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Wilfred Spence Field (born April 29, 1916 in Winnipeg, Manitoba - died March 17, 1979) was a professional ice hockey defencemen who played 215 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the New York Americans, Montreal Canadiens, and Chicago Black Hawks.

He played for the junior Winnipeg Monarchs from 1933-36, winning the Memorial Cup in 1935. He turned pro with the Providence Reds and earned a two game callup to the New York Americans in 1936-37.

Two years later he stuck with the Americans, playing the last four years of the franchise. After the team folded, Field played senior hockey in Canada for two years with the Winnipeg RCAF, Calgary RCAF Mustangs, and Ottawa Commandos.

In 1944-45 Field joined the Montreal Canadiens, who had accquired his rights after the Americans folded. He was loaned later in the season to the Chicago Black Hawks. That was the end of his NHL career.

Field won the Calder Cup with the Buffalo Bisons in 1945-46.

He played eight more seasons in the minors before retiring in 1953. He is in the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.

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