Bill McDougall

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Bill McDougall
Born (1966-08-10) August 10, 1966 (age 48)
Mississauga, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Edmonton Oilers
Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1990–2008

William Henry McDougall (born August 10, 1966) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is best known for his record setting scoring performance during the 1992–1993 AHL playoffs.

Career[edit]

McDougall signed with the Erie Panthers following a successful season of senior hockey with the senior Port-aux-Basque Mariners. After scoring 80 goals and 148 points in just 57 games, he was signed by the NHL's Detroit Red Wings and finished the end of the 1989–90 season with their farm club, the Adirondack Red Wings. McDougall was named to the ECHL All-Star First Team in 1990.[1] He appeared in 2 games for the parent club the following season after posting a 99 point season with the Adirondack Red Wings.

Prior to his season of senior hockey, McDougall spent one season in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. McDougall had one of the best seasons ever in the 1986-87 season with the Humboldt Broncos, leading the league with 83 goals, 104 assists, and 187 points in only 61 games. He also led the league with 27 power play goals and 9 short handed goals. After a season of Junior "B" hockey in which he scored 45 goals and 132 points in 42 games for the Streetsville Derbys, the 20 year old decided to continue his hockey career out west with the Broncos.

The Broncos hosted the Centennial Cup that year and thanks to McDougall they got to the finals before being beaten by the Richmond Sockeyes of the BCJHL. He showed everyone at that tournament though that his regular season performance was no fluke as he had 11 points in four games and was named the tournament’s all-star center.

McDougall was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Max Middendorf in February 1992, and ultimately made his hockey mark with their farm team, the AHL Cape Breton Oilers. The Cape Breton Oilers' 1992–1993 playoff run was one of the most dominant in AHL history, and McDougall emerged as the team's star, scoring 52 points (26 goals and 26 assists) in 16 games en route to a Calder Cup championship for Cape Breton. McDougall was awarded with the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy for Most Valuable Player during the AHL playoffs. To this day, his AHL records for goals, assists, and points in a single playoff season still stand, and his total of 3.25 points per game, is more than was ever matched in the NHL. Wayne Gretzky holds the NHL record with 47 points in a single playoff season.

McDougall spent the following season in the Tampa Bay Lightning organization, appearing in 22 games with the parent club while scoring 3 goals and 3 assists. He then spent the next 8 seasons playing with various pro teams in Italy, Switzerland, and Germany. McDougall would return to his native Canada in 2002, and spent six seasons with the Dundas Real McCoys of the MLH in Ontario. McDougall retired after the 2007-08 MLH season.

Retirement[edit]

Since his retirement and a 2010 divorce, McDougall has returned to Cape Breton and operates a hockey camp (Advance Hockey Development) in Toronto to help kids with off-ice training.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 Humboldt Broncos SJHL 61 83 104 187 300
1988–89 Port-Aux-Basque Mariners Senior 26 20 41 61 129
1989–90 Erie Panthers ECHL 57 80 68 148 226 7 5 5 10 20
1989–90 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 11 10 7 17 4 2 1 1 2 2
1990–91 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 71 47 52 99 192 2 1 2 3 2
1990–91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1991–92 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 45 28 24 52 112
1991–92 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 22 8 18 26 36 4 0 1 1 8
1992-93 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 71 42 46 88 161 16 26 26 52 30
1992–93 Edmonton Oilers NHL 4 2 1 3 4
1993–94 Atlanta Knights IHL 48 17 30 47 141 14 12 7 19 30
1993–94 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 22 3 3 6 8
1994–95 Courmaosta HC Italy 30 30 34 64 107
1995–96 Zug Swiss-A 15 15 14 29 69
1996-97 Zug Swiss-A 45 41 30 71 110
1997-98 Zug Swiss-A 40 25 25 50 50
1998-99 Kloten Swiss-A 22 13 10 23 101
1998-99 Lugano Swiss-A 10 6 2 8 10
1999-00 Munich Barons DEL 39 16 22 38 64
2000-01 EHC Chur Swiss-B 18 6 12 18 28 8 4 4 8 8
2001-02 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 15 4 7 11 53
2002-03 Dundas Real McCoys MLH 5 6 8 14 4
2003-04 Dundas Real McCoys MLH 13 3 5 8 4
2005-06 Dundas Real McCoys MLH 6 3 1 4 4
NHL totals 28 5 5 10 12 1 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ADMIRALS' GOALIE NAMED TO ECHL ALL-STAR TEAM". Daily Press. 1990-03-16. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  2. ^ T.J. Colello (September 29, 2010). "Billy’s back!". CapeBretonPost.com. Retrieved December 30, 2011. 

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