Don McLeod

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Don McLeod
Born (1946-08-24)August 24, 1946
Trail, BC, CAN
Died March 11, 2015(2015-03-11) (aged 68)
Port Coquitlam, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Philadelphia Flyers
Houston Aeros
Vancouver Blazers
Calgary Cowboys
Quebec Nordiques
Edmonton Oilers
National team  Canada
Playing career 1967–1978

Donald Martin "Smokie" McLeod (August 24, 1946 – March 11, 2015) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played briefly in the National Hockey League and six full seasons in the World Hockey Association.

McLeod's NHL career consisted of 18 games played with the Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers over the 1970-71 and 1971-72 seasons.

With the formation of the WHA in 1972, McLeod was signed by the Houston Aeros where he played two seasons. The 1973-74 season was his finest year. He was awarded the Ben Hatskin trophy as the new league's top goalie and was named to the First All-Star team. To top off his best professional season, the Aeros won the WHA playoff championship (Avco Trophy). McLeod was also chosen to represent Canada(WHA) in the 1974 Summit Series against the Soviet Union in September 1974. For the 1974-75 season, McLeod signed with the Vancouver Blazers where he appeared in a league record 72 games. McLeod followed the franchise to Calgary and for the next two seasons was the Calgary Cowboys main goalie. When that franchise folded in 1977, McLeod was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques where he played in only 7 games before being dealt to the Edmonton Oilers where he finished out the 1977-78 season and his professional career.

McLeod was the holder of numerous WHA career, season and playoff goaltending records.[citation needed] He died in 2015, aged 68.[1]


  1. ^ "Obituary – McLeod, Don". Vancouver Province. 2015-03-17. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 

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