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Johnny Bower

Johnny Bower  #1

Goalie
NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: November 8, 1924
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Prince Albert, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 189
Catches: Left
AwardsSeasons
Vezina Trophy 1960-1961 / 1964-1965
AHL Second All-Star Team (1951) AHL First All-Star Team (1952, 1953, 1956, 1957 1958) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against AHL) (1952, 1957, 1958) Outstanding Goaltender Award (fewest goals against WHL) (1955) Les Cunningham Award (MVP AHL) (1956, 1957, 1958) NHL First All-Star Team (1961) Vezina Trophy (1961) Vezina Trophy (1965) (shared with Terry Sawchuk) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1961, 1962, 1963, 1964) Also known as John Kizkan. Traded to NY Rangers by Cleveland (AHL) with Eldred Kobussen for Emile Francis, Neil Strain and cash, July 20, 1953. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by NY Rangers for Ed MacQueen and cash, July 31, 1957. Claimed by Toronto from Cleveland (AHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 3, 1958.
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It's very special, obviously; there is draft day and then there's the day that you sign your first deal. It's been a crazy couple of weeks and I'm very honored to be able to do that."

— Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid on signing his first professional contract