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The ManIA select the man who will probably be our team's captain:

Doug Young, D
  • 5'10' 190 lbs
  • right handed shot

NHL All Star voting
7th(T) in All Star voting in 1933
9th in All Star voting in 1936
10th(T) in All Star voting in 1938
(also received a single vote in both 1932 and 1940)

Selected to play in the 1939 All Star Game (the Babe Siebert Memorial Game)

Points among NHL defensemen: 3rd(1936), 8th(1933), 10th(1932), 11th(1940)

IHL 1st Team All Star in 1930
AHL 1st Team All Star in 1941

Originally Posted by
Doug Gordon Young is one of the more forgotten figures in Detroit hockey history, yet his contributions helped turn the young NHL franchise from a doormat to a title winning team.
Young joined Detroit when the team was known as the Falcons and scored his NHL career-high of 10 goals in his rookie year. Young was one of the reasons Detroit reached the playoffs at the end of the 1931-32 season for the first time in three years and for only the second time in the six year history of the Detroit Cougars/Falcons franchise.
Not overly big or small at 5-foot-10, 178-lbs, Young (known as "The Giechen Cowboy") used his positioning and puck-handling ability to patrol on defense. His movements were so good he was even once used as a goalie injury replacement by Detroit, yielding just one goal in his 21-mins for a 2.86-GAA.
Young was in his first season as team Captain when the Wings won their first S-Cup ever in 1936. Known more for his defense, Young scored five goals with NHL career-highs of 12 assists and 17 points in 1935-36. He also had his second highest NHL penalty total with 54-mins. Young managed to stay out of the box during the playoffs and added two assists when the Wings won the Cup in seven games including a 3-1 edge in the Best-of-5 Finals over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Although the Red Wings became the first US-based team to win back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1937, it was a subdued celebration for Young. He'd missed the playoffs and all but 11 games during the regular season because of an ankle injury
suffered on December 6, 1936 in a 3-all overtime tie at the NY Americans.

Young was never quite the same after his ankle injury. He was still the Captain in 1937-38, the first player in Detroit team history to hold tha honor for three seasons. After the Wings missed the playoffs that winter, Young was demoted when Ebbie Goodfellow (on his way to soon becoming NHL MVP) was given the "C" in 1938-39.

Captain of the Detroit Red Wings from 1935-1938, including the back to back 1936 and 1937 Cup winners.
He was injured for the playoffs in 1937, but was a big part of the 1936 Cup winner:

In the Spring of 1936, the Red Wings took a serious run at the Stanley Cup and began by dispatching the Montreal Maroons in the first round. The highlight, by far, was the longest hockey match ever played in the NHL: Exactly 116 minutes and 30 second of sudden death overtime was required
The goaltending of Norm Smith and the defensive work from Bucko McDonald and Doug Young set the stage for the triumphant drive to the finals.
Young was a defense-first defenseman, but he was capable of moving the puck as this account of the famous playoff overtime game in 1936 shows:

Baldy Northcott accompanied (Hoolie) Smith on his rush ... However, Normie Smith anticipated the play, caught the puck on his pad, steered it to teammate Doug Young who reversed the field.

Now it appeared that each team was bent on wild kamikaze attacks in the hope of bringing the game to a sudden end. Young raced along the boards until he reached Maroon territory. Then he fired wildly, but the puck suddenly hit Montreal defender Lionel Conacher's skate and changed direction, sliding straight for the empty side of the net. It appeared to be equidistant between Young and goalie Chabot. The Red Wing skater lunged for it, but before he could get his stick on it, Chabot smothered it with his glove.
Detroit Red Wings - Greatest Moments and Players, by Stan Fischler, pgs 98, 210

Apparently in 1939, an independent AHL team bought Doug Young's rights from the Detroit Red Wings for a hefty sum. Young would end up playing one more full season in the NHL (in Montreal), however:

The addition of Young should mean the difference between a winning and losing combination. He has been one of the outstanding backfielders in the National League. He is 29 years of age and can skate and handle the stick with the speed and finesse of a linesman. The price tag on Young was not revealed but Harris inferred that he had to dig deep to pry the star from the Red Wings.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct 18, 1939

Other Newspaper Quotes

Originally Posted by Jack Adams – 1936
Doug Young is the best defense man in the league.
Not really sure how much that means coming from his own coach... but it does mean that Adams thought he was te best defenseman on his own team. Eddie Goodfellow, Bucko McDonald, and Scotty Bowman were the others.

Originally Posted by The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix – April 4th, 1930
Doug Young, stellar young Cleveland defense star, clinched the game with two lightning-like thrusts in the third period. The first time he literally bowled over every Bison who dared to step in his path.
Originally Posted by The Vancouver Sun – December 12th, 1931
Young is a big sturdy lad and has an interesting record, in that he scored more goals in the International last year than many forwards. He scored 16 goals and had 6 assists. In the play-offs he scored 3 goals and had one assist. In the previous season he had 13 goals and 5 assists.

When he finds his feet in the major loop, he likely will be a very useful addition to the Falcons’ read-guard.

Young is a product of the prairies and played his first organized hockey in Calgary. He was with the Kitchener Millionaires in 1927, the year after he left Calgary.

For the past three seasons, he has been one of the outstanding defence men of the International League as a member of the Cleveland club.

Young was drafted by the New York Americans and was traded to the Falcons for Ronnie Martin, whom the Falcons too in the draft from the Buffalo club. Young shoots from the right side, is a good puck-carrier and weighs about 175 pounds.
Originally Posted by The Ottawa Citizen – January 22nd, 1932
Doug Young, recruit Falcon defenceman, proved the man of the hour, scoring two goals, his counter late in the third period breaking the tie and putting the Falcons out in front.
Originally Posted by The Ottawa Citizen – February 22nd, 1935
In the second period, big Lionel Conacher, Maroons defenseman, and Doug Young, Detroit rearguard, fought desperately, efforts of players on both teams and the referees being necessary to separate them. Conacher rained blows on Young’s face.
Originally Posted by The Calgary Daily Herald – March 25th, 1936
Doug Young Also In Star Role For First Game

Jack also had praise for his defense. Bucko McDonald, Ebbie Goodfellow, Scotty Bowman, and Doug Young slowed the Maroons down a lot with their heavy blasts.
Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette – March 25th, 1936
Chabot leapt across his net like a big cat to kick out Doug Young’s faming shot dead for the far corner.

Young put Ward into the boards and got away with it.
Originally Posted by Ottawa Citizen – December 7th, 1936
Doug Young, star defenseman of Detroit Red Wings, Stanley Cup champions, suffered a broken right ankle here tonight in a National Hockey League match with New York Americans.
Originally Posted by The Desert News – November 4th, 1937
With little Normie Smith in the nets, dashing Doug Young and Bucko McDonald backing up on defense, and the from line firing capably by Larry Aurie, Dave Barry, and Herbie Lewis, the Wings are carrying the favorite money.

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