48. Warren Godfrey

A forgotten piece of some very good Detroit Red Wings teams, Defenseman Warren Godfrey, arrived as part of a mega-trade from Boston, but that happened in 1955 after Detroit had already won four Stanley Cups in the decade.

Detroit did not win any championship when Godfrey was there, but they were still a solid NHL squad.  A good hitter with natural defensive sensibilities, Godfrey was referred to as the "Rock" because that is what it felt like when he hit you.  With the Red Wings, Godfrey was in the top ten in Defensive Point Shares in his first two years in Detroit, and while he was mostly a stay-at-home Defenseman, Godfrey had an even 100 Points with the Red Wings.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defence
  • Acquired: Traded from the Boston Bruins with Ed Sandford, Real Chevrefils, Norm Corcoran, and Gilles Boisvert for Terry Sawchuk, Vic Stasiuk, Marcel Bonin, and Lorne Davis 6/3/55.
  • Departed:

    Claimed by Boston in the Intra-League Draft 6/4/62.

    Acquired (2): Traded from the Boston Bruins for Gerry Odrowski 10/10/63.

    Departed (2): Traded to Vancouver (WHL) for Cash 8/19/68.

  • Games Played: 528
  • Notable Statistics:

    23 Goals
    77 Assists 
    100 Points 
    527 PIM 
    0.19 PPG 
    +12 Plus/Minus*
    34.0 Point Shares 
    4 Points in 34 Playoff Games

    *Plus/Minus became a stat in the 1959/60 Season

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