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"Red" Horner  (D 2005)

HOF 1965    Member of Leafs 1st Stanley Cup, 1932    Helped Leafs to 6 more Cup Finals & 3-1st Place finishes over 12 year NHL

career, all with Toronto    3rd Leafs Captain    Known as "The bad man of the league"    Led in penalty minutes 7 of 8 Consecutive

Seasons Including 5 straight, still an NHL record as of 2020    Held single season  mark for 20 years, 167 minutes in 43 games, broken

by Lou Fontinato in '56    It was said "If Red Horner hit you on a Saturday your head wouldn't clear until Sunday"    A bruising style &

rivals seeking revenge prompted Conn Smythe to say "They came to see him play, he filled arenas throughout the league"    1938, led

defenseman in scoring

Jean Beliveau  (D 2014)

HOF 1972    10 Stanley Cups including 5 in a Row    Accumulated 507 regular season goals & 1219 Points during brilliant 20 year

career, all with Montreal    13 All-Star Games    1956 Scoring Title    Playoffs, 79 goals, 97 Assists in 162 games    Team Captain 

Trophys - 2 Hart Memorial's (MVP), Art Ross (Scoring Leader), Conn Smythe (Playoffs MVP)

"Red" Kelly  (D 2019)

HOF 1969    8 Stanley Cups (4 w/ Red Wings, 4 w/ Maple Leafs)    13 All-Star Games    20 NHL seasons, highly skilled 2 way

defenseman with Detroit, made easy transition to forward line with Leafs, netting 20 or more goals 3 years in succession    Trophy's, 1st

recipient of James Norris (Best defenseman) & 4 Lady Byng's (awarded to a player combining sportsmanship, gentlemanly play & high

standard of skills)    Red Wings Captain    Member of Maple Leafs Last Stanley Cup Team, 1967

 

           

Jim Morrison

A skilled, solid defenseman, quickly established leadership qualities behind the blue line    Chosen to 3 All-Star Teams during 12 NHL

seasons    Spent 22 years in pro hockey ending up with the Penguins at the age of 39, adding a much needed veteran to their line-up

Eddie Litzenberger  (D 2010)

Awarded Calder Trophy (Top Rookie)    Excelled under pressure, always an offensive threat & smooth skater    12 NHL seasons 

Hard nosed consistent 30 goal scorer w/ Chicago    4 Stanley Cups    6 All-Star Games    Captain of Hawks Stanley Cup Team, 1961

Lou Fontinato  (D 2016)

One of the toughest to play the game, added to NY blue line to tighten up defense    1st player penalized 200 minutes during a regular

season, an unthinkable amount in 1956, breaking "Red" Horner's 20 year record    Led NHL in penalty minutes 3 seasons    With

Montreal in 1963, his 9 year NHL career prematurely ended, suffering a broken back while missing a check & crashing into the boards

 

           

"Gump" Worsley  (D 2007)

HOF 1980    21 NHL seasons    2.88 regular season GAA & 2.78 in 70 Playoff Games    4 Stanley Cups    4 All-Star Games 

Trophy's, Calder (Top Rookie), 2 Vezina (Best Goalie) & runner up twice    With NY posted less than 3 GAA 4 times, 3.28 or lower 5

times & 3.52 once despite facing high shot totals game after game    It was said  "he had ice in his veins"

John Ferguson  (D 2007)

Prior to his arrival, Montreal failed to advance past the Semi-Final Playoff round the previous 3 seasons despite 2-1st Place finishes 

Always the consummate team player, tough & mean, John protected his high scoring team mates taking on all, thus allowing his line

mates to produce, resulting in 4 Stanley Cups during his 1st 6 years & 5 Cups overall    Accumulated over 1200 regular season penalty

minutes during 8 year NHL career while adding 145 Goals & 303 Points, a remarkable amount considering he averaged in excess of

150 PIM per season    2 All-star Games

Pierre Pilote  (D 2017)

HOF 1975    14 NHL seasons    Selected to 1st or 2nd All-Star Team 8 straight years    One of the best rushing defenseman during

"Original 6" era, accumulating high point totals    Accurate passes, playmaking & puck handling led to 498 total career points, finished

8th overall in 1965 scoring race    3 consecutive James Norris Trophy's (Best Defenseman) sandwiched by 3 runner-up finishes    Key

member to Chicago's 1961 Stanley Cup    Black Hawks Captain    Didn't play "Organized Hockey" until age of 17    Despite his size

he was a feared opponent combining toughness with 2 way skills & 'iron man' durability

