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Phil Besler
Phil Besler
Right Wing
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180
Shoots: Right
Born: Dec 9, 1913
Birthplace: Melville, SK, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Chicago for Charley Mason on January 27, 1939.
Winger Phil Besler was a mainstay with the Melville Millionaires of the SSHL in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He missed the entire 1931-32 season.

Besler returned to hockey the following year and played another two years in the SSHL. As a member of the Prince Albert Mintos he led the league with 31 goals in 21 games. He made the jump to the NHL for eight games during the 1935-36 season skating for the Boston Bruins. The next two years of his career were spent in the minors before the Chicago Blackhawks offered him a free-agent contract. He played 17 games with Chicago in 1938-39 where he had one goal and four points before being traded to the Detroit Red Wings in January, 1939.

Besler had hoped a change of scenery might propel his chances of earning a full-time job in the NHL, but was sent to the AHL after just five contests with the Wings. In 30 NHL games, Besler counted five points. He continued to play hockey in the AHA until 1942 with the Omaha Knights.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 54 40 10 4 178 124 84
2 FLA 56 32 18 6 153 132 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 BOS 55 30 19 6 163 150 66
5 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 NYI 54 29 19 6 153 137 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 56 28 21 7 124 124 63
10 CAR 56 25 21 10 137 146 60
11 PHI 54 24 20 10 128 140 58
12 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
13 OTT 57 25 26 6 159 177 56
14 CBJ 57 23 28 6 144 175 52
15 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
16 TOR 54 20 25 9 127 151 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 54 18 20 25 38
H. Zetterberg 55 10 28 5 38
T. Tatar 54 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 55 14 16 -1 30
P. Datsyuk 40 9 21 14 30
J. Abdelkader 55 14 15 -2 29
M. Green 47 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 41 5 11 6 16
D. DeKeyser 51 7 8 12 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 21 10 5 .933 1.94
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89