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Seattle Americans

The Seattle Americans were a short-lived entry in the old WHL from 1955-58. When they joined the league for the 1955-56 season, the Americans name was apt as they were the only US-based team in the league. They were coached by long-time Chicago head coach Billy Reay and they become another one of those tough, old time, WHL teams by racking up more than 1,000 penalty minutes. The Americans results would be mediocre, wining about half their games each year. But they did sport one of the best players in pro hockey history. Guyle Fielder, who holds the record for most points, assists, and games in minor hockey history racked up some monster stats for the Americans. He scored 312 points in 201 games with the Americans. All time, he ranks fourth in scoring hockey history behind the likes of Gretzky, Jagr, and Howe when you include non-NHL players. While the Americans would be re-branded at the end of the 57-58 season, they left behind an awesome logo of a hockey playing Uncle Sam.