Jim Pappin (an ex-NHL forward credited with scoring the Toronto Maple Leafs’ final Stanley Cup-winning goal) has died. He was 82. On Wednesday, the Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks announced their deaths via social media.
The Maple Leafs expressed their sadness at the loss of Jim Pappin. Jim played five seasons in Toronto and won the Stanley Cup in 1964 and ’67. He was named one of the 100 Greatest Leafs and scored the Cup-winning goal. He also led the team’s scoring in ’67. We are thinking of his family and friends. For More Updates Stay Tuned With Statehooddc.com.
Jim Pappin Cause Of Death
The Blackhawks later stated that the “P” in the MPH Line scored 444 points in 488 Chicago games and ranks 17th among franchise scorers with 221 goals. We are thinking of Jim’s loved ones and send our condolences to them.
Pappin was awarded credit for Toronto’s second goal, in a 3-1 series-ending win over Montreal in Game 6, May 2, 1967. Pete Stemkowski, Pappin’s linemate, deflected the ball in but gave credit to Pappin for a contract bonus.
What Happened To Jim Pappin?
Pappin was also a member of Toronto’s 1964 Stanley Cup champion team and spent part of five seasons with Maple Leafs. He was traded to Chicago in 1968 and had his greatest offensive seasons with the Blackhawks, Pit Martin and Dennis Hull as MPH Line teammates. In 1972-73, he set career highs with 41 goals, 51 assists, and 92 points.
After seven seasons in Chicago, he joined the California Seals for the 1975-76 season. He then followed the team to Cleveland the next year for his final NHL season. Pappin scored 278 goals and assisted 295 times in 767 NHL regular-season games. This was in 14 NHL seasons. He had 34 goals and 33 assists in 92 playoff games.