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Frank Eddolls
Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
Teams Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born July 5, 1921,
Lachine, QC, CAN
Died August 13, 1961 (age 40),
Fort Erie, ON, CAN
Pro Career 1941 – 1954

Frank Herbert Eddolls (July 5, 1921, Lachine, Quebec – 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.

Playing Career

Eddolls started out with the junior Verdun Maple Leafs of Quebec's Junior Amateur Hockey Association in 1937-38 and 1938-39. Verdun won the provincial championships in both years. He then switched to the Oshawa Generals for 1939-40 and 1940-41. The Generals also won the provincial championships in both seasons and won the Memorial Cup in 1940.

He then joined the Canadian military. He played for Montreal RCAF of the Quebec Senior Hockey League in 1942-43.

His NHL rights were traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Montreal Canadiens for Ted Kennedy in 1943 in a move that may have cost Frank Selke his job with Toronto. Eddolls played three seasons for the Canadiens before being traded to the New York Rangers in 1947.

Eddolls scored 23 goals and 43 assists for 66 points in 317 NHL games played with 114 penalty minutes.

He was traded back to Montreal in 1952 and became the playing-coach of their farm team Buffalo Bisons in the American Hockey League for two seasons, He was hired as coach of the Chicago Black Hawks in 1954 but only lasted one season as he was replaced by Dick Irvin.

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

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Buddy O'Connor
New York Rangers Captains
Succeeded by
Allan Stanley




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