Gordon “Duke” Keats

Gordon “Duke” Keats

Birth
Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 16 Jan 1972 (aged 76)
Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Burial Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Plot Section Q, Plot 89, Grave 3
Memorial ID 8746678 · View Source
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Professional Hockey Player. A native of Montreal, Quebec, Keats played the position of Center for teams in the NHL, AHL, WCHL, WHL, COMHL, NOHA, TBSHL, and the NWHL. At 5'11", and 195lbs, he played for the Cobalt Mines from 1912 to 1914, North Bay Trappers from 1913 to 1914, Haileybury Hawks from 1914 to 1915, Toronto Blueshirts from 1915 to 1919, Edmonton Eskimos from 1919 to 1926, and 1932 to 1935, Boston-Detroit from 1926 to 1927, Boston Bruins from 1926 to 1927, Detroit Cougars from 1926 to 1928, Chicago Blackhawks from 1927 to 1929, and the Tulsa Oilers from 1928 to 1931. Keats retired in 1934 and then began to coach several teams for the areas of Lusgar, Saskatoon, and Coleman. He later became President of the Victoria Commercial Hockey League in British Columbia. Keats was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a Player in 1958, and the Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame in 1964. Keats passed away at the Veterans Hospital in Victoria on January 16, 1972, at the age of 77.


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  • Added: 12 May 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8746678
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gordon “Duke” Keats (1 Mar 1895–16 Jan 1972), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8746678, citing Royal Oak Burial Park Cemetery, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .