Doug Wilson - 1984 O-Pee-Chee

Douglas Frederick Wilson (July 5, 1957-) was involved in one of the most bizarre injuries the NHL had ever seen when his slap shot form the point against the St. Louis Blues severed Paul Cavalinni’s index finger tip as Cavalinni tried to block the shot. Cavalinni reported that he felt an explosion inside his glove and found the tip of his finger in his glove. Wilson played three seasons with the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League and led them to a runner-up spot in the 1977 Memorial Cup, falling to the New Westminster Bruins in the finals. The Chicago Blackhawks then took Doug sixth overall in the 1977 NHL Draft playing him alongside future Hall of Famer Bobby Orr in the waning days of his career. Like Orr, Wilson developed into one of the best two-way defensemen in the NHL and by 1982, he earned his first of seven All-Star Game selections and the coveted Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenseman. Doug Wilson anchored the Chicago Black Hawks defense for 14 seasons, leading the power play from the point with his sniper-like powerful slapshot while stifling opposing forwards with the best in the game. Doug posted a dozen seasons with ten or more goals, culminating in his 1981-82 season when he paced NHL defensemen with 39 tallies and 46 assists. Early on in his NHL career, he expressed interest in the administrative side of the game and served as the NHL Player’s Association Vice President and eventually President. During the 1994-95 NHL lockout, Wayne Gretzky tapped him to coach his touring team, the Ninety-Nine All-Stars that barnstormed across Europe. In 1991, the Chicago Blackhawks sent Doug to the San Jose Sharks, where he was immediately named captain and reveled in the thought that he could instill much of his veteran knowledge into a squad of youngsters, just as Orr had with him. He played only two more seasons with the Sharks and retired in 1993. Doug Wilson played 16 years in the NHL with the Hawks (1977-1991) and the Sharks (1991-1993), scoring 237 goals and adding 590 assists in 1,024 games. Following his playing days, he headed into the head office and in 2003 was named San Jose’s General Manager. 


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