Former NHL star Jim Pappin dead at 82

Former Chicago Hawks star Jim Pappin died at the age of 82.

The player’s death was announced by the Toronto Maple Leafs, one of Pappin’s other teams he played for during the 1960s.

A hockey great

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jim Pappin. Jim played 5 seasons in Toronto, winning the Stanley Cup in 1964 & ‘67,” the team wrote.

“Named one of the 100 Greatest Leafs, he scored the Cup-winning goal and led team in scoring in ‘67. Our thoughts are with his family & friends,” it added.

A Chicago legend

“We are saddened to hear of Jim Pappin’s passing. The ‘P’ in the MPH Line tallied 444 points in 488 games in Chicago and ranks 17th all-time for franchise scorers with 216 goals,” the Blackhawks added.

He was among one of the team’s top scorers, a giant accomplishment for a player from the 1960s.

“After spending his entire career with Toronto up until that point, Pappin joined the Hawks in the 1968-69 season. He had a solid first campaign where he played 75 games, scored 30 goals and contributed 40 assists,” NBC Sports noted.

“His best season came in 1972-73 where he played 76 games and scored 41 goals alongside 51 assists,” it added.

His loss marks part of the end of a golden era for hockey and a many great memories for long-time NHL fans, especially in Chicago.

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