Steve Black

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Steve Black
Born (1927-03-31)March 31, 1927
Fort William, ON, CAN
Died June 12, 2008(2008-06-12) (aged 81)
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1946–1954

Stephen Black (March 31, 1927 – June 12, 2008) was a professional ice hockey player from Thunder Bay, Ontario in the NHL.[1]

Junior career[edit]

Steve Black played five years for the Port Arthur Flyers of the TBJHL making two trips to the Memorial Cup Tournament before joining the PCHL.

Professional career[edit]

In 1946 Black joined the Oakland Seals of the PCHL and showed enough talent to move up to the AHL the following season. After two years in the minors, he finally cracked the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings. The 1950 Wings were already deep in offensive talent with established players such as Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay and Sid Abel, so Black was told to concentrate on the defensive aspect of the game. As his defensive skills increased, his overall game improved, and was picked to play in the 1950 NHL All Star Game. The highlight of his career came that spring when he won the Stanley Cup with the Red Wings. He started the 1951 season with Detroit before being traded to the Chicago Black Hawks. He would play 39 games for Chicago that season which would also be his last in the NHL. He played in the minor leagues for three more seasons before retiring from hockey in 1954.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1946–47 Oakland Oaks PCHL 60 43 36 79 79
1947–48 St. Louis Flyers AHL 58 11 18 29 29
1948–49 St. Louis Flyers AHL 62 24 47 71 59 7 0 5 5 12
1949–50 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 7 14 21 53 13 0 0 0 13
1950–51 Milwaukee Sea Gulls USHL 9 4 6 10 11
1950–51 Indianapolis Capitals AHL 8 1 2 3 13
1950–51 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 0 0 2
1950–51 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 39 4 6 10 22
1951–52 St. Louis Flyers AHL 37 9 21 30 34
1952–53 Calgary Stampeders WHL 45 21 16 37 61 5 4 3 7 2
1953–54 Calgary Stampeders WHL 43 21 33 54 29 18 2 4 6 6
NHL totals 113 11 20 31 77 13 0 0 0 13

Trivia[edit]

With the Detroit Red Wings, Black wore the #19 jersey which would decades later be worn by Steve Yzerman. Black wore the #17 jersey with the Chicago Black Hawks.

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