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Turkbroda

Turk Broda


Walter Edward "Turk" Broda (May 15, 1914 - October 17, 1972) was a former goaltender for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Broda was born in Brandon, Manitoba on May 15, 1914. He originally belonged to the Detroit Red Wings and was sold to the Toronto Maple Leafs by the Detroit Olympics in May, 1936, for $8,000.00. This was a record at the time for a minor league player.

At the same time Detroit announced the signing of Jimmy Franks to replace Broda.

In 1941 he won the Vezina Trophy and made the All Star Team. The next year Broda had another great season leading Toronto to a Stanley Cup and making the Second all- Star team. From 1943 to 1945 Broda left hockey to serve in the military during the Second World War. After he came back he led Toronto to three more Stanley Cups and won another Vezina Trophy. He was also selected to be on the 1948 first All star team. In 1951 he won his last Stanley Cup with Toronto and retired in 1952.

Turk Broda
Position Goaltender
Height
Weight
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Teams Toronto Maple Leafs
Nationality Canada
Born May 15, 1914,
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Died October 17, 1972 (age 58),
Pro Career 1935 – 1952
Hall of Fame, 1967

He 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. Ironically, he died just two weeks before the death of his goaltender rival, Bill Durnan.

In 1998, he was ranked number 60 on the List of 100 greatest hockey players by The Hockey News

Broda went on to a coaching career. His best accomplishment was coaching the Toronto Marlboros to back-to-back Memorial Cups in 1955 and 1956.

Career statisticsEdit

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


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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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