Michigan Tech, NHL hockey star Lou Angotti dies at 83
HOUGHTON — One of Michigan Tech’s hockey greats passed away last Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Lou Angotti, a forward with the Huskies from 1959-62, was 83 years old.
Originally from Toronto, he was a three-year letterwinner at MTU and instrumental in Tech’s 1962 WCHA and NCAA championships. He was a first-team All-American that year and is still the only player ever named the NCAA tournament Most Valuable Player twice, earning the honor in 1960 and 1962.
In 89 games at MTU, he scored 132 points that included 71 goals.
Angotti was inducted into the Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Fame himself in 1991 and with the ’62 team in 2012.
He was the first Husky to play in the NHL, appearing in 653 games over 10 seasons. He was the first captain of the expansion Philadelphia Flyers in 1967-68 and twice played in the Stanley Cup Final for the Chicago Blackhawks in 1971 and 1973.
Angotti’s 289 points in the NHL, including 103 goals, ranks second among MTU players.
He was also head coach of the St. Louis Blues in part of the 1973-74 and 1974-75 seasons, later holding the same position with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1983-84.