Benny Woit

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Benny Woit
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Woit with St. Michaels, c. 1947
Born (1928-01-07) January 7, 1928 (age 88)
Fort William, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1951–1957

Benedict Francis Woit (born January 7, 1928) was a National Hockey League defenceman of the 1950s.

Playing career[edit]

Trading card of Woit with the Red Wings, c. 1954

Woit made his presence known as a junior while playing for the Port Arthur Flyers and Bruins of the TBJHL and the St. Mike's Majors of the OHA. He began playing for the Indianapolis Capitals of the AHL for the 1948–49 season. The Detroit Red Wings promoted him in 1951, and his defensive play would help them secure the Stanley Cup in 1952, 54, and 55. Woit was traded to Chicago Black Hawks following the 1954–55 season but never produced as he did with the Red Wings. He went on to play in the AHL and later the EHL, for the Clinton Comets as both a player and a successful head coach. In 334 NHL games Benny Woit recorded 7 goals and 26 assists for 33 points.

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • NHL All-Star Game (1954)
  • EHL First All-Star Team (1962, 1963)
  • EHL Second All-Star Team (1964)
  • EHL North First All-Star Team (1965)

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1946–47 St. Michael's College Majors OHA 27 5 17 22 36
1948–49 Indianapolis Capitals AHL 68 3 12 15 30 2 0 1 1 0
1949–50 Indianapolis Capitals AHL 70 7 17 24 29 8 2 0 2 4
1950–51 Indianapolis Capitals AHL 69 8 22 30 40 3 0 0 0 0
1950–51 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 2
1951–52 Detroit Red Wings NHL 58 3 8 11 20 8 1 1 2 2
1952–53 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 1 5 6 40 6 1 3 4 0
1953–54 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 0 2 2 38 12 0 1 1 8
1954–55 Detroit Red Wings NHL 61 2 3 5 22 11 0 1 1 6
1955–56 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 63 1 8 9 46
1956–57 Rochester Americans AHL 47 4 12 16 54 8 1 1 2 6
1956–57 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 9 0 0 0 2
1957–58 Rochester Americans AHL 52 2 7 9 40
1958–59 Spokane Spokes WHL 61 5 9 14 54 4 0 3 3 4
1959–60 Providence Reds AHL 30 1 2 3 16 5 1 1 2 0
1960–61 Providence Reds AHL 58 2 10 12 26
1961–62 Clinton Comets EHL 51 8 23 31 51
1961–62 Kingston Frontenacs EPHL 5 0 1 1 6 1 0 0 0 0
1962–63 Clinton Comets EHL 63 8 15 23 57
1963–64 Clinton Comets EHL 69 12 35 47 78
1964–65 Clinton Comets EHL 71 4 36 40 68
1965–66 Jersey Devils EHL 38 3 19 22 60
NHL totals 333 7 26 33 170 41 2 6 8 18

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