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Sid Abel
Position Center
Shot Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
170 lb (77 kg)
Teams NHL
Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks
AHL
Pittsburgh Hornets
Indianapolis Capitals
Nationality CAN
Born February 22, 1918,
Melville, SK, CAN
Died February 7, 1000,
Pro Career 1938 – 1954
Hall of Fame, 1969

Sidney "Sid" Gerald Abel [February 22, 1918 - February 7, 2000) was a Canadian professional player and later coach in the National Hockey League. His playing career spanned from the 1938–39 season until the 1953–54 season, playing for both the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Black Hawks and winning three Stanley Cups in 1943, 1950, and 1952.

Playing careerEdit

Born in Melville, Saskatchewan, "Old Bootnose", as he was known, was the third member of the Red Wings' celebrated "Production line" along with Hockey Hall of Fame teammates Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay. Abel won the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP in 1949. Abel was traded from the Red Wings to the Black Hawks in 1952–53, and served as a player-coach for the next two seasons. He returned to the Red Wings in 1957–58 and served as Detroit's coach through the 1969–70 season. Though his #12 was honored by the Wings, Abel wore 4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 19 and 20 throughout his career.


Post-playing careerEdit

In the 1970s and 1980s, Abel worked as a colour commentator on Red Wings radio broadcasts. NHL goaltender Brent Johnson of the Washington Capitals is Abel's grandson.

Sid Abel was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1969. In 1998, he was ranked number 85 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.

Awards and achievementsEdit

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1938–39Pittsburgh HornetsIAHL4121244527
1938–39Detroit Red WingsNHL15112031122
1939–40Indianapolis CapitalsIAHL217111810
1939–40Detroit Red WingsNHL211564503321
1940–41Detroit Red WingsNHL471122332992242
1941–42Detroit Red WingsNHL4818314945124268
1942–43*Detroit Red WingsNHL49182442331058134
1944–45Lachine RapidesQPHL22242
1945–46Detroit Red WingsNHL7022030000
1946–47Detroit Red WingsNHL601929482931122
1947–48Detroit Red WingsNHL60143044691003316
1948–49Detroit Red WingsNHL6028265449113366
1949–50*Detroit Red WingsNHL6934356946146286
1950–51Detroit Red WingsNHL692338613064370
1951–52*Detroit Red WingsNHL6217365332722412
1952–53Chicago Black HawksNHL39549610000
1953–54Chicago Black HawksNHL30004
NHL totals 612 189 283 472 376 94 28 30 58 79

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  • *Name was engraved on the Stanley Cup.

Coaching statisticsEdit

Season  Team               Lge Type       GP  W  L  T OTL Pct Result 
1952-53 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Head Coach 70 27 28 15  0 0.493 Lost in round 1 
1953-54 Chicago Blackhawks NHL Head Coach 70 12 51  7  0 0.221 Out of Playoffs 
1957-58 Detroit Red Wings  NHL Head Coach 33 16 12  5  0 0.561 Lost in round 1 
1958-59 Detroit Red Wings  NHL Head Coach 70 25 37  8  0 0.414 Out of Playoffs 
1959-60 Detroit Red Wings  NHL Head Coach 70 26 29 15  0 0.479 Lost in round 1 
1960-61 Detroit Red Wings  NHL Head Coach 70 25 29 16  0 0.471 Lost in Finals 
1961-62 Detroit Red Wings  NHL Head Coach 70 23 33 14  0 0.429 Out of Playoffs 
1962-63 Detroit Red Wings  NHL Head Coach 70 32 25 13  0 0.550 Lost in Finals 
1963-64 Detroit Red Wings  NHL Head Coach 70 30 29 11  0 0.507 Lost in Finals 
1964-65 Detroit Red Wings  NHL Head Coach 70 40 23  7  0 0.621 Lost in round 1 
1965-66 Detroit Red Wings  NHL Head Coach 70 31 27 12  0 0.529 Lost in Finals 
1966-67 Detroit Red Wings  NHL Head Coach 70 27 39  4  0 0.414 Out of Playoffs 
1967-68 Detroit Red Wings  NHL Head Coach 74 27 35 12  0 0.446 Out of Playoffs 
1971-72 St. Louis Blues    NHL Head Coach 11  3  7  1  0 0.318  
1975-76 Kansas City Scouts NHL Head Coach 3   0  3  0  0 0.000 Out of Playoffs 



Awards
Preceded by
Buddy O'Connor
Winner of the Hart Trophy
1949
Succeeded by
Chuck Rayner
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Syd Howe
Detroit Red Wings captains
1942–43
Succeeded by
Mud Bruneteau
Preceded by
William Hollett
Detroit Red Wings captains
1945-52
Succeeded by
Ted Lindsay
Preceded by
Ebbie Goodfellow
Head Coaches of the Chicago Blackhawks
1952-54
Succeeded by
Frank Eddolls
Preceded by
Jimmy Skinner
Head Coaches of the Detroit Red Wings
1958-68
Succeeded by
Bill Gadsby
Preceded by
Bill Gadsby
Head Coaches of the Detroit Red Wings
1969–70
Succeeded by
Ned Harkness
Preceded by
Scotty Bowman
Head Coaches of the St. Louis Blues
1971–72
Succeeded by
Bill McCreary Sr.
Preceded by
Bep Guidolin
Head Coaches of the Kansas City Scouts
1975–76
Succeeded by
Eddie Bush
Detroit Red Wings Head Coaches
Duncan • Adams • Ivan • Skinner • Abel • Gadsby • Harkness • Barkley • J. Wilson • Garvin • Delvecchio • L. Wilson • Kromm • Lindsay • Maxner • Dea • Polano • Neale • Park • Demers • Murray • Bowman • Lewis • Babcock
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
St. Louis Blues Head Coaches
Patrick • Bowman • Arbour • Abel • McCreary • Talbot • Angotti • Young • Boivin • Francis • Plager • Berenson • Demers • Sutter • B. Plager • Berry • Keenan • Roberts • Quenneville • Kitchen • Murray


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