Larry Wilson (ice hockey)

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Larry Wilson
Born (1930-10-23)October 23, 1930
Kincardine, ON, CAN
Died August 16, 1979(1979-08-16) (aged 48)
near Queensbury, NY, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 1949–1956

Lawrence Wilson (October 23, 1930 – August 16, 1979) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and head coach.

Wilson played 152 career games with the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Black Hawks winning the Stanley Cup in his first season with Detroit (1949–50). His name was engraved on the Stanley Cup in 1950. Wilson would later become the interim head coach of the Red Wings during the 1976–77 NHL season. He was also head coach of the Kansas City Red Wings in the CHL in the 1977–78 season[1] and 1978–79 season.[2]

Wilson was the father of former NHL player and former Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Ron Wilson. His older brother, Johnny Wilson, also played and coached in the NHL.

During the summer of 1979, he died of an apparent heart attack while jogging.

NHL Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1949–50 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0
1951–52 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 0 0 4
1952–53 Detroit Red Wings NHL 15 0 4 4 6
1953–54 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 66 9 33 42 22
1954–55 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 63 12 11 23 39
1955–56 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 2 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 152 21 48 69 75 4 0 0 0 0

NHL coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
DET 1976–77 36 3 29 4 - 10 5th in Norris Did Not Qualify
Preceded by
Alex Delvecchio
Head coach of the Detroit Red Wings
1977
Succeeded by
Bobby Kromm

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