Doug Maitland was born in LavAl, Quebec and attended Stanstead College .From Stanstead, Maitland moved on to play halfback for the Montreal Pats junior team in 1941. Maitland served in the Navy during World War II, but still managed to continue playing football as he played for the Toronto Navy Bulldogs of the ORFU for two seasons (1942-43). After the war, Maitland played with the Montreal Hornets of the IRFU / Big Four in 1945. The Hornets were the immediate precursor of the Alouettes who were formed in 1946 to replace the Hornets.
Maitlandf, a halfback, played four years with the Alouettes from 1946 to 1949. As a member of the 1946 club, Maitland was part of the Alouettes' first season. As part of the 1949 team, Maitland was part of the of the first Grey Cup won by the Alouettes. Not too shabby. The roster at the right is from 1948 and includes #68, Doug Maitland.
Doug Maitland passed away on August 28,. 2006.
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The games played stats are unofficial as no official game participation stats were kept in the East until 1960.
Maitland scored two career touchdowns. At that time touchdowns ewre worth only 5 points.