18 Facts About Fred Stanfield


Frederic William Stanfield was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1964 until 1978.

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Fred Stanfield won two Stanley Cups with the Boston Bruins, in 1970 and 1972.

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Fred Stanfield was known as a clean player, as only once did he receive more than 14 penalty minutes in any season of his professional career.

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Fred Stanfield had six brothers, most of whom would eventually become professional hockey players.

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In May 1967, Fred Stanfield was traded, along with Phil Esposito and Ken Hodge, to the Boston Bruins, for defenceman Gilles Marotte, centre Pit Martin, and minor league goaltender Jack Norris.

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Fred Stanfield scored 20 or more goals in every one of the six years he played for Boston, with the Bruins leading the league in goals in each of those seasons.

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Fred Stanfield became noted for a heavy slap shot, making his mark in the first game of the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals against the St Louis Blues when he fired a shot so hard it split Blues goaltender Jacques Plante's mask in half, giving Plante a concussion which sidelined him for the remainder of the playoffs.

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Fred Stanfield received the team's 7th Player Award, voted by the fans for the player performing most beyond expectations.

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Fred Stanfield was a leading candidate for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for the league's most sportsmanlike player, finishing behind eventual winner Jean Ratelle of the New York Rangers and teammate Johnny Bucyk.

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Fred Stanfield followed up in the next season, when he scored 20 goals and 58 assists for 78 points, and was named to play in the 1973 All-Star Game as an injury replacement.

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Fred Stanfield quickly broke out of his slump, scoring 33 points in 32 games for the Sabres, and contributing to the team's push to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they eventually lost to the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Fred Stanfield played the next three seasons for Buffalo, ending his NHL career with the team in 1978.

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Fred Stanfield played the next season for the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, retiring as a player partway through the season when he was named the interim coach for the team, serving through the end of the season.

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Fred Stanfield played 914 career NHL games, scoring 211 goals and 405 assists for 616 points.

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Fred Stanfield's youngest brother, Vic Stanfield, was a two-time All-American for Boston University.

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Fred Stanfield maintained a residence in the Town of Mississauga as of 1969.

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Fred Stanfield lived in the Buffalo area, and owned an office furniture store.

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Fred Stanfield was an active member of the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association and has organized several alumni tournaments.

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