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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on October 24th, 2015

John William Bower - Born John Kiszkan on November 8, 1924 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, nicknamed "The China Wall", is a Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender and the last goaltender to win the Stanley Cup for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The height of Bower's NHL career came during the Maple Leafs' three consecutive Stanley Cup victories in the early 1960s — 1962, 1963 and 1964, all while Bower was the oldest player in the league.

Johnny Bower was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976

Johnny Bower is a member of the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame since 1994.

Johnny Bower was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.

Johnny Bower was elected to the AHL Hall of Fame as a member of its inaugural class in 2006.

- Three-time Hap Holmes Memorial Award - 1952, 1957, 1958
- Two-time Vezina Trophy winner in 1961, 1965.
- Four-time Stanley Cup winner - 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967.
- Selected to NHL First All-Star Team in 1961.
- Played in 1961 NHL All-Star Game.
- Three-time Les Cunningham Award winner - 1956, 1957, 1958.
- Three-time Calder Cup winner - 1948, 1951, 1953.
- The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players (#87).

Sourced from Credited to Louis Jaques.


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