Enio Sclisizzi

There always seemed to be confusion over his name.

Enio James Sclisizzi's name was never easy to pronounce. Most of his friends and teammates called him Jim or Sils. Famed play by play broadcaster Foster Hewitt, famous for butchering a few names in his career, gave up and called him "Jim Enio"

This hot-blooded Italian was born in Milton, Ontario, on August 1st, 1925. He fell in love with the game of hockey and worked his way up from the Stratford Indians (OHA) to the professional ranks.

Stuck in the strong Red Wings system, he mainly played for their farm team, the Indianapolis Capitols in the AHL where he posted 280 points in 314 games between 1946-52.

During these years he played only sparingly for Detroit. He found himself behind such fine left wingers veterans as Ted Lindsay, Marty Pavelich, Tony Leswick (L/R), Glen Skov (L/R), Johnny Wilson and Vic Stasiuk on the team's depth chart

Jim saw most of his NHL time during the 1948-49 season when he appeared in 50 games, scoring 9 goals and 9 assists during the regular season, plus appearing in 6 playoff games.

Unfortunately for Jim he missed out on the Stanley Cup winning Detroit seasons in 1950 and 1952. He appeared in some games those seasons, but it wasn't enough for a ring. Despite that, his name was originally put on the Stanley Cup in '52, only to be removed when the Cup underwent reconstruction in 1957.

On August 14, 1952 he was traded to Chicago together with line mate Fred Glover. He played 14 games for Chicago that season but spend most of his time in the minors (AHL and WHL). He never played another game in the NHL and finished his career by playing the last 6 seasons in the WHL and AHL before hanging up his skates in 1959.

His biggest individual accomplishments was an AHL 1st All-Star selection in 1952 and a WHL 1st
All-Star team selection in 1954. He also won the AHL and WHL title.

All in all "Jim Enio" played 81 NHL regular season games, scoring 23 points (12 goals, 11 assists) as well as appearing in 13 playoff games.


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