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Minor league star Douglas dies at 83

Updated: November 12, 2002, 11:54 AM ET
Associated Press

KINGSTON, Ontario -- Les Douglas, a minor league hockey star of the 1940s and '50s who also won the Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings, died of cancer at 83.

He died Oct. 20 at St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital.

Douglas, a center who played 52 games in the NHL, won the league championship with the Red Wings in 1943.

He had a 100 points in his 1949-50 MVP season with the Cleveland Barons of the AHL, the fifth time the mark was reached.

In his final six AHL seasons, he ...

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