Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Don Caley
Although he played only half a game in the NHL with the newly-minted St. Louis Blues, during the 1967-68 season, Caley once had a shutout streak of 189 minutes with Phoenix in the WHL during a later part of his career.

He suffered a serious whiplash injury in Febraury 1970 when he stopped quickly at a crosswalk and the car behind rear-ended him. He missed the rest of the season but recovered in time for 1970-71. He retired at the end of the 1972-73 season to become a dentist, returned the next season when he felt he could juggle school and pucks at the same time, and retired permanently after seven games in 1973-74 when he realized he couldn't handle the two at the same time.

Caley was one of very few players to play junior in both Ontario (with Peterborough) and Saskatchewan (with Weyburn) before making the NHL. After his year in the Blues organization, he was traded to the Rangers though he never made a trip to Madison Square Garden. He went to Phoenix of the WHL, and it was there that he played his final games before practicing dentistry.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1963-64 Weyburn Red Wings SJHL 18 0 4.16 5 1 4 0 0 5.80
1964-65 Weyburn Red Wings SJHL 54 36 15 3 2 3.49 15 1 3.00
1964-65 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 1 1 0 0 0 1.00
1965-66 Weyburn Red Wings SJHL 56 36 14 6 4 2.95 12 1 2.42
1965-66 Estevan Bruins M-Cup 11 5 6 0 0 3.44
1966-67 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 20 6 11 2 2 3.80
1967-68 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 0 0 0 0 6.00
1967-68 Kansas City Blues CPHL 55 26 23 5 1 3.30 7 4 3 0 1 3.14
1968-69 Buffalo Bisons AHL 1 0 1 0 0 5.00
1968-69 Omaha Knights CHL 34 1 3.23 6 3 3 0 1 2.66
1969-70 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 28 8 11 7 0 3.16
1970-71 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 24 9 9 3 2 3.08 4 2 2 0 0 2.90
1971-72 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 44 21 16 2 2 3.19 3 1 2 0 0 3.91
1972-73 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 39 19 11 7 2 3.43 8 7 1 0 1 3.17
1973-74 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 7 4 3 0 0 3.68
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0 6.00


SJHL First All-Star Team (1966)
WHL First All-Star Team (1972)
WHL Second All-Star Team (1973)
Claimed by St. Louis from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to NY Rangers by St. Louis with Wayne Rivers for Camille Henry, Bill Plager and Robbie Irons, June 13, 1968. Traded to Phoenix (WHL) by NY Rangers with Sandy Snow for Peter McDuffe, July 3, 1969.