Doug Anderson played two playoff games for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League during the 1953 playoffs. He scored no points and had no penalty minutes during those two games. He qualified to be engraved on the Stanley Cup, but his name was left off, since he did not play regularly with Montreal.
After playing eight games for the Buffalo Bisons in 1953-54 Anderson rejoined the Cougars and played for them until they moved to become th San Francisco Seals in 1961. Rather than also move to San Francisco, Anderson joined the Portland Buckaroos and retired in 1963.