Ron Duguay
Canadian ice hockey player
Ron Duguay
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.
Biography
Ron Duguay's personal information overview.
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News
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Q. and A. With Ron Duguay
NYTimes - over 3 years
A former Ranger and now a hockey analyst for the MSG Network, Duguay provided his take on the evolution of the sport and the teams he has his eye on this season.
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Battle of the Blades- Season Three starts Sunday September 18th! - Mile High Hockey
Google News - over 5 years
The other professionals were Bob Probert, Glenn Anderson, Ron Duguay, Ken Daneyko, Tie Domi, Stephane Richer and Craig Simpson. The fist season winners were Jamie Sale and Craig Simpson and they won $100000 toward their chosen charity: Spinal Cord
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Bonhomme to appear on Battle of the Blades - The Sudbury Star
Google News - over 5 years
It will also face Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States in the round-robin event. Bonhomme is the second local athlete to take part in Battle of the Blades. Former Sudbury Wolves star and longtime NHLer Ron Duguay competed on the show
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Local NHLers return to Sudbury rink for charity game - NorthernLife.ca
Google News - over 5 years
Current NHLers Andrew Brunette, Nick Foligno, Zack Stortini and Andrew Desjardins were joined by NHL alumni Ron Duguay, Drew Bannister, Craig Duncanson and a host of other players with a sprinkling of professional hockey and/or post-secondary hockey
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Going hungry to help feed kids - The Sudbury Star
Google News - over 5 years
Past and present NHLers who will be participating include Ron Duguay, Reggie Leach, Zack Stortini, and Andrew Brunette. On Saturday, singer Kelly Clarkson will perform at the Sudbury Arena in a concert sponsored by The Human League
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NHLers to take on Cambrian leaguers for charity - The Sudbury Star
Google News - over 5 years
"We've got Andrew Brunette, Zack Stortini, Andrew Desjardins, Reggie Leach and Ron Duguay coming," said Human League president and CEO Rod Larocque. "Then we have the NHL Legends of the Game golf tournament on Friday at Timberwolf and Cedar Green and
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Russian legends open hearts - IIHF
Google News - over 5 years
In the second, it was the Legends of Hockey of the USSR against a combined team of players from the FDNY and former New York Rangers like Ron Greschner, Steve Vickers and Ron Duguay. The Russians also won that one 6-4, with Kamensky, a member of the
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Rangers by the Numbers: The Best New York Rangers by Jersey Number - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Known as much for his Sasson Jeans commercial and Hockey Sock Rock album as his long hair flowing as he skated down the ice, Ron Duguay was a fan favorite from his first game at the Garden. Duguay's intense play and goal-scoring ability were vital to
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July 6: Today in History - KMOV.com
Google News - over 5 years
Hockey player and coach Ron Duguay is 54. Rock musician John Keeble (Spandau Ballet) is 52. Actor Brian Posehn is 45. Rapper Inspectah Deck (Wu-Tang Clan) is 41. Rapper 50 Cent is 36. Actress Tia Mowry is 33. Actress Tamera Mowry is 33
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Today in History - WSLS
Google News - over 5 years
Hockey player and coach Ron Duguay (doo-GAY') is 54. Rock musician John Keeble (Spandau Ballet) is 52. Actor Brian Posehn is 45. Rapper Inspectah Deck (Wu-Tang Clan) is 41. Rapper 50 Cent is 36. Actress Tia Mowry is 33. Actress Tamera Mowry is 33
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Worst Sports Singing Collaborations - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Phil Esposito, Ron Duguay, Dave Maloney and John Davidson had a great idea from the start. The production seemingly wasn't what they expected. Maybe they all should've put brown bags over their heads. This might be better than the MC Hammer version
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Special Olympics team wins gold medal - CottageCountryNow.ca
Google News - over 5 years
There were also a number of special guests including Ontario Hockey League commissioner David Branch, retired NHL player Ron Duguay and Andrew Desjardins from the San Jose Sharks. The 12 athletes on the Muskoka team include: Josh Cutting, Boris Kersnik
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Is the KHL's brand growth a threat to the NHL? - newjerseynewsroom.com
Google News - over 5 years
... EMERCOM (Russian firefighters' team), and then a Legends of the USSR team (including several former Devils) against an FDNY/NHL Alumni team (including former Ranger and longtime Jersey resident Ron Duguay) on Sunday at the Aviator Sports Complex
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'Battles On Ice' brings Chilled War to Aviator - BrooklynPapers.com
Google News - over 5 years
... New York Rangers Ron Duguay, Ron Greschner and Chris Kotsopoulos; former New Jersey Devil Valeri Kamensky; and former Boston Bruin Alexei Kasatonov; and Alexander “The Big Yak” Yakushev, who played with Team Canada in the famous 1972 Summit Series
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Russia-US ice hockey stars to play charity match on June 19 - The Voice of Russia
Google News - over 5 years
According to the RIA-Novosti news agency, the line ups of the Russian and US teams include such ice-hockey stars as Alexander Yakushev, Sergey Makarov, Vladimir Lutchenko, Alexei Kasatonov, Valery Kamensky and also Ron Duguay, Ron Greschner,
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Speed Read - Times and Transcript
Google News - over 5 years
This summer's season, which is due to begin within a few weeks, depends on the availability of coaches for all divisions, Codiac Soccer executive-director Ron Duguay stressed. Anyone interested in coaching can call 854-0011 and ask for either Ron or
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ron Duguay
    FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 53
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Less than two minutes into the game, Duguay went in on a breakaway on Flyer's great Bernie Parent in goal and, in an act of class, gently shot the puck into the 65-year-old goaltender's pads. In the NHL, Duguay was noted for his long curly hair which would blow behind him as he skated without a helmet. He and teammates Phil Esposito, Dave Maloney and Anders Hedberg appeared in a TV commercial for Sasson designer jeans.
