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Clarence Abel
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
225 lb (102 kg)
Teams New York Rangers
Chicago Blackhawks
Born May 28, 1900(1900-05-28),
Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
Died August 1 1964 (aged 64),
Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
Pro Career 1924 – 1934
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Silver 1924 Chamonix Team Competition

Clarence John "Taffy" Abel (May 28, 1900 – August 1 1964) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League and is a member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.

Playing careerEdit

Abel started out by playing from 1918-22 for the Michigan Soo Nationals, a senior team in his hometown. He then joined the St. Paul Saints of the United States Amateur Hockey Association. While playing for St. Paul, he was chosen for the United States team at the 1924 Olympics, where he won a silver medal.

Clarence Abel played in the NHL for eight years, three with the New York Rangers and five with the Chicago Black Hawks from 1926–27 to 1933–34 He won a Stanley Cup while playing with the Rangers in 1928 and another one with the Black Hawks in 1934, his last NHL season.

At the age of 64, on August 1, 1964, Clarence Abel died in his home in Sault Ste. Marie. Nine years later, he was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame as a player.

The home rink for the Lake Superior State University hockey program is named after Taffy Abel.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1924–25 St. Paul Hockey Club USAHA
1925–26 Minneapolis Millers CHL 23 0 1 1 28
1926–27 New York Rangers NHL 44 8 4 12 78 2 0 1 1 6
1927–28 New York Rangers NHL 23 0 1 1 28 9 1 0 1 14
1928–29 New York Rangers NHL 44 3 1 4 41 6 0 0 0 8
1929–30 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 38 3 3 6 42 2 0 0 0 10
1930–31 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 43 0 1 1 45 9 0 0 0 8
1931–32 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 3 3 6 34 2 0 0 0 2
1932–33 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 47 0 4 4 63
1933–34 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 46 2 1 3 28 8 0 0 0 8
NHL totals 333 19 18 37 359 38 1 1 2 56

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