Old-Time Hockey Photos

The Young Johnny Bower

Johnny Bower smiling

You hear a lot of stories about Johnny Bower’s timelessness and agelessness, playing goal for the Toronto Maple Leafs until he was 45 and eligible for his NHL pension.

But here’s a look at a young Johnny just breaking into the pro ranks with the AHL’s Cleveland Barons.

Johnny Bower Leafs
Johnny Bower played goal for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1958-70.

And here’s the way we grew used to seeing the man known as the China Wall during his Leafs days.

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