Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Five Thins to Know about Johnny Bower's Hall of Fame Pro Hockey Career

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Five Thins to Know about Johnny Bower's Hall of Fame Pro Hockey Career

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Five thins to know about Johnny Bower

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TORONTO - Legendary goalie Johnny Bower, who helped the Toronto Maple Leafs win four Stanley Cups in the 1960s, died Tuesday at the age of 93. Here's a look at five things to know about Bower's pro hockey career.

PAYING HIS DUES

Bower played his first game in the NHL during the 1953-54 season with the New York Rangers. After appearing in 70 games that year, Bower played in just seven combined contests over the 1954-55 and 1956-57 campaigns with the franchise before claimed by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1958 inter-league draft.

LIFTING LORD STANLEY

Bower helped the Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup four times, the first coming during the 1961-62 season. His last came in 1967, which just happens to be the last time Toronto won the Stanley Cup. …

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