Doug Bentley

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Doug Bentley
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1964
Born (1916-09-03)September 3, 1916
Delisle, SK, CAN
Died November 24, 1972(1972-11-24) (aged 56)
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 08 in (173 cm)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
Position Left wing
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Black Hawks
New York Rangers
Playing career 1939–1954

Douglas Wagner Bentley (September 3, 1916November 24 1972) was a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Black Hawks and New York Rangers. Bentley missed the entire 1944–45 NHL season after being given permission to stay home and tend the family farm by Canadian Armed Forces officials, September, 1944.

From 1940 to 1947, his brother Max Bentley was his teammate and linemate in Chicago. Both brothers have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame, and in 1998, both brothers were named to The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players, Max at number 48 and Doug at number 73. On March 13, 1966 in an Eastern Hockey League game vs Jacksonville, Doug Bentley inserted his son, Doug Jr. (b. June 1, 1951) into the game when the team was short of players due to injuries. Doug Jr. was only 14 years of age at the time, becoming the youngest player to play a shift in a professional hockey league.

Achievements and awards[change | change source]

Career statistics[change | change source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1938–39 Drumheller Miners ASHL ?? 24 29 53 31
1939–40 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 39 12 7 19 12 2 0 0 0 0
1940–41 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 46 8 20 28 12 5 1 1 2 4
1941–42 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 38 12 14 26 11 3 0 1 1 4
1942–43 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 50 33 40 73 18
1943–44 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 50 38 39 77 22 9 8 4 12 4
1945–46 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 36 19 21 40 16 4 0 2 2 0
1946–47 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 52 21 34 55 18
1947–48 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 60 20 37 57 16
1948–49 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 58 23 43 66 38
1949–50 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 64 20 33 53 28
1950–51 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 44 9 23 32 20
1951–52 Saskatoon Quakers PCHL 35 11 14 25 12
1951–52 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 8 2 3 5 4
1952–53 Saskatoon Quakers WHL 70 22 23 45 37 13 6 3 9 14
1953–54 Saskatoon Quakers WHL 42 8 13 21 18
1953–54 New York Rangers NHL 20 2 10 12 2
1954–55 Saskatoon Quakers WHL 61 14 23 37 52
1955–56 Saskatoon Quakers/Brandon Regals WHL 60 7 26 33 21
1957–58 Saskatoon Regals/St. Paul Saints WHL 19 11 16 27 0
1961–62 Los Angeles Blades WHL 8 0 2 2 2
1962–63 Long Beach Gulls CalHL
NHL totals 565 219 324 543 217 23 9 8 17 12

Coaching statistics[change | change source]

Season Team League Type G W L T OTL Pct
1951–52 Saskatoon Quakers PCHL Head Coach + ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? .???
1952–53 Saskatoon Quakers PCHL Head Coach 70 35 26 9 0 .564
1953–54 Saskatoon Quakers WHL Head Coach ++ ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? .???
1954–55 Saskatoon Quakers WHL Head Coach 71 19 41 11 0 .345
1955–56 Saskatoon Quakers WHL Head Coach ++ ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? .???
1958–59 Saskatoon Quakers SJHL Head Coach ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? .???
1959–60 Saskatoon Quakers SJHL Head Coach ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? .???
1962–63 Long Beach Gulls CalHL Head Coach ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? .???
1965–66 Knoxville Knights EHL Head Coach 72 34 36 2 0 .486
1966–67 Knoxville Knights EHL Head Coach 72 27 42 3 0 .396
1967–68 Edmonton Nuggets WCSHL Co-Coach ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? .???
NHL Head Coach Totals 0 0 0 0 0 .0

+ - Midseason replacement ++ - Replaced midseason

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Preceded by
Gaye Stewart
Chicago Black Hawks captain
1949–50
Succeeded by
Jack Stewart
Preceded by
Earl Seibert
Chicago Black Hawks captain
1942-44
Succeeded by
Clint Smith