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. With the Bruins he won the Stanley Cup in 1970. Doak was also the first player selected by the Canucks when they joined the NHL in 1970, selected second in the 1970 NHL Expansion Draft. 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.

Doak died on March 25, 2017 at the age of 71 in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1962–63 Hamilton Red Wings OHA 50 3 10 13 83 5 0 0 0 17
1963–64 Hamilton Red Wings OHA 55 2 31 33 162
1963–64 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1964–65 Hamilton Red Wings OHA 56 8 26 34 216
1964–65 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 2 1 0 1 4 3 0 0 0 4
1965–66 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 0 0 12
1965–66 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 48 0 6 6 88
1965–66 Boston Bruins NHL 20 0 8 8 28
1966–67 Boston Bruins NHL 29 0 1 1 50
1966–67 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 17 4 3 7 96
1967–68 Boston Bruins NHL 59 2 10 12 100 4 0 0 0 4
1968–69 Boston Bruins NHL 22 3 3 6 37
1969–70 Boston Bruins NHL 44 1 7 8 63 8 0 0 0 9
1969–70 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 13 1 5 6 53
1970–71 Vancouver Canucks NHL 77 2 10 12 112
1971–72 Vancouver Canucks NHL 6 0 1 1 23
1971–72 New York Rangers NHL 49 1 10 11 54 12 0 0 0 46
1972–73 Detroit Red Wings NHL 44 0 5 5 51
1972–73 Boston Bruins NHL 5 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2
1973–74 Boston Bruins NHL 69 0 4 4 44
1974–75 Boston Bruins NHL 40 0 0 0 30 3 0 0 0 4
1975–76 Boston Bruins NHL 58 1 6 7 60 12 1 0 1 22
1976–77 Boston Bruins NHL 76 3 13 16 107 14 0 2 2 26
1977–78 Boston Bruins NHL 61 4 13 17 50 12 1 0 1 4
1978–79 Boston Bruins NHL 63 6 11 17 28 7 0 2 2 4
1979–80 Boston Bruins NHL 52 0 5 5 45 4 0 0 0 0
1980–81 Boston Bruins NHL 11 0 0 0 12
NHL totals 789 23 107 130 908 78 2 4 6 121

References[edit]

  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.
  2. ^ "RIP Gary Doak".
  3. ^ Conroy, Steve (25 March 2017). "Former Bruins defenseman Gary Doak dead at age 71". www.bostonherald.com. Boston Herald. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2017.

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