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Position Centre
Shot Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams Toronto Maple Leafs
Nationality Canadian
Born January 18, 1915,
Paris, ON, CAN
Died December 24,1998 (age 83),
Kingston, ON, CAN
Pro Career 1936 – 1948
Hall of Fame, 1961


Charles Joseph Sylvanus "Syl" Apps, (January 18, 1915 – December 24, 1998) of Paris, Ontario, was a Canadian athlete and professional player for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1936 to 1948.

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Athletic career

Apps was a strong athlete, 6 feet tall, weighing 185 pounds, and won the gold medal at the 1934 British Empire Games in the pole vault competition. Two years later he represented Canada at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, where he placed sixth in the pole vault event. After watching him play Canadian football at McMaster University, Conn Smythe signed Apps to play hockey with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Apps played centre with the Toronto Maple Leafs for his entire professional hockey career. His jersey number was 10. He was the winner of the first Calder Trophy in 1937, and the 1942 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy. Apps served as the Maple Leafs captain during the first National Hockey League All-Star Game October 13, 1947, at Maple Leaf Gardens. He also played for an all-star team competing in Montreal on October 29, 1939, to raise money for Babe Siebert's family.

Apps retired from the NHL at the age of 33 and took a marketing job with the Simpson's department store. At the same time, he also served as the Ontario Athletic Commissioner.

Honours

Apps was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961. In 1975 he was elected to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. In 1998, he was ranked number 33 on the List of 100 greatest hockey players by The Hockey News.

The sports arena in his home town of Paris is named the Syl Apps Community Centre.

Won the Stanley Cup 1942, 1947, 1948 (as Captain with Toronto)

Family

His son Syl Apps, Jr. also played in the NHL. His granddaughter Gillian Apps won the Gold medal in the 2006 Olympics for Canada's Women's Ice Hockey Team, and his grandson Syl Apps III was a college hockey star at Princeton University and played four years in the minor leagues.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1936–37 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 16 29 45 10 2 0 1 1 0
1937–38 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 47 21 29 50 9 7 1 4 5 0
1938–39 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 44 15 25 40 4 10 2 6 8 2
1939–40 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 27 13 17 30 5 10 5 2 7 2
1940–41 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 41 20 24 44 6 5 3 2 5 2
1941–42 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 38 18 23 41 0 13 5 9 14 2
1942–43 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 29 23 17 40 2
1945–46 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 40 24 16 40 2
1946–47 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 54 25 24 49 6 11 5 1 6 0
1947–48 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 55 26 27 53 12 9 4 4 8 0
NHL totals 423 201 231 432 56 67 25 29 54 8

External links

  • Syl Apps's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Red Horner
Toronto Maple Leafs Captains
1940-43
Succeeded by
Bob Davidson
Preceded by
Bob Davidson
Toronto Maple Leafs Captains
1945-48
Succeeded by
Ted Kennedy
Awards
Preceded by
Rookie of the Year</br> Mike Karakas
Winner of the Calder Trophy
1937
Succeeded by
Cully Dahlstrom
Preceded by
Bobby Bauer
Winner of the Lady Byng Trophy
1942
Succeeded by
Max Bentley
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