Doug Roberts (ice hockey)

Douglas William Roberts (born October 28, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 419 games in the National Hockey League and 140 games in the World Hockey Association between 1966 and 1977.

Doug Roberts
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Born (1942-10-28) October 28, 1942 (age 78)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Right wing
Shot Right
Played for California Golden Seals
Boston Bruins
Detroit Red Wings
New England Whalers
Playing career 1966–1977

Roberts played for the California Golden Seals, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, and New England Whalers after starring for the Michigan State University hockey team. His NHL career was comparatively modest, but he did participate in the 1971 NHL All-Star Game as the weak Seals lone representative at a time when there were very few US born and -bred players in the NHL. After retiring from hockey, he served as the head coach of the Connecticut College men's ice hockey team in 1980–2000. He is the brother of Gordie Roberts and father of David Roberts, both former NHL players.

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
All-WCHA Second Team 1964–65
AHCA West All-American 1964–65
  • Played in NHL All-Star Game (1971)

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1962–63 Michigan State University WCHA 23 7 6 13 34
1963–64 Michigan State University WCHA 22 21 14 35 16
1964–65 Michigan State University WCHA 29 28 33 61 42
1965–66 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1965–66 Memphis Wings CPHL 70 20 40 60 71
1966–67 Detroit Red Wings NHL 13 3 1 4 0
1966–67 Memphis Wings CPHL 57 11 18 29 116
1967–68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 37 8 9 17 12
1967–68 Fort Worth Wings CPHL 28 8 17 25 73 13 5 8 13 16
1968–69 Oakland Seals NHL 76 1 19 20 79 7 0 1 1 34
1969–70 Oakland Seals NHL 76 6 25 31 107 4 0 2 2 6
1970–71 California Golden Seals NHL 78 4 13 17 94
1971–72 Boston Bruins NHL 3 1 0 1 0
1971–72 Boston Braves AHL 74 35 40 75 107 9 1 4 5 21
1972–73 Boston Bruins NHL 45 4 7 11 7 5 2 0 2 6
1972–73 Boston Braves AHL 7 2 3 5 0
1973–74 Boston Bruins NHL 7 0 1 1 2
1973–74 Detroit Red Wings NHL 57 12 25 37 33
1974–75 Detroit Red Wings NHL 26 4 4 8 8
1974–75 Virginia Wings AHL 31 7 11 18 32 5 0 2 2 4
1975–76 New England Whalers WHA 76 4 13 17 51 17 1 1 2 8
1976–77 New England Whalers WHA 64 3 18 21 33 2 0 0 0 0
1976–77 Rhode Island Reds AHL 8 2 4 6 4
1977–78 Jokerit SM-l 31 4 2 6 38
NHL totals 419 43 104 147 342 16 2 3 5 46
CPHL totals 155 39 75 114 260 13 5 8 13 16
WHA totals 140 7 31 38 84 19 1 1 2 8

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