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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59