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Kent Douglas (born February 6, 1936 in Cobalt, Ontario; died April 12, 2009) was a professional defenceman and coach. He is best remembered for winning the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year in the 1962–63 NHL season, when he played for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Before his first NHL season, Douglas spent five years playing for the AHL's Springfield Indians, under the tutelage of the eccentric Eddie Shore.

Douglas was unable to maintain his early success, although he did go on to play more than 400 NHL games. While Douglas won three Stanley Cups with the Maple Leafs, his name was only engraved on the cup once, in 1963. In 1964 and 1967, Douglas played more than half the regular season games, and so qualified to be on cup. However, he was sent to minors before the playoffs, so his name was not engraved on the Stanley Cup. In 1967, Douglas moved to the expansion Oakland Seals, then was sent to the Detroit Red Wings at mid-season, where he finished his NHL career in 1969. He spent the majority of the rest of his career in the AHL, with a stop in the World Hockey Association. Douglas also spent almost two seasons as the co-coach of the AHL's Baltimore Clippers.

Awards and achievements

Preceded by
Bobby Rousseau
Winner of the Calder Trophy
1963
Succeeded by
Jacques Laperrière

External links

  • Kent Douglas's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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