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#33 - Doug (Soapy) Soetaert

Douglas Henry Soetaert
Position: Goaltender
Born April 21, 1956 in Edmonton, Alberta
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 180
Traded to Jets by New York Rangers for Winnipeg's 3rd choice in 1983 Entry Draft, September 8, 1981. Traded to Montreal for Mark Holden, October 9, 1984.
The Jets acquired veteran goaltender Doug Soetaert in September 1981 and he teamed with Ed Staniowski to stabilize what had been a revolving door between the pipes over the past two seasons. He helped backstop the Jets to their first NHL playoff appearance in 1981-1982 and spent three full seasons with the Jets before being dealt to the Montreal Canadiens in October 1984. After two seasons in Montreal, he wound up his playing career with his original team, the New York Rangers. Soetaert was originally drafted by the Rangers in 1975 and he spent six seasons in the Rangers' organization up and down between New York and their farm team. He went on to become a coach at the minor league level and a respected executive in junior hockey.


Scoring Statistics

Regular Season
SeasonGPGAPtsPIM+/-PPSHShots
1981-19823902214 00 
1982-19834401110 00 
1983-19844703314 00 
Totals:13006638 000
Playoffs
SeasonGPGAPtsPIM+/-PPSHShots
1981-198220000 00 
1982-198310000 00 
1983-198410000 00 
Totals:40000 000

Goaltending Statistics

Regular Season
SeasonGPMinGAENSOSvsGAAWLT
1981-198239215715512 4.3113148
1982-19834425331743011544.1219196
1983-19844725361821012034.3118157
Totals:1307226511522357 504821
Playoffs
SeasonGPMinGAENSOSvsGAAWL
1981-19822120800 4.0011
1982-1983120000 0.0000
1983-19841205001415.0001
Totals:4160130014 12