AHL great Guidolin passes away

Aldo Guidolin, a standout defenseman over 14 seasons in the American Hockey League, passed away on Sunday. He was 83.

Guidolin, who also played 182 games in the National Hockey League with the New York Rangers, skated from 1955 to 1969 with the AHL’s Providence Reds, Springfield Indians, Cleveland Barons and Baltimore Clippers. He was a member of the Reds’ Calder Cup championship team in 1956 and was named a First Team AHL All-Star in 1961 and 1962.

Guidolin served as player/coach of the Clippers in 1962-63 and 1963-64, and returned to coach the team in 1968-69.

Guidolin currently ranks 18th all-time in AHL games played (879) — fifth among defensemen. He totaled 78 goals and 297 assists for 375 points over his AHL career.

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