Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Les Douglas
Centre Les Douglas played 52 games spread out over four seasons for the Detroit Red Wings in the 40s. He was better known as a top scorer in junior and the minor leagues.

Born in Perth, Ontario, Douglas played junior with the local Crescents and Blue Devils. In 1938-39 he led the MOHL with 27 goals in as many games for the Detroit Pontiacs. After playing the next year with the Indianapolis Capitals of the AHL, he spent the next four years shuttling between the Red Wings and the minors. His best year was 1942-43 when he recorded 13 points in 21 games as an injury fill-in.

After spending a year in the military, Douglas returned to score 44 goals and an AHL-best 90 points for Indianapolis. He also toiled for the Buffalo Bisons and Cleveland Barons and was placed on the league's first all-star team twice. After scoring 100 points for the Barons in 1949-50, he won the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL's most valuable player. Douglas also went on to excel in the Quebec Senior league and won the Vimy trophy as MVP after scoring 80 points in 60 games for the Montreal Royals in 1951-52. He retired in 1956 after spending a year with the senior Kingston Goodyears.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1934-35 Perth Juniors LCJHL
1934-35 Perth Crescents OVHL 2 0 0 0 2
1935-36 Perth Juniors LCJHL
1936-37 Perth Juniors LCJHL 12 21 19 40 10 2 3 4 7 0
1937-38 Perth Blue Wings OVJHL 8 18 16 34 10 2 8 0 8 0
1937-38 Perth Blue Wings M-Cup 12 27 18 45 8
1938-39 Detroit Pontiacs MOHL 27 27 20 47 25 7 5 4 9 13
1939-40 Indianapolis Capitols IAHL 54 15 19 34 20 5 0 3 3 0
1940-41 Detroit Red Wings NHL 18 1 2 3 2
1940-41 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 31 3 5 8 4
1941-42 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 56 15 33 48 9 10 8 9 17 6
1942-43 Detroit Red Wings NHL 21 5 8 13 4 10 3 2 5 2
1942-43 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 33 13 26 39 7 1 1 0 1 0
1943-44 Toronto Maher Jewels TIHL 8 4 6 10 2
1943-44 Toronto RCAF TNDHL 2 4 2 6 0
1943-44 Ottawa Commandos QSHL 3 3 0 3 0
1944-45 Toronto Auto Workers TMHL 13 9 25 34 4 3 0 0 0 0
1944-45 Toronto Orphans TMHL 1 1 2 3 0
1945-46 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1945-46 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 62 44 46 90 35 5 1 2 3 2
1946-47 Detroit Red Wings NHL 12 0 2 2 2
1946-47 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 51 26 57 83 26
1947-48 Buffalo Bisons AHL 68 27 50 77 23 8 2 3 5 0
1948-49 Buffalo Bisons AHL 68 20 52 72 20
1949-50 Cleveland Barons AHL 67 32 68 100 27 9 2 2 4 11
1950-51 Cleveland Barons AHL 70 31 39 70 20 11 3 4 7 0
1951-52 Montreal Royals QMHL 60 30 50 80 20 7 3 7 10 2
1951-52 Buffalo Bisons AHL 1 0 1 1 0
1952-53 Montreal Royals QMHL 55 19 29 48 8 14 5 3 8 4
1953-54 Sarnia Sailors OHA-Sr. 22 8 15 23 6
1954-55 Kingston Goodyears OHA-Int.
1955-56 Kingston Goodyears OHA-Int. 27 8 12 20 52 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 52 6 12 18 8 10 3 2 5 2


AHL First All-Star Team (1946, 1950)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1947)
John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer - AHL) (1950)
Les Cunningham Award (MVP - AHL) (1950)
Byng of Vimy Trophy (QMHL MVP) (1952)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 9, 1939. Traded to Buffalo (AHL) by Detroit with Harold Jackson for Jim McFadden, June, 1947. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Buffalo (AHL) for Gord Davidson, June 15, 1949.
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