Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dolly Dolson
Goalie Clarence "Dolly" Dolson spent parts of three years with the Detroit Cougars/Falcons in the 20s and 30s. He was a also a proficient minor pro and senior player in a relatively short career.

Born in Hespeler, Ontario, Dolson was a standout with the senior Stratford Indians for three years then stayed in the city to play for the Nationals in the Can-Pro League. After leading the Can-Pro circuit with 25 wins and helping the Nationals win the league crown, Dopson moved up to the NHL.

The talented netminder played all 44 games for the Cougars in 1928-29 and posted a 19-16-9 record in the regular season and an 0-2 mark in the playoffs. The next year he saw most of his game action with the London Panthers of the IAHL then won 16 games for the renamed Falcons in 1930-31. Dolson then spent two years as a back up on the IAHL's Cleveland Indians before retiring in 1933.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1914-15 Galt Garrison OHA-Jr. 6 3 3 0 0 3.00
1915-16
1916-17
1917-18
1918-19
1919-20 Galt Terriers OHA-Int.
1920-21 Galt Terriers OHA-Int.
1921-22 Galt Terriers OHA-Int.
1922-23 Galt Terriers OHA-Int. 1 1 0 0 0 0.00
1923-24 Stratford Indians OHA-Sr. 12 9 2 1 2 2.30 4 3 1 0 1 1.75
1924-25 Stratford Indians OHA-Sr. 20 12 8 0 2 3.07 2 1 1 0 1 3.00
1925-26 Stratford Indians OHA-Sr. 20 6 13 1 0 3.09
1925-26 Montreal CNR MRTHL 1 1 0 0 0 1.00 1 1 0 0 0 1.00
1926-27 Stratford Nationals Can-Pro 30 19 11 0 2 2.49 2 0 2 0 0 2.00
1927-28 Stratford Nationals Can-Pro 41 24 12 5 11 1.21 5 4 0 1 2 0.60
1928-29 Detroit Cougars NHL 44 19 16 9 10 1.37 2 0 2 0 0 3.50
1929-30 Detroit Cougars NHL 5 0 4 1 0 4.50
1929-30 London Panthers IHL 31 5 1.94 2 0 2 0 0 2.00
1930-31 Detroit Falcons NHL 44 16 21 7 6 2.29
1931-32 Cleveland Indians IHL 14 2 9 3 0 3.68
1932-33 Cleveland Indians IHL 10 0 3.60
NHL Totals 93 35 41 17 16 1.97 2 0 2 0 0 3.50


Signed as a free agent by Stratford (Can-Pro), September 12, 1926. Claimed by Detroit from Stratford (Can-Pro) in Inter-League Draft, May 12, 1928.
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