Guyle Fielder, the fourth leading scorer in professional hockey history, will be honored by the NHL Seattle ownership group in the next few weeks.
The Seattle Times reports that Fielder, longtime star and captain of the Seattle Totems hockey club, will be featured in a showroom for NHL ticket depositors at the Pacific Science Center. The showroom, set to open in three weeks, will allow depositors a chance to preview seats and suites in the new arena to aid in their purchases. The suites and club-level seats will be available during the spring with season-ticket sales in the fall.
A model of the new arena, described as “high-tech” and “motorized” by the Times, will open its roof to display the features of the new facility. Full-sized replica suites have also been built.
Included in the showroom will be two additional displays, one a rotating display to honor any NHL and hockey greats visiting at the time. The other will be a permanent replica of Fielder’s locker while with the Totems. The 88-year-old Fielder is said to be selecting items to display in the locker, including a game sweater and a customize hockey stick.
Playing at a time when the NHL was primarily the Original Six, limiting opportunities to play at that level, Fielder saw most of his playing time in the minor leagues. He spent 22 years in the original Western Hockey League, 15 of those with the Totems, known at points as the Bombers and the Americans. He would lead the team to three WHL championships, and rack up four consecutive and nine total scoring titles during his career.
“Golden Guyle” still holds minor league records for points scored, assists, and games played. His 2,037 career points is bested only by Wayne Gretzky, Jaromir Jagr, and Gordie Howe. He garnered WHL Rookie of the Year honors, six WHL league MVP awards, and was selected an all-star 11 times. Impressive feats and worthy of feting.
NHL Seattle and Oak View Group, the arena developers, have said they are planning a tribute to Fielder in the new arena as well.