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Rollie McLenahan
Rollie McLenahan
Defenseman
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 169
Shoots: Left
Born: Oct 26, 1921
Birthplace: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Not many players have emerged from New Brunswick to play in the National Hockey League. By the mid-1940s, the number could likely have been counted on one hand, and included Joe Lamb, Gord Drillon and the man they called 'Mighty Mite,' Rollie McLenahan.

Rollie was born October 26, 1921 in Fredericton, New Brunswick's capital. Although he began his hockey career in Canada's Atlantic, it wasn't until he moved into Ontario that hockey people realized just how good this defenseman was. Rollie joined the Guelph Biltmores in 1940. In 1941-42, playing with the Washington Eagles of the Eastern Hockey League, the 5'7" Mighty Mite scored 19 goals and 44 points from his blueline position. By 1942, Rollie was in Sudbury playing three seasons of senior hockey with the Tigers.

The Detroit Red Wings signed McLenahan as a free agent in 1945, and in his only NHL action, Mighty Mite played 9 games, scoring 2 goals and 1 assist. Rollie spent the rest of that season with Indianapolis of the AHL. In fact, between 1945-46 and 1950-51, McLenahan was a stalwart on defense in the AHL. He was chosen to the league's First All-Star Team in 1949-50 while a member of the Hershey Bears.

In 1951-52, Mighty Mite returned home, playing for the Fredericton Capitals and leading the Seniors in scoring his first season back. Sudbury called during the 1952-53 season, and after starting in Fredericton, Rollie finished the season with the Wolves of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association. McLenahan finished his playing career with four seasons (1953-57) with the Cincinnati Mohawks of the IHL, and was named to the league's First All-Star Team three consecutive seasons (1954, 1955 and 1956), leading the IHL in goals with 34 in 1956.

After retiring following the 1956-57 season, Rollie McLenahan moved into coaching, running the AHL Rochester Americans' bench during the 1957-58 season. McLenahan died April 23, 1984 at the age of 62.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80