Gerry Abel

Gerald Scott Abel (born December 25, 1944) is an American former professional ice hockey left winger. He is the son of Hockey Hall of Fame member Sid Abel and the uncle of former goaltender Brent Johnson.

Gerry Abel
Born (1944-12-25) December 25, 1944 (age 75)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 168 lb (76 kg; 12 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1965–1968

Playing careerEdit

Abel played junior hockey for the Hamilton Red Wings signing with the Detroit Red Wings. His father Sid was the head coach of the Red Wings at the time and upon signing, Gerry was quoted as saying "If I could be half as good as my dad, I'd be happy".[1] In the end though, Abel played in only one National Hockey League game for the Red Wings during the 1966–67 NHL season, spending much of the season playing for the Memphis Wings as well as two games for the American Hockey League's Pittsburgh Hornets. After another season with Memphis, Abel retired from hockey.

See alsoEdit


  • Podnieks, Andrew (2003). Players:the ultimate A-Z guide of everyone who has ever played in the NHL. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 0-385-25999-9.
  1. ^ Podnieks, p. 3

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