Douglas William Roberts (born October 28, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 419 games in the National Hockey League and 140 games in the World Hockey Association between 1966 and 1977.
Roberts played for the California Golden Seals, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, and New England Whalers after starring for the Michigan State University hockey team. His NHL career was comparatively modest, but he did participate in the 1971 NHL All-Star Game as the weak Seals lone representative at a time when there were very few US born and bred players in the NHL. After retiring from hockey, he served as the head coach of the Connecticut College men's ice hockey team from 1980–2000. He is the brother of Gordie Roberts and father of David Roberts, both former NHL players.
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- 1965-66 Central Hockey League Rookie of the Year.