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Earl Seibert !!!

Awards and Achievements:
2 x Stanley Cup Champion (1933, 1938)

Retro Conn Smythe Winner (1938)

4 x First Team All-Star (1935, 1942, 1943, 1944)
6 x Second Team All-Star (1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941)

Hart voting – 4th(1934), 4th(1944)

All-Star voting – 1st(1942), 2nd(1935), 2nd(1943), 2nd(1944), 3rd(1937), 3rd(1939), 3rd(1941), 4th(1934), 4th(1936), 4th(1938), 4th(1940), 7th(1932), 7th(1944), 10th(1933)

Offensive Accomplishments:
Points among Defensemen – 2nd(1934), 3rd(1935), 3rd(1938), 3rd(1943), 4th(1945), 5th(1936), 5th(1937), 5th(1942), 5th(1944), 7th(1941), 9th(1939), 11th(1932), 14th(1940)

Play-off Points among Defensemen – 1st(1938), 3rd(1932), 5th(1945), 6th(1933), 6th(1936), 8th(1944)

5-Year Peak: 1934-1938
1st in Points, 115% of 2nd place Eddie Shore
1st in Goals, 158% of 2nd place Flash Hollett
1st in Points per game (50+ games)

10-Year Peak: 1934-1943
2nd in Points, 87% of 1st place Flash Hollett, who played quite a bit of forward
2nd in Goals, 68% of 1st place Flash Hollett
4th in Points per game (100+ games)

Scoring Percentages:
Points – 100(1934), 96(1935), 95(1938), 82(1943), 80(1941), 77(1944), 75(1942), 74(1936), 72(2010), 71(1945), 68(1937), 62(1939)

Best 6 Seasons: 530
Next 6 Seasons: 422

Originally Posted by The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 2 – Biography
Earl Seibert was one of the finest defensemen of the era, playing for 15 years in the NHL, during which time he as chosen as an All-star for ten consecutive years, four times for the first team and six times for the second. He was on one championship team and two Cup winners.

Over six feet tall and almost 200 lbs, he was very fast and a superb checker both with stick and body. He was an excellent stickhandler and there were those who thought he would have done well as a forward.

He drew a lot f penalties but they were largely in the line of duty and he was not inclined to enter needless battles.
[quote The Hockey News: The Top 100 Players of All Time]An excellent rushing defenseman, Seibert scored 89 goals and recorded 276 points. He was also considered one of the best shot-blockers of his era, never afraid to use his body to prevent a goal.[/quote]

Originally Posted by Kings of the Ice
Earl's demeanor was always serious. On the ice, this manifested itself in mature play and tremendous leadership.


Seibert was generally regarded as second only to Eddie Shore in terms of skill and rugged play, and Shore once confessed that Seibert was the only man he was afraid to fight. Defensively, Seibert was one of the best shot-blockers in the game, and he could move the puck as quick as anyone.

A writer for the Springfield Daily News, Sam Pompei, once commented, "I've heard a lot of people say Earl was the best player of his era, but Eddie Shore stole the spotlight with his color."


In 1938 he led the Black Hawks to the Stanley Cup, defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in five games. "The biggest reason we won," coach Bill Stewart asserted, "was that we had Earl Seibert on our defense. The big guy played about 55 minutes a game."
Originally Posted by Ultimate Hockey
His fine blend of strength, size, and skill drew the attention of many scouts…


Seibert was a strong, fast skater, an intimidating force with his stick and his body. He was also one of the better shot-blockers around… Earl also owned excellent puck-handling skills and he was almost impossible to knock off his skates.
Originally Posted by The Chicago Blackhawks
Earl Seibert was a great all-around player who helped Chicago to its second Stanley Cup. He was a fearless shot blocker, a powerful skater, and a good passer.

Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey - Biography
Seibert's demeanor was always serious. On the ice, this manifested itself in mature play and tremendous leadership. Off ice, it meant he was a tough negotiator in contract talks. During his second season, Seibert enlisted his father as his agent in some acrimonious negotiations with the Rangers, but any ill feelings were forgotten by the time New York won the Stanley Cup that spring, beating the Leafs 3-1 in a best-of-five final series. Eventually, though, the Rangers brass tired of Seibert's tenacious haggling and he was traded to Chicago for Art Coulter.

It was in the Windy City that Seibert established himself as one of the best defensemen of his era. He was named to the First or Second All-Star Team each year between 1935 and 1944, a feat surpassed only by Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard, Bobby Hull and Doug Harvey. Seibert was generally regarded as second only to Eddie Shore in terms of skill and rugged play, and Shore once confessed that Seibert was the only man he was afraid to fight. Defensively, Seibert was one of the best shot-blockers in the game, and he could move the puck just as quickly as anyone.
Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey – Spotlight
Compared to most in the National Hockey League, Seibert was a big man at 6-foot two inches in height and 220 pounds. He played the game tough but fair, but had a mean streak, and when partnered with Johnson, was one of the most formidable defence pairings in the league at that time. In addition, Seibert was an excellent puck-moving defenceman who was also a good shot-blocker. He quickly developed into a star.
Originally Posted by Greatest Hockey Legends
Seibert was much more than just a rearguard roughian. He was a great shot blocker, and he was a far better skater and puck handler than the departed Abel. Seibert rarely gets remembered as the excellent hockey player that he was. Between 1934-35 and 1943-44, he made the All Star team 10 seasons in a row, six times on the first squad and four times on the second squad. Some old timers insist only Eddie Shore was better.


