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ALBERT SIEBERT (1939-1939)


1939 -
Date of birth January 14th, 1904
Place of birth Plattsville, ON, CAN
Deceased on August 25th, 1939

Following his 14-year playing career, Babe Siebert was named coach of the Montreal Canadiens for the 1939-40 season.

In an unfortunate twist of fate, Siebert never assumed his role behind the team’s bench. He drowned on August 25, 1939, before the season got underway. He was replaced by Pit Lepine.

In the wake of his tragic death, the NHL organized a charity game at the Forum for the benefit of his family. The third such “All-Star” game in league history, it raised over $15,000.

Siebert holds the unfortunate distinction of being the only coach in the history of the NHL with no wins, losses or ties during his career.