Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Lou Angotti
Traded five times and claimed by teams on two other occasions during a decade of play in the NHL, Angotti was twice owned by the Blues before eventually playing for them in his last year, 1973-74. In one five-day span in June 1969, he was the property of Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Pittsburgh. He started his junior career at St. Mike's in Toronto under the tutelage of Father David Bauer, but then put hockey second on the agenda and attended Michigan Tech University in 1957 where he played and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Engineering after four years of studying and skating.

He didn't make his NHL debut, with the Rangers, until age 26 in 1964. It was during his second go-round with Chicago, in the early 1970s, that he had his greatest moments. A fan favourite for his hustle and energy, he remained with the team for four years and two trips to the Stanley Cup finals. After his year with the Blues, he was hired to coach the team, but after just 32 games over two years was fired. Intent on resuming his playing career, he joined the Chicago Cougars in the WHA for the rest of the season.

Angotti later coached in the AHL with Erie and Baltimore and then moved up to coach the Pittsburgh Penguins, but after one dismal year he was again fired.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1955-56 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 48 6 6 12 29 8 4 0 4 20
1956-57 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 52 12 19 31 28 4 1 2 3 4
1957-58 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 52 23 19 42 72 9 7 8 15 10
1957-58 Kitchener Dutchmen Al-Cup 1 0 0 0 2
1958-59 Michigan Tech JV Huskies WCHA 5 10 9 19
1959-60 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 30 18 21 39 30
1960-61 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 28 25 17 42 52
1961-62 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 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 CPHL 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 21 6 2 1 3 2
1967-68 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 70 12 37 49 35 +4 7 0 0 0 2
1968-69 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 71 17 20 37 36 -21
1969-70 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 12 26 38 25 +2 8 0 0 0 0
1970-71 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 65 9 16 25 19 +17 16 3 3 6 9
1971-72 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 65 5 10 15 23 0 6 0 0 0 0
1972-73 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 77 15 22 37 26 -3 16 3 4 7 2
1973-74 St. Louis Blues NHL 51 12 23 35 9 -3
1974-75 Chicago Cougars WHA 26 2 5 7 9
NHL Totals 653 103 186 289 228 65 8 8 16 17


WCHA Sophmore of the Year (1960) (co - winner George Kirkwood)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1960, 1962)
NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (1960, 1962)
WCHA Second All-Star Team (1961)
WCHA First All-Star Team (1962)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1962)
Traded to NY Rangers by Toronto (Rochester-AHL) with Ed Lawson for Duane Rupp and Ed Ehrenverth, June 25, 1964. Traded to Chicago by NY Rangers for cash, January 7, 1966. Claimed by Philadelphia from Chicago in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to St. Louis by Philadelphia with Ian Campbell for Darryl Edestrand and Gerry Melynk, June 11, 1968. Traded to Pittsburgh by St. Louis for Ab McDonald, June 11, 1968. Traded to St. Louis by Pittsburgh with Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Gene Carr) in 1971 Amateur Draft for Ron Schock, Craig Cameron and St. Louis' 2nd round choice (Brian McKenzie) in 1971 Amateur Draft, June 6, 1969. Claimed by Chicago from St. Louis in Intra-League Draft, June 11, 1969. Selected by NY Raiders (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972.Claimed by St. Louis from Chicago in Intra-League Draft, June 12, 1973. WHA rights traded to Indianapolis (WHA) by San Diego (WHA) for cash, July, 1974. WHA rights traded to Chicago (WHA) by Indianapolis (WHA) for future considerations, January, 1975.