Harold Ballard on the ice wearing the Toronto Maple Leafs Uniform
March 29, 1984.
Harold Edwin Ballard (Born July 30, 1903 in Toronto, Ontatio, Canada – Died April 11, 1990 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) was a Canadian businessman and sportsman.
Ballard was an owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL) as well as their home arena, Maple Leaf Gardens. A member of the Leafs organization from 1940 and a senior executive from 1957, he became part-owner of the team in 1961 and was majority owner from February 1972 until his death.
Ballard was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1977