Date of Birth 1915-01-18
Place of birth: Paris, Ontario
Date of Death 1998-12-24
Place of death: Kingston, Ontario
Cemetery: Mountview Cemetery. Exact location in cemetery is unknown
Also known as Charles Joseph Sylvanus Apps and Syl Apps Sr.
Syl Apps won three Stanley Cups at Toronto, is a member of the Hall of Fame and was voted as one of the top 50 players of all-time by The Hockey News.
A native of Paris, Ontario, Apps played for teams in the National Hockey League (NHL). At 6”00″, and 185lbs, he played the position of Center for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1936 to 1943, and 1945 to 1948. He was the recipient of the Calder Memorial Trophy for 1936 to 1937 and the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for 1941 to 1942. His son Syl Apps Jr. was also a hockey player. Apps was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a Player.
Apps was a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and winner of the first Calder Trophy in 1937 as the NHL”s rookie of the year (although the NHL began recognizing a rookie of the year four years earlier); an exceptional athlete at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Apps captained the football team and won two individual pole vault titles; played seven seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL before enlisting in the Canadian Army; won the Lady Bing Trophy in 1942; twice named first-team and three times a second-team all-star, Apps won three Stanley Cup titles with Toronto; finished his career with 201goals and 432 points; named Ontario Athletic Commissioner in 1946 and for 11 years (1963-74) was a Conservative member of the provincial parliament and served in Ontario’s cabinet.