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Syl Apps

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Hockey Player

The Resume

    (January 18, 1915-December 24, 1998)
    Birth name is Charles Joseph Sylvanus Apps
    Played for The Toronto Maple Leafs (1936-1948)
    Inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame (1961)
    Calder trophy winner (1937)
    Lady Byng trophy winner (1942)

Why he might be annoying:

    He named his son Syl Apps. Jr.
    There is a youth detention centre named after him.
    He was the Minister of Correctional Services.
    He was offered a contract with The Leafs after Conn Smythe watched him play college football.
    He sought political office during his active playing career.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He served as Captain of The Leafs twice.
    He competed in the 1936 Olympics in the pole vault competition.
    He was the first Maple Leaf to ever win the rookie of the year award.
    He was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame (1975).
    After his death, Canada Post included his picture in a series of postage stamps.
    He spent his entire career on one team.

Credit: Tina and Ricky


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 13 Votes: 84.62% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 11 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 14.29% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 31 Votes: 61.29% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 17 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 27 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 107 Votes: 48.60% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying