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Jim Pappin, who scored final Maple Leafs’ Cup winner, dies

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Jim Pappin, whose 311 objectives included the final Stanley Cup winner for the Maple Leafs, has died.

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“We’re deeply saddened to be taught of the passing of Jim,” the membership stated in an announcement Wednesday night time, with an image of Pappin in his acquainted No. 18.

The best winger was credited with the second objective within the Leafs’ 3-1 Recreation 6 Cup-clincher on Could 2, 1967 towards the Montreal Canadiens on the Gardens. The backstory was linemate Peter Stemkowski really deflected it in (Gardens announcer Paul Morris first referred to as it that method), however he let Pappin take credit score to maintain his contract bonus as playoff scoring chief.

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Pappin performed 5 seasons in Toronto, having come by way of its  farm staff in Rochester and first received a Cup in 1964. However he was certainly one of many who didn’t get together with normal supervisor/coach Punch Imlach and was traded in ‘68 to Chicago. He had one other seven productive years earlier than ending with the Cleveland Barons in ’77.

Pappin, from Copper Cliff, Ont., was ranked within the high 100 of all Leafs within the franchise centennial 12 months (89th) and stayed within the sport for years as a scout with varied groups.

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