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Louis Frederick Angotti (born January 16, 1938) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and coach.

Lou Angotti
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Angotti at St. Michaels, c. 1957
Born (1938-01-16) January 16, 1938 (age 81)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Chicago Black Hawks
New York Rangers
Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
St. Louis Blues
WHA
Chicago Cougars
AHL
Rochester Americans
CHL
St. Louis Braves
Playing career 1962–1975

Angotti grew up in Toronto and played his junior hockey for the Toronto St. Michael's Majors. He then enrolled in Michigan Tech University where he earned an engineering degree while skating on powerful college clubs. He appeared in two NCAA championship games, losing the 1960 game while winning in 1962. He was MVP of both tournaments and was All-WCHA First Team for 1961–62. [1]

Angotti signed with the New York Rangers, playing two seasons with the minor league Rochester Americans before being called up to the big league club in 1964-65. Angotti quickly became known for his high-energy, speedy play. Over the next nine seasons, he would play with the Chicago Black Hawks, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and St. Louis Blues. He had his best offensive season in 1967-68 with the Flyers, when he scored 49 points while serving as the club's first ever captain. During his second stint with Chicago (from 1969 through 1973), he served as a key defensive component on a team that narrowly lost two Stanley Cup Final series.[2]

During his final season with the Blues in 1973-74, he was hired as coach after Jean-Guy Talbot was fired with 23 games remaining in the season. He retired to serve as head coach on a full-time basis, but, after he was fired just 9 games into the next year, he returned to play hockey with the Chicago Cougars of the WHA. Angotti again served as head coach during the 1983-84 seasons, this time with the Pittsburgh Penguins. [3]

Angotti has also coached the New Brunswick Hawks, Erie Blades, and Baltimore Skipjacks of the AHL for one season each. He does periodic work on behalf of the Blackhawk Alumni Association.

Following his playing career, he was a color commentator for Chicago Blackhawks games on WSNS-TV and WCFL radio.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1955–56 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 48 6 6 12 29 8 4 0 4 20
1956–57 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 52 12 19 31 28 4 1 2 3 4
1957–58 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 52 23 19 42 72 9 7 8 15 10
1958–59 Michigan Tech University NCAA Ind 5 10 9 19
1959–60 Michigan Tech University NCAA Ind 30 18 21 39 30
1960–61 Michigan Tech University NCAA Ind 28 25 17 42 52
1961–62 Michigan Tech University NCAA Ind 31 28 23 51 50
1962–63 Kitchener-Waterloo Tigers OHA-Sr. 16 19 7 26 26
1962–63 Rochester Americans AHL 39 16 15 31 19 1 0 0 0 0
1963–64 Rochester Americans AHL 60 15 30 45 28 2 1 1 2 0
1964–65 New York Rangers NHL 70 9 8 17 20
1965–66 New York Rangers NHL 21 2 2 4 2
1965–66 St. Louis Braves CHL 8 10 8 18 4
1965–66 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 30 4 10 14 12 6 0 0 0 2
1966–67 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 63 6 12 18 4 6 2 1 3 2
1967–68 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 70 12 37 49 35 7 0 0 0 2
1968–69 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 71 17 20 37 36
1969–70 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 12 26 38 25 8 0 0 0 0
1970–71 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 65 9 16 25 19 16 3 3 6 9
1971–72 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 65 5 10 15 23 6 0 0 0 0
1972–73 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 77 15 22 37 26 16 3 4 7 2
1973–74 St. Louis Blues NHL 51 12 23 35 9
1974–75 Chicago Cougars WHA 26 2 5 7 9
NHL totals 653 103 186 289 228 65 8 8 16 17

Coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Division rank Result
St. Louis Blues 1973-74 23 4 15 4 (64) 6th in West Missed playoffs
St. Louis Blues 1974-75 9 2 5 2 (84) 2nd in Smythe Fired
Pittsburgh Penguins 1983-84 80 16 58 6 38 6th in Patrick Missed playoffs
NHL Total 112 22 78 12

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.

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