Aldo Guidolin, ice hockey player, Died at 83


Aldo Reno Guidolin was born on June 6, 1932, and died on November 8, 2015.

He was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and coach.

Aldo began his career with the junior league Guelph Biltmores.

He won the Memorial Cup in 1952 while still playing in a role as a two-way winger.

After a partial minor league season with the Valleyfield Braves, Aldo was called up to the New York Rangers and moved permanently to defence.

Aldo played 182 games in the National Hockey League with the club, serving as a regular at the blue line for two seasons before being relegated to the American Hockey League.

Aldo played for the next fourteen seasons with Springfield Indians, Cleveland Barons and Baltimore Clippers, serving as a bruising defender with an offensive flare.

He also coached the Clippers during his final three seasons as a player, before taking an NHL job as a scout with the Atlanta Flames.

Aldo later became the Colorado Rockies director of player development and served a partial season behind the team’s bench as interim head coach.

Aldo experienced a series of strokes after retirement.

In his later life, he lived in an assisted living facility in Guelph, Ontario.

Aldo passed away at age 83 on November 8, 2015.