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Syl Apps

Born:January 18, 1915Draft:Debuted with Maple Leafs in 1936
Hometown:Paris, OntarioPosition:Center
Known For:Hall of FameShoots:Left
National Team:N/A

Charles Joseph Sylvanus Apps, (January 18, 1915 – December 24, 1998) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1936 to 1948, an Olympic pole vaulter and a Conservative Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario. In 2017 Apps was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history.

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Syl Apps receiving the old ‘stovepipe’ version of the Stanley Cup.

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  • Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario from 1963-1975
  • Competed in the pole vault 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany, placing sixth
  • Won Calder Memorial Trophy (1937)
  • Won Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (1942)
  • Named to NHL All-Star First Team twice (1939, 1942)
  • Named to NHL All-Star Second Team three times (1938, 1941, 1943)
  • Named to Toronto Maple Leafs Top 25 Players (2001)
  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (1961)