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Sid Abel | #12

C | 5' 11" | 170 lb
100 Greatest Players Hockey Hall of Fame
Career
GP G A P +/-
612 188 284 472 --
  • Sid Abel
  • Born: February 22, 1918
  • Birthplace: Melville, SK, CAN
  • Shoots: Left
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Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 612 188 284 472 -- 376 49 120 1 3 25 2 -- --
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 612 188 284 472 -- 376 49 120 1 3 25 2 -- --

News

Sid Abel News

Awards

Sid Abel Awards
Hart Memorial Trophy
Season Team
1948-1949 Detroit Red Wings
Stanley Cup
Season Team
1942-1943 Detroit Red Wings
1949-1950 Detroit Red Wings
1951-1952 Detroit Red Wings

Bio

Sid Abel Bio

The paperback book is old, its pulpy pages now a yellow-brownish color and its pasty binding worn. It has no publication date, but reading it reveals it's from 1952. Although entitled "Detroit's Big Three," it's not about the local automakers General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, but the trio of Red Wings pictured on its cover who made up one of the top lines in NHL history.

Author Ed Fitkin wrote of Sid Abel, the line's center and the eldest of the three, "Abel will go down in Detroit's club history as the greatest competitor and inspirational force the Red Wings ever had."

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