20. Syl Apps

Syl Apps was the son of Syl Apps Sr., who was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame.  As the son of a legend, it was not easy to play hockey, but Apps Jr. was a very good player in his own right.

Apps Jr.’s best years were with Pittsburgh.  He broke out with an 85 Point campaign in 1972-73, which he would repeat the year after.  Apps would finish 7th in Hart Trophy voting that year.  The Center would appear in the All-Star Game the following year, and he would have his best stat-wise season after in 1975-76 with career highs in Goals (32), Assists (67), and Points (99).  

He would score 500 Points with a 1.01 Point per Game Average as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center
  • Acquired: Traded from the New York Rangers with Sheldon Kanneglesser for Glen Sather 1/26/71.
  • Departed: Traded to the Los Angeles Kings with Hartland Monahan for Dave Schultz, Gene Carr and Los Angeles’ 1978 4th Round Pick (which would be Shane Pearsall) 11/2/77.
  • Games Played: 495
  • Notable Statistics: 151 Goals
    349 Assists
    500 Points
    241 PIM
    1.01 PPG
    +90 Plus/Minus
    43.0 Point Shares
    8 Points in 19 Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All-Star (1975)
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