The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Hall of Fame goaltender has joined the Scotiabank®
Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer team!
Johnny Bower debuted with the New York Rangers in 1953-54. It wasn’t until 1958 that Johnny was selected by the Maple Leafs in the Inter-League Draft. His acquisition helped turn the franchise’s fortunes around, and the team went on to win the Stanley Cup in 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1967. Johnny was named to the NHL’s First All-Star Team in 1961, and was recipient of the Vezina in 1961 and 1965 (co-recipient with Terry Sawchuk). Johnny played 11 seasons in Blue and White, concluding his career on December 10, 1969 at the age of 45 years, one month and two days. At the time, he was the oldest full-time player to participate in an NHL game. Johnny Bower was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976 and has his star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.