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Encyclopedia > Sid Abel
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
170 lb (77 kg)
Pro Clubs Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Blackhawks
Nationality Flag of Canada Canada
Born February 22, 1918(1918-02-22),
Melville, SK, CAN
Pro Career 19381954
Hall of Fame, 1969

Sidney "Sid" Gerald Abel (February 22, 1918 - February 7, 2000) was a Canadian professional hockey player and later coach in the National Hockey League. His playing career spanned from the 1938-39 season until the 1953-54 season, playing for both the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks and winning three Stanley Cups. The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories: Forwards Centre Wingers Defenceman Goaltender ... Winger in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. ... A shot in ice hockey is an attempt by a player to score a goal by striking the puck with his stick in the direction of the net. ... Stature redirects here. ... Weight, in the context of human body weight measurements in the medical sciences and in sports is a measurement of mass, and is thus expressed in units of mass, such as kilograms (kg), or units of force such as pounds (lb). ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Shown above is a computer-generated image of the International Prototype Kilogram (“IPK”). The IPK is the kilogram. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A childs first birthday party. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Location of Melville, Saskatchewan Melville is a small Canadian city located in the east-central portion of Saskatchewan. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: The Strength of Many Peoples) Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart - Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (Split from NWT) (9th (province)) Area  Ranked... Motto (Latin for From Sea to Sea) Anthem O Canada Royal anthem: God Save the Queen Capital Ottawa Largest city Toronto Official languages English, French Government Parliamentary democracy and federal constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II  -  Governor General Michaëlle Jean  -  Prime Minister Stephen Harper Establishment  -  Act of Union February... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The 1938-39 NHL season was the 22nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1953-54 NHL season was the 37th season of the National Hockey League. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...


Born in Melville, Saskatchewan, "Old Bootnose", as he was known, was the third member of the Red Wings' celebrated "Production line" along with Hockey Hall of Fame teammates Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay. Abel won the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP in 1949. Abel was traded from the Red Wings to the Blackhawks in 1952-53, and served as a player-coach for the next two seasons. He returned to the Red Wings in 1957-58 and served as Detroit's coach through the 1969-70 season. In the 1970s and 1980s, Abel worked as a colour commentator on Red Wings radio broadcasts. NHL goaltender Brent Johnson of the Washington Capitals, is Abel's grandson. Location of Melville, Saskatchewan Melville is a small Canadian city located in the east-central portion of Saskatchewan. ... The Production line was a nickname for one of the most famous scoring lines in the NHLs history. ... Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... Gordon Gordie Howe, OC (born March 31, 1928 in Floral, Saskatchewan) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers in the NHL, and the Houston Aeros and New England Whalers in the WHA. He is often referred to as Mr. ... Robert Blake Theodore Ted Lindsay (born July 29, 1925, in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey forward who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks. ... The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the most valuable ice hockey player in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1952-53 season was the 36th National Hockey League (NHL) season. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1957-58 season was the 41st National Hockey League (NHL) season. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1969-70 NHL season was the 53rd season of the National Hockey League. ... A color (or colour) commentator is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... Brent Johnson (born March 12, 1977 in Farmington, Michigan) is a goaltender for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


Sid Abel was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1969. In 1998, he was ranked number 85 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players. Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Hockey News is a North American hockey newspaper. ...

Abel's #12 banner hanging in Joe Louis Arena.

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Career Statistics

 Regular Season Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM 1938-39 Detroit Red Wings NHL 15 1 1 2 0 1939-40 Detroit Red Wings NHL 24 1 5 6 4 1940-41 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 11 22 33 29 1941-42 Detroit Red Wings NHL 48 18 31 49 45 1942-43 Detroit Red Wings NHL 49 18 24 42 33 1945-46 Detroit Red Wings NHL 7 0 2 2 0 1946-47 Detroit Red Wings NHL 60 19 29 48 29 1947-48 Detroit Red Wings NHL 60 14 30 44 69 1948-49 Detroit Red Wings NHL 60 28 26 54 49 1949-50 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 34 35 69 46 1950-51 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 23 38 61 30 1951-52 Detroit Red Wings NHL 62 17 36 53 32 1952-53 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 39 5 4 9 6 1953-54 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 3 0 0 0 4 NHL Totals 612 189 283 472 376 

See also

The three forwards – the centre, right wing and left wing – operate as a unit called a line. ... This is a list of all the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario. ... National Hockey League The list of National Hockey League (NHL) players is divided into the following lists: By specific groups Current players List of every NHL player List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame List of NHL... // Brothers Andersson: Mikael, Niklas Arbour: Ernest Ty, Jack Babych: Dave, Wayne Benning: Brian, Jim Bentley: Doug, Max, Reg Biron: Martin, Mathieu Boucher: Frank, George, Billy, Bobby Bordeleau: JP, Chris Broderick: Ken, Len Broten: Aaron, Neal, Paul Bure: Pavel, Valeri Cain: Herb, Francis Callander: Drew, Jock Carlson: Jack, Steve Cavallini: Gino... The Production line was a nickname for one of the most famous scoring lines in the NHLs history. ... Luc Robitaille, 2005: the A is also placed on the players left. ...

References

  • Carroll, M. R. (2001). The Concise Encyclopedia of Hockey. Vancouver: Greystone Press.
  • Diamond, Dan and Eric Zweig, eds (2003). Hockey's Glory Days: the 50s and 60s. Kansas City: Andrew McMeel.
  • Fischler, Stan (2002). Detroit Red Wings: Greatest Moments and Players. Sports Publishing Co.

External links

Preceded by
Syd Howe
Detroit Red Wings captains
1942-43
Succeeded by
Mud Bruneteau
Preceded by
William Hollett
Detroit Red Wings captains
1945-52
Succeeded by
Ted Lindsay
Preceded by
Buddy O'Connor
Winner of the Hart Trophy
1949
Succeeded by
Chuck Rayner
Preceded by
Ebbie Goodfellow
Head Coaches of the Chicago Blackhawks
1952-54
Succeeded by
Frank Eddolls
Preceded by
Jimmy Skinner
Head Coaches of the Detroit Red Wings
1958-68
Succeeded by
Bill Gadsby
Preceded by
Bill Gadsby
Head Coaches of the Detroit Red Wings
1969-70
Succeeded by
Ned Harkness
Preceded by
Scotty Bowman
Head Coaches of the St. Louis Blues
1971-72
Succeeded by
Bill McCreary Sr.
Preceded by
Bep Guidolin
Head Coaches of the Kansas City Scouts
1975-76
Succeeded by
Eddie Bush

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Sid Abel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (247 words)
Abel was traded from the Red Wings to the Blackhawks in 1952-53, and served as a player-coach for the next two seasons.
NHL goaltender Brent Johnson of the Washington Capitals, is Abel's grandson.
Sid Abel was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1969.
ESPN.com - NHL - Hall of Famer Abel dies at 81 (816 words)
Sid Abel, shown during a 1995 ceremony to retire his No. 12, was a player, general manager, coach and broadcaster for the Wings.
Abel was a player, general manager, coach and broadcaster in his 32 years in the Red Wings organization.
Abel began his NHL career as the team's center in 1938 in Detroit, spending nine full seasons and parts of three others with the Red Wings, with two years of military service.
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