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Sid Abel

Player Facts
  • Position
    C/LW
  • Height
    5'11" / 180 cm
  • Weight
    170 lbs / 77 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Contract
    -
  • Highlights
    1-time NHL Most Goals (Maurice Richard Trophy) 1
    1-time NHL Most Valuable Player (Hart Trophy) 1
    3-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 3

Son:Gerry Abel
Brother: George Abel
Grandson: Brent Johnson
Son-in-Law: Bob Johnson

Team Staff profile of Sid Abel also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1936-37 Melville Millionaires S-SJHL - - - - - |
Saskatoon Westleys N-SJHL - - - - - | Playoffs 3 6 2 8 2
1937-38 Flin Flon Bombers N-SSHL 23 12 16 28 13 | Playoffs 8 4 4 8 17
1938-39 Detroit Red Wings NHL 15 1 1 2 0 | Playoffs 6 1 1 2 2
Pittsburgh Hornets IAHL 41 22 24 46 27 |
1939-40 Detroit Red Wings NHL 24 1 5 6 4 | Playoffs 5 0 3 3 21
Indianapolis Capitals IAHL 21 7 11 18 10 |
1940-41 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 11 22 33 29 | Playoffs 9 2 2 4 2
1941-42 Detroit Red Wings NHL 48 18 31 49 45 | Playoffs 12 4 2 6 8
1942-43 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 49 18 24 42 33 | Playoffs 10 5 8 13 4
1943-44 Montréal RCAF QSHL 7 5 4 9 12 |
Montréal Canada Car MCHL 2 1 0 1 4 |
1944-45 Montréal RCAF MCHL 4 6 8 14 4 |
1945-46 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 7 0 2 2 0 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
1946-47 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 60 19 29 48 29 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2 2
1947-48 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 60 14 30 44 69 | Playoffs 10 0 3 3 16
1948-49 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 60 28 26 54 49 | Playoffs 11 3 3 6 6
1949-50 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 69 34 35 69 46 | Playoffs 14 6 2 8 6
1950-51 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 69 23 38 61 30 | Playoffs 6 4 3 7 0
1951-52 Detroit Red Wings “C” NHL 62 17 36 53 32 | Playoffs 7 2 2 4 12
1952-53 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 39 5 4 9 6 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
1953-54 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 3 0 0 0 4 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1936-37 Saskatoon Westleys M-Cup 8 8 5 13 6 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1952-53 Chicago Black Hawks NHL Head Coach
1953-54 Chicago Black Hawks NHL Head Coach
1957-58 Detroit Red Wings NHL Head Coach
1958-59 Detroit Red Wings NHL Head Coach
1959-60 Detroit Red Wings NHL Head Coach
1960-61 Detroit Red Wings NHL Head Coach
1961-62 Detroit Red Wings NHL Head Coach
1962-63 Detroit Red Wings NHL Head Coach
1963-64 Detroit Red Wings NHL GM/Head Coach
1964-65 Detroit Red Wings NHL GM/Head Coach
1965-66 Detroit Red Wings NHL Head Coach
1966-67 Detroit Red Wings NHL GM/Head Coach
1967-68 Detroit Red Wings NHL GM/Head Coach
1968-69 Detroit Red Wings NHL General Manager
1969-70 Detroit Red Wings NHL GM/Head Coach
1970-71 Detroit Red Wings NHL General Manager
1971-72 St. Louis Blues NHL Head Coach Replaced by Bill McCreary midseason; 3-7-1
1974-75 Kansas City Scouts NHL General Manager
1975-76 Kansas City Scouts NHL GM/Head Coach Replaced Eddie Bush as HC midseason; 0-3-0
1976-77 Kansas City Scouts NHL General Manager
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
IAHL 62 29 35 64 1.03 37 |
M-Cup 8 8 5 13 1.63 6 0 |
MCHL 6 7 8 15 2.50 8 |
N-SJHL 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 | 3 6 2 8 2.67 2 0
N-SSHL 23 12 16 28 1.22 13 0 | 8 4 4 8 1.00 17 0
NHL 612 189 283 472 0.77 376 0 | 97 28 30 58 0.60 79 0
QSHL 7 5 4 9 1.29 12 |
S-SJHL 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 |
Player Biography and Trivia

Number 12 retired by Detroit Red Wings

Cult/Star player for Detroit Red Wings

Nicknamed "Old Bootnose" or just "Boot Nose", Sidney Gerald Abel passed away on February 7, 2000.

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