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Constantine Falkland Kerry Smythe (b. February 1, 1895 in Toronto, Ontario) was a Canadian builder in the National Hockey League. One of the more competitive and colourful characters in NHL history, Conn Smythe built the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Maple Leaf Gardens. February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... A builder of hockey is a person who works to manage or build the game. ... The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in New York City, New York. ... The Toronto Maple Leafs are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Maple Leaf Gardens before gametime Maple Leaf Gardens is an indoor arena in Toronto, Ontario, on the northwest corner of Carlton Street and Church Street. ...


He was a fearless leader as a major on the battlefield in both world wars, and he took no prisoners when making the Maple Leafs one of the League's powers. Battlefield can mean: A place where a battle occurs. ...


The Toronto native attended the University of Toronto from where-- after having served with the 40th (Sportsmen) Battery, CFA during the First World War--he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1920. He first gained prominence in hockey as a centre who led the Varsity Blues to the 1915 Ontario amateur championship. Smythe later led U of T to the Allan Cup in 1927 and formed the Varsity Grads team that went on to win the Olympic gold medal at St. Moritz in 1928. Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto (U of T), in Toronto, Ontario, is the largest university in Canada. ... World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machine guns, and poison gas. ... A Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc. ... 1920 (MCMXX) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Centre in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is down the centre of the area. ... The Varsity Blues are the sports teams at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English, French (in some areas) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 4th 1... The Allan Cup is the trophy awarded to the national senior (21 and over) amateur men’s hockey champions of Canada. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Olympic can refer to: The Olympic Games, an international multi-sport event International Olympic Committee (IOC), the organization managing the Olympic Games Various stadiums in the world are known as Olympic Stadium Olympic Airlines, state run airline for Greece and successor to Olympic Airways Olympic Aviation, subsidiary of Greek flag... Gold Medal is an album by American band The Donnas, released in 2004. ... St. ...


Smythe's first taste of the NHL came with the New York Rangers. The canny manager acquired Bill Cook, Frank Boucher, Ching Johnson, and Taffy Abel, moves that formed the core of the 1928 Stanley Cup champions. After a disagreement with management, Smythe bought the Toronto St. Pats and renamed them the Maple Leafs on February 14, 1927. Bill Cook (October 9, 1896 in Brantford, Ontario - December 12, 1977 was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers in the National Hockey League and Saskatoon Crescents in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. ... Frank Boucher (October 7, 1901 in Ottawa, Ontario - December 12, 1977 was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers in the National Hockey League and Vancouver Maroons in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. ... Ching Johnson (December 9, 1898 in Winnipeg, Manitoba - June 16, 1979 was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who played for the New York Rangers and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... The Toronto Maple Leafs are a National Hockey League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


During the 1931-32 NHL season, he and associate J.P. Bickell financed the construction of Maple Leaf Gardens. Later that year the franchise won its first of eleven Stanley Cups as the Maple Leafs. Passionate about horse racing, Smythe helped build his team by purchasing Ottawa Senators star, King Clancy, with winnings from a bet. The classic NHL shield logo The 1930-31 NHL season was the fifteenth season of the National Hockey League. ... Cranes are essential in large construction projects, such as this skyscraper Construction on the North Bytown Bridge in Ottawa, Canada. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... This article discusses the original Ottawa Senators franchise. ... Francis Michael King Clancy (b. ... Black Entertainment Television (BET for short) is the first television network geared towards African-Americans. ...


Smythe served as Managing Director and President of Maple Leaf Gardens Limited and oversaw one of hockey's greatest dynasties when Toronto won five Stanley Cups between 1945 and 1951. He retired as one of the greatest architects the league had ever seen. Managing director is the term used for the chief executive of many limited companies in the United Kingdom and some other English speaking countries. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... In sports, the term dynasty may refer to a team that enjoys a period of dominance over the sport, generally gauged via championship titles. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ...


Smythe was also a tireless promoter who brought entertainment, meetings, rallies and royalty to The Gardens. He was also heavily involved in such charities as the Ontario Society for Crippled Children and minor hockey development throughout the province. Smythe also personally supervised the construction of the Hockey Hall of Fame building in Toronto in 1961. The Hockey Hall of Fame is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; it is devoted to ice hockey rather than the field variety of the game. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength City of Toronto, Ontario, Canadas Location. ...


The National Hockey League honoured Smythe's contribution to the game by introducing a Conn Smythe Trophy in 1965 to be presented to the Most Valuable Player in the Stanley Cup playoffs. After his death on November 18, 1980 in Caledon, Ontario at the age of 85, the trophy was renamed the Conn Smythe Trophy. The league also named one of its four divisions after him prior to the 1974-75 season. One of hockey's greatest builders, Smythe was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958. The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ... In American sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion. ... November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years), with 43 remaining. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Caledon (2001 population 50,595) is a town in the Regional Municipality of Peel in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada. ... The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1974-75 NHL season was the 58th season of the National Hockey League. ... The Hockey Hall of Fame is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; it is devoted to ice hockey rather than the field variety of the game. ...


He was famously quoted as saying: If you can't beat 'em in the alley, you can't beat 'em on the ice. Quote can mean: quotation quotation mark financial quote, a commercial statement detailing a set of products and services to be purchased in a single transaction by one party from another for a defined price In Internet forums quotes are used to reply to what others are saying, to prevent confusion...


He is interred at Park Lawn Cemetery in Toronto, Canada. Motto: Diversity Our Strength Map of Ontario Counties, Toronto being red Area: 641 sq. ...


See also

Preceded by:
Alex Romeril
Head Coaches of the Toronto Maple Leafs
1927-1931
Succeeded by:
Art Duncan

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Conn Smythe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1387 words)
Smythe was hired as coach and general manager, and assembled the nucleus of the team that would win its division in its first season (1926-27) and the Stanley Cup in its second year (1927-28).
Smythe considered Ali to be a disreputable draft dodger for his refusal to serve with the United States Army in the Vietnam War.
Smythe was heavily involved in such charities as the Ontario Society for Crippled Children and minor hockey development throughout the province.
Dave Keon wins the Conn Smythe Trophy (526 words)
The Conn Smythe Trophy is an annual award given to the most valuable player for his team in the playoffs.
The Smythe Trophy was presented by Maple Leaf Gardens Limited in 1964 to honour Conn Smythe, the former coach, manager, president and owner-governor of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Smythe later led U of T to the Allan Cup in 1927 and formed the Varsity Grads team that went on to win the Olympic gold medal at St. Moritz in 1928.
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