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.