Full Name: Sidney Gerald Abel
Born: February 22, 1918
Died: February 7, 2000
Played for the Red Wings: 1938-1952
Birth Place: Melville, Canada
Position: Left Wing
Sidney “Sid” Gerald Abel was born on February 22, 1918, and died February 7, 2000. He was born in Melville, Saskatchewan in Canada. He was a professional hockey player and coach in the NHL, or the National Hockey League. He played from 1938 to 1954, playing for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks. He won three Stanley cups.
Sid was a member of Detroit’s “Production Line”, who also featured hockey greats Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay. He was traded to the Blackhawks in 1952 and played/coached for two years. After his two-year stint, he returned to Detroit to coach through 1969-70 season. In the 70’s and 80’s, he worked as a color commentator for the Red Wings radio broadcasts.
Sid was brought into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1969, and in 1998 was ranked #85 on The Hockey News’ list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.