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 Gary Doak

Gary Doak

Birth
Goderich, Huron County, Ontario, Canada
Death 25 Mar 2017 (aged 71)
Lynnfield, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 177743927 · View Source
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Professional Hockey Player. For sixteen seasons (1965 to 1981), he played at the defenseman position in the National Hockey League with the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers. He began his career with the Hamilton Red Wings in 1962 and was promoted to the NHL with Detroit in 1965, prior to being traded to Boston early in the 1965-1966 season. During the course of his career, he became known for his willingness to sacrifice his body, as he frequently blocked the puck and often dove to make defensive plays. His practice of playing style would on many occasions lead to trips on the disabled list. He experienced a world championship with the Boston Bruins who captured the Stanley Cup title in 1970. Doak was selected by Vancouver during the 1970 NHL Expansion Draft and received the distinction of being a part of the Canucks' roster during their inaugural season in the league. Following a second stint with Detroit (1972-1973), he returned to Boston and concluded his career during the 1980-1981 season. He totaled 789 career regular season NHL games. After retiring as a player, he remained in the sport and served as a assistant coach under Boston Bruins' coach Gerry Cheevers. He later served as a hockey coach at the University of Massachusetts.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 25 Mar 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 177743927
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gary Doak (26 Feb 1946–25 Mar 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 177743927, citing Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .