Dick Duff

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Dick Duff
Hockey Hall of Fame, 2006
Chex Dick Duff.jpg
Born (1936-02-18) February 18, 1936 (age 80)
Kirkland Lake, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 163 lb (74 kg; 11 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
Montreal Canadiens
Los Angeles Kings
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1954–1972

Terrance Richard "Dick" Duff (born February 18, 1936) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played 18 seasons for the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings, and New York Rangers in the National Hockey League (NHL).[1] He also served as head coach of the Leafs for part of the 1979–80 season. He is retired from hockey, and lives in Mississauga, Ontario. At a height of 5 feet and ten inches, and a meager 163 pounds, he was arguably one of the best small players of his generation.[2]

Duff was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario in 1936 to a family of 13 brothers and sisters. Growing up playing hockey with his many brothers, Duff only really became serious in the sport at the age of 15. It was at this young age that he moved to Toronto to attend St. Michael's College School and play hockey for the school affiliated team, now known as the Toronto St. Michael's Majors. After dominating in this league for two years (1952-1954), Duff was invited to play his first NHL game in 1955; a scoreless game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs. After having the opportunity to play up with the Leafs, Duff surrendered his final year of Junior eligibility to sign with the team for the 1956-57 season.

Duff won six Stanley Cups, two with Toronto and four with Montreal. On November 13, 2006 he was inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame. In 2014, he was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Playing career[edit]

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes;

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1952–53 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 16 3 2 5 2 16 6 9 15 15
1953–54 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 59 35 40 75 120 8 2 3 5 23
1954–55 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 47 33 20 53 113 5 5 2 7 22
1954–55 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 0 0 2
1955–56 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 69 18 19 37 74 5 1 4 5 2
1956–57 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 26 14 40 50
1957–58 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 65 26 23 49 79
1958–59 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 69 29 24 53 73 12 4 3 7 8
1959–60 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 67 19 22 41 51 10 2 4 6 6
1960–61 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 67 16 17 33 54 5 0 1 1 2
1961–62 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 51 17 20 37 37 12 3 10 13 20
1962–63 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 69 16 19 35 56 10 4 1 5 2
1963–64 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 52 7 10 17 59
1963–64 New York Rangers NHL 14 4 4 8 2
1964–65 New York Rangers NHL 29 3 9 12 20
1964–65 Montreal Canadiens NHL 40 9 7 16 16 13 3 6 9 17
1965–66 Montreal Canadiens NHL 63 21 24 45 78 10 2 5 7 2
1966–67 Montreal Canadiens NHL 51 12 11 23 23 10 2 3 5 4
1967–68 Montreal Canadiens NHL 66 25 21 46 21 13 3 4 7 4
1968–69 Montreal Canadiens NHL 68 19 21 40 24 14 6 8 14 11
1969–70 Montreal Canadiens NHL 17 1 1 2 4
1969–70 Los Angeles Kings NHL 32 5 8 13 8
1970–71 Los Angeles Kings NHL 7 1 0 1 0
1970–71 Buffalo Sabres NHL 53 7 13 20 12
1971–72 Buffalo Sabres NHL 8 2 2 4 0
NHL totals 1,030 283 289 572 743 114 30 49 79 78

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
TOR 1979–80 2 0 2 0 - (75) 4th in Adams (Interim Head Coach)

Achievements[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roy tops 2006 Hall of Fame class". CBC.ca/Sports Online. June 28, 2006. Retrieved 2006-06-28. 
  2. ^ "Induction Showcase Dick Duff". HHOF.com. Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved February 4, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Dick Duff". OSHOF.ca. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 

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Preceded by
Floyd Smith
Head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs
1979–80
Succeeded by
Punch Imlach