Episode 073: Johnny Bower – Leaf’s Legend

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Today’s guest is one of the greatest goaltenders of all time. He was Episode 073born in the prairie community of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. At the ripe young age of sixteen he joined the Canadian Army to serve in the second world war.

He returned from the war to play junior in Prince Albert before moving on to the American Hockey League where he played for thirteen seasons winning three Calder Cups.

He had some time playing for the New York Rangers but is most known for his lengthy career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, which he didn’t start until he was thirty-three. He played for the Leafs from 1958 until 1969 winning four Stanley Cups including three in a row (1962, 1963 and 1964).

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