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Born October 9, 1926(1926-10-09),
Vanguard, SK, CAN
Died July 27, 1996 (aged 69),
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Pro clubs Toronto Maple Leafs
Chicago Black Hawks
New York Rangers
Playing career 1949 – 1962

Elwin Ira Rollins (October 9, 1926 – July 27, 1996) was a professional Canadian ice hockey goaltender.

Born in Vanguard, Saskatchewan, Rollins played in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Black Hawks and New York Rangers. He played a major role in the Leafs 1951 Stanley Cup victory. Rollins also won the 1951 Vezina Trophy and the 1954 Hart Memorial Trophy.

Rollins retired in 1962 and opted to become a coach. After leaving the ice, Rollins coached the University of Calgary hockey team as well as clubs in Spokane, Salt Lake City, Houston, Tulsa and Phoenix. As a coach, he achieved a good measure of success, including an Allan Cup victory with the Spokane Jets in 1970.[1]

His son Jerry Rollins played in the now defunct WHA.

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Preceded by
Gordie Howe
Winner of the Hart Trophy
1954
Succeeded by
Ted Kennedy
Preceded by
Bill Durnan
Winner of the Vezina Trophy
1951
Succeeded by
Terry Sawchuk

References

  1. ^ Al Rollins's biography at Legends of Hockey. Retrieved Nov. 06, 2007.
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Born October 9, 1926(1926-10-09),
Vanguard, SK CAN
Died July 27, 1996 (aged 69),
Height
Weight
6 ft 02 in (1.88 m)
180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Pro clubs Toronto Maple Leafs
Chicago Black Hawks
New York Rangers
Playing career 1949 – 1962

Elwin "Al" Ira Rollins (October 9, 1926July 27 1996) was a professional Canadian ice hockey goaltender.

Born in Vanguard, Saskatchewan, Rollins played in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Black Hawks and New York Rangers. He played a big role in the Leafs 1951 Stanley Cup victory. Rollins also won the 1951 Vezina Trophy and the 1954 Hart Memorial Trophy.

Rollins retired in 1962 and decided to become a coach. After retiring, Rollins coached the University of Calgary ice hockey team as well as clubs in Spokane, Salt Lake City, Houston, Tulsa and Phoenix. As a coach, he had a lot of success, including an Allan Cup win with the Spokane Jets in 1970.[1]

His son Jerry Rollins played in the WHA which no longer is in operation.

Awards & Achievements

Other websites

References

  1. Al Rollins's biography at Legends of Hockey. Retrieved June. 05, 2008.


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