Al Rollins

Canadian ice hockey player (1926-1996)

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

Al Rollins
Born (1926-10-09)October 9, 1926
Vanguard, SK CAN
Died July 27, 1996(1996-07-27) (aged 69)
Height 6 ft 02 in (188 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Chicago Black Hawks
New York Rangers
Playing career 1949–1962

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.

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  1. Al Rollins biography at Legends of Hockey (archived). Retrieved June. 05, 2008.