Toronto Maple Leafs icon and four-time Stanley Cup winner Bob Baun has died at 86 years old, the NHL Alumni Association announced Tuesday.
Baun suited up for the Maple Leafs for 14 seasons and also had brief stints with the Oakland Seals and Detroit Red Wings across a 17-year NHL career.
“The Toronto Maple Leafs are deeply saddened by the passing of Bob Baun, whose enduring legacy of remarkable resilience includes his iconic overtime game-winning goal during a Stanley Cup Final despite playing with a broken leg,” Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan said in a statement.
“Bob possessed unquestionable toughness and incredible pride in being a Toronto Maple Leaf. His inspirational presence continues to embody the heart of the game. He will be greatly missed by the team and its fans. Our thoughts are with Bob’s loved ones during this difficult time.”
Baun famously scored the overtime winner in Game 6 of the 1964 Stanley Cup Final despite breaking his ankle earlier in the contest. The goal forced Game 7 and helped propel Toronto to its third consecutive championship.
He racked up 224 points in 964 career games and finished top-five in Norris Trophy voting on three occasions.
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