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07-15-2011, 10:14 PM
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The Philadelphia Quakers are happy to select W Robert MacDougall

3rd in Goal Scoring in AHAC, 1895
1st in Goal Scoring in AHAC, 1896
3rd in Goal Scoring in AHAC, 1898
7th in Goal Scoring in CAHL, 1899(1st in goals/game, played only 2 games)
5x Stanley Cup Champion
Retro Hart Trophy Winner, 1897

Macdougall was the highest scoring forward before the 1900s in Stanley Cup play. Robert scored a confirmed total of 49 goals in 36 recorded games. Overshadowed today by the likes of fellow teammates and hall of famers Graham Drinkwater and Mike Grant, Robert was consistently one of the Montreal Victorias' highest scoring forwards.

Bob McDougall led the AHA in scoring with ten goals in six games. Just 20 years of age, he attended McGill University for a year before securing a job at the Bank of Montreal.

Graham Drinkwater (below) scored the go ahead goal in the second half. He teamed with xxx and McDougall to form a deadly combination.

This time he and winger Bob MacDougall rushed the puck to the other end "and made the Winnipeg people hold their breath."

xxx and MacDougall made matters tough for Winnipeg defensemen xxx and xxx.

Playing for the tie, xxx and MacDougall went on the attack, and after pouncing on the rebound of a MacDougall shot, xxx's second goal of the game soon evened matters at 4-4.

With xxx's goal having wiped out the Winnipeg lead, the Montrealers sensed their opportunity. xxx and fellow forwards MacDougall, Drinkwater, and xxx (teams in this era had a rover in addition to their centre and two wingers) pressed the play. xxx, Bain, and xxx did what they could do to fight back for Winnipeg, but goalie xxx xxx wasn't about to let the puck slide between his posts. MacDougall put Montreal ahead 5-4...

The Vics' forward line as it is today, with Bowie, Russell, Howard, and Patrick, is perhaps stronger than at any time since the days of MacDougall, xxx, Drinkwater, and xxx.

xxx, Bob MacDougall, Graham Drinkwater, and xxx formed the astonishing forward line which delighted the Vics' admirers.

MacDougall and Drinkwater are dead sure shots.

Goal Scoring Study, pre-1899

PlayerGamesGoalsGoals/GameDraft Position
Haviland Routh23321.391834
Robert MacDougall36491.3611,010
Clarence McKerrow27341.260573
Harry Trihey1617.941764
Alf Smith2422.917282
Dolly Swift4337.860823
Graham Drinkwater3728.757443
Harry Westwick2616.615434

Stats taken from here:

Looking at these numbers, I don't see why McDougall isn't taken much higher.

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