Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Wilf Field
Defenceman Wilf Field played most of his 219-game NHL career with the New York/Brooklyn Americans. He was also an accomplished player in junior and the minors during his two decades on the ice.

The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, played two years with the local Monarchs of the MJHL before turning pro with the IAHL's Providence Reds in 1935-36. He was recalled by the New York Americans for his first two NHL games in 1936-37 but other wise spent two more years in the minors waiting for a chance at the big leagues.

Field helped anchor the Americans' defence for four seasons, including 1941-42 when the team played one last year in Brooklyn. During World War II he skated with the RCAF teams in Winnipeg and Calgary as well as the Ottawa Commandos. On September 11, 1943, he rights were transferred from the defunct Americans franchise to the Montreal Canadiens in the Special Dispersal Draw. Field played nine games with the Habs then was loaned to the weak Chicago Black Hawks. He played 39 games in the Windy City the joined the AHL's Buffalo Bisons for three years. Field played four more years in the minors then coached the Troy Uncle Sam Trojans of the EHL for one season before retiring in 1953.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1933-34 Winnipeg Monarchs MJHL 14 3 2 5 18 3 2 1 3 2
1934-35 Winnipeg Monarchs MJHL 10 6 1 7 16 4 3 1 4 10
1934-35 Winnipeg Monarchs M-Cup 9 5 2 7 14
1935-36 Winnipeg Monarchs MJHL 2 0 1 1 0
1935-36 Providence Reds Can-Am 42 0 1 1 5 7 0 0 0 8
1936-37 New York Americans NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1936-37 New Haven Eagles IAHL 46 3 3 6 61
1937-38 Seattle Seahawks PCHL 41 12 12 24 38 4 0 1 1 2
1938-39 New York Americans NHL 47 1 3 4 37 2 0 0 0 2
1939-40 New York Americans NHL 45 1 3 4 28
1940-41 New York Americans NHL 36 5 6 11 31
1941-42 Brooklyn Americans NHL 41 6 9 15 23
1942-43 Winnipeg RCAF MHL-Sr. 2 0 1 1 5
1942-43 Calgary RCAF Mustangs ASHL 16 1 4 5 32 8 2 4 6 8
1943-44 Ottawa Commandos QSHL 8 0 4 4 22
1944-45 Montreal Canadiens NHL 9 1 0 1 10
1944-45 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 39 3 4 7 22
1945-46 Buffalo Bisons AHL 36 1 10 11 22 12 0 2 2 8
1946-47 Buffalo Bisons AHL 62 2 14 16 34 4 0 0 0 4
1947-48 Buffalo Bisons AHL 51 0 17 17 28 6 0 2 2 2
1948-49 Houston Huskies USHL 64 6 18 24 34
1949-50 Buffalo Bisons AHL 66 3 7 10 31 5 0 0 0 0
1950-51 Kansas City Royals USHL 52 4 13 17 16
1951-52 Halifax St. Mary's MMHL 5 0 1 1 12
1952-53 Troy Uncle Sam Trojans EAHL
NHL Totals 219 17 25 42 151 2 0 0 0 2


Signed as a free agent by NY Americans, November, 1936. Team name changed to Brooklyn Americans prior to 1941-42 season. Rights transferred to Montreal from Brooklyn in Special Dispersal Draw, September 11, 1943. Loaned to Chicago by Montreal for the remainder of the 1944-45 season, December 7, 1944. Loaned to Buffalo (AHL) by Montreal with Frank Eddolls, Ken Mosdell and cash for the loan of Lorrain Thibeault, October 24, 1945.