Al Suomi

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Al Suomi
Al Suomi 1937 Chicago Hornets.jpg
Al Suomi, in 1937 with the Chicago Hornets of the Arena Hockey League.
Born (1913-10-29)October 29, 1913
Eveleth, Minnesota, U.S.
Died September 23, 2014(2014-09-23) (aged 100)
La Grange, Illinois, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Left Wing[1]
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Black Hawks[1]
Playing career 1936–1937[1]

Albert William Suomi (October 29, 1913 – September 23, 2014) was an American retired professional ice hockey player. He played as a left winger. He played a total of five games in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Chicago Black Hawks during the 1936-37 season.

He played his final season in professional hockey with the Chicago Hornets of the Arena Hockey League. He retired in 1937. Since retiring, Suomi started a hardware store called "Al's Hardware" in Countryside, Illinois. This is now run by his children. He is currently the oldest living former NHL player since Louis Holmes died in March 2010.[2]

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