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Tuesday, November 12, 2002
Minor league star Douglas dies at 83
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 never scored fewer than 70 points. He was the AHL scoring champion in 1946 with 90 points in 62 games, and was named to the first all-star team.

From 1952-54, he played with the Montreal Royals of the Quebec Hockey League.

He is survived by his daughter, Kelly, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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