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Maple Leafs legend Johnny Bower dead at 93 | CBC Sports

Maple Leafs legend Johnny Bower dead at 93
Toronto goaltender led club to 4 championships
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Canadian Second World War veteran and Hall of Famer Johnny Bower, shown here at a veterans exhibit, is remembered as one of the best Toronto Maple Leafs goalies. He died today at the age of 93. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)
Canadian hockey legend Johnny Bower has died.

A statement from his family says the 93-year-old died after a short battle with pneumonia.

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It is with great sadness that the Bower family announces the passing of @MapleLeafs legend #JohnnyBower after a short battle with pneumonia. (Photo courtesy of the Toronto Star)

8:30 PM - Dec 26, 2017
 

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I was a goalie, so guess who was my favourite player?
 

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RIP Johnny
 

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A legend and you don't need to be a Leafs fan to recognize this. Humble , gentle man who used his celebrity to help others. More people need to follow his example.
 

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No longer a living legend, but immortal. Some of the clips I've seen this morning are phenomenal. His career was waining when I took up hockey but if you ever played road hockey and pretended to be certain players, Bower was up there. His work as a Leafs ambassador helped tie the present and past together, I loved to see him on TV over the years.

RIP
 

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So many great stories about Mr Bower.

RIP Johnny, you have earned it.
 

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Mr. Bower was a great guy, lucky to have met him thru a family connection and he was a genuine guy who was just as friendly in private and public life.
 

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Curious if any GTA members made it out to the ACC event last week?
My wife and her parents were at the private family event, unfortunately I had to look after the kids.
The Leafs organization really did right by the family & fans btw.


Johnny Bower Official Tributes...


Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Pre-Game Tribute
Tuesday Dec 02-2017


Official Public Celebration of Life @ACC
Wednesday Dec 04-2017

 
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