Though he was intimidating and unforgiving, most of the time Seibert was very clean.

Originally Posted by Clem Loughlin
I don't think there is a better defense player in the league than Earl Seibert. He plays a hard game at the defence position, and is a more valuable player than Eddie Shore, Babe Siebert or Ebbie Goodfellow. Seibert is down to his playing weight of 210 pounds right now. Although he weighs more than the defence stars I have mentioned, he can break faster and skate faster than any of them.
Originally Posted by Ching Johnson
Let’s put it this way, no one wanted any part of ‘Si’ in a fight. Even Eddie Shore and Red Horner steered clear of him, and Shore and Horner were considered the toughest guys in the League at the time.
Originally Posted by Eddie Shore
It's lucky he was a calm boy, because if he ever got mad, he'd have killed us all.
Originally Posted by Frank McCool
You just hope somebody gets him before he blasts you, net and all, right out of the rink.
Originally Posted by Joe Pompei
He had acceleration with his second step no one could match and he was probably the best skater of the 1930s.

Ultimate Hockey's All-Star Team of the 1930s

Originally Posted by The New York Times – December 22nd, 1933
The New Yorkers made their strongest bid in the second when they rattled sixteen shots at the Northerns' cage. Earl Seibert, the big defense star, played a large part in the Rangers' offensive in this session, and several times sent blistering shots that looked too hot for the Senator goalie to handle.
Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette – February 16th, 1934
Rangers' big shot was Earl Seibert, who sailed down the ice with the greatest of ease like the daring young man on the flying trapese and then sailed back again with equal effectiveness, in a great two-way display.
Originally Posted by The Telegraph – January 29th, 1938
Seibert, whose sharp-shooting eye and natural speed…
Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette – December 28th, 1938
Stewart had… outstanding two-way defenceman in Earl Seibert.


Earl Seibert remains one of the best two-way rearguards in the league. He is a powerful bodychecker, good blocker and cyclonic rusher.
Originally Posted by The Edmonton Journal – October 25th, 1941
Thompson still has four experienced men for his defence positions. They are Earl Seibert, the speedy bruiser who can score consistently …
Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette – February 26th, 1942 – How to build a championship team
And finally one pillar-of-strength two-way defenseman as your spark and rallying-point (an Earl Seibert or a Dit Clapper).
Originally Posted by The Ottawa Citizen – December 4th, 1942
Earl Seibert, probably the best defence player in the league…
Originally Posted by The Leader-Post – January 23rd, 1943
Earl Seibert of Chicago Black Hawks, for instance, would be accorded high rating defensively by any impartial tribunal. Offensively, the Chicago star ranks second only to Walter (Babe) Pratt of Toronto Maple Leafs. ...


Without Seibert, the Chicago defense collapsed.
Originally Posted by The Lewiston Evening Journal – December 29th, 1944
Seibert, the bulwark of the Chicago club’s defense for years – he has played 55 of 60 minutes.
Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette – April 4th, 1944
Hawks are pinning their hopes of victory on their great defensive trio of Art Wiebe, Mike Karakas and Earl Seibert, who were largely responsible for the downfall of Detroit. Karakas, former Chicago goalie recalled by the club late in the season, literally "goaled" his team into the final round, while Seibert has been both the defensive and offensive sparkplug of the squad all season.
Originally Posted by The New York Times - January 5th, 1945
Detroit had big Earl Seibert, recently obtained in a swap for three players from the Black Hawks, in its line-up. Seibert, of course, turned in his usually dependable game.
Originally Posted by The Leader-Post – January 11th, 1945
Boston's Arthur Ross is just one of the many well-versed hockey men who believes Detroit Red Wings traded themselves to a Stanley Cup when they obtained Earl Seibert...

Toronto's Conny Smythe backs up the Ross claim and looks upon Red Wings as the club to take it all...even Montreal isn't so sure but what they're right...they all agree Seibert will be a damaging fellow in the playoffs now that he isn't carrying a whole team around on his back, which was his chore at Chicago...even goalie Frank McCool of the Leafs gets in a plug for Seibert when he remarks that massive Earl is the most fearsome sight in the whole NHL when he comes charging over the blue line.
Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette – January 12th, 1945
It is more than likely that the defensive strength added to the team by old Professor Adams when he secured Earl Seibert is the real cause of the improvement in the work of goalie Lumley.
Originally Posted by The Maple Leaf – February 10th, 1945
If and when a hockey "Fall of Fame" is established in Canada - one guy who would seem to richly deserve entry is Earl Seibert, currently starring on defense for Detroit Red Wings. The swashbuckling Seibert has a brilliant 14-year record in the National Hockey League behind him and experts claim he's every bit as good today as at any stage of his sparkling career. Earl is 33 years of age and, barring accidents, has many good years of hockey left in him. A deadly shot and noted as one of the most solid bodycheckers in the business, Seibert is among the few remaining defencemen who can carry the puck from end to end. He spurns modern methods of hurling the rubber into a corner and chasing it.

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