Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Frank Eddolls
Frank Eddolls had an eight-year NHL career spending three years with the Montreal Canadiens and five seasons with the New York Rangers.

Eddolls turned professional in 1941 with the AHL's Hershey Bears at the age of 20, soon after winning the Memorial Cup with the Oshawa Generals in 1940. He had eight goals and eleven assists for 19 points in 54 games. Eddolls missed the following two years after enlisting in the Canadian army, but he returned to hockey in 1944-45, getting the opportunity to play for the Montreal Canadiens. He suited up for 43 games that year, picking up 13 points.

Perhaps Eddolls was most famous for being at the center of a controversial off-ice transaction. The Montreal Canadiens traded the rights to a young center named Ted Kennedy to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Eddolls on September 10, 1943. Kennedy went on to star for the Leafs for many years.

In 1947-48, Eddolls joined the New York Rangers where he would enjoy five strong NHL seasons. In his first year with the club, he scored 19 points and served as the team's captain in 1950-51.

Following his playing career, Eddolls kept close ties with hockey and served as coach with a variety of different teams, including the Saskatoon Quakers of the WHL in 1951-52 and the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP 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
NHL Totals 317 23 43 66 114 31 0 2 2 10


Byng of Vimy Trophy (QSHL - Sportsmanship) (1943)
AHL First All-Star Team (1954) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1951)
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. Loaned to Buffalo (AHL) by Montreal with Wilf Field, Ken Mosdell and cash for the loan of Lorrain Thibeault, October 24, 1945. 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 due to knee injury suffered in automobile accident, October 8, 1948. Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers for cash, October 8, 1952.
Named playing coach of Buffalo Bisons (AHL), October 8, 1952.
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