Leafs greats Keon, Horton, Broda immortalized on Legends Row
Trio brings to 10 the number of former players honoured outside the Air Canada Centre
A bronze 29-year-old Dave Keon is the newest addition to the Toronto Maple Leafs' Legends Row at the Air Canada Centre.
Immortalized on Legends Row. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TMLtalk?src=hash">#TMLtalk</a> <a href="https://t.co/uGfmCtNOeY">pic.twitter.com/uGfmCtNOeY</a>—@MapleLeafs
Keon, now 76, was honoured along with the late Turk Broda and Tim Horton. Thursday's ceremony had their likenesses joining such greats as Ted Kennedy, Johnny Bower, Darryl Sittler, George Armstrong and Mats Sundin.
"I thank you for making me 29-years-old forever." Dave Keon on the artists of Legends Row. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TMLtalk?src=hash">#TMLtalk</a> <a href="https://t.co/NZniTdkWyl">pic.twitter.com/NZniTdkWyl</a>—@MapleLeafs
Keon spent 15 seasons with Toronto, winning the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie in 1960-'61. A four-time Stanley Cup winner, Keon also claimed the Lady Byng Trophy twice (1962-'63) and served as Leafs captain for six seasons. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1986.
Horton, a native of Cochrane, Ont., is regarded as one of the best defencemen ever to play in Toronto. A six-time all-star, Horton played on four Stanley Cup-winning teams with the Leafs and became the first player in franchise history every to play in 1,000 games.
Broda, who won the Stanley Cup five times with the Maple Leafs, was a member of the Leafs' squad that in 1942 dropped the first three games of the Stanley Cup final to Detroit before rallying to win the next four contests. The native of Brandon, Ont., was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1967 and died in October 1972 at the age of 58.