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Born May 15, 1914(1914-05-15),
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Died October 17, 1972 (aged 58),
Height
Weight
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Goaltender
Pro clubs Toronto Maple Leafs
Career 1935 – 1952
Hall of Fame, 1967

Walter Edward "Turk" Broda (May 15, 1914 - October 17, 1972) was a former ice hockey goaltender, playing his entire career for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). Broda was born in Brandon, Manitoba to a family of Ukrainian descent and joined the Maple Leafs in 1936. By 1940, he had led Toronto to the Stanley Cup Finals, only to allow an overtime goal clinching the Cup by Bryan Hextall of the New York Rangers.

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Personal

He is commonly referred to as Polish, but Publicity Director Stan Obodiac of the Maple Leafs, who knew Broda, has stated that Broda was in fact of Ukrainian origin.[1]

Broda acquired the nickname of "Turk" during his school days in Brandon. His history teacher apparently told his class that an English king was called "Turkey Egg" because of his many freckles, and Broda immediately received the same name because of his numerous freckles. "Turkey Egg" soon became "Turk", and the name followed him.[1]

Playing career

In 1941 Broda won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goaltender and was selected to the First All-Star Team. The next year, he had another great season, leading Toronto to a Stanley Cup victory and being selected to the Second All-Star Team. From 1943 to 1945 Broda left hockey to serve in the military during the Second World War. When he came back he later led Toronto to three more Stanley Cups (from 1947 to 1949). He won yet another Vezina Trophy in 1948 and also earned a First All-Star Team selection that year. In 1951 he won his last Stanley Cup with Toronto, retiring the next year. Broda was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1967 and died on October 17, 1972, aged only 58, after having suffered a heart attack. In 1998, he was ranked number 60 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.

Awards and achievements

Career statistics

Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
1936–37 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 45 22 19 4 2770 106 3 2.30
1937–38 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 24 15 9 2980 127 6 2.56
1938–39 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 19 20 9 2990 107 8 2.15
1939–40 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 47 25 17 5 2900 108 4 2.23
1940–41 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 28 14 6 2970 99 5 2.00
1941–42 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 27 18 3 2960 136 6 2.76
1942–43 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 50 22 19 9 3000 159 1 3.18
1945–46 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 15 6 6 3 900 53 0 3.53
1946–47 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 60 31 19 10 3600 172 4 2.87
1947–48 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 60 32 15 13 3600 143 5 2.38
1948–49 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 60 22 25 13 3600 161 5 2.68
1949–50 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 68 30 25 12 4040 167 9 2.48
1950–51 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 31 14 11 5 1827 68 6 2.23
1951–52 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 1 0 30 3 0 6.00
NHL totals 629 302 224 101 38,167 1,609 62 2.53

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Czuboka, Michael (1983). Ukrainian Canadian, Eh". Winnipeg: Communigraphics. pp. 137.  

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Preceded by
David Kerr
Winner of the Vezina Trophy
1941
Succeeded by
Frank Brimsek
Preceded by
Bill Durnan
Winner of the Vezina Trophy
1948
Succeeded by
Bill Durnan
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Simple English

Born May 15, 1914(1914-05-15),
Brandon, MB, CAN
Died October 17, 1972 (aged 58),
Height
Weight
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Position Goaltender
Pro clubs Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1935 – 1952
Hall of Fame, 1967

Walter Edward "Turk" Broda (May 15, 1914 - October 17, 1972) was a former ice hockey goaltender for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was born in Brandon, Manitoba on May 15, 1914 to a Polish-Canadian family. He joined the Maple Leafs in 1936.

Awards & Achievements

  • Turnbull Cup MJHL Championship (1933)
  • Memorial Cup Championship (1933)
  • Vezina Trophy (1941 & 1948)
  • NHL First All-Star Team Goalie (1941 & 1948)
  • Stanley Cup Championships (1942, 1947, 1948, 1949, & 1951)
  • NHL Second All-Star Team Goalie (1942)
  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1978
  • In 1998, he was ranked number 60 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players
  • “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 1983

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