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March 08, 2016

Doug Buhr

Doug Buhr played six NHL games, all with the Kansas City Scouts in the 1974-75 season.

Buhr was a big boy at six-foot-three and 215 pounds. He was not afraid to assert his physical advantage, as his healthy penalty minute totals attest.

Buhr was a free agent signing by the Los Angeles Kings in 1972. The Vancouver-born and Prince George-raised Buhr had just graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in civil engineering.

But his engineering career would be put on hold as he chased his hockey dream for three professional seasons, culminating with the six games with the Scouts. Twice he assisted on goals in his short stint.

Buhr returned to BC and moved to Trail in the beautiful Kootenays. He worked as an engineer for Cominco,

Buhr did lace up his skates to play for the town's famous Smoke Eaters senior team for two seasons, but then began to fully focus on other aspects of his life. Beyond work he taught Sunday school classes and bible study classes from his home.

Work later had Buhr relocated to the United States. He was living in Stockton, California at the time of his death in 2006. He suffered a heart attack and was 57 years old.

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