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Herbert Albert "Herbie" Lewis - Born April 17, 1906 in Calgary, Alberta – Died January 20, 1991 was a Canadian professional ice Hockey left winger.

Lewis started out in 1921-22, playing for the Calgary Hustlers of the Calgary City Junior League. In 1922-23 he played for the Calgary Canadians of the Calgary City League and led the team to the Memorial Cup playdowns where he was first in scoring with 17 goals and 24 points in 12 games. He followed up in 1923-24 with 20 points in seven Memorial Cup playdown games while still with the Canadians.

Lewis journeyed to Duluth, Minnesota in 1924 and played with the Duluth Hornets in the United States Amateur Hockey Association / USAHA where he was given the nickname "The Duke of Duluth."

Following the 1925 season, the Hornets dropped from the USAHA and operated in the Central Hockey League / CHL, not outright as pro but pro in every sense but name, and Lewis led the CHL in points (28) and assists (11) in the 1925-26 season and was a CHL First Team All-Star that year.

Lewis reportedly turned down a $20,000 offer from the New York Rangers prior to signing with Detroit in 1928, and played for the NHL Detroit Cougars, Detroit Falcons, and the Detroit Red Wings during his eleven-year NHL career - all played in Detroit.

Lewis teamed with right winger Larry Aurie and a variety of fellow-Hall of Fame centermen in his NHL tenure. First it was the great Ebbie Goodfellow, but soon Cooney Weiland stepped in between the two sharp shooting wingers. Toronto Maple Leaf boss Conn Smythe once described the line of Lewis, Weiland and Aurie as "the best line in Hockey."

Named as the Wing's captain in 1933, Herbie was elected as the starting left winger in the first-ever NHL All-Star game in 1934 (the Ace Bailey Benefit Game) and went on to lead the team in playoff scoring with five goals. He played in the longest NHL game on March 24-25, 1936, when Detroit defeated the Montreal Maroons 1-0 after six overtime periods. The Wings went on to capture the 1936 Stanley Cup and won it again in 1937 as Lewis combined on a line with Marty Barry and Hec Kilrea to dominate almost every game of the finals.

In 1939, with his NHL career behind him, Lewis brought Hockey to Indianapolis as general manager, coach, and player with the Indianapolis Capitols of the IAHL. Lewis was behind the bench as coach of the team when the Capitols won the Calder Cup in 1942.

Lewis registered 148 goals, 161 assists and 309 points in 483 NHL games played. He added 13 goals and and 23 points in 38 NHL playoff games

Herbie Lewis was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989.

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