Douglas N. Everett
Everett was, along with his fellow teammate Myles Lane, one of the greatest players to come out of Dartmouth during the 1920’s. He played his first hockey for Colby Academy in 1922, serving as captain of that team as well. Later he amazed fans with his stick handling ability, speed, and hard shot as a member of Dartmouth teams from 1922-1926.
Everett was All-College in his sophomore and junior years at Dartmouth, as selected by the Boston Transcript, and was named by the New York Herald Tribune to one of the earliest All-American Teams. A writer of that time said of him: “He could skate, and he could shoot, and he had the native intelligence -all the ingredients a player needs for greatness. He was hardly of the ruffian variety, but he knew how to body check and did so with authority.”
After graduation Everett declined offers from the Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, and Toronto Maple Leafs to enter the insurance business. However, he continued in hockey with the University Club of Boston, playing with another United States Hockey Hall of Famer George Owens. While skating with the University Club against Princeton he even recorded six goals.
Named to the 1928 Olympic team, Everett never made the trip to Switzerland due to a lack of funding. Everett played with the 1932 United States Olympic Team which finished second to Canada at Lake Placid, NY. In the Olympic tournament the United States tied Canada 2-2 in the first game and lost the second, 2-1. The former Big Green skater scored two of the three American goals in the two games on the way to the Silver Medal. Everett was the fourth member of the 1932 Olympic Team to be enshrined in the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. Ding Palmer, John Chase, and John Garrison have already been accorded the honor.
Everett, who later had the skating arena named after him in Concord, New Hampshire, went on to become the Chairman of the Board of Morrill and Everett, Insurance Inc. -the same firm that he originally joined after leaving graduating from Dartmouth.
He was was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1974.