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Johnny Bower
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Hockey Player
    (November 8, 1924-December 26, 2017)
    Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Birth name was John William Kiszkan
    Goaltender for the New York Rangers (1953-57) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (1958-70)
    Vezina Trophy winner (1961, 1965)
    He changed his surname to Bower after an estrangement with his family.
    His nickname during his career was 'China Wall.'
    He was 34 years old when he became an everyday player in the NHL.
    He often complained to the media about the hard slap shots he took from Bobby Hull.
    He initially objected to the NHL's adaptation of the two-goaltender system.
    Despite having poor vision, he was considered a stellar goaltender in his prime.
    He guided the Leafs to four Stanley Cup championships (1962-64, 1967).
    He served in the Royal Canadian Armed Forces prior to pursuing a hockey career.
    He shared the Vezina Trophy with future Hall of Fame goaltender Terry Sawchuk.
    He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (1976).

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    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 21 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 22 Votes: 68.18% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 62 Votes: 40.32% Annoying
 
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