Legends of Hockey - Time Capsule - the 60s - Great Players: Bow-Del
Johnny Bower Tidbit: After 12 years in the minors, the "China Wall" got his chance to stay in the NHL under Punch Imlach in Toronto at age 33. Complete Honoured Member Bio.
Carl Brewer A fleet and feisty defenseman, Brewer was named to three all-star teams in the 1960s, first team in '63 and second team in '60 and '65. He earned three successive Stanley Cup rings with the Leafs, ending in 1964. His career then went full circle. He quit the Leafs after that championship year due to sour relations with coach Punch Imlach, and never played in the NHL until 1969, with Detroit. Brewer later completed a comeback at age 41 under the very same coach, with the Leafs, appearing in 20 games in 1980.
Johnny Bucyk Tidbit: Bucyk is one of only a few players to play in All-Star Games in three decades (1950s, '60s, '70s). Complete Honoured Member Bio.
Roger Crozier enjoyed his best years early on. He earned first team all-star honours and won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year in 1965. The next year Crozier captured the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, when he nearly single-handedly defeated Montreal in the Cup finals. Deteriorating health, however, soon caught up to him and in just a few short years he was a semi-starter with the expansion Sabres in Buffalo.
Alex Delvecchio Statline: "Fats" has the distinction of playing for one team longer than any other man, 24 NHL years, all with the Red Wings. In the 1960s, he played eight complete seasons and missed only six games all decade. Complete Honoured Member Bio.