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Doug Carpenter (born July 1, 1942 in Cornwall, Ontario) is a former head coach in the National Hockey League, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and the American Hockey League and is a former hockey player in the Eastern Hockey League and the International Hockey League.

As a player from 1964–1974, he played for the Greensboro Generals and Roanoke Valley Rebels in the EHL and for the Flint Generals in the IHL. Upon retiring from hockey he became head coach of the Flint Generals (1974–1978) and later head coach of the Cornwall Royals of the QMJHL. Following stints with the New Brunswick Hawks and St. Catharines Saints of the AHL, he landed his first NHL head coach position with the New Jersey Devils. Later he coached the Toronto Maple Leafs. He also coached the Halifax Citadels twice, and the New Haven Nighthawks.

Coaching record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
NJD 1984–85 80 22 48 10 - 54 5th in Patrick Did Not Qualify
NJD 1985–86 80 28 49 3 - 59 6th in Patrick Did Not Qualify
NJD 1986–87 80 29 45 6 - 64 6th in Patrick Did Not Qualify
NJD 1987–88 50 21 24 5 - (82) 4th in Patrick (fired)
TOR 1989–90 80 38 38 4 - 80 3rd in Norris Lost in First Round
TOR 1990–91 11 1 9 1 - (57) 5th in Norris (fired)

Preceded by
George Armstrong
Head Coaches of the Toronto Maple Leafs
Succeeded by
Tom Watt
Preceded by
Tom McVie
Head Coaches of the New Jersey Devils
Succeeded by
Jim Schoenfeld
New Jersey Devils Head Coaches
MacMillanMcVieCarpenterSchoenfeldCunniff • McVie • BrooksLemaireFtorekRobinsonConstantineBurns • Robinson • LamorielloJulien • Lamoriello • Sutter • Lemaire • MacLean • Lemaire • DeBoerOatsStevensHynesRuff
Toronto Maple Leafs Head Coaches
ARENAS: D. CarrollST. PATS: HeffernanSprouleF. CarrollO'DonoghueQuerriePowers • Querrie • Rodden
MAPLE LEAFS: RomerilSmytheDuncan • Smythe • IrvinDayPrimeauClancyMeekerReayImlach • Clancy • McLellan • Clancy • KellyNeilsonSmithDuff • Imlach • CrozierNykolukMaloneyBrophyArmstrongCarpenterWattBurnsBeverleyMurphyQuinnMauriceWilsonCarlyleHorachekBabcockKeefe

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