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Joe Klukay
Joeklukay
Position Left Winger
Shot Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs
Boston Bruins
AHL
Pittsburgh Hornets
OHA Senior
Windsor Bulldogs
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born November 6, 1922(1922-11-06),
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Died February 3, 2006 (age 83),
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Pro Career 1942 – 1962


Joseph Francis "Joe" Klukay a.k.a. "The Duke of Padocah" (November 6, 1922 – February 3, 2006) was a professional Canadian forward. He was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.

Klukay played one game with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1943 while playing with the junior Stratford Kroehlers. He then spent two years in the Canadian Navy, playing with the senior Toronto HMCS York and Cornwallis Navy teams.

In 1946-47 he joined the Toronto Maple Leafs full-time after a year with their AHL farm team the Pittsburgh Hornets. He stayed with them for six years and won four Stanley Cups.

In 1952 he was traded to the Boston Bruins. Klukay played there for two and part of another season with them before being traded back to the Leafs in 1954-55. Klukay played 18 games in 1955-56 and then left the NHL.

He played several more years in the Ontario Hockey Association with the senior Windsor Bulldogs as a playing coach before retiring from hockey altogether in 1964.

In his career he won 4 Stanley Cups and 1 Allan Cup.

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