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Doug Sulliman
Position Right Wing
Shot left
5 ft 09 in (1.75 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
Teams New York Rangers
Hartford Whalers
New Jersey Devils
Philadelphia Flyers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born August 29 1959 (1959-08-29) (age 57),
Glace Bay, NS, CAN
Pro Career 1979 – 1990

Simon Douglas 'Dougie' Sulliman (born August 29, 1959 in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia) is a retired professional right winger, and is currently an assistant coach with the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League. He played eleven seasons in the National Hockey League from 1979–80 until 1989–90.

Sulliman was drafted 13th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft, after a standout junior career with the Kitchener Rangers. He played 631 career NHL games, scoring 160 goals and 168 assists for 328 points.

In 1981–82, Sulliman enjoyed a career year for the Hartford Whalers, establishing career highs in goals (29), assists (40), points (69), PIM (39) and games played (77). Following the 1986–87 season, he received several team awards from the New Jersey Devils, including the Players’ MVP, Fan Club MVP, Good Guy Award, and was the team’s Masterton Trophy nominee, awarded to the player who best exemplifies "perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication" to hockey. He also won the team’s Three Star award in 1984–85.

Upon retirement, Sulliman served as an assistant coach with the Devils from 1990–1993, including one season as an assistant under Herb Brooks during the 1992–93 season. During Sulliman’s tenure as a coach with the Devils, the team posted a regular season record of 110-101-33 and qualified for the playoffs each year.

Following his coaching stint with the Devils, Sulliman entered the business world, spending 11 years working on Wall Street and five years in the insurance industry. He also spent time as a television analyst for Devils broadcasts, working alongside Mike Emrick during the 1995–96 season.

On July 10, 2008, Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced that Sulliman had been hired by the Coyotes as an Assistant Coach for Head Coach Wayne Gretzky's staff. "He has a great hockey background and I believe will provide the kind of support our young players require to advance their development. He will be a valuable addition to our staff", said Maloney of the hiring.


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