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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on December 19th, 2013

Wladislaw Laudas Jozef "Duke" Dukowski (Dutkowski) - Born August 31, 1900 in Regina, Saskatchewan – Died September 26, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia was a professional ice Hockey defenseman.

Dukowski Played all his minor and junior Hockey in his hometown of Regina. Duke started his junior playing days with the Regina Victorias in 1916, but was soon signed to play with the Regina Patricia Hockey Club / Regina Pats for their inaugural season in 1917.

Dukowski helped the Regina Pats win the Saskatchewan junior Hockey league / SJHL championship in 1918 and the 1919 Abbott Cup championship. Duke and the Pats also played in the 1919 Memorial Cup championship finals, losing to the University of Toronto Schools in a two-game, total goal series 29 goals to 8.

Dukowski joined the senior Regina Victorias for the 1920-21 season, helping the Victorias win the 1921 Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League / SSHL championship.

Dukowski turned pro with the Saskatoon Sheiks to start the 1921-22 season, but the team had to move part way through the season (February 1, 1922), and became the Moose Jaw Sheiks, where he finished the season in 1922.

Dukowski then signed with the Western Canada Hockey League / WCHL Regina Capitals, and played with the Capitals until 1925. While playing with the Capitals, Duke helped the team to the WCHL championship finals in both 1923 and 1924.

The Regina Capitals moved their team to Portland, Oregon to start the 1925-26 season, and renamed themselves the Portland Rosebuds and would now play in the Western Hockey League / WHL. After that season, the Western Hockey League folded. The National Hockey League bought every contract of every player from the WHL for $258,000. The former Capitals/Rosebuds players would go on to form the nucleus of the expansion NHL Chicago Black Hawks franchise, which began play the following season.

Dukowski was now a NHL pro, and scored 3 goals, 2 assists in his first NHL season (1926-27). Duke was then sent down to the minors, and played 2 seasons with the AHA Kansas City Pla-Mors.

Dukowski was back with the Black Hawks to start the 1929-30 NHL season, and was named team captain. Duke played with the Black Hawks until he was claimed on waivers by the New York Americans from Chicago, February 13, 1931. Dukowski played with the Americans for over a full season, and was then loaned back to Chicago by the Americans for remainder of 1933-34 season, December 15, 1933.

Dukowski was recalled b they New York Americans and then traded to the New York Rangers for cash, January 3, 1934, where he finished his Hockey career in 1934 - In his final season, 1933-34, Dukowski played for the Americans, the Chicago Black Hawks, and the New York Rangers.

NOTE: Dukowski and his brother Joe asked to have the (t) removed from their surname so it would read as "Dukowski" rather than "Dutkowski". Joe won a Memorial Cup in 1930 with the Regina Pats.

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