Enio Sclisizzi

Enio James Sclisizzi (August 1, 1925 – June 27, 2012) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Sclisizzi played 81 games in the National Hockey League. He played with the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Black Hawks. Sclisizzi won the Stanley Cup in 1952 with Detroit. When the cup was redone during the 1957–58 season, for some reason his name was omitted from the new version, but his name can still be seen on the original 1952 Detroit team engraving in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Enio Sclisizzi
Born (1925-08-01)August 1, 1925
Milton, Ontario, Canada
Died June 27, 2012(2012-06-27) (aged 86)
Milton, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 168 lb (76 kg; 12 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1946–1959


In 1942, the Milton Bricks Tigers won an OHA Junior "C" title. Milton defeated Oakville to advance to the semi-finals and Parry Sound to move on to the finals against the Preston Riversides.[1] In the Schmalz Cup best of three series, which was held at Maple Leaf Gardens, Milton won game one by a score of 6–4, with three goals coming from Milton's future NHL player Enio Schlisizzi, and game two by a score of 10–1.[2]

Sclisizzi made his professional debut in the 1946–47 season for the Indianapolis Capitals American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings.[3] He made his NHL debut with the Red Wings on April 5, 1947, against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1947 Stanley Cup playoffs. Sclisizzi made his regular-season NHL debut on opening day October 15, 1947, but he was sent down to the AHL.[4] Sclisizzi returned to the NHL on March 20, 1948, scoring his first NHL goal in the second period in a game against Toronto.[5] In total, he played 67 regular-season games in the NHL with the Wings. In August 1952, he was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks organization. He played 14 games for the Black Hawks that 1952–53 season but did not play in the NHL again.[4] He spent most of his career in the AHL and the Western Hockey League (WHL). He was a member of the 1950 Calder Cup champion Indianapolis Capitals.[3]

Post careerEdit

Sclisizzi returned to Milton and coached several local hockey players like future NHL linesman Leon Stickle on teams such as the Milton Merchant Juniors of the OHA Central Junior C league in 1965.[6]



Sclisizzi fought in World War II. He died in 2012, aged 86.[7]

John Tonelli was born to his parents Alex Jr. Tonelli and Joy Sclisizzi of Milton.[8][9] Tonelli's mother Joy Sclisizzi is a relative of Enio Sclisizzi.[10]


  1. ^ "Canadian Champion (Milton, ON), 26 Mar 1942, p. 3".
  2. ^ "Canadian Champion (Milton, ON), 2 Apr 1942, p. 2".
  3. ^ a b Amodeo, Jim (29 June 2012). "Enio Sclisizzi: 1925–2012". Hockey Then and Now. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Amodeo, Jim (8 September 2011). "A Chat with Enio Sclisizzi". Hockey Then and Now. Retrieved September 28, 2011.
  5. ^ "Milton's first NHLer passes".
  6. ^ http://images.ourontario.ca/Partners/MPL/MPL002493967pf_0112.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  7. ^ "Milton's first NHLer passes". Inside Halton. June 28, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  8. ^ "Canadian Champion (Milton, ON), 11 Apr 1957, p. 8".
  9. ^ "Canadian Champion (Milton, ON), 3 Jul 1952, p. 10".
  10. ^ "Lydia ASQUINI Obituary (2013) - Toronto Star". Legacy.com.

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