Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Craig Duncanson
Coming out of junior hockey, Duncanson was rated highly by many NHL scouts, but his career ended up being short and uneventful.

Taken ninth overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1985 Entry Draft, Duncanson was expected to be a major contributor to the club for years to come. He played in his first year of major junior hockey with the Sudbury Wolves at 16, scoring 38 goals and 38 assists for 76 points in 62 games. He also had 178 penalty minutes, sending out a warning that he was not going to be intimidated by the older players in the OHL. He played another year-and-a-half with the Wolves before being traded to the Cornwall Royals where he finished out a highly successful junior career.

He was called up for two games when he was 18 and again in his final year of junior, to give him a feel for what the game was like at the highest level. In 1987-88 he played in nine games for the Kings but was held pointless. He played 69 games with the New Haven Nighthawks where he had 64 points but also 200 minutes in penalties, a figure deemed too high by Kings' management. In 28 games with L.A., Duncanson managed to score just three goals.

He played several games with the Winnipeg Jets and New York Rangers but found no greater success with either of those clubs. His final NHL season was in 1992-93 with the Rangers when he suited up for three games.

Duncanson continued to play in the minors with the IHL's Cincinnati Cyclones until 1997 before retiring from professional hockey at the age of 30.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 St. Michael's Buzzers ON-Jr.B 32 14 19 33 68
1983-84 Sudbury Wolves OHL 62 38 38 76 178
1984-85 Sudbury Wolves OHL 53 35 28 63 129
1985-86 Sudbury Wolves OHL 21 12 17 29 55
1985-86 Cornwall Royals OHL 40 31 50 81 135 6 4 7 11 2
1985-86 Los Angeles Kings NHL 2 0 1 1 0 -1
1985-86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 2 0 0 0 5
1986-87 Cornwall Royals OHL 52 22 45 67 88 5 4 3 7 20
1986-87 Los Angeles Kings NHL 2 0 0 0 24 0
1987-88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 9 0 0 0 12 -5
1987-88 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 57 15 25 40 170
1988-89 Los Angeles Kings NHL 5 0 0 0 0 -1
1988-89 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 69 25 39 64 200 17 4 8 12 60
1989-90 Los Angeles Kings NHL 10 3 2 5 9 +1
1989-90 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 51 17 30 47 152
1990-91 Winnipeg Jets NHL 7 2 0 2 16 -5
1990-91 Moncton Hawks AHL 58 16 34 50 107 9 3 11 14 31
1991-92 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 46 20 26 46 98
1991-92 Moncton Hawks AHL 19 12 9 21 6 11 6 4 10 10
1992-93 New York Rangers NHL 3 0 1 1 0 0
1992-93 Binghamton Rangers AHL 69 35 59 94 126 14 7 5 12 9
1993-94 Binghamton Rangers AHL 70 25 44 69 83
1994-95 Binghamton Rangers AHL 62 21 43 64 105 11 4 4 8 16
1995-96 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 79 19 24 43 123 22 3 10 13 16
1996-97 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 61 14 24 38 64
1996-97 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 21 3 11 14 19 3 1 1 2 0
1997-2000 Laurentian University OUAA
NHL Totals 38 5 4 9 61


Traded to Minnesota by Los Angeles for Daniel Berthiaume, September 6, 1990. Traded to Winnipeg by Minnesota for Brian Hunt, September 6, 1990. Traded to Washington by Winnipeg with Brent Hughes and Simon Wheeldon for Bob Joyce, Tyler Larter and Kent Paynter, May 21, 1991. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, September 4, 1992.
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