D. J. (Doug) Gibson

D. J. (Doug) Gibson

Coming from an athletic family, it is no surprise that Doug Gibson developed into a very good hockey player. He came up through Church League and Jr. B ranks to play three Jr. A seasons with the Petes, breaking Mickey Redmond’s goal-scoring mark and competing in the 1972 Memorial Cup final.

As a pro, Doug was an outstanding play-making centre with Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League and was named to their Hall of Fame. He was twice winner of the AHL’s MVP award and was also named twice to the First All-Star Team. In 1974-75 he earned the league scoring title and was The Hockey News Minor League Player of the Year. Doug played for two NHL teams, Boston and Washington, collecting nine goals and 19 assists in 63 games. He later became coach of the Hershey Bears and was the 1979-80 Coach of the Year.

Doug played four seasons for Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 1980-81 European Champions. At home, Doug broke into a City Softball League at age 13 and matured into a starry pitcher, honoured as the city’s best in 1978.

 

**Doug was interviewed September 29, 2020 by Dan Malta of YourTV.  The interview, in its entirety, may be watched by clicking on the YourTV logo below.

Year Inducted:

1992

Status:

Active

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Year Inducted:

1992

Status:

Active

Coming from an athletic family, it is no surprise that Doug Gibson developed into a very good hockey player. He came up through Church League and Jr. B ranks to play three Jr. A seasons with the Petes, breaking Mickey Redmond’s goal-scoring mark and competing in the 1972 Memorial Cup final.

As a pro, Doug was an outstanding play-making centre with Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League and was named to their Hall of Fame. He was twice winner of the AHL’s MVP award and was also named twice to the First All-Star Team. In 1974-75 he earned the league scoring title and was The Hockey News Minor League Player of the Year. Doug played for two NHL teams, Boston and Washington, collecting nine goals and 19 assists in 63 games. He later became coach of the Hershey Bears and was the 1979-80 Coach of the Year.

Doug played four seasons for Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 1980-81 European Champions. At home, Doug broke into a City Softball League at age 13 and matured into a starry pitcher, honoured as the city’s best in 1978.

 

**Doug was interviewed September 29, 2020 by Dan Malta of YourTV.  The interview, in its entirety, may be watched by clicking on the YourTV logo below.

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