Don Cairns

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Don Cairns
Born (1955-10-08) October 8, 1955 (age 61)
Red Deer, AB, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Kansas City Scouts
Colorado Rockies
NHL Draft 20th overall, 1975
Kansas City Scouts
WHA Draft 17th overall, 1975
Michigan Stags
Playing career 1975–1978

Donald Cairns (born October 8, 1955) is a former National Hockey League (NHL) Player for the defunct Kansas City Scouts and Colorado Rockies franchises.

Early life[edit]

Don was born in Red Deer, Alberta and was raised in the neighbourhood of Fairview and went to Lord Beaverbrook High School in south Calgary.

Pro hockey career[edit]

Cairns was drafted by the Kansas City Scouts in the second round of the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft He was also selected by the Michigan Stags in the second round of the World Hockey Association (WHA) Amateur Draft in that same year.

Despite having a respectable minor career his professional one was short lived he bounced around the minors and got called up playing just seven games in the National Hockey League wearing Jersey #20 for the Kansas City Scouts. He would end up playing two more games for the Rockies after the Scouts moved after poor season ticket sales in Kansas City.

In Colorado Don Cairns would attain his only NHL point, an assist. He retired from hockey after the 1977–1978 season.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1974–75 Victoria Cougars WCHL 68 32 37 69 214
1975–76 Port Huron Flags IHL 18 6 8 14 13 15 3 8 11 19
1975–76 Springfield Indians AHL 15 4 2 6 13
1975–76 Kansas City Scouts NHL 7 0 0 0 0
1976–77 Flint Generals IHL 10 3 5 8 13
1976–77 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 21 1 2 3 34
1976–77 Colorado Rockies NHL 2 0 1 1 2
1977–78 Phoenix Roadrunners CHL 9 1 3 4 2
NHL Totals 9 0 1 1 2
Career Totals 150 47 58 105 349 15 3 8 11 19

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