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.