Former NHL captain Doug Mohns, 80, passes away

Posted on 7th February 2014 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute | Tags: , ,

NHLDoug Mohns, who played for several NHL teams and wore the captain’s “C” for the expansion Washington Capitals, has passed away. He was 80 years old.

Born in Capreol, ON, Canada, he twice won the Memorial Cup in a three-year period with the Barrie Flyers. He was one of two Barrie players (along with Ralph Willis) to be part of both the 1951 and 1953 championship teams.

In the NHL, Mohns was a long-time member of the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks. In 1961-62, he won the Bruins’ E.C. Dufresne Trophy as the player ‘who has been most outstanding in home games.’ In 1966-67, he helped the Blackhawks win the Prince of Wales Trophy as the club set a franchise record with 41 wins.

One noted for having “a booming shot, one of the heaviest in league,” Mohns then rounded out his NHL career with the Minnesota North Stars, Atlanta Flames and expansion Capitals. He was the first captain of the Capitals in 1974-75.

Born on 13 December 1933, Mohns passed away on 7 February 2014.

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