Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Guyle Fielder
Born in Potlach, Idaho on November 21, 1930 Guyle "Guy" Fielder spent parts of four seasons in the NHL during his twenty-year hockey career. He played three years of junior hockey in Canada and made his NHL debut during his fourth. While with the Lethbridge Native Sons, Fielder suited up with the Chicago Black Hawks for four games.

The next season, Fielder joined the New Westminster Royals of the Pacific Hockey League and was named the Rookie of the Year. In September 1952, the Black Hawks traded Fielder to the Detroit Red Wings, and though he spent the entire regular season in the minors (where he won Rookie of the Year in the American Hockey League), the Wings summoned him for a four game stint during the playoffs.

Almost exactly a year to the day that Red Wings acquired Fielder he was on the move again, this time off to the Boston Bruins. Again, he didn't see any regular season action, but come playoff time the Bruins gave him the call and he played in two contests for them.

For the next three years, Fielder lit up the Western Hockey League, collecting All-Star accolades and piling up points. His hard work in minor pro paid off and he was given another chance at the big leagues. On June 15, 1957 the Bruins dealt Fielder back to the Detroit Red Wings where he played six games that season on a line with Gordie Howe. With him and Howe both being the type of player that wants to control and carry the puck, the chemistry wasn't right. Fielder was released.

They would end up being the last games he'd play as an NHL player. Fielder didn't register a point in the nine regular season and six playoff games he played in the NHL, but he was very prolific in his minor pro career, which continued for many years after his second Red Wing stint was over.

Fielder played 15 more seasons, almost exclusively in the Western Hockey League, seven of those years he led the league in points and ten of those campaigns he was the top assist man in the league. By the time he retired in 1973 at age 42, he had multiple MVPs, Most Gentlemanly Player awards, and All-Star selections to show for his highly successful WHL career.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1947-48 Prince Albert Mintos SJHL 25 26 15 41 20 2 0 1 1 0
1948-49 Prince Albert Mintos SJHL 20 17 26 43 22 9 9 14 23 4
1948-49 Lethbridge Native Sons WCJHL 2 1 1 2 0
1949-50 Lethbridge Native Sons WCJHL 39 47 58 105 19 10 2 7 9 14
1950-51 Lethbridge Native Sons WCJHL 37 44 56 100 6 7 3 5 8 8
1950-51 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1951-52 New Westminster Royals PCHL 57 25 50 75 10 7 1 3 4 2
1952-53 St. Louis Flyers AHL 62 22 61 83 12
1952-53 Edmonton Flyers WHL 3 0 1 1 0
1952-53 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 0 0 0
1953-54 Seattle Bombers WHL 68 24 64 88 20
1953-54 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 2
1954-55 New Westminster Royals WHL 70 20 67 87 37
1955-56 Seattle Americans WHL 70 18 61 79 42
1956-57 Seattle Americans WHL 69 33 89 122 30 6 2 4 6 0
1957-58 Detroit Red Wings NHL 6 0 0 0 2
1957-58 Seattle Totems WHL 62 26 85 111 22 9 2 9 11 2
1958-59 Seattle Totems WHL 69 24 95 119 18 12 4 9 13 4
1959-60 Seattle Totems WHL 69 31 64 95 12 4 1 1 2 0
1960-61 Seattle Totems WHL 69 24 71 95 32 11 2 9 11 4
1961-62 Seattle Totems WHL 69 21 52 73 46 2 0 0 0 0
1962-63 Seattle Totems WHL 69 17 80 97 20 17 5 17 22 6
1963-64 Seattle Totems WHL 66 17 85 102 34
1963-64 Quebec Aces AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1964-65 Seattle Totems WHL 70 14 78 92 38 7 0 7 7 2
1965-66 Seattle Totems WHL 70 19 75 94 10
1966-67 Seattle Totems WHL 72 20 71 91 22 10 2 7 9 12
1967-68 Seattle Totems WHL 70 15 55 70 26 9 6 5 11 2
1968-69 Seattle Totems WHL 74 20 74 94 12 4 0 2 2 4
1969-70 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 55 8 58 66 20
1970-71 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 64 15 46 61 22
1971-72 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 30 5 22 27 4
1971-72 Portland Buckaroos WHL 40 9 40 49 10 11 0 10 10 2
1972-73 Portland Buckaroos WHL 70 11 47 58 4
NHL Totals 9 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 2


Rookie of the Year Award - PCHL (1952)
AHL First All-Star Team (1953)
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year - AHL) (1953)
WHL First All-Star Team (1954, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1967)
WHL Coast Division First All-Star Team (1957, 1958, 1959)
Leader Cup (MVP - WHL Coast Division) (1957, 1958, 1959)
Leader Cup (MVP - WHL) (1960) (co-winner - Hank Bassen)
WHL Second All-Star Team (1961, 1965, 1966, 1968)
Leader Cup (MVP - WHL) (1964, 1967)
Fred J. Hume Cup (Most Gentlemanly Player - WHL) (1966, 1967, 1969)
Signed as a free agent by Chicago, March 9, 1951. Loaned to New Westminster (PCHL) by Chicago for cash, August, 1951. Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Steve Hrymnak and Red Almas for cash, September 23, 1952. Loaned to Chicago by Detroit (Edmonton-WHL) for 1952-53 season for the loan of Ray Hannigan for 1952-53 season, October 15, 1952. Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from Detroit, September 29, 1953. Traded to Seattle (WHL) by NY Rangers for the rights to Lee Hyssop, October, 1953. NHL rights traded to Boston by Seattle (WHL) for cash, October, 1953. Claimed by Boston from Seattle (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 5, 1957. Traded to Detroit by Boston for cash, June 15, 1957. Claimed by Toronto from Seattle (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 3, 1958.
Fielder refused to sign with Toronto and remained the property of Seattle. Traded to Salt Lake (WHL) by Seattle (WHL) for Bobby Schmautz, November 15, 1969. Traded to Portland (WHL) by California (Salt Lake-WHL) with the loan of Jake Rathwell for Fred Hilts and Lyle Bradley, January, 1972. Selected by Dayton-Houston (WHA) in WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972.