Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Doug Brindley
Doug Brindley was selected in the second round, 20th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1969 NHL Amateur Draft. Brindley played two years of major junior hockey with the Niagara Falls Flyers of the OHA. During his first season in 1967-68, Brindley played in 54 games, scoring 15 goals and 43 points. The Flyers won the Ontario league championship and advanced to the Memorial Cup where they won the Canadian national junior championship for the second time in three years. Others on that Cup winning team included the likes of; Tom Webster, Rick Ley and goalie Phil Myre, all of whom went on to have successful careers in the NHL. Many of the stars of that team were gone by 1968-69, but players such as Brindley, Phil Roberto and Don Tannahill all stepped up to the challenge and carried the torch. In 54 games, Brindley netted 40 goals and 77 points, good for third spot on the team's scoring list.

Brindley turned pro in 1969-70, playing with the Tulsa Oilers of the CHL. In 65 games, he counted 22 goals and 47 points. His first three games in the NHL turned out to be the only three of his career, when he suited up for the Maple Leafs in the 1970-71 season. He played another five seasons in pro hockey, including two years with the Cleveland Crusaders of the WHA. Brindley retired following the 1975-76 season as a member of the Syracuse Blazers of the NAHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 54 15 28 43 20 19 15 7 22 18
1967-68 Niagara Falls Flyers M-Cup 10 6 2 8 6
1968-69 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 54 40 37 77 62 14 12 6 22 16
1969-70 Tulsa Oilers CHL 65 22 25 47 14 6 0 6 6 0
1969-70 Buffalo Bisons AHL 1 0 1 1 0
1970-71 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1970-71 Tulsa Oilers CHL 65 29 38 67 17
1971-72 Rochester Americans AHL 74 20 27 47 12
1972-73 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 73 15 11 26 6 9 0 0 0 6
1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 30 13 9 22 13 5 0 1 1 2
1973-74 Jacksonville Barons AHL 50 19 14 33 65
1974-75 Mohawk Valley Comets NAPro 71 28 44 72 26
1975-76 Syracuse Blazers NAPro 70 43 58 101 34 8 0 8 8 4
NHL Totals 3 0 0 0 0


Traded to Vancouver by Toronto for Andre Hinse, September 27, 1971. Selected by Alberta (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Cleveland (WHA) by Alberta (WHA) for cash, August, 1972. Traded to Indianapolis (WHA) by Cleveland (WHA) for cash, August, 1974. Claimed by Cleveland (WHA) from Indianapolis (WHA) in WHA Intra-League Draft, June 19, 1975.
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