Syl Apps

1984 Inductee – Athlete, Hockey

Syl Apps Syl Apps played centre with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL) for his entire professional hockey career. One of the many highlights of his career included being the Maple Leaf’s captain during the first NHL All-Star Game in 1947. He also holds the honour as the first winner of the Calder Trophy in 1937, which is awarded to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition. He was also awarded the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 1942 for the player with the most sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct.