Wally Stanowski

Canadian ice hockey defenceman (1919-2015)

Walter Peter Stanowski (April 28, 1919 – June 28, 2015) was a Canadian ice hockey defenceman. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.[1]

Wally Stanowski
Stanowski with the Maple Leafs
Born (1919-04-28)April 28, 1919
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Died June 28, 2015(2015-06-28) (aged 96)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
Playing career 1939–1951

Career change

Stanowski started his National Hockey League career with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1939. In 1941, he was a member of the NHL All-Star Team. He won four Stanley Cups with the Maple Leafs.[2] Stanowski was traded to the New York Rangers after the 1947-48 season.[2] He retired after the 1951 season. [2]

Stanowski was the last surviving member of Maple Leafs 1942 and 1945 Stanley Cup team.[2]

Death change

As of 2015, Stanowski lived in a retirement home near Toronto.[3] He died on June 28, 2015.[1]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Maple Leafs alumni Wally Stanowski dead at 96". Toronto Sun. June 29, 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Hunter, Paul (February 19, 2012). "Oldest living Toronto Maple Leaf Wally Stanowski on the Stanley Cup, sex and why he hates the Leafs". Toronto Star.
  3. "Five-goal game: Former Leafs players dispute historic hockey goals". CTV News. 2015-02-07. Retrieved 2015-02-08.