Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Doug Barkley
Doug Barkley's playing career was tragically ended when an on-ice accident left him without vision in his right eye. On January 30, 1966, Barkley, a Detroit Red Wing, was battling with Chicago's Doug Mohns for a puck at the blueline. Mohns attempted to lift Barkley's stick, missed, and caught the bent-over Barkley directly in the right eye. He would never play again.

Barkley began in the Chicago organization, playing parts of 1957-58 and 1959-60 with the Hawks while apprenticing in the minors. The Hawks traded him in 1962, and he soon became a regular with Detroit. Barkley joined the Red Wings for 1962-63 and missed out on rookie-of-the-year honors in the closest vote of all time when Kent Douglas of Toronto received 99.4 weighted votes to Barkley's 99.2.

After his injury, Barkley joined the Detroit front office, working in public relations and as a troubleshooter. He was appointed head coach of the Fort Worth farm team for Detroit in 1969 and a year later was behind the bench for the Wings, where he stayed for less than one season before quitting because of the teams slow start. He returned to coach the Wings again in 1975, but lasted just 26 games before being fired and replaced by Alex Delvecchio, his former teammate.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1955-56 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 44 19 10 29 85 5 0 2 2 0
1956-57 Calgary Stampeders WHL 63 4 8 12 112 3 0 0 0 0
1957-58 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1957-58 Calgary Stampeders WHL 31 3 5 8 72 14 2 1 3 37
1957-58 Buffalo Bisons AHL 27 0 3 3 22
1958-59 Buffalo Bisons AHL 55 2 5 7 59 8 0 0 0 12
1959-60 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 3 0 0 0 2
1959-60 Calgary Stampeders WHL 55 7 18 25 82
1960-61 Buffalo Bisons AHL 66 9 28 37 106 4 0 1 1 10
1961-62 Calgary Stampeders WHL 70 25 49 74 82 7 2 3 5 17
1962-63 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 3 24 27 78 11 0 3 3 16
1963-64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 67 11 21 32 115 14 0 5 5 33
1964-65 Detroit Red Wings NHL 67 5 20 25 122 5 0 1 1 14
1965-66 Detroit Red Wings NHL 43 5 15 20 65
1966-67 Detroit Red Wings NHLMGNT
1967-68 Detroit Red Wings NHLMGNT
1968-69 Fort Worth Wings CHL
NHL Totals 253 24 80 104 382 30 0 9 9 63


WHL First All-Star Team (1962) Traded to Detroit by Chicago for Len Lunde and John McKenzie, June 5, 1962.
Suffered career-ending eye injury in game vs. Chicago, January 30, 1966.
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