Benny Woit

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Benny Woit
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Woit with St. Michaels, c. 1947
Born(1928-01-07)January 7, 1928
Fort William, Ontario, Canada
Died December 7, 2016(2016-12-07) (aged 88)
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 19511957

Benedict Francis Woit (January 7, 1928 – December 7, 2016) was a National Hockey League defenceman of the 1950s. [1]

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Playing career

Trading card of Woit with the Red Wings, c. 1954 1954 Topps Benny Woit.JPG
Trading card of Woit with the Red Wings, c. 1954

Woit made his presence known as a junior while playing for the Port Arthur Flyers and Bruins of the TBJHL and the St. Mike's Majors of the OHA. He began playing for the Indianapolis Capitals of the AHL for the 1948–49 season. The Detroit Red Wings promoted him in 1951, and his defensive play would help them secure the Stanley Cup in 1952, 54, and 55. Woit was traded to Chicago Black Hawks following the 1954–55 season but never produced as he did with the Red Wings. He went on to play in the AHL and later the EHL, for the Clinton Comets as both a player and a successful head coach. In 334 NHL games Benny Woit recorded 7 goals and 26 assists for 33 points.

Awards and achievements

Career statistics

   Regular season   Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1946–47 St. Michael's College Majors OHA 275172236
1948–49 Indianapolis Capitals AHL 68312153020110
1949–50 Indianapolis CapitalsAHL70717242982024
1950–51 Indianapolis CapitalsAHL69822304030000
1950–51 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2000240002
1951–52 Detroit Red WingsNHL5838112081122
1952–53 Detroit Red WingsNHL701564061340
1953–54 Detroit Red WingsNHL7002238120118
1954–55 Detroit Red WingsNHL6123522110116
1955–56 Chicago Black Hawks NHL6318946
1956–57 Rochester Americans AHL47412165481126
1956–57 Chicago Black HawksNHL90002
1957–58 Rochester AmericansAHL5227940
1958–59 Spokane Spokes WHL 6159145440334
1959–60 Providence Reds AHL301231651120
1960–61 Providence RedsAHL582101226
1961–62 Clinton Comets EHL 518233151
1961–62 Kingston Frontenacs EPHL 5011610000
1962–63Clinton CometsEHL638152357
1963–64Clinton CometsEHL6912354778
1964–65Clinton CometsEHL714364068
1965–66 Jersey Devils EHL383192260
NHL totals333726331704126818

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