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Herbie Lewis
Herbie Lewis
Left Wing
Number: 7
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 163
Shoots: Left
Born: Apr 17, 1906
Birthplace: Calgary, AB, Canada
Acquired: Claimed by Detroit from Duluth (AHA) in inter-league draft on May 14, 1928.
Herbie Lewis was born in Calgary, Alberta, and was to become known for his relentless defence and blinding speed during an 11-year career in the NHL. He was rough for a little guy, a good defensive winger and accurate playmaker, and considered the fastest skater in the NHL in his day with his trademark short, mincing steps.

Lewis started out in 1921-22, playing for the Calgary Hustlers of the Calgary City Junior League. In 1922-23 he played for the Calgary Canadians of the Calgary City League and led the team to the Memorial Cup playdowns where he was first in scoring with 17 goals and 24 points in 12 games. He followed up in 1923-24 with 20 points in seven Memorial Cup playdown games while still with the Canadians. Lewis journeyed to Duluth in 1924 and played with the Hornets in the USAHA where he was given the nickname "The Duke of Duluth." He led the CHL in points (28) and assists (11) in the 1925-26 season and was a CHL First Team All-Star that year.

Lewis reportedly turned down a $20,000 offer from the New York Rangers prior to signing with Detroit in 1928, and played for the Cougars, Falcons, and Red Wings during his eleven-year NHL career. He participated in the first NHL All-Star game in 1934 (the Ace Bailey Benefit Game) and went on to lead the team in playoff scoring with five goals. He played in the longest NHL game on March 24-25, 1936, when Detroit defeated the Montreal Maroons 1-0 after six overtime periods. The Wings went on to capture the 1936 Stanley Cup and won it again the next year as Lewis combined on a line with Marty Barry and Hec Kilrea to dominate almost every game of the finals.

In 1939, with his NHL career behind him, Lewis brought hockey to Indianapolis as general manager, coach, and player with the Indianapolis Capitols of the IAHL. Lewis was behind the bench as coach of the team when the Capitols won the Calder Cup in 1942.

Herbie Lewis was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 51 18 19 25 37
H. Zetterberg 52 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 51 15 17 -2 32
G. Nyquist 52 14 15 -2 29
J. Abdelkader 52 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 37 6 20 11 26
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 38 5 10 6 15
D. DeKeyser 48 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 19 10 4 .932 2.03
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89