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Subject: Bob Nevin, former NHL player - two time Stanley Cup champion

He was 82
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Date Posted: Monday, September 21, 09:53:57am

Bob Nevin, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Maple Leafs and captain of the Rangers after a 1964 trade to New York, has died at 82.

Word came via the NHL Original Six Alumni, whom Nevin had been an active member at monthly luncheons in Toronto to sustain the spirit of the vintage game.

The right winger was one of many Leafs stars who came from northern Ontario, born in Timmins and later earning his way to Toronto to play for the Weston Dukes and Marlborough juniors.

Getting a couple of brief looks with the Leafs in the late 1950s, he made it as a regular in 1960-61, as Punch Imlach’s team turned the corner and won Cups in ‘62 and ‘63. Nevin had 21 goals in his first full season, runner-up to teammate Dave Keon for the Calder Trophy and appeared in 27 playoff games the next three seasons.

“I was in the Marlie chain when I was 16 and signed a C form with the Leafs when Billy Reay was the coach,” Nevin told the Sun in 2015. “I made $100. My dad came home from his job at a (downtown Toronto) parking lot and said, ‘Where’d you get that money’? He was probably making $60 a week at the time.”

Late in the ‘63-64, he was traded to the Rangers in a blockbuster, along with Dick Duff, Rod Seiling, Arnie Brown and Bill Collins for Andy Bathgate and Don McKenny. That deal helped guarantee the Leafs a third title, while Nevin became a fixture in Manhattan, five seasons of 20 to 30 goals, before ending his 1,000-game career in Los Angeles, Minnesota and with the WHA Edmonton Oilers.


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