 

           

Gaye Stewart  (D 2010)

2 Stanley Cups    4 All-Star Games    10 year NHL career between 2 years of military service    1946, placed 2nd in scoring & 4th in

1948    In 8 "Full" NHL seasons, netted 20 or more goals 5 times & in high teens during 2 others    1946 runner-up to Max Bentley for

both Hart (MVP) & Art Ross (Leading Scorer) Trophy's    Member of 1942 Leafs Stanley Cup & the only team in NHL history to win 4

straight games in the final round "after" losing the 1st 3 games    Black Hawks Captain

Milt Schmidt  (D 2017)

HOF 1961    Spent entire 16 seasons with Boston interrupted by 4 years of military service    2 Stanley Cups    4 All-Star Games 

1940 Scoring Leader    1951 Hart Trophy (MVP) & was runner-up in 1947 for both MVP & Art Ross (Scoring leader)    Bruins Captain

"Dutch" Reibel  (D 2007)

Talented playmaker, centered Howe & Lindsay Line    Among top 10 scoring leaders in first 3 seasons finishing 7th, 4th & 8th

respectively    2 Stanley Cups    2 All-star Games    Lady Byng Trophy 1956 (awarded to a player combining sportsmanship,

gentlemanly play & high standard of playing ability), runner-up for Lady Byng in 1957 & Calder 1954 (Top Rookie)    After 6 NHL

seasons a serious back injury reduced his effectiveness ending a promising career

 

           

Dean Prentice  (D 2019)

22 NHL seasons, 391 Goals, 860 Points, averaging 17 goals & 40 points per year    Characterized by peers & media as most

underrated forward of his era due to playing for lower ranking teams    Excelled at penalty killing, back checking & power play 

Scored 20 or more goals 10 times & in the high teens during 5 others, despite various injuries    Scored a penalty shot goal with

a broken back    4 All-Star Games    Rumoured to be a HOF candidate

"Boom Boom" Geoffrion  (D 2006)

HOF 1972    16 NHL seasons    6 Stanley Cups, including 5 in a row    11 All-Star Games    Scoring Leader including goals scored,

1955 & '61    Trophy's, Calder (Top Rookie), Hart (MVP), 2 Art Ross (Points leader)    Innovator & first to use the 'Slap Shot', timed at

105 MPH

Fred Stanfield

14 NHL Seasons    2 Stanley Cups    Scored 20 or more goals 7 times    Finished among top 10 in 1971 scoring race    An effortless

skater, his dedication & excellent playmaking abilities combined with an uncanny ability to win face-offs endeared him to Boston fans

helping them win 2 Stanley Cups in 1970 & '72

 

           

Pat Stapleton  (D 2020)

10 NHL seasons    4 All-Star Games    Lightning reflexes, quick hands & a hard accurate shot made him one of the best point men in

the league    Excellent 2 way defenseman, accumulating high point totals setting up goals    Master of the poke check & possessed a

knack of steering opponents from the net area    Key contributor to Chicago's 1st Place finish in 1967 & 4 straight West Division Titles

  Black Hawks Captain    Selected to play for Canada in the famed 1972 Summit Series vs the USSR & was on the ice when Paul

Henderson netted the Historic Winning Goal

Ted Kennedy  (D 2009)

HOF 1966    14 NHL seasons, all with Toronto    5 Stanley Cups    6 All-Star Games    Leafs Captain    Quickly established himself

as Leafs top scorer    Seldom lost a face-off, was an antagonistic, tenacious fore checker, having the ability to score the important goal,

make the right check at the right time & do all the little things that win championships    His leadership & competitive qualities were

highly respected & remains one of the truly endeared players in the hearts of Leafs fans to this day

Marcel Pronovost  (D 2015)

HOF 1978    20 NHL seasons    11 All-Star Games    Significant contributions helped the Red Wings to 7-1st Place finishes & 4

Stanley Cups    Highly respected defenseman, tough, durable & dependable    Handed out crunching checks, fearless play resulted in

numerous injuries, his nose broken an estimated 13-14 times    1961, runner-up for James Norris Trophy (Best Defenseman)    Won

5th Stanley Cup with underdog Leafs in 1967

 

 

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