Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Arch Wilder
Archie Wilder was a left-winger who suited up for 18 games with the Detroit Red Wings in 1940-41. Most of his career was spent in the minors and the Western Canada Senior league.

Born in Melville, Saskatchewan, Wilder started out with the Weyburn Beavers and the Saskatoon Wesleys in the mid-30s. He then moved up to the MOHL and was a solid two-way worker for the Detroit Pontiacs for a couple of years. Wilder was seen as a prospect by the Red Wings and was sent to the AHL's Indianapolis Capitals in 1939 to further his development.

The solid winger played 18 NHL games for Detroit in 1940-41 but was returned to the minors before the end of the season. In 1941-42 he joined the senior Saskatoon Quakers then spent two years in military service. After the War he skated with the Calgary RCAF then the city's senior Stampeders for six years before retiring in 1951.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1935-36 Weyburn Beavers S-SSHL 2 1 1 2 0
1936-37 Saskatoon Wesleys N-SJHL 3 5 1 6 2
1936-37 Saskatoon Wesleys M-Cup 8 7 3 10 2
1937-38 Detroit Pontiacs MOHL 28 5 11 16 9 3 0 1 1 0
1938-39 Detroit Pontiacs MOHL 27 14 17 31 6 7 3 6 9 6
1939-40 Indianapolis Capitols IAHL 56 12 12 24 16 5 2 0 2 2
1940-41 Detroit Red Wings NHL 18 0 2 2 2
1940-41 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 9 1 3 4 0
1940-41 Omaha Knights AHA 24 1 4 5 4
1941-42 Saskatoon Quakers SSHL 31 8 16 24 4 9 4 1 5 2
1941-42 Saskatoon Quakers Al-Cup 3 1 3 4 0
1942-43
1943-44
1944-45 Calgary RCAF Mustangs ASHL 16 13 8 21 2 3 0 3 3 0
1945-46 Calgary Stampeders WCSHL 34 17 21 38 20 4 2 1 3 10
1945-46 Calgary Stampeders Al-Cup 12 4 1 5 4
1946-47 Calgary Stampeders WCSHL 40 13 12 25 14 7 3 4 7 0
1946-47 Calgary Stampeders Al-Cup 17 2 7 9 0
1947-48 Calgary Stampeders WCSHL 46 10 16 26 10 11 2 5 7 4
1948-49 Calgary Stampeders WCSHL 45 6 14 20 10 4 0 0 0 2
1949-50 Calgary Stampeders WCSHL 42 4 10 14 12 10 1 2 3 2
1949-50 Calgary Stampeders Al-Cup 15 0 9 9 10
1950-51 Calgary Stampeders WCMHL 30 6 13 19 21 6 0 2 2 0
NHL Totals 18 0 2 2 2


Regular season totals for Saskatoon Wesleys (1936-37) unavailable. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, October 26, 1937.