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Bob Davidson
Davidson
Name Bob Davidson
Position Left Wing
Date of Birth February 10, 1912
Birthplace Toronto, ON, Canada
Date of Death September 26, 1996
Professional Career 1934-1946
Toronto Captain 1943-1945

Bob Davidson was a former professional hockey player who played twelve seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Davidson was captain of the Maple Leafs between 1943 and 1945. Davidson won the Stanley Cup as a player in 1942 and 1945. However, Davidson earned his success primarily as a scout, rather than during his playing career, as Davidson has his name engraved on the Stanley Cup for his scouting efforts in 1962 and 1967, and was a member of the managerial team for all Toronto Stanley Cup victories in the 1960's.

CareerEdit

Bob Davidson was known as "Rugged Robert" by his teammates for his physical and intense style of play. He played his entire NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He played in the NHL from 1933–34 to 1945–46, and played on two Stanley Cup winning teams. His first was in 1942 and his second was in the 1945 Season, where he was captain of the Maple Leafs. Bob Davidson served as Captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1943–44 to 1944–45. After his playing days were over, he stayed on with the Leafs organization in a number of different capacities. His most notable was as chief scout. Bob Davidson is considered by many to be one of the best hockey scouts of all time and was credited with building the Toronto Maple Leafs teams during the 1960s. These teams dominated the NHL by winning the Stanley Cup four times (1962, 1963, 1964, 1967) within a six year period. Davidson's name was engraved on the cup for the 1962 and 1967 victories, however he was a member of all 4 championship wins by Toronto in the 1960's. In 1995, the Board of Directors of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization awarded Bob Davidson with the J. P. Bickell Memorial Award for a high standard of excellence within the Maple Leafs executive office.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular Season Statistics
Year Gp G A P PIM
1934-1935 5 0 0 0 6
1935-1936 35 4 4 8 32
1936-1937 46 8 7 15 43
1937-1938 48 3 17 20 52
1938-1939 47 4 10 14 29
1939-1940 48 8 18 26 56
1940-1941 37 3 6 9 39
1941-1942 37 6 20 26 39
1942-1943 50 13 23 36 20
1943-1944 47 19 28 47 21
1944-1945 50 17 18 35 39
1945-1946 41 9 9 18 12
TOTALS 491 94 160 254 388


Playoff Statistics
Year Gp G A P PIM
1935-1936 9 1 3 4 2
1936-1937 2 0 0 0 5
1937-1938 7 0 2 2 10
1938-1939 10 1 1 2 6
1939-1940 10 0 3 3 16
1940-1941 7 0 2 2 7
1941-1942 13 1 2 3 20
1942-1943 6 1 2 3 7
1943-1944 5 0 0 0 4
1944-1945 13 1 2 3 2
TOTALS 71 7 10 17 170

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