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Earl "Dutch" Reibel (July 21, 1930 – January 3 2007) was a Canadian forward who played primarily as a center with the Detroit Red Wings, as well as the Chicago Black Hawks and Boston Bruins.

A member of two Stanley Cups with Detroit in 1954 and 1955, "Dutch" was also the only person to dethrone Gordie Howe as the Red Wings' leading scorer between the 1950 and 1964 seasons, surpassing him by 4 points in 1954–55.

He scored twice in the ninth NHL All-Star Game for Detroit against the All-Stars on October 2, 1955. Following the winning goal in the second period he scored a last minute empty net goal to complete a 3–1 victory.

In regular season play, Reibel scored 84 goals and 161 assist for 245 points in 409 games. He recorded 6 goals and 14 assists for 20 points in 39 career playoff appearances. He was awarded the Lady Byng Trophy in 1956. "Dutch" Reibel died in his hometown, Kitchener, Ontario, aged 76, two weeks after suffering a stroke.


Silent footage from the Bruins-Red Wings game on January 31, 1959. Over six minutes of game play and goals by Gordie Howe, Jim Morrison and Earl Reibel are shown. More silent footage from the Bruins-Red Wings game on March 14, 1959 in which the Red Wings Stu McNeill scores his only NHL goal, a goal by Don McKenney to tie the score 2-2 and two goals by John Bucyk for a 4-2 Bruins win are shown.


Earl Reibel's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database

Preceded by
Sid Smith
Winner of the Lady Byng Trophy
Succeeded by
Andy Hebenton