Ron Duguay

In the small town of Val Caron, Ontario (24 km north of Sudbury) Ron Duguay played his minor league hockey in the Valley East Minor Hockey Association - a far cry from the jet set life in New York City, where Ron would find himself in the years to come.

Drafted by the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League in 1974. Ron had 26 goals, 52 assists, 78 points and 43 PIM in 64 games in his first year with the Wolves. In his second year with the Wolves he collected 134 points on 42 goals and 92 assists and had 101 PIM. In his final year with the Wolves he played 61 games with 43 goals and 66 assist for 109 points. Ron still holds many records or is in the top 3 in the Wolves record books.

The summer of 1977 would change Ron's life forever. The future playboy was the New York Rangers 2nd choice ( 13th overall ) in the 1977 amateur draft. In his first year with the rangers Ron played 70 games and had 20 goals, 20 assists for 40 points. With his hard work ethic and his good looks Ron quickly became a fan favourite and that did not go unnoticed. Soon he became the talk of the town and not only did he appear in sports magazines, he also appeared in teen magazines and gossip columns. Ron even joined the Elite Modeling agency where he did various ads for magazines and television commercials for Sassoon jeans.

Doogs wore number 10 for the Rangers and if you didn't know who he was you quickly found out. On the ice when you saw number 10 skate you also saw the long black locks that would flow in the breeze as he would skate up and down his wing. He has a quick deceptive shot that netted him a career high of 40 goals in the 1981-82 season and won him a spot on the All-Star team.

After 6 seasons with the New York Rangers Doogs was traded to the Detroit Red Wings with Eddie Mio and Eddie Johnston for Willie Huber, Mark Osbourne and Mike Blaisdell on June 13, 1983 where he continued his high level of play. He was later traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Doug Shedden on March 11, 1986. Soon after the Penguins traded Doogs back to New York for Chris Kontos on January 21, 1987. Then he found himself going to Los Angeles on February 23, 1988.

After 12 NHL season Ron Duguay decide it was time for a change. In 1989 he went to Manheim , Germany where he scored 11 goals and 7 assists in 22 games. The following season Ron came back North America and played in the IHL with the San Diego Gulls for 2 seasons where he had 75 points in 111 games.

In 1992 Ron made a NHL comeback with the Tampa Bay Lightning, but got hurt which ruined his chance. The Lightning offered him a radio job upstairs in the broadcast booth but it just wasn't for Ron. He felt the passion for the game coming back so he tried his luck at roller hockey, with the San Diego Express of the World Roller Hockey League, but found it difficult on roller skates. Ron soon came back to playing ice hockey with the San Diego Gulls of the West Coast Hockey League, where he would practice when he felt the need to practice. Doogs played just home games for the Gulls.

Ron has filmed commercials for 2 exercise products- The Slim Side for Fitness Quest and the Ab Isolator with fitness guru Tony Little. He also appeared in a episode of Bevery Hills 90210 with Cam Neely, and in an episode of Hope and Gloria. Ron coaches little league hockey and appears in many celebrity sporting events. Ron - who made female hockey fans swoon -is married and lives in California with his wife - supermodel Kim Alexis.


Anonymous,  8:29 AM  

Ron - classy move yesterday with your shot on Bernie Parent!

Anonymous,  11:09 PM  

As a Flyers fan, I always hated you because you were a Ranger, but because you shot into Bernies's pads at the Legends game, you are my favorite Ranger. Thanks

Mike Dobson 10:50 AM  

As a Philadelphia native and life-long Flyers fan, I've always "hated" ;-)the Rangers - but liked you.
After yesterday's FIRST CLASS move with Bernie, I like you even more - and "hate" the Rangers a little less ;-)

Anonymous,  5:49 AM  

Ooooh, la la, Sasoon

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