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Born December 20, 1909,
Toronto, ON, CAN
Died December 30, 1967 (aged 58),
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right wing
Shot Right
Pro clubs Toronto Maple Leafs
Detroit Red Wings
New York Americans
Career 1929 – 1941
Hall of Fame, 1961

Charles William "The Big Bomber" Conacher (December 20, 1909 in Toronto, Ontario – December 30, 1967) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Americans, and Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League.

Anchoring the Kid Line with Harvey "Busher" Jackson and Joe Primeau, Conacher was a member of the Maple Leafs teams of the 1930s that won one Stanley Cup in 1932 and finished runner-up six times. An early power forward, Conacher was nicknamed "The Big Bomber," for his size, powerful shot and goal scoring. He led the NHL five times in goals, and twice led in overall scoring.

Conacher was a brother of Hall of Famers, Lionel Conacher and Roy Conacher. He was also the father of former NHL forward Pete Conacher. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961 and, later, to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1975. In 1998, he was ranked number 36 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.

Conacher died in 1967, and was buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.

The Charlie Conacher Humanitarian Award, also known as the Charlie Conacher Memorial Trophy, was an award named after Conacher. This award was given out to the NHL player who best exhibited outstanding humanitarian and public services contributions, from 1968 to 1984.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1929–30 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 38 20 9 29 48
1930–31 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 37 31 12 43 78 2 0 1 1 0
1931–32 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 44 34 14 48 66 7 6 2 8 6
1932–33 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 40 14 19 33 64 9 1 1 2 10
1933–34 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 42 32 20 52 38 5 3 2 5 0
1934–35 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 47 36 21 57 24 7 1 4 5 6
1935–36 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 44 23 15 38 74 9 3 2 5 12
1936–37 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 15 3 5 8 13 2 0 0 0 5
1937–38 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 19 7 9 16 6
1938–39 Detroit Red Wings NHL 40 8 15 23 39 5 2 5 7 2
1939–40 New York Americans NHL 48 10 18 28 41 3 1 1 2 8
1940–41 New York Americans NHL 46 7 16 23 32
NHL totals 460 225 173 398 523 49 17 18 35 49

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Preceded by
Hap Day
Toronto Maple Leafs captains
1937–38
Succeeded by
Red Horner
Preceded by
Bill Cook
NHL Scoring Champion
1934, 1935
Succeeded by
Dave Schriner
Preceded by
Sweeney Schriner
New York Americans captains
193941
Succeeded by
Tommy Anderson
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