  • 2009
    Age 51
    The Sudbury Wolves have retired his jersey. In 2009, Duguay was ranked No. 49 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons).
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    In 2009, Duguay competed in the first season of the Battle of the Blades skating competition on CBC Television, partnered with Barbara Underhill.
    More Details Hide Details The charity he skated for was World Vision Canada.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Duguay signed a waiver and played his game with the Brooklyn Aces without a helmet, which allowed his hair to flow free as it did when he played in the NHL. With 37 seconds left in regulation, he assisted on the game-tying goal, but the Aces would lose 4–3 in overtime.
  • FORTIES
  • 2005
    Age 47
    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.
    More Details Hide Details On his resignation, he told the Florida Times-Union that he was "tired." Since 2007, Duguay has been an analyst for MSG Network's television coverage of Rangers games, and also appears regularly on MSG's weekly Hockey Night Live! program.
  • 2003
    Age 45
    In the 2003–2004 season Duguay led the Barracudas, now playing in the World Hockey Association 2, to the league's best record and playoff championship.
    More Details Hide Details In 2004 the Barracudas joined the newly formed Southern Professional Hockey League. With Duguay as coach, the Barracudas' overall record over 3 seasons was 92–92–0–3 with a 6–3 playoff record.
    In 2003, he joined the Jacksonville Barracudas, then playing in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League.
    More Details Hide Details Duguay played six games as a Barracudas forward, then took over as the team's head coach.
  • 1998
    Age 40
    In 1998–99 he jumped to the Jacksonville Lizard Kings of the (ECHL), but skated in just one game before commencing his second retirement.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 37
    Duguay finished the 1995–96 season with the Gulls, scoring eight goals and nine assists in only 12 games.
    More Details Hide Details Over the next two seasons, Duguay played in just five games for the Gulls.
  • 1991
    Age 33
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Duguay explained that he was inspired to return to hockey to help the then injury-riddled team; he also said that he wanted his children, who had been too young to see him play in the NHL, to see him in action.
  • 1989
    Age 31
    Duguay's career continued in the minor leagues for a few years after his final NHL season. He played 22 games in Europe with Mannheim ERC (German Bundesliga) during the 1989–90 season, then returned to the United States where he played two seasons in the IHL with the San Diego Gulls.
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  • 1988
    Age 30
    After briefly returning to the Rangers, Duguay finished his NHL career with the Los Angeles Kings in 1988–89.
    More Details Hide Details An attempted comeback with the Tampa Bay Lightning, where Phil Esposito was the general manager in 1992 was not successful.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 29
    Duguay re-signed with the Rangers in the summer of 1987.
    More Details Hide Details It was towards the end of his second stint with the Rangers that Duguay was sent to the minors for the first time, playing two games with the Colorado Rangers of the IHL.
    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.
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  • 1985
    Age 27
    At the trade deadline in 1985–86 Duguay was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Doug Shedden.
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  • 1984
    Age 26
    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.
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  • 1983
    Age 25
    On December 1, 1983, Duguay married California model Robin Bobo; the couple had two daughters before the marriage ended in divorce.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1990s, he married former fashion model Kim Alexis. After marrying Alexis, Duguay moved to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
    Playing in Detroit, Duguay's career was revitalized, and in 1983–84 he was third on the Red Wings with 33 goals, and second on the team with 47 assists, which placed him third overall on the team for points, with 80.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details During Duguay's time with the Rangers, he took part in some of team president Sonny Werblin's schemes to make the Rangers more hip and visible in disco-era New York City. This includes singing on "Hockey Sock Rock", written by Alan Thicke. The song featured vocals by Duguay, Phil Esposito, Pat Hickey, Dave Maloney and John Davidson. It was released as a 45, as Platinum Records 1217–75 in 1979.
  • 1982
    Age 24
    In 1982–83 Duguay's numbers dipped, and he only scored 19 goals.
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  • 1981
    Age 23
    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.
    More Details Hide Details That same season, he played in the NHL All-Star Game, representing the Rangers on the Wales Conference squad.
  • 1980
    Age 22
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1977
    Age 19
    After being drafted in 1977, Duguay made the jump directly from junior hockey to the NHL, with 20 goals in his rookie year.
    More Details Hide Details Duguay played his first six seasons in New York, where he was known as much for his long hair and flashy behaviour as he was for his play on the ice.
    Duguay was drafted 13th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft.
    More Details Hide Details He played 864 career NHL games, scoring 274 goals and 346 assists for 620 points.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Born on July 6, 1957.
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