Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The third highest scoring professional hockey player of all-time

Blogging has given me a chance to share a passion with all sorts of people who like the same things I do. This is important because in my life outside of the internet ( I do have one of those, most people do) I don't really have anyone to share it with. Both my boys are too little, though Rhett my 11 month old seems to have a fascination for cards that are shiny, his current favourite are the 13-14 Select cards.

A several years back, a fellow blogger shared a neat post on Guyle Fielder. Growing up I used to spend countless hours memorizing hockey stats from magazines and almanacs. The problem with many of these publications is that they were always NHL stats and NHL focused. Great leagues like the WHL, AHL and WHA all went unnoticed by my young and eager mind. Then the internet grows in popularity and usefulness and all of a sudden a new world is opened to me and I realize there was someone who flew under my radar and carved themselves an amazing minor hockey career (1929 career regular season points). 

Rather than rip off someone else's hard work or reinvent the wheel, check out this great write up and his career stats

12-13 ITG Motown Madness Guyle Fielder Auto
Because Guyle only played in 9 career NHL regular season games and 6 post season games he only ever had one card created (57-58 Topps). The fact that ITG included him in their set is amazing because finally the Golden Guyle has a verified auto card on the market and I was able to swoop this up for less than 2 bucks plus shipping.

If Guyle was born a decade or two later and had a chance to play in the NHL during his prime, I think it might be interesting to guess at how well he might have done especially in today's game when small players get a fair shot.


  1. AWESOME autograph. I agree with you that he would have played more games in the modern day NHL. More guys get a shot nowadays just based on the sheer number of teams alone, vs. just 6 back in the day. Absolute steal on this one!

  2. That's really cool. Never knew that was out there.

    5'9" and 160 lbs wasn't really that small for the day. I can think of a lot of players who were that size and played with a lot of success. I wonder whether it was skating or something else that did him in.

    1. Great points, when I think about those days I am blinded by guys like Delvecchio, Howe and Hull who were obviously large for the time period.