Rod Lorrain

Rod Lorrain grew up playing hockey in Buckingham, Quebec before joining the Ottawa Lasalle Juniors in 1932-33. Lorrain teamed together with Polly Drouin to lead Ottawa to several strong seasons.

The duo were reunited in Montreal with the Canadiens. Drouin joined Montreal in 1935, but Lorrain did not join the Habs until 1937. Initially playing together on a line with Jack McGill, both players went on to solid careers in Montreal.

Lorrain, described as a "speedy but chunky winger" played regularly for Montreal for four season but in 1940 he left the team and became an amateur player again.

Interestingly, with the Habs desperate for wingers in the 1941-42 season, Lorrain returned to the professional ranks. Montreal signed him despite the fact that he was notably out of shape. As such, the Habs used him for just four more games. He spent the rest of the season playing in the AHL in Washington.

After a second season in Washington Lorrain again returned to amateur status until he hung up the skates for good in 1945.

Lorrain returned to the Buckingham area and became a local hockey coach. He passed away in 1980.


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