After being drafted by the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL in 1999, Doug left home to pursue his dream of playing in the NHL. Doug played 4 years in the WHL with the Red Deer Rebels and Spokane Chiefs. During his playing days in the WHL, Doug was a 2X All-Star, CHL Top Prospect Game participant and Captain or Assistant of both teams. After scoring the overtime winning goal to win the Memorial Cup in 2001, Doug was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. After turning pro-Doug embarked on an 11-year professional career where he played in the NHL, AHL, ECHL, SEL (Swedish Elite League) and EBEL (Austrian Elite League). During his professional career, Doug won 6 championships including the ECHL Kelly Cup with the Alaska Aces in 2006, 3 Austrian Championships and 2 Champions League Trophies. During his time with EC Red Bull Salzburg, he was voted Top Defenseman in the EBEL and led the league in Plus/Minus while scoring another overtime Championship winning goal. After his professional career came to an end Doug started his own Hockey Skills and Teaching Company – Doug Lynch Hockey LLC. Currently, Doug Lynch Hockey LLC has operations in Portland OR, Vancouver BC, as well as Shenzhen China and Hong Kong. Recently Doug has partnered with the NHL with the primary focus of growing and developing hockey in the emerging markets of Asia.