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Ed Litzenberger
Edlitzenberger
Position Right wing
Shot Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
194 lb (88 kg)
Teams Montreal Canadiens
Chicago Black Hawks
Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Leafs
Born July 15, 1932(1932-07-15),
Neudorf, SK, CAN
Died November 1 2010 (aged 78),
Ontario, CAN
Pro Career 1952 – 1965


Edward "Eddie" Litzenberger (born July 15, 1932 in Neudorf, Saskatchewan, Canada - died November 1, 2010 in Toronto) was a retired Canadian right winger. He stood 6 foot 3 and his playing weight was 194 pounds.

He played junior hockey for the Regina Pats, a Montreal Canadiens farm team. The Canadiens traded this highly regarded young player to the Chicago Blackhawks as part of a plan to help that team remain competitive. He won the Calder Trophy as the outstanding rookie in the National Hockey League in 1955.

Litzenberger also has the unusual distinction of having won four consecutive Stanley Cups while playing for two different teams. He was Captain of the 1961 champion Chicago Blackhawks. Ed also won the Stanley Cup in 1962, 1963, and 1964 with the Toronto Maple Leafs. In 1964, his last NHL season, Litzenberger played 19 regular-season games and one game in the Cup finals. His name was left off the Stanley Cup, even though he qualified by playing in the finals. Litzenberger then won the Calder Cup in 1965 & 1966 with the Rochester Americans. He became the only player in North American hockey history to win 6 straight pro hockey league champions by winning the Stanley Cup in 1961, 1962, 1963, & 1964,& the Calder Cup in 1965 & 1966.

In the regular season he scored 178 goals and had 238 assists in 618 games. In the playoffs he scored 5 goals and had 13 assists in 40 games


AchievementsEdit

Preceded by
Camille Henry
Winner of the Calder Trophy
1955
Succeeded by
Glenn Hall
Preceded by
Gus Mortson
Chicago Black Hawks captains
1958-61
Succeeded by
Pierre Pilote

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