Lou Angotti

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

Lou Angotti
Angotti at St. Michaels, c. 1957
Born (1938-01-16) January 16, 1938
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 19621975

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.

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.

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.

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 statistics

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 record

TeamYearRegular seasonPost season
GWLTPtsDivision rankResult
St. Louis Blues1973-74 234154(64)6th in WestMissed playoffs
St. Louis Blues1974-75 9252(84)2nd in SmytheFired
Pittsburgh Penguins1983-84 8016586386th in PatrickMissed playoffs
NHL Total112227812

Awards and honors

Award Year
All-NCAA All-Tournament First Team 1960 [1]
All-WCHA Second Team 1960–61
All-WCHA First Team 1961–62
AHCA West All-American 1961–62
All-NCAA All-Tournament First Team 1962 [1]

References

  1. "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Reg Morelli




Bill Masterton
NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
1960
Shared With
Bob Marquis
Barry Urbanski

1962
Succeeded by
Bill Masterton




Al McLean
Preceded by
Position created
Philadelphia Flyers captain
1967–68
Succeeded by
Ed Van Impe
Preceded by
Jean-Guy Talbot
Head coach of the St. Louis Blues
1974
Succeeded by
Lynn Patrick
Preceded by
Eddie Johnston
Head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins
1983–84
Succeeded by
Bob Berry
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