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Doug McKay was a professional ice hockey player who played left wing, shooting left. He was born May 28, 1929 in Hamilton, Ontario.

McKay played in 1947-48 for the junior Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey Association and for the Detroit Bright's Goodyears of the International Hockey League (IHL). The following year he split between the Spitfires and the IHL's Detroit Auto Club.

1949-50 was McKay's first year of pro hockey and it was quite unusual. He played for the Indianapolis Capitals of the American Hockey League (AHL) as the team won the Calder Cup. Then he was called up by the Detroit Red Wings for one game in the Stanley Cup final. That one game made him eligible to be on the Cup as Detroit won.

Doug McKay and Chris Hayes are the only players who played their only NHL game in the Stanley Cup finals for a Stanley Cup winning team. McKay also did a rare double with teammate Gordon Haidy winning the Calder Cup and Stanley Cup in the same season.

McKay spent one more year as a pro with the Capitals. He then spent four more seasons (he took off 1954-55) with various Canadian senior teams. The teams were the Vernon Canadians, Brantford Redmen, Hamilton Tigers, and the Stratford Indians.

He retired in 1957.

He coached the Kalamazoo Wings of the International Hockey League in 1979-80 and 1980-81, winning the Turner Cup in 1980. In 1981-82 he coached the Adirondack Red Wings.

Career statistics Edit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1947-48 Windsor Spitfires OHA 33 18 32 50 25 -- -- -- -- --
1947-48 Detroit Bright's Goodyears IHL 24 8 16 24 68 -- -- -- -- --
1948-49 Ryan.-Auto IHL 6 2 4 6 26 -- -- -- -- --
1949-50& Indianapolis Capitals AHL 65 16 31 47 37 8 2 6 8 12
1949-50& Detroit Red Wings NHL -- -- -- -- -- 1 0 0 0 0
1950-51 Omaha Knights USHL 10 4 5 9 26 10 2 1 3 24
1950-51 Indianapolis Capitals AHL 35 7 8 15 31 -- -- -- -- --
1951-52 Indianapolis Capitals AHL 50 2 8 10 35 -- -- -- -- --
1955-56 Stratford Indians OHASr. 27 8 14 22 0 -- -- -- -- --
1956-57 Stratford Indians OHASr 25 3 12 15 0 -- -- -- -- --
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --

&- Won the Calder Cup (AHL Champions), and Stanley Cup (NHL Champion) in the same season.

References Edit

  • Total Hockey 2nd Edition, Dan Diamond; Scarbrough, Ont.

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