|Born:||November 8, 1924||Draft:||Undrafted|
|Hometown:||Prince Albert, Saskatchewan||Position:||G|
|Known For:||Hall of Fame||Shoots/Catches:||Left|
John William Bower (born John William Kiszkan; November 8, 1924 – December 26, 2017), nicknamed “The China Wall“, was a Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender who won four Stanley Cups during his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He also won two Vezina Trophies and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976. In 2017 he was named one of the “100 Greatest NHL Players” in history.
Johnny Bower Statistics
- NHL First Team All-Star — 1961
- NHL All-Star Game — 1961
- Vezina Trophy — 1961, 1965
- Stanley Cup Champion — 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967
- Inducted Into Hockey Hall of Fame — 1976
- No. 1 Jersey Retired by Cleveland Monsters (for time with Cleveland Barons)
- No. 1 Jersey Retired by Maple Leafs
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