Bill Thoms

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Bill Thoms
Born(1910-03-05)March 5, 1910
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Died December 26, 1964(1964-12-26) (aged 54)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 168 lb (76 kg; 12 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs
Boston Bruins
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 19321945

William David Thoms (March 5, 1910 – December 26, 1964) was a professional ice hockey player who played 548 games in the National Hockey League for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Black Hawks and Boston Bruins.

Ice hockey team sport played on ice using sticks, skates, and a puck

Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.

National Hockey League North American professional ice hockey league

The National Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada. The NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. The Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, is awarded annually to the league playoff champion at the end of each season.

Toronto Maple Leafs National Hockey League franchise in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Toronto Maple Leafs, officially the Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club and often simply referred to as the Leafs, are a professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The club is owned by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Ltd. and are represented by Chairman Larry Tanenbaum. The Maple Leafs' broadcasting rights are split between BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications. For their first 14 seasons, the club played their home games at the Mutual Street Arena, before moving to Maple Leaf Gardens in 1931. The Maple Leafs moved to their present home, Scotiabank Arena in February 1999.

Thoms tied Charlie Conacher for the NHL goal-scoring lead in 1935–36; however, Conacher is recognized as the goal-scoring champion due to Conacher's playing less games. After his retirement in 1945, he briefly coached the Toronto Marlboros of the OHA, and died of a heart attack on Boxing Day, 1964.

Charlie Conacher Canadian ice hockey player

Charles William "The Big Bomber" Conacher, Sr. was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. An early power forward, Conacher was nicknamed "The Big Bomber," for his size, powerful shot and goal scoring. He led the NHL five times in goals, and twice led in overall scoring. Over five seasons from 1931-32 to 1935-36 Conacher was named to three NHL First All-Star Teams and two NHL Second All-Star Teams. He is an Honoured Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. In 2013, Charlie Conacher was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame. In 2017 Conacher was named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history.

The 1935–36 NHL season was the 19th season of the National Hockey League (NHL). The St. Louis Eagles dropped out of the league, leaving eight teams. The Detroit Red Wings were the Stanley Cup winners as they beat the Toronto Maple Leafs three games to one in the final series.

Toronto Marlboros junior ice hockey team

The Toronto Marlborough Athletic Club, commonly known as the Toronto Marlboros, was founded in 1903. It operated a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey Association and Ontario Hockey League from 1904 to 1989. The Marlboros were a farm team to the Toronto Maple Leafs and one of the dominant junior teams in history, winning seven Memorial Cup championships.

Career statistics

   Regular season   Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1928–29 Newmarket Redmen OHA-Jr.
1929–30West Toronto NationalsOHA-Jr.771320620000
1929–30 West Toronto Nationals M-Cup 9951410
1930–31 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr.1111213430002
1930–31Toronto Eaton'sTMHL1511718060440
1931–32Toronto MarlborosOHA-Jr.20166222621010
1931–32 Syracuse Stars IHL 122462
1931–32Toronto Eaton'sTMHL6448024150
1932–33Toronto MarlborosOHA-Sr.10000
1932–33 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2939121591124
1933–34 Toronto Maple LeafsNHL47818262450220
1934–35 Toronto Maple LeafsNHL47913221572020
1935–36 Toronto Maple LeafsNHL482315382993580
1936–37 Toronto Maple LeafsNHL48109191420000
1937–38 Toronto Maple LeafsNHL481424381470110
1938–39 Toronto Maple LeafsNHL121454
1938–39 Chicago Black Hawks NHL366111716
1939–40 Chicago Black HawksNHL4791322210000
1940–41 Chicago Black HawksNHL471319324
1941–42 Chicago Black HawksNHL47153045430110
1942–43 Chicago Black HawksNHL471528433
1943–44 Chicago Black HawksNHL73582
1944–45 Chicago Black HawksNHL212688
1944–45 Boston Bruins NHL17426010002
1947–48Toronto Maher JewelsTIHL26416201032027
NHL totals54813520634115444610166

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