SSHoF logoCliff Koroll

Athlete (1991)


Cliff KorollCliff Koroll was a major contributor to the Chicago Blackhawks during a National Hockey League stint, from 1969 until 1980, scoring 208 goals and 254 assists for 462 points in an 11-year career.

Cliff played his minor hockey in Saskatoon and was recruited out of juvenile ranks to join Denver University where he was coached by Murray Armstrong. In his senior year, Denver won the national title and Cliff was named to the National Collegiate Athletic Association's senior all-star team.

He joined Dallas Black Hawks of the Central Hockey League in 1968-69 and helped Dallas win the league title.

He joined Chicago in 1969-70. A right-winger, he is the co-holder of the most goals in a game by an NHL rookie, three, and he had 18 goals and 19 assists in his rookie season. He had four seasons where he scored 20 goals or better. As well, he played 85 Stanley Cup playoff games, scoring 19 goals and 29 assists for 48 points. Cliff once played a stretch of 404 consecutive games, second longest in Chicago team history.

After retiring as a player, Cliff served as assistant coach for four seasons, including one with Saskatoon friend Keith Magnuson, coached the Hawk farm team at Milwaukee for part of a season and returned to Chicago to work with Bob Pulford and Roger Neilson. He left the Hawks in 1989.