November 21, 1930|
Potlatch, ID, USA
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)|
Chicago Black Hawks|
Detroit Red Wings
Guyle Abner Fielder (born November 21, 1930) was a American-born Canadian retired professional ice hockey centre. He played 9 regular season games in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for the Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, and the Boston Bruins. Fielder is the third-leading scorer in professional hockey history, behind Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe. He was one of only three hockey players to pass 2000 points in their playing career. He also holds the records as the leading games played, career assists and career points in minor league hockey history. He was born in Potlatch, Idaho but he moved to Nipawin, Saskatchewan with his Canadian parents at an early age and grew up there.
Career[change | change source]
Before playing in the NHL, Fielder played 2 seasons of with the Lethbridge Native Sons of the Western Canadian Junior Hockey League (WCJHL).
On March 9, 1951, Fielder signed a contract with the Chicago Black Hawks as a free agent. The Black Hawks loaned Fielder to the New Westminster Royals of the Pacific Coast Hockey League (PCHL) for cash in August, 1951. On September 23, 1952, the Black Hawks traded Fielder along with Steve Hrymnak and Red Almas to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for cash. He was claimed off of waivers by the New York Rangers on September 29, 1953. The Rangers traded him to the Seattle Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL) for the rights to Lee Hyssop in October 1953. Fielder's NHL rights were traded to the Boston Bruins by the Americans for cash in October 1953. He retired from playing professional ice hockey in 1973.
Awards and accomplishments[change | change source]
- Ed Bruchet Trophy (awarded to the MVP of the WCJHL) (1949–50)
- WHL Rookie Of The Year (1951–52)
- Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award winner; awarded to the AHL Rookie Of The Year (1952–53)
- 9x WHL Leading Scorer: 1953-54, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1966–67
- 6x George Leader Cup winner (awarded to the WHL MVP): 1956-57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1963–64, 1966–67
- 3x Fred J. Hume Cup winner; awarded to the most gentlemanly player in the WHL, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1968–69
- AHL First All-Star Team (1953)
- WHL First All-Star Team (1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1967)
- WHL Second All-Star Team (1961, 1965, 1966, 1968)
References[change | change source]
- "Guyle Fielder - Notes". NHL. Retrieved 2014-10-25.