Frank Eddolls

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Frank Eddolls
Born (1921-07-05)July 5, 1921
Lachine, QC, CAN
Died August 13, 1961(1961-08-13) (aged 40)
Ridgeway, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers
Playing career 1941–1954

Frank Herbert Eddolls (July 5, 1921 – August 13, 1961) was a defenceman in the National Hockey League who played for the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers, and coached the Chicago Black Hawks in 1954–55. He won the Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1946. Eddolls is perhaps best remembered as being a returning piece in one of the most lopsided trades of all time, which saw him being moved by the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for future Hockey Hall of Fame member Ted Kennedy, who was later voted by multiple publications to be one of the greatest hockey players of all time.[1][2]

Eddolls is known as one of the very few defencemen that consistently succeeded in defending the legendary Maurice "Rocket" Richard.[3]

Frank was playing golf on August 13, 1961 with friends at the Cherry Hill Country Club in Ridgeway, Ontario, one friend being Stan Mikita, when he complained on the 9th hole of heartburn. On the 17th hole, he collapsed and died of a heart attack.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1937–38 Verdun Jr. Maple Leafs MMJHL 12 2 5 7 8 4 0 1 1 2
1937–38 Verdun Maple Leafs QSHL 1 0 0 0 0
1937–38 Verdun Jr. Maple Leafs M-Cup 5 4 5 9 12
1938–39 Verdun Jr. Maple Leafs QJHL 10 9 5 14 24 3 1 1 2 8
1938–39 Verdun Maple Leafs QSHL 1 0 0 0 0
1938–39 Verdun Jr. Maple Leafs M-Cup 7 4 4 8 22
1939–40 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 15 13 8 21 8 7 3 5 8 8
1939–40 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 8 1 2 3 24
1940–41 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 16 9 12 21 31 12 3 8 11 6
1940–41 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 5 2 8 10 14
1941–42 Hershey Bears AHL 54 8 11 19 30 10 0 1 1 8
1942–43 Montreal RCAF QSHL 35 8 10 18 42 12 2 6 8 8
1943–44 Montreal RCAF MNDHL 1 0 0 0 2
1943–44 Montreal Canada Car MCHL 1 0 0 0 0
1943–44 Montreal Services MCHL 3 0 0 0 0
1944–45 Montreal Canadiens NHL 43 5 8 13 20 3 0 0 0 0
1945–46 Montreal Canadiens NHL 8 0 1 1 6 8 0 1 1 2
1945–46 Buffalo Bisons AHL 34 6 23 29 52
1946–47 Montreal Canadiens NHL 6 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 4
1946–47 Buffalo Bisons AHL 29 3 7 10 18 4 0 5 5 0
1947–48 New York Rangers NHL 58 6 13 19 16 2 0 0 0 0
1948–49 New York Rangers NHL 34 4 2 6 10
1949–50 New York Rangers NHL 58 2 6 8 20 11 0 1 1 4
1950–51 New York Rangers NHL 68 3 8 11 24
1951–52 New York Rangers NHL 42 3 5 8 18
1951–52 Saskatoon Quakers PCHL 12 3 6 9 6
1951–52 Cincinnati Mohawks AHL 12 0 4 4 8
1952–53 Buffalo Bisons AHL 50 5 25 30 24
1953–54 Buffalo Bisons AHL 63 3 52 55 45 3 0 2 2 2
AHL totals 242 25 122 147 177 17 0 8 8 10
NHL totals 317 23 43 66 114 31 0 2 2 10

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Division rank Result
CHI 1954–55 70 13 40 17 43 6th in NHL DNQ
Total 70 13 40 17 43

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Buddy O'Connor
New York Rangers captain
1950–51
Succeeded by
Allan Stanley
Preceded by
Sid Abel
Head coach of the Chicago Black Hawks
1954–55
Succeeded by
Dick Irvin