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Charlie Conacher
Charlie Conacher Red wings
Position Right Winger
Shot Right
Nickname(s) The Big Bomber
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
Teams Toronto Maple Leafs
Detroit Red Wings
New York Americans
Nationality CAN
Born December 20, 1909,
Toronto, ON, Canada
Died December 30 1967 (aged 58),
Toronto, ON, Canada
Pro Career 19291941

Charles William "Charlie" Conacher (b. 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, Charlie was a member of the Maple Leafs teams of the 1930s that won one Stanley Cup 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.

Charlie was a brother of Hall of Famers Lionel Conacher and Roy 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 List of 100 greatest hockey players by The Hockey News.

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

Records and AchievementsEdit

  • He led the NHL in Goals 5 times in his career- a feat matched only by Maurice Richard, Bobby Hull, Phil Esposito and Wayne Gretzky.
  • Retired as the Toronto Maple Leafs all time leading goal scorer with 200 goals
  • Scored 200 goals in fewer games than any Maple Leaf in history (315 GP).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 100 goals (23 years, 323 days old) until he was surpassed by Busher Jackson (23 years, 15 days old).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 200 goals (27 years, 364 days old) until he was surpassed by Maurice Richard (27 years, 164 days old).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 100 points (22 years, 30  days old) until he was surpassed by Busher Jackson (21 years, 60 days old).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 200 points (24 years, 73 days old) until he was surpassed by Busher Jackson (23 years, 326 days old).
  • He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 300 points (26 years, 92 days old) until he was surpassed by Ted Kennedy (24 years, 310 days old).



Toronto Maple Leafs captains
Day | Conacher | Horner | Apps | Kennedy | Smith | Thomson | Armstrong | Keon | Sittler | Vaive | Ramage | Clark | Gilmour | Sundin | Phaneuf

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