Ron Duguay

Ice Hockey Player
Born Jul 6, 1957

Ronald Duguay is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach who played 12 seasons in the NHL from 1977 through 1989, and served four seasons as a minor league coach. He currently appears as an in-studio analyst during MSG Network's coverage of the New York Rangers.… Read More

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1957 Birth Born on July 6, 1957.


1977 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Duguay was drafted 13th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft. … Read More
1980 23 Years Old With the Rangers, Duguay set a team record, for the fastest goal at the start of a game, at 9 seconds, on April 6, 1980 against the Philadelphia Flyers.
1981 24 Years Old Suffering injuries, his production did not progress as hoped, but after playing for Team Canada in the 1981 Canada Cup, his play improved, and in 1981–82 led the Rangers in scoring with 40 goals. … Read More
1982 25 Years Old In 1982–83 Duguay's numbers dipped, and he only scored 19 goals.
Rangers coach Herb Brooks clashed with Duguay over his play and popularity in New York's night life, and on June 13, 1983 Duguay, Eddie Mio and Eddie Johnstone were traded to the Detroit Red Wings, for Willie Huber, Mark Osborne and Mike Blaisdell. … Read More
1984 27 Years Old In 1984–85 he was second on the Red Wings in all three categories, with 38 goals, 51 assists and 89 total points, the best offensive season of his career.
1985 28 Years Old At the trade deadline in 1985–86 Duguay was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Doug Shedden.


1987 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Duguay played parts of only two seasons in Pittsburgh, and his production was never as good again as it had been in New York or Detroit. On January 21, 1987, Pittsburgh traded Duguay to his original team, the Rangers, in exchange for Chris Kontos, reuniting Duguay with former teammate, and then-Rangers general manager, Phil Esposito.
1988 - 1989 2 More Events
1991 34 Years Old Following the 1991–92 season he retired, but three years later resumed playing, again, for the San Diego Gulls, who were now members of the WCHL. … Read More
1995 38 Years Old Duguay finished the 1995–96 season with the Gulls, scoring eight goals and nine assists in only 12 games. … Read More


1998 41 Years Old In 1998–99 he jumped to the Jacksonville Lizard Kings of the (ECHL), but skated in just one game before commencing his second retirement.
2003 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, he joined the Jacksonville Barracudas, then playing in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League. … Read More
2005 48 Years Old Duguay resigned as coach after an unsuccessful 2005–06 season, in which more than 50 different players left the team as it finished with a 15–39–0–2 record. … Read More


On March 21 and 22, 2009, nearly six years after playing his final professional game, Duguay played two games in the EPHL, one game each with the Brooklyn Aces and the Jersey Rockhoppers, to raise money for the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a nonprofit organization associated with Madison Square Garden. … Read More
2011 54 Years Old On New Year's Eve 2011, Duguay participated in the 2012 Winter Classic Alumni game pitting legends of the Rangers against the legends of the Philadelphia Flyers. … Read More
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