Curtis Douglas, pictured here in a Barrie Colts’ uniform, is now with the Windsor Spitfires. He was originally drafted into the CHL by the Barrie Colts in the fourth round. This very same draft saw Ryan Merkley go first overall to the Guelph Storm. If I were a betting man, I’d guess that Curtis ranks among the top of the draft class in terms of height. As of right now, he stands at 6’8″ and likely will rank as one of the tallest players to play hockey. Obviously with Zdeno Chara being 6’9″, clearly he’s now got competition!
With Curtis’ skillset and size, he was drafted into the NHL by the Dallas Stars in 2018 and will add to what is already a formidable talent pool in the Big D. In addition to already a great core, they have some of the tallest players in the league.
- Ben Bishop, standing at 6’7
- Martin Hanzal at 6’6
- Stephen Johns, Marc Methot & Valeri Nichushkin at 6’4
Gettin’ the auto
In one of the shortest returns, I got a signed card from Curtis Douglas via the Barrie Colts. He signed this card for me in a black sharpie, obviously on my Upper Deck CHL hockey card. Looking at this card, it looks like Curtis is really focused on something, I’d imagine it was a puck that he just passed to a teammate. Care to fill us in, Curtis?
Lots of articles about Curtis going to the Dallas Stars!
A video review of Curtis Douglas
A huge tilt between Curtis Douglas and Riley Bruce