Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jordy Douglas
Jordy Douglas was a fifth-round draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs, 81st overall in 1978, but he spurned the NHL opportunity to join the New England Whalers of the WHA. He had been a prolific scorer coming out of the Western junior hockey league where he had 60 goals and 56 assists for 116 points in 71 games in the 1977-78 season.

In his rookie season with the Whalers, Douglas played in 51 games and scored six goals and ten assists. He realized there was a big difference between scoring in the junior ranks and against other professionals. The club was absorbed by the NHL for the start of the 1979-80 season with the dissolution of the WHA and the team changed its name from the New England Whalers to the Hartford Whalers.

Determined to prove he was a legitimate goal scorer, he dedicated himself to improving his offensive production during his single season in the WHA, which he did, by scoring 33 times and collecting 57 points in 77 games.

In 1982-83 he signed with the Minnesota North Stars, scoring 13 goals and 27 points in 68 games. The following year was divided between the North Stars and the Winnipeg Jets. The bulk of his 1984-85 season was spent in the minors with the Sherbrooke Canadiens of the AHL. Douglas made just seven appearances with the Jets that year.

He finished his professional hockey career playing two years in Finland, which he says was a tremendous cultural experience. Having gone through the frigid winters in Minnesota and Winnipeg, the move to Finland was not all that difficult for Douglas.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1974-75 Kern-Hill Nationals AJBHL 48 26 25 51 77
1975-76 Flin Flon Bombers WCJHL 72 12 22 34 48
1976-77 Flin Flon Bombers WCJHL 59 40 23 63 71
1977-78 Flin Flon Bombers WCJHL 71 60 56 116 131 17 14 22 36 20
1978-79 Springfield Indians AHL 26 7 9 16 21
1978-79 New England Whalers WHA 51 6 10 16 15 10 4 0 4 23
1979-80 Hartford Whalers NHL 77 33 24 57 39 -11
1980-81 Hartford Whalers NHL 55 13 9 22 29 -23
1981-82 Hartford Whalers NHL 30 10 7 17 44 -11
1981-82 Binghamton Whalers AHL 2 0 0 0 0
1982-83 Minnesota North Stars NHL 68 13 14 27 30 -7 5 0 0 0 2
1983-84 Minnesota North Stars NHL 14 3 4 7 10 -2
1983-84 Winnipeg Jets NHL 17 4 2 6 8 -9 1 0 0 0 2
1984-85 Winnipeg Jets NHL 7 0 2 2 0 -6
1984-85 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 53 23 21 44 16
1985-86 Ilves Tampere Finland 36 36 13 49 51
1986-87 Ilves Tampere Finland 31 7 5 12 42
NHL Totals 268 76 62 138 160 6 0 0 0 4


Signed as an underage free agent by New England (WHA), June, 1978. Reclaimed by Toronto from Hartford prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979. Claimed as a priority selection by Hartford, June 9, 1979. Traded to Minnesota by Hartford with Hartford's 5th round choice (Jiri Poner) in 1984 Entry Draft for Mark Johnson and Kent-Erik Andersson, October 1, 1982. Traded to Winnipeg by Minnesota for Tim Trimper, January 12, 1984.