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FRANK EDDOLLS (1944-1947)

Frank
Eddolls

1952-1963
Position D
Shoots L
Weight 175lbs
Height 5'8"
Date of birth July 5th, 1921
Place of birth Lachine, QC, CAN
Deceased on August 13th, 1961
Seasons - MTL 3
Other numbers 16
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 57 5 9 14 0 26
1944-1945 43 5 8 13 0 20
1945-1946 8 0 1 1 0 6
1946-1947 6 0 0 0 0 0
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 18 0 1 1 0 6
1944-1945 3 0 0 0 0 0
1945-1946 8 0 1 1 0 2
1946-1947 7 0 0 0 0 4
The 1943 trade between Toronto and Montreal that saw Ted Kennedy go to the Maple Leafs in exchange for Frank Eddolls was not the first time the teams had traded for the rights to the young defenseman.

A Lachine, QC native who played his junior hockey with the Verdun Maple Leafs, a Montreal-area powerhouse that later incubated the likes of Emile Bouchard and Maurice Richard, Eddolls concluded his junior apprenticeship with the Oshawa Generals.

Playing in the Leafs’ backyard, he caught the eye of Toronto scouts and shortly after Eddolls and the Generals won the 1940 Memorial Cup, a trade was arranged that saw Joe Benoit’s rights accrue to the Habs while Eddolls became Toronto property.

Turning pro in the fall of 1941, Eddolls suited up with the AHL Hershey Bears, picking up 19 points as a rookie while learning how to play the blue line and defend his end against full-grown men.

Military service claimed the next two seasons and when Eddolls returned to civilian life it was as a member of the Canadiens organization once again. He joined the Habs out of training camp in the fall of 1944, holding his own as a rookie.

The 5-foot-8, 180-pounder, playing in 43 games, picked up 13 points and only 20 minutes of penalty time in 1944-45. Seeing greatly reduced ice time with the return of rock-ribbed Ken Reardon to the team following the completion of his military service, Eddolls appeared in only eight regular season games in 1945-46 but dressed for as many in the postseason, earning a mention on the Stanley Cup.

In 1946-47, his final campaign with Montreal, Eddolls spent the bulk of the regular season in Buffalo with the AHL Bisons appearing in the postseason with the Habs.

Traded to New York along with Buddy O’Connor, Eddolls spent the last six NHL seasons of his playing career with the Broadway Blueshirts, one of the Rangers’ most popular and effective performers. He later went on to coach the Chicago Blackhawks.
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Rights traded to Toronto by Montreal for the rights to Joe Benoit, June 7, 1940. Rights traded to Montreal by Toronto for the rights to Ted Kennedy, September 10, 1943. Traded to NY Rangers by Montreal with Buddy O'Connor for Hal Laycoe, Joe Bell and George Robertson, August 19, 1947. Missed majority of 1948-49 season recovering from knee injury suffered in automobile accident, October 8, 1948. Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers for cash, October 8, 1952.