach) 2008-2011
  • NHL Buffalo Sabres (Dir. of Player Development/Pro Scout) 2011-2012
  • NHL Buffalo Sabres (Pro Scout) 2012-2014
  • NHL New Jersey Devils (Development Coach) 2015-present


  • NCAA (East) Second All-American Team 1986-1987
  • NCAA (Hockey East) All Tournament Team 1986-1987
  • NCAA (Hockey East) First All-Star Team 1986-1987
  • AHL Best Defenseman (Eddie Shore Award) 1989-1990
  • AHL First All-Star Team 1989-1990
  • NHL All-Rookie Team 1990-1991
  • Canada Cup Runner-Up 1991-1992
  • World Championship Bronze Medal 2003-2004