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Syl Apps

Age: 83

a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and winner of the first Calder Trophy in 1937 as the NHL's rookie of the year (although the NHL began recognizing a rookie of the year four years earlier); an exceptional athlete at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Apps captained the football team and won two individual pole vault titles; played seven seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL before enlisting in the Canadian Army; won the Lady Bing Trophy in 1942; twice named first-team and three times a second-team all-star, Apps won three Stanley Cup titles with Toronto; finished his career with 201goals and 432 points; named Ontario Athletic Commissioner in 1946 and for 11 years (1963-74) was a Conservative member of the provincial parliament and served in Ontario's cabinet; cause of death not given

Died: Kingston, Ontario, Canada , Dec. 24, 1998

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