Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Doug McCaig
Doug McCaig was a reliable stay-at-home defenceman in the 1940s and '50s. He was capable of clearing the puck from the zone and playing the body without drawing an inordinate number of penalties.

Born in Guelph, Ontario, McCaig first made a name for himself in the old Michigan-Ontario League with Detroit Holzbaugh. In 1941-42, he toiled with the AHL's Indianapolis Capitals where he was a second team all-star and played nine games for the Detroit Red Wings. During World War II, he suited up for the RCAF teams in Toronto, Winnipeg, and Summerside, P.E.I.

After playing most of the 1945-46 season in the minors, McCaig played a regular shift with the Red Wings the next year. In October 1948, the solid rearguard was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks where he remained for nearly three full seasons. McCaig spent his last five years in the minors where he was chosen to the IHL's second all-star team twice as a member of the Toledo Mercurys. He retired as a player in 1956 after spending a year with the Fort Wayne Komets of the "I" then stepped behind the bench of the club the next season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1939-40 Detroit Holzbaugh MOHL 34 7 6 13 43 12 1 1 2 18
1940-41 Detroit Holzbaugh MOHL 11 1 4 5 12
1940-41 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 27 1 1 2 14
1941-42 Detroit Red Wings NHL 9 0 1 1 6 2 0 0 0 6
1941-42 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 44 4 8 12 6 10 3 4 7 13
1942-43 Toronto RCAF TIHL 7 2 4 6 12 8 4 1 5 23
1942-43 Toronto RCAF Al-Cup 4 0 1 1 4
1943-44 Toronto RCAF TIHL 7 1 1 2 16
1943-44 Brantford RCAF OHA-Sr.
1944-45 Winnipeg RCAF WNDHL 10 4 7 11 31
1944-45 Summerside RCAF PEI-Sr. 3 1 0 1 0
1945-46 St. Louis Flyers AHL 19 3 4 7 28 5 0 1 1 12
1945-46 Detroit Red Wings NHL 6 0 1 1 12
1945-46 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 24 1 8 9 27 5 0 1 1 12
1946-47 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 2 4 6 62 5 0 1 1 4
1946-47 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 13 4 2 6 27
1947-48 Detroit Red Wings NHL 29 3 3 6 37
1948-49 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1948-49 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 55 1 3 4 60
1949-50 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 63 0 4 4 49
1950-51 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 53 2 5 7 29
1950-51 Milwaukee Seagulls USHL 6 1 1 2 4
1951-52 Edmonton Flyers PCHL 70 4 7 11 148 4 0 0 0 0
1952-53 Toledo Mercurys IHL 59 7 12 19 73 5 0 0 0 4
1953-54 Toledo Mercurys IHL 57 4 13 17 52 5 1 1 2 0
1954-55 Toledo Mercurys IHL 34 1 8 9 25
1955-56 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 38 11 15 26 39
1956-57 Fort Wayne Komets IHL
NHL Totals 263 8 21 29 255 7 0 1 1 10


AHL Second All-Star Team (1942)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1953, 1955)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, December 31, 1940. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis (AHL), October, 1945. Traded to Detroit (Indianapolis-AHL) by Chicago (St. Louis-AHL) with George Blake and cash for Norm McAtee, Jud McAtee, George Ritchie and Roy Sawyer, December 26, 1945. Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Jim Conacher and Bep Guidolin for George Gee and Bud Poile, October 25, 1948. Traded to Detroit by Chicago for Max Quackenbush, September 18, 1951.