Who is Howie Meeker? Howie Meeker Bio/Wiki
In the National Hockey League, Howard William Meeker was a right-winger, youth coach, and trainer in ice hockey and sports broadcasting announcer, as well as a Conservative Independent Member of Parliament. He was born on 4 November 1923 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Meeker was the last remaining member of the 1947 Stanley Cup team, the 1949 Stanley Cup team, the 1951 Stanley Cup team, the 1951 Stanley Cup team, the Maple Leafs, and the first NHL All-Star Game.
Howie Meeker passed away at 97 years old.
Such sad news. I went to his hockey school twice when I was a kid at Stanstead College. Great memories (that’s me third from right in top row, directly above Howie). RIP, Howie. pic.twitter.com/sbmkrNiHca
— Stu Cowan (@StuCowan1) November 8, 2020
He was 97 years old.
Meeker represented the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League in 1946–47. In his NHL debut, he scored 27 goals and 45 points, and he was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy.
In the 1947 NHL All-Star Game, Meeker also played and he also tied an NHL record in one game with five goals against the Chicago Black Hawks for most goals by a rookie. With the Leafs that season, Meeker also won his first Stanley Cup, the first of three consecutive Stanley Cups.
However, the season would prove Meeker’s best as a pro, and he’d never reach that amount of scoring again.
He also coached the Maple Leafs on April 11, 1956, replacing King Clancy, leading the Leafs to a record of 21-34-15.
In 1957, he was promoted to general manager but was fired before the beginning of the 1957–58 season.
He died in a hospital in Nanaimo, British Columbia, on November 8, 2020.
Sportsnet Stats tweeted, “RIP Howie Meeker, who has passed away at age 97. 1947 Calder Trophy Winner, 4-time Stanley Cup Champion”
RIP Howie Meeker, who has passed away at age 97.
*1947 Calder Trophy Winner
*4-time Stanley Cup Champion
*Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for his years as a commentator for Hockey Night in Canada
*Named a Member of the Order of Canada pic.twitter.com/3Tg1tXwHaE
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) November 8, 2020
Yesterday felt good. Today feels awful. Howie Meeker’s death leaves me with so much to say, and so little ability to find the right words. In this limited space, I’ll try by remembering him as the best of friends during the best times of my life.
— Dave Hodge (@davehodge20) November 8, 2020
We send our condolences to the family and friends of Alex Trebek, a true friend of the game and part of the NHL family. He will be dearly missed. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/FhDA9H4XI6
— NHL (@NHL) November 8, 2020
The #NHLAlumni is devastated to hear that Howie Meeker has passed away at the age of 97. A Canadian hockey & broadcasting icon, Howie played 8 seasons with the @MapleLeafs, won 4 Stanley Cups & the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1947. We send our condolences to his family & friends. pic.twitter.com/FSPvN8plul
— NHL Alumni (@NHLAlumni) November 8, 2020
— Jason Smith (@Smithjk08) November 9, 2020