KITCHENER, Ont. -- Former Detroit Red Wings player Earl (Dutch) Reibel, who helped the team win back-to-back Stanley Cups in the mid-1950s, died Wednesday from complications resulting from a recent stroke. He was 76.
Mr. Reibel joined the Red Wings in 1953 and helped them win Stanley Cups in 1954 and 1955. He finished in the top 10 in NHL scoring in each of his first three years and won the Lady Byng Trophy as the most sportsmanlike player in 1957.
A center, he was the only player to dethrone Gordie Howe as the Red Wings's top scorer between 1950 and 1964, beating him by four points in 1955.
Mr. Reibel was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in 1957. He played for the Boston Bruins the next season, scoring six goals in 63 games before retiring.