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 Defenceman
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 known as one of the very few defencemen that consistently succeeded in defending the legendary Maurice "Rocket" Richard.[1]

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.


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


  1. ^ Now Back to You, Dick: Two Lifetimes in Hockey

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