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02-28-2011, 12:11 PM
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With their third round pick (95) in the 2011 ATD, the Guelph Platers have selected: Walter "Turk" Broda, G

Regarded as perhaps the best clutch goaltender of all time, Walter "Turk" Broda was "Mr. Maple Leaf" for 16 seasons, with two years lost to Canadian armed forces duty in World War II.
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Career Highlights:
5 time Stanley Cup Champion 1942,1947,1948,1949,1951.
Vezina Trophy winner 1941,1948.
2 x 1st Team All Star at G (Post Season) 1941,1948.
2nd Team All Star at G (Post Season) 1942.
#60 on The Hockey News 100 Greatest NHL players (1998)
Inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame 1967.

Born: May 15, 1914.
Position: G
Height: 5-9
Weight: 180 lbs
Catches: Left.

Regular Season:
Broda led the league in regular season wins in 1941 & 1948.
At the time of his retirement, Broda was the career leader in regular season wins with 302. Currently 23rd.
Was 6th in career shutouts at his retirement. Currently he is ranked 15th in career shutouts with 62.

Career playoff record: 60W - 39L, 1.98GAA, 13SO, 5 Stanley Cups.

Broda was a member of the famous 1942 Leaf squad that was down 3-0 in the Stanley Cup finals but rallied to win 4 straight games and capture the Cup. He recorded a shutout in game 6 and allowed only one goal in game 7.

Quotations and Perspective:

he is without doubt one of if not the greatest money goalie of all time
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The bonus money for winning wasn't much but I always needed it. Or maybe I was just too dumb to know the situation was serious.
- Turk Broda, jokingly and literally, a "money" goalie

Broda’s rise to the top was completely unexpected. He was a pudgy fellow and a poor skater, yet he contained an incredible enthusiasm for playing hockey. As a boy he was always stuck in net because of his poor skating. Although he wasn’t overly refined, he stuck with the game admirably.
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I couldn't beat him. Toe Blake couldn't. None of the Canadiens could
- Maurice Richard said after the 1951 series where all 5 games went to OT.

Broda’s reign as the top goalie in the league was put on hold in 1943 when he spent 2 and ˝ years in the military during World War II. He would return late in the 1945-46 season.

Broda’s second tour of duty with the Leafs proved to be more successful than the first. The Leafs emerged as one of the greatest teams of all time. Broda would be the puck stopper in each of the Leafs Stanley Cup wins in 1947, 1948, 1949 and 1951. He was very good during those regular seasons, but come playoff time he somehow was able to take his game to a new level – he led the entire league in wins and shutouts in each of those Stanley Cup years, and in goals against average in 3 of the 4.
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