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Ebbie Goodfellow
Position Defence/forward
Shoots Left
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams NHL
Detroit Cougars
Detroit Falcons
Detroit Red Wings
Born April 9, 1906(1906-04-09),
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Died September 10 1985 (aged 79),
Sarasota, FL, USA
Pro Career 1929 – 1943
Hall of Fame, 1963

Ebenezer Robertson Goodfellow, "Ebbie" for short, (April 9, 1906 – September 10, 1985) played in the NHL for the Detroit Red Wings from 1929 to 1944 as both a forward and defenseman. Born in Nepean, Ontario, Ebbie helped the Red Wings win three Stanley Cups, back to back in 1935-36 and 1936–37, and another in 1942-43. Goodfellow also won the NHL's Hart Trophy (MVP) for the 1939-1940 season, being the first Red Wing to receive this award.

He was a second team NHL all star in 1935-36 and a first team all star in 1936-37 and 1939-40.

Goodfellow played in 557 NHL games and scored 134 goals and 190 assists with 511 penalty minutes.

Early in his career he was a high-scoring forward and later switched to defense; position switches were (and are) rare in the NHL, but it was as a defensemen that he won the Hart trophy. Goodfellow displayed even more versatility during the 1942-43 season. He missed most of the season due to injury, but when coach Jack Adams was suspended during the 1943 playoffs, Ebbie agreed to serve as coach during the suspension. Detroit went on to win the Stanley Cup in 1943, and Ebbie's name was engraved on the Cup for a third and final time. Goodfellow then retired the following season and later became the coach of the Chicago Blackhawks for several seasons. After little success with the Blackhawks, Goodfellow finally retired from the NHL for good. Goodfellow was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1963. He died of cancer on September 10, 1985 in Sarasota, Florida.

Preceded by
Toe Blake
Winner of the Hart Trophy
Succeeded by
Bill Cowley
Preceded by
Herbie Lewis
Detroit Red Wings captains
Succeeded by
Doug Young
Preceded by
Doug Young
Detroit Red Wings captains
Succeeded by
Syd Howe
Chicago Blackhawks Head Coaches
Muldoon Stanley Lehman Gardiner Irvin Shaughnessy Tobin Iverson Matheson Gorman Loughlin Stewart Thompson Gottselig Conacher Goodfellow Abel Eddolls Ivan Pilous Reay White Pulford Johnston Magnuson Pulford Tessier Pulford Murdoch Keenan D. Sutter Hartsburg Graham Molleken Pulford Suhonen B. Sutter Yawney Savard

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