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Johnny Gottselig
JohnnyGottselig
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
158 lb (72 kg)
Teams Chicago Black Hawks
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born June 24,1906,
Odessa, Russia
Died May 15,1986 (age 79),
Chicago, IL, USA
Pro Career 1928 – 1945


Johnny Gottselig ; born 24 June, 1906 in Odessa, Russia; died May 15, 1986) was a professional left winger who played 17 seasons for the Chicago Black Hawks of the NHL between 1928 and 1946. He is the first Russian-born player to play in the NHL, as well as the first European born head coach in the league's history. He won two Stanley Cups in his playing career 1934, and 1938 (as captain). He was also with Chicago in 1961, as Director of Public Relations, when they won their third Stanley Cup. Gottselig was included on the team, but his name was not engraved onto the Stanley Cup.

CareerEdit

Gottselig was born in Odessa in the Russian Empire (now part of Ukraine) and emigrated to Canada when very young. He played junior hockey with the Regina Pats when they won the Memorial Cup in 1924-25. He then moved to the Regina Vics when they made it to the final of the 1925-26 Western Canada Allan Cup Playoffs. Gottselig's entire NHL career was with Chicago, playing 589 career NHL games, scoring 176 goals and 195 assists for 371 points. He was a second team all star in 1938-39. After his hockey playing career was finished, he became the team's head coach for two full seasons and parts of two others, After coaching, he stayed on as the team's Director of Public Relations.


Career statisticsEdit

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1926-27  Regina Capitals             PrHL   32   23    7   30   21
1927-28  Winnipeg Maroons            AHA    39   14    5   19   24
1928-29  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    44    5    3    8   26  --  --  --  --  --
1929-30  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    39   21    4   25   28   2   0   0   0   4
1930-31  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    42   20   12   32   14   9   3   3   6   2
1931-32  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    44   13   15   28   28   2   0   0   0   2
1932-33  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    41   11   11   22    6  --  --  --  --  --
1933-34  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    48   16   14   30    4   8   4   3   7   4
1934-35  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    48   19   18   37   16   2   0   0   0   0
1935-36  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    41   14   15   29    4   2   0   2   2   0
1936-37  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    47    9   21   30   10  --  --  --  --  --
1937-38  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    48   13   19   32   22  10   5   3   8   4
1938-39  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    48   16   23   39   15  --  --  --  --  --
1939-40  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    39    8   15   23    7   2   0   1   1   0
1940-41  Kansas City Americans       AHA    13    9    6   15    2
1940-41  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL     5    1    4    5    5  --  --  --  --  --
1941-42  Kansas City Americans       AHA    40   25   35   60   22
1942-43  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    10    2    6    8   12  --  --  --  --  --
1943-44  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    45    8   15   23    6   6   1   1   2   2
1944-45  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL     1    0    0    0    0  --  --  --  --  --
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         NHL Totals                        590  176  195  371  203  43  13  13  26  18

Coaching statisticsEdit

Season  Team                  Lge Type              GP  W L  T OTL  Pct     Result 
1940-41 Kansas City Americans AHA Player-Head Coach             
1941-42 Kansas City Americans AHA Player-Head Coach 50 31 17 2 0   0.640  
1944-45 Chicago Blackhawks    NHL Head Coach             
1945-46 Chicago Blackhawks    NHL Head Coach        50 23 20 7  0  0.530  Lost in round 1 
1946-47 Chicago Blackhawks    NHL Head Coach        60 19 37 4  0  0.350  Out of Playoffs 
1947-48 Chicago Blackhawks    NHL Head Coach        28  7 19 2  0  0.286 


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Preceded by
Chuck Gardiner
Chicago Black Hawks captains
1935-40
Succeeded by
Earl Seibert
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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