ATD 2012 Bios Thread (as complete as possible: pic, quotes, stats, sources, etc)
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02-03-2012, 05:04 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Philadelphia, PA
C/D Ebbie Goodfellow
5x Top 7 All Star Voting(2, 2, 3, 5, 7)
2x Top 3 Hart Trophy Voting(1, 3), Also 4th as a F
5x Top 8 Goals Among Defensemen(1, 2, 3, 4, 8)
4x Top 5 Assists Among Defensemen(1, 2, 2, 5)
5x Top 6 Points Among Defensemen(1, 1, 2, 5, 6)
2x Stanley Cup Champion
2x Top 10 PIM(5, 10)
Detroit Red Wings Captain, 1934-35 & 1938-41
As a Forward:
4th in goals, 30-31
3rd, 9th in assists, 30-31 & 34-35
2nd in points, 30-31
Ebenezer Goodfellow had one of hockey's all time greatest names, and one of the greatest careers in hockey history as well.
Born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1907, Ebbie joined the Detroit Cougars (later renamed Falcons and finally Red Wings) in 1929 and stayed with Detroit for 15 seasons. Originally property of the New York Americans, Detroit traded Johnny Sheppard and $12,500 to get the high scoring 6'0" 175lb scoring machine. In an era before Gordie Howe,
Goodfellow was considered to be Detroit's most illustrious hockey performer during the 1930s.
Originally a center, he became one of the league's top scorers. He scored a career high 25 goals and 48 points in 44 games in 1930-31. Although he was a high scoring forward, in 1935-36 he was shifted to defense by coach xxx after he began to lose a little speed. The gamble paid off for xxx as
Goodfellow became one of the best defensemen in the league and remained a consistent scorer as well. He captained the Wings to the Stanley Cup in 1936 and 1937, when he was named an all-star defenseman in 1937 and 1940.
He also became the first Detroit player to win the Hart Trophy, as in 1940 he was honored as the league's most valuable player.
Although he began his NHL career as a centre, he earned greater fame when he moved to defence in the 1934-35 season. Goodfellow was named to the NHL's Second All-Star Team in 1936, and twice named the First All-Star Team, in the 1936-37 and 1939-40 seasons. He was chosen to appear in the NHL All-Star games held in 1937 and 1939.
Goodfellow won the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player in 1940, and was a member of three Stanley Cup winning teams with Detroit in 1936, 1937, and 1943. In 1943 he was the last playing coach to guide his team to victory. He played his entire NHL career in the Detroit organization, retiring as a player after the Red Wings' 1943 Cup victory, though he later coached the Chicago Black Hawks in the 1950-51 and 1951-52 seasons.
Detroit's Ebbie Goodfellow launched a straight right at Shore's face
and Shore, fighting mad, broke away and took a swing at Goodfellow...
The second outcrop of viciousness was at a hockey game on Christmas Eve at Boston Garden.
The Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings had been on the verge of warfare throughout the game, and the crowd blamed a Detroit player named Ebbie Goodfellow. This inaptly named character may not have been a troublemaker but he certainly was one who took no gruff from anyone and he did nothing to spread peace and good will.
Detroit clamped down on defence, and ramped up the rough play in the second game of the series. Johnson was keeping the Falcons at bay, until
Ebbie Goodfellow, whose name belied his violent actions that night, chopped him in the head.
Their distinguished efforts were reinforced by the exploits of Syd Howe, Johnny Sorrell, Hec Kilrea, and Ebbie Goodfellow. "Goodfellow," said Adams, "was Gordie Howe before Gordie Howe came along."
"He was a good one," (undrafted player) said of this player.
"One of the real stars of the league. He was known at that time as one of the defensemen who could shoot a heavy puck and was one of the hardest shots in the league. He was a hard-nosed player
, but a real nice fellow."
He was a member of two Detroit teams that won the stanley cup in successive years and was a driving force in those victories.
-Globe and Mail
The Wings broke camp here before Adams had a chance to analyze the outburst of Ebbie Goodfellow, his big defensive star from Ottawa, who felt a complete change in the attitude of the team was necessary before the Wings could hit a winning stride.
-Globe and Mail
Ebbie Goodfellow's aggressive tactics were wasted, as the Bruins regained their winning stride after two setbacks. Goodfellow engaged in two fist-fights during the game and divided the honors with the Boston fisticuffers. Goodfellow's first-period bout with Jack Portland, 215-pound defenceman, was short and sweet, and the Red Wing was sent sprawling by a right to the jaw. In the next frame, however, Goodfellow had all the better of the battle with Ray Getliffe, and, after he connected about five times on that Bruin's jaw, both drew major penalties.
-Globe and Mail
Back in December of January, the idea that the Detroit defence could have stumbled through a game, much less three tough playoff games in a row, without the assistance of Goodfellow was unthinkable. Less than a year ago, Goodfwellow was voted the most valuanle player in the league.
Although his physical exploits have been less strenuous this year, the belief persisted that he was holding his team together, giving it leadership and stability that only the Goodfellows, Clappers, and the Shores could supply.
two-fisted tactician in Ebbie Goodfellow
Goodfellow, long known as
"the best one punch fighter in hockey's history,"
takes command as the Detroiters against seek to seize the elusive fourth victory to close out the series with the Leafs.
Bolstered by the return of their star defenseman, Ebbie Goodfellow,
the Red Wings hope to become the first team to win the 44-year old trophy two successive seasons since the Montreal Canadiens turned the trick in 1930 and 1931.
Goodfellow, Blake in wild battle as Red Wings win
Blake had hardly returned to the ice before he elbowed Ebbie Goodfellow in the face and knocked him spinning. When the former Hamilton Tigers amatuer puckchaser came up the ice a minute later
Goodfellow cross checked him and then pounced on the visitor with flailing fists.
Ebbie Goodfellow, brilliant defenseman
for the Detroit Red Wings...
Big Ebbie Goodfellow, the blond Ottawan with the winning smile, shattering body check and world of speed,
will be on the spot in Detroit tonight when the Detroit Red Wings meet Chicago Blackhawks in the only NHL game of that night.
Opinion has been growing lately that
Goodfellow's absence for some weeks with an arm injury is the answer to the dismal showing of the last season's world champions. Ebenezer is expected to lift the Wings out of the cellar, and Detroit fans won't be surprised if he does
And that's why
the star defenseman
will be on a spot.
A goal rifled off the magic hickory of Ebbie Goodfellow, broad shouldered leader of the Detroit gang late in the first period felled Old Man Dope and the Toronto Maple Leafs in one mighty blast. It was a blast that probably had echoed around the entire hockey world long before the tumult had died within the four walls of Detroit Olympia.
Ebbie Goodfellow got the Falcons' second goal in the second period on a lone rush that carried him past xxx and xxx, like a gust of wind.
Walsh hadn't a chance with big Ebbie right in on top of him.
Both teams were minus one of their regulars. Red Wings were without
Ebbie Goodfellow, defence stalwart
The setback only seemed to sting the Wings to action, however, and
big Ebbie Goodfellow was in the centre of every rush
as they ganged up on the Canadiens' net time and time again.
whose idea of tact in a hockey game was to skate up to an opponent and knock him flat
the team's star defenseman
He was a member of two Detroit teams that won the Stanley Cup in successive years and
was a driving force in the victories.
xxx said the play needed men with specialized techniques in shooting and he believes he has them in Conacher and Goodfellow.
The Red Wings are intact with the exception of Ebbie Goodfellow, stalwart defenseman who last season was declared the most valuable player in the game
Ebbie Goodfellow, converted centre, was particularly effective in stemming Maroon rushes.
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