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Johnny Bower
Johnny Bower
Goaltender
Number: 1
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 189
Catches: Left
Born: Nov 8, 1924
Birthplace: Prince Albert, SK, Canada
Hometown: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Acquired: Pro hockey rights traded to Rangers by Cleveland (AHL) in exchange for Emile Francis and Neil Strain in June 1953.


AHL Second All-Star Team (1951) AHL First All-Star Team (1952, 1953, 1956, 1957 1958) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against AHL) (1952, 1957, 1958) Outstanding Goaltender Award (fewest goals against WHL) (1955) Les Cunningham Award (MVP AHL) (1956, 1957, 1958) NHL First All-Star Team (1961) Vezina Trophy (1961) Vezina Trophy (1965) (shared with Terry Sawchuk) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1961, 1962, 1963, 1964) Also known as John Kizkan. Traded to NY Rangers by Cleveland (AHL) with Eldred Kobussen for Emile Francis, Neil Strain and cash, July 20, 1953. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by NY Rangers for Ed MacQueen and cash, July 31, 1957. Claimed by Toronto from Cleveland (AHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 3, 1958.