Maple Leafs to honour Bower with celebration of life, uniform patches

Current members of the Toronto Maple Leafs; Mike Babcock, Patrick Marleau and James van Riemsdyk shared their memories and experiences of the late Johnny Bower. Courtesy of: LEAFS NATION NETWORK.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are honouring the late Johnny Bower with patches on their sweaters and helmets for the remainder of the season.

They’re also holding a celebration of life event at Air Canada Centre next Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Bower passed away Tuesday at the age of 93 after a brief battle with pneumonia.

The goaltender played 12 of his 15 NHL seasons with Toronto from 1958 to 1969. He won two Vezina Trophies and four Stanley Cup with the Maple Leafs and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976.

After he retired from playing, Bower remained an active member of the Toronto community and appeared at fan events across the city.

The Coyotes will also hold a moment of silence before Thursday’s game.

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