|Randolph Frank Rota
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 170 pounds
Born: 8.16.50 Creston, British Columbia
|How he arrived: Claimed from the Los Angeles Kings in the Expansion Draft, 6.12.74
How he left: Traded to the Edmonton Oilers (then in the WHA) for cash, 11.76
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
In reading about Rota, I think about one person: Brian Gionta. Rota, like Gio, is a mite with some speed, but always
plays like a big man.
He had some success while playing for the Nova Scotia Voyageurs of the AHL, the Montreal Canadiens' top farm team:
Two good seasons offensively (55 and 72 points, respectively), and a Calder Cup in 1972.
He was never able to replicate that on the NHL level, though. His years with the Scouts would be the closest he would
get to that. And this was WITH playing with Nolet and Paiement on the top line.
After the move to Denver, Rota would only play one game with the Rockies. He spent most of that first month in the
Central Hockey League. He would finish his pro career in the WHA after the Edmonton Oilers bought him.
I'm not sure what he's doing now, but I do know he was working for Mutual Life of Canada back in the early 80s.
|Entry Draft: 1970 Third Round Pick (33rd overall) by the