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How Leafs' 1967 championship team broke up and what became of players

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How Leafs' 1967 championship team broke up and what became of players

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Johnny (The China Wall) Bower: played two more years for Toronto and retired. He's 82 and living in Mississauga. Terry (Uke) Sawchuk: claimed by LA Kings in 1967 expansion draft. Died in 1970 at age 40 of complications following intestinal surgery.

Larry Hillman: claimed by NY Rangers in 1968 intra-league draft. He's 70 and living in St. Catharines, Ont.

Marcel Pronovost: played two more years for Toronto and ended career in 1970-71 with CHL's Tulsa Oilers. Is 76 now and lives in Windsor, Ont.

Tim Horton: traded to NY Rangers for future considerations (Denis Dupere) in March 1970. Died in 1974 car crash.

Bob (Boomer) Baun: claimed by Oakland in 1967 expansion draft. Is 70 now and lives in Pickering, Ont.

Aut Erickson: the one playoff game in which he appeared was the only game he ever played for the Leafs. Claimed by Oakland in 1967 expansion draft. He's 69 and living in California.

Allan (Snowshoes) Stanley: claimed by Philadelphia in 1968 intra-league draft. Is 80 now and lives in Fenelon Falls, Ont.

Leonard (Red) Kelly: rights traded to LA Kings for Ken Block in June 1967 but quit playing to coach Kings. He's 79 and living in Toronto.

Ron Ellis: retired in 1981 after playing entire career in Toronto. At 62, he works in public relations for Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto and lives in the town of Lisle north of the city.

George (Chief) Armstrong: played four more years with Leafs and retired in 1971. He's 76 and lives in Toronto.

Pete (Stemmer) Stemkowski: traded to Detroit in March 1968. He's 63 and living in New York.

Dave Keon: jumped to rival World Hockey Association in 1975 and retired in 1982 after playing last three seasons in NHL with Hartford Whalers. He's 66 and lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Mike (Shaky) Walton: played another 3 1-2 seasons with Leafs before February 1971 trade to Philadelphia. He's 62, still in real estate and living in Toronto.

Jim (Pappy) Pappin: the leading point-getter in the 1967 playoffs was traded to Chicago in May 1968. He's 67 and alternates between Toronto and Palm Springs, Calif.

Bob (Pully) Pulford: traded to LA Kings in September 1970. He's 70 and senior vice-president of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Brian Conacher: claimed by Detroit in 1968 intra-league draft. He's 64 and lives in Toronto.

Eddie (The Entertainer) Shack: traded to Boston within weeks of Cup win in May 1967. Turned 70 on Feb. 11. Lives in Toronto.

Frank (The Big M) Mahovlich: traded by Detroit along with Stemkowski in March 1968. He's 69, sits in Canada's Senate, and still lives in Toronto.

Milan (Millie) Marcetta: got into three playoff games that spring and didn't wear a Leafs sweater before or afterwards. Was in minors when traded to Minnesota in December 1967. He's 70, coping with emphysema, and living in rural British Columbia.

Larry Jeffrey: claimed by Pittsburgh in 1967 expansion draft. He's 66 and living in Goderich, Ont.

Bruce (Paladin) Gamble: got into 23 regular-season games when Bower or Sawchuk injured but didn't play in playoffs. Traded to Philadelphia with Walton in 1971. Died of a heart attack in 1982.

George (Punch) Imlach: fired from job as head coach in 1969, he returned for brief stint as GM a decade later. Died of a heart attack in 1987.

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