Theodore Samuel “Teeder” Kennedy who was born December 12, 1925, passed away today, he was 83. I don’t say this often, but Wikipedia says it best about this hero:
“He won the Hart Memorial Trophy in 1955 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966. In 1998, he was ranked number 57 on The Hockey News’ list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players. In 1951 he was captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs when he greeted the future Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. He won the Stanley Cup five times — 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951. The last 3 Stanley Cups were as captain of the Maple Leafs.”
He played 14 years in the NHL, each and everyone as a Maple Leaf. He was many a fan of that generation’s favorite Maple Leaf (including my mother’s)
Here is a great video on him:
Let’s hope the Leafs pay tribute to a great member of the Maple Leaf family and a terrific piece of our history.