November 09, 2014
Doug Acomb was a hometown hero with the Toronto Marlboros, scoring 55 goals in 54 games in his last year of junior in 1968-69, and leading the Marlies to two Memorial Cup appearances before that. The Toronto Maple Leafs took notice, signing the diminutive center in the summer of 1969.
His professional career would be a short one, with two uninspiring years bouncing around the minor leagues. His highlight was his two game call up to the NHL in which he registered a single assist.
Acomb would return to southern Ontario in 1971 and star with the Barrie Flyers on the OHA senior circuit. In 1974 he led Barrie to the Allan Cup championship as Canada's top amateur team.
The following season he returned to professional hockey, although it was in Austria. After that interesting experience he returned to Barrie, played one more season of senior hockey and then hung up his blades.