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Stanley Cup winner Connie Broden, 81, passes away

Posted on 30th November 2013 by hockeymedia in The Want List,Tribute | Tags:

NHLConnie Broden, a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Montréal Canadiens, has passed away. The one-time professional hockey player was 81 years old.

Broden won Stanley Cup rings with the Canadiens in 1957 and 1958, during the Canadiens’ record-setting five-year championship run (1956-60). He also won professional playoff titles in the International League, winning the Turner Cup in 1953 and 1954 with the Cincinnati Mohawks.

In 1958, he also won the IIHF World Championship with Canada as a member of the Whitby Dunlops.

When it comes to collecting, Broden was never featured on an NHL rookie card, but he was featured in team-photo collectibles like the 1958-59 Montréal Forum calendar (pictured). He was also featured on his own card in a 1959-60 Whitby Dunlops playing card set. Then 35 years after he career ended, he was featured in the popular 1993-94 Parkies Missing Link set (a retro set that highlighted the 1956-57 NHL season).

After leaving hockey, Broden worked for Molson Breweries for 32 years.

Pictured: this team-signed Canadiens calendar, with Broden pictured in the last row, second from the right, earned a winning bid of $656 in the June 2013 Classic auction.


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