Gary Doak

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Gary Doak
Born (1946-02-25)February 25, 1946
Goderich, Ontario, Canada
Died March 25, 2017(2017-03-25) (aged 71)
Lynnfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 188 lb (85 kg; 13 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for
Playing career 1965–1981

Gary Walter Doak (February 25, 1946 – March 25, 2017)[1][2] was a Canadian-American National Hockey League defenceman who played for the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers. He recorded 23 goals and 107 assists for a total of 130 points in 789 NHL regular season games. He was a member of the 1970 Boston Stanley Cup championship team. Following retirement, Doak was the Boston Bruins' assistant coach from 1981–82 to the 1984–85 season. He also coached at the University of Massachusetts Boston for two years.[3]

Doak died on March 25, 2017 at the age of 71 in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.[4]


  1. ^ Bruins Alumni [@NHLBruinsAlumni] (25 March 2017). "We are very sad to report the passing of #Bruins D Gary Doak, a great man and a true Bruin. RIP Doakie" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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  3. ^ Biographical information and career statistics from Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved Dec. 26, 2007.
  4. ^ Conroy, Steve (25 March 2017). "Former Bruins defenseman Gary Doak dead at age 71". Boston Herald. Retrieved 26 March 2017.

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