Dwayne Norris, a native of St. John's, Newfoundland, is the Director of Hockey-Operation at the TPH Center of Excellence in Detroit. Norris played four seasons at Michigan State University from 1988-1992. While in college, he also played for Team Canada at the U20 World Junior Championships in 1990. Norris was selected by the Quebec Nordiques in the 7th round of the 1990 NHL draft. He made his professional debut in 1992 with the Halifax Citadels of the AHL. Norris' NHL debut came in the next season with the Québec Nordiques. His professional career then continued on through the 2007-07 season. Personally, Norris is married to wife Traci and has three sons- Cole, a sophomore at Ferris State, Josh, who was also selected by San Jose in the first round of the 2017 NHL draft and is currently a part of the Ottawa Senators organization, and Dalton, a U18 ‘AAA’ player who attends the Center of Excellence.
Education & Accreditation
- 1992 graduate of Michigan State University
- Played 16 years of professional hockey in both the United States and Europe
- Played 20 games in the NHL with both Quebec and Anaheim
- Spent three seasons as General Manager of the Frankfurt Lions in the DEL following his retirement as a player in 2007
- Currently serves as the Director of Hockey for the Oakland Junior Grizzlies program. Also coaches ‘AAA’ hockey for the Grizzlies.