Saturday, August 15, 2009

Maple Leafs great Ted Kennedy passes away

Toronto Maple Leafs great Ted "Teeder" Kennedy passed away at the age of 83, the former Maple Leafs captain died in his native Port Colborne of congestive heart failure. Kennedy won five Stanley Cups as part of the Maple Leafs organization in what was considered the golden era of Toronto hockey. He currently sits 9th on the all time Maple Leafs scoring list with 560 points in 696 games and is the last Leaf to win the Hart Trophy as the leagues most valuable player in 1955. Teeder as he was know to teammates was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966 and spent all 14 NHL seasons as a Maple Leaf. Ted Kennedy was also ranked as the second best Toronto Maple Leaf of all time according to the book "The Maple Leafs Top 100" only behind Dave Keon. Ted Kennedy will be missed and may he rest in peace.

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