46. Doug Young

Before he ever played an NHL game, Doug Young had some interesting months leading up to his debut.

In May of 1931, Young was claimed by the Philadelphia Quakers from Cleveland of the IHL in the Inter-League Draft.  The Quakers folded shortly after, and he was claimed by the New York Americans in September’s Dispersal Draft.  Young never played for the Americans either as he was traded to Detroit a month later, and away he went as a bona fide NHLer.

Young was a traditional Defenseman for the day, staying his end of the ice and locking down attackers.  He played for Detroit throughout the 30s, helping the Red Wings win their first Stanley Cup in 1936, and he was also part of the 1937 championship team but was not in the postseason due to an injury suffered early in the year.

At the decade's end, Young signed with the Montreal Canadians where closed off his career. Young scored 68 Points with the Red Wings.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defence
  • Acquired: Traded from the New York Americans for Ron Martin 10/18/31.
  • Departed:

    Signed as a Free Agent by the Montreal Canadiens 10/30/39.

  • Games Played: 338
  • Notable Statistics:

    32 Goals
    36 Assists 
    68 Points 
    279 PIM 
    0.20 PPG 
    N/A Plus/Minus*
    32.1 Point Shares 
    0 Playoff Games

    *N/A Plus/Minus was not a stat when Young played.

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Stanley Cup Champion (1936 & 1937)

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