Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bill Folk
Defenceman Bill Folk suited up for 12 games with the Detroit Red Wings in the early 1950s. His career lasted two decades and was chiefly based in the WHL and the Saskatchewan amateur hockey system.

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Folk played junior with the local Abbotts and Caps. In 1947-48 he turned pro with the Boston Olympics of the EHL then joined the USHL's Omaha Knights. The Red Wings brought him up to the Indianapolis Capitals of the AHL for a year and called him up for four games in 1951-52. The next season he played eight games in Motown and was assigned to the Edmonton Flyers of the WHL where he helped win a league championship in 1953.

Folk skated a couple seasons for the AHL's Providence Reds then settled down in the WHL during the mid-'50s. He was a part of a second WHL championship with the Vancouver Canucks in 1958. After starting the 1961-62 season with the Spokane Comets, Folk retired. After two seasons away from the game, he played a pair of seasons with the Regina Capitals of the Saskatchewan senior loop before calling it quits for good in 1966.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1944-45 Regina Abbotts SJHL 16 1 2 3 54
1945-46 Regina Abbotts SJHL 18 3 1 4 30 7 2 1 3 26
1946-47 Regina Capitals SJHL 29 7 5 12 40 6 2 0 2 10
1947-48 Boston Olympics EAHL 19 2 4 6 39
1947-48 Boston Olympics QSHL 38 5 5 10 64
1948-49 Omaha Knights USHL 62 4 14 18 84 4 0 2 2 6
1949-50 Omaha Knights USHL 65 14 33 47 78
1950-51 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 64 4 26 30 58 3 0 1 1 4
1950-51 Omaha Knights USHL 6 7 3 10 16
1951-52 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 0 0 2
1951-52 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 50 4 14 18 56
1952-53 Detroit Red Wings NHL 8 0 0 0 2
1952-53 Edmonton Flyers WHL 56 9 19 28 74 15 1 7 8 24
1953-54 Edmonton Flyers WHL 49 4 14 18 66
1954-55 Providence Reds AHL 45 5 21 26 52
1955-56 Providence Reds AHL 15 1 8 9 18 9 2 3 5 15
1955-56 Saskatoon Quakers WHL 51 6 14 20 66
1956-57 Providence Reds AHL 60 1 15 16 56 4 0 1 1 6
1957-58 Vancouver Canucks WHL 68 7 21 28 72 11 1 9 10 18
1958-59 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 56 7 25 32 61 7 0 6 6 6
1959-60 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 56 4 32 36 53
1960-61 Spokane Comets WHL 65 8 23 31 68 2 0 0 0 2
1961-62 Spokane Comets WHL 2 0 1 1 4
1962-63
1963-64
1964-65 Regina Capitals SSHL 8 3 6 9 6 5 1 1 2 9
1965-66 Regina Capitals SSHL 6 0 8 8 10
NHL Totals 12 0 0 0 4


Missed remainder of 1961-62 season and entire 1962-63 and 1963-64 due to heart attack suffered following game vs. San Francisco (WHL), October 14, 1961.
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