John Brophy

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John Brophy (January 20, 1933 – May 23, 2016) was a Canadian ice hockey coach and former hockey player. He was born and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

Brophy has spent most of his career in minor professional leagues, including 18 years as a player in the Eastern Hockey League and 13 seasons as a coach in the East Coast Hockey League. From 1986 to 1988, he was head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League.

Brophy died in his sleep at his home in Antigonish on the morning of May 23, 2016 from a long-illness, aged 83.[1][2]

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  1. "John Brophy, legendary coach of the Admirals, has died at 83". Virginian-Pilot.com. May 23, 2016. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  2. Jennifer MacMillan (May 23, 2016). "John Brophy, Maple Leafs coach and hockey legend, dead at 83". CBC News. Retrieved May 23, 2016.