Kenneth Edward Doraty (June 23, 1905 – April 4, 1981) was a professional ice hockey player born in Stittsville, Ontario.
Most of his career was played in the minor leagues, although he did play 105 National Hockey League games, with all but two of those games being for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
On April 3, 1933, in the fifth game of the semi-finals, Doraty scored a goal at 104:46 of overtime to give Toronto a 1–0 victory over the Boston Bruins in a Stanley Cup playoff game. The goal ended what was at the time the longest game in NHL history, and remains to this day through 2005–06 the longest game in either team's history.
On January 16, 1934, Doraty scored a hat-trick in overtime to help the Maple Leafs defeat the Ottawa Senators 7-4, becoming the only player to achieve this unusual feat.
The longest overtime game in NHL history was played three years later, on March 24, 1936, and was won 1–0 by Mud Bruneteau of the Detroit Red Wings on a goal at 116:30 of overtime against the Montreal Maroons. The two games cited above are the only two games to reach a sixth overtime in NHL history. Hockey Hall of Fame goalie Lorne Chabot played in both marathons, winning the Doraty game and losing the Bruneteau game.
By Dean Hanley
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