Johnny Bower

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Johnny Bower
Chex Johnny Bower.JPG
Born
John William Kiszkan

(1924-11-08)November 8, 1924
DiedDecember 26, 2017(2017-12-26) (aged 93)
Ice hockey career
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1976
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1945–1969

Military career
Allegiance Canada
Service/branch First Canadian Army
Years of service1940–1943
RankGunner
Unit II Canadian Corps
Battles/warsWorld War II

John William "Johnny" Bower (November 8, 1924December 26, 2017), nicknamed "The China Wall", was a Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender.

Bower died of pneumonia on December 26, 2017 in Toronto at the age of 93.[1]

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Career statistics[change | change source]

Regular season[change | change source]

   
Season Team League GP Min GA W L T SO GAA
1944–45 Prince Albert Black Hawks SJHL 10 630 27 5 4 1 0 2.57
1945–46 Cleveland Barons AHL 41 2460 160 18 17 6 4 3.90
1945–46 Providence Reds AHL 1 48 4 0 1 0 0 5.00
1946–47 Cleveland Barons AHL 40 2400 124 22 11 7 3 3.10
1947–48 Cleveland Barons AHL 31 1880 83 18 6 6 1 2.65
1948–49 Cleveland Barons AHL 37 2200 127 23 9 5 3 3.43
1949–50 Cleveland Barons AHL 61 3660 201 38 15 8 5 3.30
1950–51 Cleveland Barons AHL 70 4280 213 44 21 5 5 2.99
1951–52 Cleveland Barons AHL 68 4110 165 44 19 5 3 2.41
1952–53 Cleveland Barons AHL 61 3680 155 40 19 2 6 2.53
1953–54 New York Rangers NHL 70 4200 182 29 31 10 5 2.60
1954–55 Vancouver Canucks WHL 63 3780 171 30 25 8 7 2.71
1954–55 New York Rangers NHL 5 300 13 2 2 1 0 2.60
1955–56 Providence Reds AHL 61 3710 174 45 14 2 3 2.81
1956–57 Providence Reds AHL 57 3501 138 30 19 8 4 2.37
1956–57 New York Rangers NHL 2 120 6 0 2 0 0 3.50
1957–58 Cleveland Barons AHL 64 3870 140 37 23 3 8 2.17
1958–59 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 39 2340 106 15 17 7 3 2.74
1959–60 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 66 3960 177 34 24 8 5 2.68
1960–61 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 58 3480 145 33 15 10 2 2.50
1961–62 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 59 3540 151 31 18 10 2 2.58
1962–63 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 42 2520 109 20 15 7 1 2.62
1963–64 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 51 3009 106 24 16 11 5 2.11
1964–65 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 34 2040 81 13 13 8 3 2.38
1965–66 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 35 1998 75 18 10 5 3 2.25
1966–67 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 27 1431 63 12 9 3 2 2.64
1967–68 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 43 2239 84 14 18 7 4 2.25
1968–69 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 20 779 37 5 4 3 2 2.85
1969–70 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 60 5 0 1 0 0 5.00
NHL totals 552 32016 1340 250 195 90 37 2.51

Post-season record[change | change source]

   
Season Team League GP Min GA W L SO GAA
1944–45 Prince Albert Black Hawks SJHL 3 180 23 0 3 0 7.67
1948–49 Cleveland Barons AHL 5 329 23 2 3 0 4.19
1949–50 Cleveland Barons AHL 9 548 27 4 5 0 2.96
1950–51 Cleveland Barons AHL 11 703 32 8 3 0 2.73
1951–52 Cleveland Barons AHL 5 300 17 2 3 0 3.40
1952–53 Cleveland Barons AHL 11 745 21 7 4 4 1.69
1954–55 Vancouver Canucks WHL 5 300 16 1 4 0 3.20
1955–56 Providence Reds AHL 9 540 23 7 2 0 2.56
1956–57 Providence Reds AHL 5 300 15 1 4 0 3.00
1958–59 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 12 746 38 5 7 0 3.14
1959–60 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 10 645 31 4 6 0 2.88
1960–61 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 180 8 0 3 0 3.00
1961–62 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 10 579 20 6 3 0 2.28
1962–63 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 10 600 16 8 2 2 1.60
1963–64 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 14 850 30 8 6 2 2.12
1964–65 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 321 13 2 3 0 2.43
1965–66 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 120 8 0 2 0 4.00
1966–67 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 4 183 5 2 0 1 1.64
1968–69 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 4 154 11 0 2 0 4.29
NHL totals 74 4,378 180 35 34 5 2.47

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