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Nels Podolsky
Nels Podolsky
Left Wing
Number: 15
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 170
Shoots: Left
Born: Dec 19, 1925
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Nels Podolsky was born December 19, 1925 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A graduate of the Quebec Junior Hockey League and of the Quebec Senior Hockey League, Podolsky joined the Ontario Hockey Association Junior 'A' Hockey League's Galt Kists in 1943-44 where he scored 25 goals in 26 games.

In 1944-45 the Winnipeg, Manitoba native joined the Halifax Navy of the Nova Scotia Defense Hockey League and was also a member of the Cornwallis Navy, a team with whom he never played a single game for due to his military service.

Podolsky joined the United States Hockey League's Omaha Knights in 1944-45 where he spent one season before joining the American Hockey League's Indianapolis Capitols the following year, a team with whom he spent the next five seasons. In those five seasons with Indianapolis, Podolsky's strong play earned him a call up by the Detroit Red Wings during the 1948-49 season.

Podolsky played in only one regular season and seven playoff games with Detroit before he was sent back to Indianapolis the following year. After five years with the Capitols, Podolsky joined the Pacific Coast Hockey League's Edmonton Flyers in 1951-52 before returning to the AHL the following year as a member of the St. Louis Flyers. Even though he played in 18 games with St. Louis, Podolsky spent the majority of his season with the Quebec Major Hockey League's Shawinigan Cataractes.

In 1953-54, Podolsky joined the Quebec Hockey League's Sherbrooke Saints for one season before spending the next three seasons with International Hockey League's Troy Bruins.

Podolsky ended his career following the 1957-58 Northern Ontario Hockey Association season while as a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

Throughout his playing career, Nels Podolsky played in eight career NHL games.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  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 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80