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Ted Kennedy
Kennedy
Name Ted Kennedy
Position Center
Date of Birth December 25, 1925
Birthplace Port Colborne, ON, Canada
Professional Career 1942-1957
Toronto Captain 1948-1955
1957
Hall of Fame 1966

Ted Kennedy is a former professional hockey player who played fourteen professional seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kennedy was captain of the Maple Leafs between 1948 and 1955, as well as for one season in 1957. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966, Kennedy is a five-time Stanley Cup champion, winning the championship with the Maple Leafs in 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, and 1951. His last three championships were as captain of the Maple Leafs.

CareerEdit

Born in Port Colborne, Ontario, Kennedy played fourteen years in the NHL, all of which were with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He won the Hart Memorial Trophy in 1955 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966. In 1998, he was ranked number 57 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players. In 1951, as Captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Kennedy greeted the future Queen Elizabeth II when She visited Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. He won the Stanley Cup championship five times during his career, winning in 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951. The last 3 Stanley Cups as came as captain of the Maple Leafs.

1n 1957–1958, he was the second coach of the Peterborough Petes OHA "Junior A" team. Like his predecessor, Calum MacKay, Kennedy lasted just one season. He was replaced by Scotty Bowman, and returned to Port Colborne to raise thoroughbred horses.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular Season Statistics
Year Gp G A P PIM
1942-1943 2 0 1 1 0
1943-1944 49 26 23 49 2
1944-1945 49 29 25 54 14
1945-1946 21 3 2 5 4
1946-1947 60 28 32 60 27
1947-1948 60 25 21 46 32
1948-1949 59 18 21 39 25
1949-1950 53 20 24 44 34
1950-1951 63 18 43 61 32
1951-1952 70 19 33 52 33
1952-1953 43 14 23 37 42
1953-1954 67 15 23 38 78
1954-1955 70 10 42 52 74
1956-1957 30 6 16 22 35
TOTALS 696 231 329 560 432


Playoff Statistics
Year Gp G A P PIM
1943-1944 5 1 1 2 4
1944-1945 13 7 2 9 2
1946-1947 11 4 5 9 4
1947-1948 9 8 6 14 0
1948-1949 9 2 6 8 2
1949-1950 7 1 2 3 8
1950-1951 11 4 5 9 6
1951-1952 4 0 0 0 4
1953-1954 5 1 1 2 2
1954-1955 4 1 3 4 0
TOTALS 78 29 31 60 32

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