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Stanley Cup Legends: Ken Doraty

"Cagie" Ken Doraty accomplished the rarest of all hat tricks in hockey history - three goals in one overtime.

How the heck did he manage to do that, you are probably asking yourself. Well its simple! On January 16, 1934 the Toronto Maple Leafs forward broke a 4-4 tie in regular season overtime against Ottawa to make the score 5-4. However the game didn't end because the NHL didn't use a sudden death format at that time. Instead they used a mandatory full 10 minute overtime. Doraty went on to add two more insurance goals to defeat the Ottawa Senators 7-4.

By this time Doraty was becoming a bit of an overtime hero of sorts. Less than a year earlier, during the playoffs on April 3, 1933, Doray scored after 104 minutes and 46 seconds of overtime as Toronto defeated Boston 1-0 in the playoffs. The game was the longest in history at that time and remains the second longest in NHL history.

Despite his knack for scoring big goals, Doraty was a marginal NHLer, spending most of his time in the minors. After debuting with Chicago in 1926-27 with 18 pointless games, Doraty played the next 6 seasons in the minors, most noteably with the IAHL's Cleveland Indians. Doraty, who is one of the smallest players to ever play in the NHL (5'7" 133lbs), returned to the NHL with the Leafs in 1932, playing parts of 3 seasons, but returned to the minors following his stint of success with the Leafs. Doraty, who resurfaced for a 2 game stint with the Detriot Red Wings in 1937, only played in 103 NHL games, scoring 15 goals and 26 assists. He also chipped in 7 goals and 9 points in 15 NHL playoff games.

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Anonymous said…
What was Ken Doraty's sweater number as a Maple Leaf?

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