Tragic News Strikes The Hockey Community As Former Maple Leafs Player Passes Away

Published February 28, 2024 at 8:08 PM

Today brought the somber news from the NHL Alumni Association regarding the loss of a former Toronto Maple Leafs standout.

The NHL Alumni Association took to X to share the passing of Gerry James, a respected former member of the Maple Leafs.

«The NHL Alumni Association is saddened to learn that Gerry James has passed away at the age of 89. Gerry joined the @MapleLeafs in the 1954-55 for one game before playing full-time with the Leafs. He would go on to play 149 career NHL games, scoring 40 points.

James had an unusual, and exciting sports career playing in the NHL, as well in the CFL. Gerry was a star for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL, and was a 4x Grey Cup Champion.

We send our deepest condolences to Gerry's family, friends, and former teammates during this difficult time.»

James, whose tenure with the Maple Leafs spanned from 1954 to 1960, notched 40 points across more than a hundred games. Beyond the ice, his CFL career was equally impressive, culminating in a Hall of Fame induction.

Our condolences extend to the loved ones of Gerry James during this time of mourning.

Source: Hockeypatrol
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