Al Rollins

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Al Rollins
Born October 9, 1926(1926-10-09)
Vanguard, SK CAN
Died July 27, 1996(1996-07-27) (aged 69)
Height 6 ft 02 in (1.88 m)
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

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.

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