Sid AbelSid Abel (February 18, 1918 - February 7, 2000) was an Canadian professional ice hockey player and later coach in the National Hockey League. His playing career spanned from the 1938-39 season until the 1953-54 season, playing for both the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks and winning three Stanley Cups.
Born in Melville, Saskatchewan, "Old Bootnose", as he was known, was the third member of the Red Wings celebrated "Production Line" along with Hockey Hall of Fame teammates Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsey. Abel was traded from the Red Wings to the Blackhawks in 1952-53, and served as a player-coach for the next two seasons. He returned to the Red Wings in 1957-58 and served as Detroit's coach through the 1969-70 season.