Ebbie Goodfellow

Ebenezer Ralston " Ebbie " Goodfellow ( born April 9, 1906 in Ottawa, Ontario; † 10 September 1985) was a Canadian ice hockey player (defender) and coach, from 1929 to 1943 for the Detroit Red Wings, even in this time the nickname Cougars and Falcons wore, played in the National Hockey League. As a coach, he was from 1950 to 1952 worked for the Chicago Blackhawks.


In the Detroit Olympics in the CPhl he was in the 1928/29 season with 26 goals and 34 points top scorer and scorer in the league. When the NHL a year later a franchise in Detroit settled, we caught up with him in the cadre of former Detroit Cougars. This changed their name the following year, initially in Falcons, before it assumed its present name in 1932 Detroit Red Wings.

He began his career in the NHL as a center and was in season 1930/31 the second best scorer. To a fixed size, however, it developed in the defense of the team, with which he could win the Stanley Cup twice the mid-1930s. He was elected three times in the NHL All-Star team.

In the 1942/43 season he was the last player-manager, who managed to win the Stanley Cup. After this season, he finished his career. From 1946, he coached the St. Louis Flyers in the American Hockey League, before he returned in 1950 for two years as coach of the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL. With only 30 wins in 140 games, he won only 28.2 percent of all possible points.

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Sporting successes

  • Stanley Cup: 1936, 1937 and 1943

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