Conn Smythe

Conn Smythe

Constantine Falkland Cary "Conn" Smythe, MC (February 1, 1895 – November 18, 1980) was a Canadian businessman, soldier and sportsman in ice hockey and horse racing. He is best known as the principal owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1927 to 1961 and as the builder of Maple Leaf Gardens. As owner of the Leafs during numerous championship years, his name appears on the Stanley Cup eight times: 1932, 1942, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1962.

Smythe is also known for having served in both World Wars, organizing his own artillery battery in the Second World War. The horses of Smythe's racing stable won the Queen's Plate twice among 145 stakes races wins during his lifetime. Smythe started and ran a successful sand and gravel business. He was a big supporter of the Ontario Society for Crippled Children and the Variety Club and founded the Conn Smythe Foundation philanthropic organization.

Read more about Conn SmytheEarly Years, First World War, Return To Toronto, Smythe Forms The Maple Leafs, Thoroughbred Horse Racing, Second World War and The Conscription Crisis, Majority Owner of The Maple Leafs, Later Years, Other Accomplishments and Honours, Family and Personal Life, Coaching Record

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List Of National Hockey League Awards - History
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... Thomas won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs ... the oldest player in league history to win the Conn Smythe at age 37 ... He is the second of three American-born players to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in NHL history, after Brian Leetch and before Jonathan Quick ...
1932 Stanley Cup Finals - Toronto Maple Leafs 1932 Stanley Cup Champions - Stanley Cup Engraving
... Conn Smythe's son Stafford Smythe (who later served as Toronto Maple President from 1958 to 1970) is the youngest person to be engraved on the Stanley Cup, engraved in 1932 at age 11 ... Conn Smythe was engraved twice, once as Conn Smythe, Manager, the other time as Conn Smythe -- Managing Director ... Smythe wanted to include 17 investors on the Stanley Cup, and playoff scores ...
Winners of The Mazarine Stakes
... Paul Souter Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 140.20 1977 Pottahawk J ... Lovely Sunrise Sandy Hawley Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 146.40 1972 Impressive Lady Hugo Dittfach Edward Mann Jack M. 1966 Jammed Lovely James Fitzsimmons Yonnie Starr Conn Smythe 145.00 1965 Solar Park Eric Walsh Duke Campbell Tom Hays/Weldon 148.80 * In 1983, Constant Change finished ...