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Nels Podolsky
Position Left wing
Shot Left
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
170 lb (77 kg)
Teams Detroit Red Wings
Born December 19 1925 (1925-12-19) (age 90),
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Pro Career 1945 – 1958

Nels Podolsky (born December 19, 1925) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played eight National Hockey League games for the Detroit Red Wings during the 1948–49 NHL season.

He played junior hockey for the Montreal Junior Royals and the Galt Kists (a Detroit Red Wings' farm team) from 1942 to 1944. He then entered the Canadian military and played for Halifax Navy in 1944-45.

After the war Podolsky started playing in the Red Wings' minor pro farm system, spending time with the Omaha Knights, Indianapolis Capitals, and Edmonton Flyers. He got into one game for the Red Wings in 1948-49.

Podolsky ended up playing three seasons for the Troy Bruins from 1954 to 1957 and ended his career with the senior Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in 1957-58.

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