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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on April 6th, 2014

William David Thoms (Born March 5, 1910 in Newmarket, Ontario – Died December 26, 1964 in Toronto, Ontario) was a professional ice Hockey player who played 548 games in the National Hockey League in the 1930s and '40s for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Black Hawks and Boston Bruins.

Thoms shared the NHL goal-scoring lead with Charlie Conacher in 1935–36. Thoms topped the NHL with 33 goals while playing on a line with Frank Finnigan and Buzz Boll. That spring he led all playoff scorers with five assists while helping the club reach the finals. His fine year was recognized when he was voted on to the NHL second all-star team.

Thoms played for the Newmarket Redmen from 1928 to 1929, West Toronto Nationals from 1929 to 1930, Toronto Marlboros from 1930 to 1932, Toronto Eaton's from 1931 to 1932, Syracuse Stars from 1931 to 1933, Toronto Maple Leafs from 1932 to 1939, Chicago Blackhawks from 1938 to 1945, Boston Bruins 1945, and the Toronto Maher Jewels from 1947 to 1948.

Thoms briefly coached the Toronto Marlboros of the OHA in 1946-47

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