Earl Balfour

Canadian ice hockey player (1933-2018)

Earl Frederick "Spider" Balfour (January 4, 1933 – April 27 2018) was a Canadian NHL hockey player. He was born in Toronto, Ontario.

Balfour in 1959

Balfour served as a forward from 1952 to 1961. He was a defensive forward and penalty-killing expert. Balfour won the Stanley Cup with the 1960–61 Chicago Black Hawks. He also played for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He retired after 288 games, posting 30 goals, 22 assists, 52 points and just 78 penalty minutes.

Balfour died on April 27, 2018 of prostate cancer in Guelph, Ontario, aged 85.[1]


  1. "EARL FREDERICK BALFOUR's Obituary on Toronto Star". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2 May 2018.

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