Doug Carpenter

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Doug Carpenter (born July 1, 1942, in Cornwall, Ontario) is a former head coach in the National Hockey League, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the International Hockey League and the American Hockey League, and is a former hockey player in the Eastern Hockey League and the International Hockey League.

As a player from 1964–1974, he played for the Greensboro Generals and Roanoke Valley Rebels in the EHL and for the Flint Generals in the IHL. Upon retiring from hockey he became head coach of the Flint Generals (1974–1978) and later head coach of the Cornwall Royals of the QMJHL. Following stints with the New Brunswick Hawks and St. Catharines Saints of the AHL, he landed his first NHL head coach position with the New Jersey Devils. Lifelong friend of Don MacPherson. Later he coached the Toronto Maple Leafs. Also in the AHL he coached the Halifax Citadels twice, and the New Haven Nighthawks.

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
New Jersey Devils 1984–85 80 22 48 10 - 54 5th in Patrick Did not qualify
New Jersey Devils 1985–86 80 28 49 3 - 59 6th in Patrick Did not qualify
New Jersey Devils 1986–87 80 29 45 6 - 64 6th in Patrick Did not qualify
New Jersey Devils 1987–88 50 21 24 5 - (82) 4th in Patrick (fired)
Toronto Maple Leafs 1989–90 80 38 38 4 - 80 3rd in Norris Lost in first round
Toronto Maple Leafs 1990–91 11 1 9 1 - (57) 5th in Norris (fired)
Total 381 139 213 29

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Preceded by
George Armstrong
Head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs
1989–91
Succeeded by
Tom Watt
Preceded by
Tom McVie
Head coach of the New Jersey Devils
1984–88
Succeeded by
Jim Schoenfeld