Economics alumnus and Leafs great Syl Apps added to team’s Legends Row

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Economics alumnus and Maple Leafs great Syl Apps with the Stanley Cup.

Hockey Hall of Famer and McMaster economics alumnus Syl Apps will be added to the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Legends Row this fall.

The team will honour Apps, who graduated from McMaster in 1936, with a statue outside the Air Canada Centre. It will stand next to those of legendary Leafs Johnny Bower, Borje Salming, Darryl Sittler and Ted Kennedy.

Apps was an outstanding student athlete who played football and basketball while at McMaster.

He won the gold medal in pole-vaulting at the 1934 British Empire Games and competed in the 1936 Olympics.

Apps played 10 seasons with the Leafs, winning three Stanley Cups, scoring 201 goals and adding 231 assists.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961. He died in 1998.

His statue will be unveiled in September.

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