Nicholas John Metz - Born February 16, 1914 Wilcox, Saskatchewan – Died August 24, 1990 Wilcox, Saskatchewan was a Canadian professional ice Hockey left winger who played his whole National Hockey League career for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Metz played junior Hockey with the Toronto St. Michael's Majors from 1932 to 1934, and led them to the Memorial Cup Championship in 1934, scoring 9 goals and 16 points.
Metz signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fall of 1934, first playing for their farm team, the Syracuse Stars, before being called to play for the Maple Leafs for the start of the 1935 Stanley Cup playoffs.
In 12 seasons with the Maple Leafs, between 1934 and 1948 (minus the WWII years), Nick scored 131 goals and 119 assists, playing centre and left wing. He played 9 out of 12 years in Stanley Cup finals. Metz was one of the best defensive forwards and penalty-killers in NHL history.
Metz also played during the war years for the Nanaimo Army and the Nanaimo Clippers.
Stanley Cup Champion in 1942, 1945, 1947, 1948
Inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.
Nick was the brother of Don Metz.
Metz was also known as a curler, baseball, and lacrosse player.