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Stanley Cup winner Allan Stanley, 87, passes away

Posted on 18th October 2013 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute

NHLAllan Stanley, a four-time Stanley Cup winner with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1960s, has passed away. The Hockey Hall of Fame honoured member was 87 years old.

Stanley played 21 NHL seasons, suiting up for five teams from 1948-49 to 1968-69. He started his career with the New York Rangers and served as team captain for three seasons. After stops with the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins, he joined the Maple Leafs in 1958-59.

In 1959-60, he was runner-up in voting for the Norris Trophy for the league’s best defenceman. He was an NHL Second Team All-Star three times: 1959-60, 1960-61 and 1965-66. He was the Maple Leafs’ MVP (J.P. Bickell Cup) in 1965-66.

From 1962 to 1967, he was one of 11 Maple Leafs that won four Stanley Cup rings: the three-peat from 1962 to 1964 and the team’s final Cup win in 1967.

Stanley then rounded out his NHL career in 1968-69 with the second-year Philadelphia Flyers. In 1981, he became an honoured member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Stanley was born on 1 March 1926 in Timmins, ON. He passed away on 18 October 2013.

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