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Flash Hollett

Born:Apr 13, 1911Draft: Undrafted
Hometown:Mississauga, OntarioPosition:Defense
Known For:2x Stanley Cup ChampionShoots:Left
National Team:Canada

Flash Hollett (April 13, 1911 – April 20, 1999) was a Canadian ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings during the 1945-46 season. Hollett was discovered by Conn Smythe while playing lacrosse and was given an opportunity to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1933-34 season. He appeared in five games before being loaned to the Ottawa HC (Senators) for 30 games, scoring seven goals and adding four assists. The following season, Toronto traded him to the Boston Bruins in exchange for $16,000, the highest amount for a player at the time. Hollet appeared in eight seasons, registering a career-high year in points with 44 in 50 games during the 1942-43 season. He was dealt to the Red Wings.

Hollet appeared in three seasons with the Red Wings, earning the captaincy shortly after his trade, and he held the role up until the 1945-46 season, his final year in the NHL. He played in three more seasons with the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen and Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey Association, announcing his retirement from hockey at the conclusion of the 1949-50 season.

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Staff History

  • Toronto Marlboros, OHA-Sr. (Head Coach) 1950-1951

Achievements

  • 2x NHL Stanley Cup Champion (1939, 1941)
  • NHL Second All-Star Team (1943)
  • NHL First All-Star Team (1945)
  • Allan Cup Champion (1950)

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