37. Dick Duff

Dick Duff began his career with the Maple Leafs in 1954, where he showed his gritty two-way play quickly as an asset.

Duff would be one of the players in which Toronto was rebuilt around.  While he was not a scoring machine, he was a glue guy who was capable of digging his skates in where necessary and doing the grinding necessary to win games.  The Left Wing had three straight seasons (1956-57 to 1958-59) where he had at least 26 Goals, and he would play a large part in Toronto’s 1962 and 1963 Stanley Cup wins.

Duff was traded late in the 1963-64 Season to New York in a deal that sent over Andy Bathgate.  Duff missed out on the Maple Leafs’ Stanley Cup that year, but he won four more with Montreal.  As a Leaf, Duff scored 342 Points.

Duff entered the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Left Wing
  • Acquired: Signed before the 1953/54 Season.
  • Departed: Traded to the New York Rangers with Arnie Brown, Bill Collins, Bob Nevin, and Rod Seiling for Andy Bathgate and Don McKenney 2/22/64.
  • Games Played: 582
  • Notable Statistics:

    174 Goals
    168 Assists 
    342 Points 
    533 PIM 
    .59 PPG 
    +32 Plus/Minus*
    33.6 Point Shares 
    37 Points in 54 Playoff Games

    *Plus/Minus was not a stat until the 1959-60 Season.

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Stanley Cup Champion (1962 & 1963)
    All-Star (1956, 1957, 1958, 1962 & 1963)

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