Louis Napoleon Trudel - Born July 21, 1912 in Salem, Massachusetts – Died March 19, 1971 was a professional ice Hockey player who played 305 games in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Black Hawks.
Trudel played junior with the Edmonton Poolers. from 1929-32, and he enjoyed a solid rookie pro season with the Tulsa Oilers in 1932-33 season.
Trudel joined the Chicago Black Hawks during the 1933-34 season, playing 31 games, and 7 playoff games, helping the Black Hawks win their first Stanley Cup in 1934.
In 1934-35, Trudel scored eleven goals and formed an efficient line with Bill Kendall and Tom Cook. He was a regular with the club through the 1937-38 season when he was a member of a second Stanley Cup winner.
Trudel participated in the Babe Siebert Memorial Game in 1939.
Trudel extended his NHL career by playing parts of the next three seasons in Montreal before a long tenure in the minor leagues.
Trudel played several years in the minors before retiring. He led the AHL in goals twice and was selected to the league's first all-star team once and second team on three occasions.
- New Haven Eagles 1938-39 & 1940-41
- Washington Lions 1941-42
- Cleveland Barons 1942 to 1948
- Grand Rapids Rockets / IHL player-coach 1950 to 1952
- St-Jerome Alouettes / QPHL 1952-53
- Milwaukee Chiefs / IHL 1953-54
Trudel also spent a year coaching the EHL's Cleveland Knights in 1949-50.
AHL First All-Star Team 1945
AHL Second All-Star Team 1942, 1944, 1946
Trudel won two Stanley Cups with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1934 and 1938.