|Charles Joseph Sylvanus Apps|
|Name||Charles Joseph Sylvanus Apps|
|Date of Birth||January 18, 1915|
|Birthplace||Paris, ON, Canada|
|Date of Death||December 24, 1998|
|Drafted||Signed out of McMaster University by the Toronto Maple Leafs|
|Toronto Captain|| 1940-1943|
|Hall of Fame||1961|
Charles Joseph Sylvanus "Syl" Apps was a former professional hockey player who played twelve seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Apps was captain of the Maple Leafs between 1940 and 1943, as well as between 1945 and 1948. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961, Apps is a three-time Stanley Cup champion, winning the championship in 1942, 1947, and 1948.
Apps was a natural athlete, measuring six feet tall and weighing 185 pounds. Apps represented Canada at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany, where he placed sixth in the pole vault. After watching him play football at McMaster University, Conn Smythe signed Apps to play hockey with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Apps played the center position with the Maple Leafs for his entire professional hockey career. His jersey number was 10. He was the winner of the first Calder Trophy in 1937, and the 1942 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy. Apps served as the Maple Leafs captain during the first National Hockey League All-Star Game on October 13, 1947, at Maple Leaf Gardens. He also played for an all-star team competing in Montreal on October 29, 1939 which played to raise money for Babe Siebert's family.
Apps retired from the NHL at the age of 33 and took a marketing job with the Simpson's department store. At the same time, he also served as the Ontario Athletic Commissioner.
Apps died in 1998 and was buried in Cambridge, Ontario.
While still playing hockey for the Maple Leafs, Apps ran for parliament in the 1940 federal election. He was a candidate in the riding of Brant for the National Government Party, but lost to incumbent George Ernest Wood of the Liberals by 138 votes.
Apps was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1963 to 1975. He represented the riding of Kingston from 1963 to 1967 and Kingston and the Islands from 1967 to 1975. He served as the Minister of Correctional Services from 1971 to 1974.