Craig Duncanson

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Craig Duncanson
Born (1967-03-17) March 17, 1967 (age 55)
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Los Angeles Kings
Winnipeg Jets
New York Rangers
NHL Draft 9th overall, 1985
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 1986–1997

Craig Duncanson (born March 17, 1967) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger. He was drafted in the first round, ninth overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. He played 38 games in the National Hockey League (NHL): 28 over five seasons with the Kings, seven with the Winnipeg Jets in the 1990–91 season, and three with the New York Rangers in the 1992–93 season. Duncanson is currently the head coach for the Sudbury Wolves in the Ontario Hockey League.

Career[edit]

Duncanson was born in Sudbury, Ontario and raised in Walden, Ontario. He played junior hockey for the Sudbury Wolves in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and was drafted by the National Hockey League (NHL) after his second OHL season by the Los Angeles Kings. Duncanson turned professional in 1986 with two games for the King during the 1985–86 season. While in the Kings' organization, Duncanson played mostly for their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate New Haven Nighthawks with a few callups to the NHL team. He was traded to the Minnesota North Stars by the Kings for Daniel Berthiaume on September 6, 1990, then flipped by Minnesota to the Winnipeg Jets for Brian Hunt. On May 21, 1991, Duncanson was traded again, this time to the Washington Capitals. Duncanson never played for the Capitals and he signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers on September 4, 1992. Duncanson played three seasons for the Rangers' organization, mostly with the Binghamton Rangers. In 1995, Duncanson left the Rangers organization, signing with the Orlando Solar Bears of the International Hockey League (IHL). Duncanson played three seasons in the IHL before retiring.

Duncanson was the head coach of the Voyageurs men's ice hockey team at Laurentian University, reclaiming the role from 1997 to 2000 and again from 2013 to 2021.[1][2] In 2021, he was hired by his original OHL team, the Sudbury Wolves, as its head coach.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1982–83 St. Michael's Buzzers MetJHL 32 14 19 33 68
1983–84 Sudbury Wolves OHL 62 38 38 76 178
1984–85 Sudbury Wolves OHL 53 35 28 63 129
1985–86 Los Angeles Kings NHL 2 0 1 1 0
1985–86 Sudbury Wolves OHL 21 12 17 29 55
1985–86 Cornwall Royals OHL 40 31 50 81 135 6 4 7 11 2
1985–86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 2 0 0 0 5
1986–87 Los Angeles Kings NHL 2 0 0 0 24
1986–87 Cornwall Royals OHL 55 22 45 67 88 5 4 3 7 20
1987–88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 9 0 0 0 12
1987–88 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 57 15 25 40 170
1988–89 Los Angeles Kings NHL 5 0 0 0 0
1988–89 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 69 25 39 64 200 17 4 8 12 60
1989–90 Los Angeles Kings NHL 10 3 2 5 9
1989–90 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 51 17 30 47 152
1990–91 Winnipeg Jets NHL 7 2 0 2 16
1990–91 Moncton Hawks AHL 58 16 34 50 107 9 3 11 14 31
1991–92 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 46 20 26 46 98
1991–92 Moncton Hawks AHL 19 12 9 21 6 11 6 4 10 10
1992–93 New York Rangers NHL 3 0 1 1 0
1992–93 Binghamton Rangers AHL 69 35 59 94 126 14 7 5 12 9
1993–94 Binghamton Rangers AHL 70 25 44 69 83
1994–95 Binghamton Rangers AHL 62 21 43 64 105 11 4 4 8 16
1995–96 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 79 19 24 43 123 22 3 10 13 16
1996–97 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 61 14 24 38 64
1996–97 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 21 3 11 14 19 3 1 1 2 0
NHL totals 38 5 4 9 61
AHL totals 501 186 309 495 1047 64 24 32 56 131

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Head Coach - Men's Hockey". Laurentian. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Laurentian announces men's and women's hockey coaches for the 2013 Season - U SPORTS - English". presto-en.usports.ca. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Sudbury Wolves Name Craig Duncanson Head Coach". OurSports Central. 14 July 2021.

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Preceded by Los Angeles Kings first round draft pick
1985
Succeeded by