One of the greatest goaltenders in the history of the NHL has died.
The family of Johnny Bower says the hall-of-famer, who comes from Prince Albert, died on Boxing Day after a short battle with pneumonia at the age of 93.
Bower was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976, he won Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1962, ’63 and ’64 and capped it off in 1967. He also won the Vezina Trophy in 1961 and ’65 as the best goaltender in the league. In all, he spent 12 years with the Leafs and finished his career with 250 wins, 37 shutouts and a goals-against average of 2.51
He was named as one of the 100 greatest players in NHL history earlier this year.