Benny Woit, Canadian ice hockey player, Died at 88


Benedict Francis Woit was born on January 7, 1928, and died on December 7, 2016.

He was a National Hockey League defenseman of the 1950s.

He made his presence known as a junior while playing for the Port Arthur Flyers and Bruins of the TBJHL and the St. Mike’s Majors of the OHA.

Benny Woit began playing for the Indianapolis Capitals of the AHL for the 1948–49 season.

In 1951, the Detroit Red Wings promoted him and his defensive play would help them secure the Stanley Cup in 1952, 54, and 55.

He was traded to Chicago Black Hawks following the 1954–55 season but never produced as he did with the Red Wings.

Woit went on to play in the AHL and later the EHL, for the Clinton Comets as both a player and a successful head coach.

Throughout 334 NHL games, he recorded 7 goals and 26 assists for 33 points.

Benny Woit passed away at 88 years old.