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Doug Roberts
Doug Roberts
Right Wing
Number: 27
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 212
Shoots: Right
Born: Oct 28, 1942
Birthplace: Detroit, MI, United States
Acquired: 1. Signed as a free agent by Detroit on June 12, 1965; 2. Traded to Detroit by Boston for cash on November 23, 1973.
Doug Roberts was a brilliant all-around athlete while growing up in Detroit. He was an excellent baseball prospect and played football in the Big 10 Conference at the University of Michigan. He might have taken a harder look at football as a career but was slowed with too many injuries.

He also had a background in hockey, spending plenty of time at the Olympia, home to the Detroit Red Wings. As a youngster, Roberts, like his older brother, worked as a stick boy for the Wings, earning $3 or $4 a game. He also played hockey in the exceptional development programs around the city.

As a winger, Roberts played for three seasons with the Michigan State Spartans. During that time, he was voted a WCHA Second-Team All-Star and a member of the NCAA West First All-American Team in 1965. The following year, he joined the Red Wings' organization. He spent the majority of his year with the Memphis Wings of the CHL. While there, he won the Ken McKenzie Trophy as the league's top rookie.

In 1967, Roberts split his year evenly between the Red Wings and the Fort Worth Wings of the CHL. But in a surprise move, he was traded to the Oakland Seals at the end of the season. Shaken up by his departure from his beloved hometown, Roberts brought an open mind to his new experience on the West Coast. Upon his arrival, however, he was further shaken up to discover that he had to convert to playing as a defenseman. He did his best to reduce the learning curve as quickly as possible, but it wasn't easy. He put in three seasons of full-time labor on behalf of a struggling team. By the end of his final year with the club, he finished with a -56 rating.

In 1971, he was traded to the Boston Bruins who kept him as insurance against injuries. He was bounced regularly between the parent club and the Boston Braves of the AHL. Then, two years later, Roberts landed back with his hometown Wings again. Inspired by his return, he put in his best-ever NHL campaign, scoring 37 points in 57 games.

The following year, however, his performance fell into decline. He was dropped back to the AHL with the Virginia Wings to close out the 1974-75 campaign. He then furthered his pro aspirations by joining the New England Whalers of the WHA for two seasons, before completing his hockey career after a season Jokerit Helsinki in 1978.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80