Doug Carpenter

Doug Carpenter (born July 1, 1942, in Cornwall, Ontario) is a former head coach in the National Hockey League, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the International Hockey League and the American Hockey League, and is a former hockey player in the Eastern Hockey League and the International Hockey League.

As a player from 1964–1974, he played for the Greensboro Generals and Roanoke Valley Rebels in the EHL and for the Flint Generals in the IHL. Upon retiring from hockey he became head coach of the Flint Generals (1974–1978) and later head coach of the Cornwall Royals of the QMJHL. Following stints with the New Brunswick Hawks and St. Catharines Saints of the AHL, he landed his first NHL head coach position with the New Jersey Devils. Lifelong friend of Don MacPherson. Later he coached the Toronto Maple Leafs. Also in the AHL he coached the Halifax Citadels twice, and the New Haven Nighthawks.

Coaching record

TeamYearRegular seasonPost season
New Jersey Devils1984–85 80224810-545th in PatrickDid not qualify
New Jersey Devils1985–86 8028493-596th in PatrickDid not qualify
New Jersey Devils1986–87 8029456-646th in PatrickDid not qualify
New Jersey Devils1987–88 5021245-(82)4th in Patrick(fired)
Toronto Maple Leafs1989–90 8038384-803rd in NorrisLost in first round
Toronto Maple Leafs1990–91 11191-(57)5th in Norris(fired)
Preceded by
George Armstrong
Head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs
Succeeded by
Tom Watt
Preceded by
Tom McVie
Head coach of the New Jersey Devils
Succeeded by
Jim Schoenfeld

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