Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Fred Stanfield
Fred Stanfield came from a bustling family with five brothers who played pro hockey. A product of Toronto's youth program, he played three seasons of junior hockey with the St. Catharines Teepees. His high level of scoring and playmaking caught the attention of the Chicago Blackhawks management who brought him to the NHL in 1964.

Stanfield toiled for the Hawks and the St. Louis Braves of the CHL in true journeyman fashion until he was swept into the current of one of the NHL's more infamous trades. The Boston Bruins acquired his services along with Phil Esposito and Ken Hodge in exchange for Gilles Marotte, Pit Martin, and Jack Norris.

In Boston, Stanfield joined Johnny McKenzie and Johnny Bucyk to form what is often considered to have been the best second line in hockey from 1967 to 1972. Known as "Steady Freddie." Stanfield had a reputation as a player who showed up to play every night. His hard work, fine skating and face-off prowess endeared him to the Bruin fans and made an important contribution to the team's two Stanley Cup victories in 1970 and 1972.

In the ten season after his arrival in Boston, Stanfield broke the 20-goal plateau seven times. In 1973, he was dealt to the Minnesota North Stars for a season and a half before rounding out his NHL days with the Buffalo Sabres in 1977.

Stanfield then played one final season as a player/coach with the Hershey Bears of the AHL before retiring to coach the Niagara Falls Flyers of the OHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1960-61 Mississauga Reps THL
1961-62 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 49 11 15 26 19 6 0 0 0 2
1962-63 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 48 28 39 67 25
1963-64 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 56 34 75 109 29 13 15 12 27 4
1964-65 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 58 7 10 17 14 14 2 1 3 2
1965-66 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 39 2 2 4 2 5 0 0 0 2
1965-66 St. Louis Braves CPHL 24 7 11 18 2
1966-67 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 10 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1966-67 St. Louis Braves CPHL 37 20 21 41 10
1967-68 Boston Bruins NHL 73 20 44 64 10 +9 4 0 1 1 0
1968-69 Boston Bruins NHL 71 25 29 54 22 -4 10 2 2 4 0
1969-70 Boston Bruins NHL 73 23 35 58 14 +7 14 4 12 16 6
1970-71 Boston Bruins NHL 75 24 52 76 12 +32 7 3 4 7 0
1971-72 Boston Bruins NHL 78 23 56 79 12 +20 15 7 9 16 0
1972-73 Boston Bruins NHL 78 20 58 78 10 +12 5 1 1 2 0
1973-74 Minnesota North Stars NHL 71 16 28 44 10 -14
1974-75 Minnesota North Stars NHL 40 8 18 26 12 -14
1974-75 Buffalo Sabres NHL 32 12 21 33 4 +9 17 2 4 6 0
1975-76 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 18 30 48 4 +5 9 0 1 1 0
1976-77 Buffalo Sabres NHL 79 9 14 23 6 -2 5 0 0 0 0
1977-78 Buffalo Sabres NHL 57 3 8 11 2 -8
1978-79 Hershey Bears AHL 50 19 41 60 4
NHL Totals 914 211 405 616 134 106 21 35 56 10


Brother of Jack and Jim Traded to Boston by Chicago with Phil Esposito and Ken Hodge for Gilles Marotte, Pit Martin and Jack Norris, May 15, 1967. Traded to Minnesota by Boston for Gilles Gilbert, May 22, 1973. Traded to Buffalo by Minnesota for Norm Gratton and Buffalo's 3rd round choice (Ron Zanussi) in 1976 Amateur Draft, January 27, 1975.