Jim Dowd - 10 teams (New Jersey, Vancouver, Islanders, Calgary, Edmonton, Minnesota, Montreal, Chicago, Colorado, Philadelphia)
Born in Brick, New Jersey, Jim Dowd was the second high school hockey player from the Garden State to make it to the NHL and won a Stanley Cup with his hometown New Jersey Devils in 1995, appearing in 11 post-season games after playing just ten in the regular season.
Eleven teams have owned Dowd's rights, but he played for ten during a nine-year NHL career. Early into the 1995-96 season, Dowd was traded by GM Lou Lamoriello to the Hartford Whalers, who then moved him to the Vancouver Canucks on the same day. He played only one game with Vancouver before he was placed on waivers and claimed by the Islanders on Sep. 30, 1996.
Dowd appeared in only three games with the Islanders and signed as a free agent with the Calgary Flames in 1997. The Flames moved him to the Nashville Predators in 1998 for "unknown considerations" before being sent to the Edmonton Oilers months later. The Wild drafted Dowd in the 2000 Expansion Draft, and he stuck in Minnesota for four seasons until he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in March 2004. He signed with the Chicago Blackhawks before the 2005-06 season and was moved to the Colorado Avalanche in March of that year. He signed a one-year contract as a free agent to return to New Jersey in November and finished his career the following season with the Philadelphia Flyers.