Doran, Lloyd

Centre  L. 6' 175 lbs.
1/10/1921 South Porcupine, Ontario

Centre Lloyd Doran played 24 games with the Detroit Red Wings in 1946-47. He was a decent playmaker who enjoyed success in the minors and as an amateur.

Born in South Porcupine, Ontario, Doran played junior hockey with the Dome Porkies of the NOHA in 1940-41. The next year he joined the Wings as a free agent and was assigned to the Omaha Knights of the AHA. During World War II he played for the Montreal and Kingston Army teams before spending two years in military service.

He returned to the minors and enjoyed his most productive season during the 1948-49 stanza with AHL,  St. Louis Flyers, scoring a career high 19 times and adding 55 assists for 74 points in 67 games. Doran capped his pro career by leading the Cleveland Barons to the AHL Calder Cup Championship in 1951, contributing seven points in eight playoff games. He moved to Belleville to coach hockey and organize the city recreation program. He took correspondence courses and graduated from the University of Western Ontario in London after studying municipal recreation.

Player Notes
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 21st, 1941. Traded to Chicago (St. Louis-AHL) by Detroit with Red Almas, Tony Licari, Barry Sullivan and Thain Simon for Joe Lund and Hec Highton, September 9th, 1948. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Chicago (St. Louis-AHL) for Eric Pogue, November 17th, 1950. Doran died on June 10, 1995.