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1 Johnny Bower
Johnny Bower





 Bios
Nickname : The China Wall
Born : Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, November 8, 1925
Catches : Left
Weight : 189 lbs.
Height : 5' 11"
Last Amateur club : Prince Albert Black Hawks (SJHL)

 Transactions
20-Jun-53

Acquired from the Cleveland Barons (AHL) with Eldie Kobusson for Neil Strain and Emile Francis

31-Jul-57 Traded to the Cleveland Barons (AHL) for Ed MacQueen and cash

 Rangers highs
1952-1953

First game as a Rangers October 8, 1953 at Detroit.

1953-1954

Led the NHL in games played (70) and minutes played (4200).


 Awards
Named on the AHL Second All-Star Team with the Cleveland Barons, 1951 ... Named on the AHL First All-Star Team with the Cleveland Barons, 1952, 1953, 1958 ... Named on the AHL First All-Star Team with the Providence Reds, 1956, 1957 ... Winner of the Harry Hap Holmes Memorial Award (AHL fewest GAA) with the Cleveland Barons, 1952, 1958 ... Winner of the Harry Hap Holmes Memorial Award (AHL fewest GAA) with the Providence Reds, 1957 ... Winner of the WHL Leading Goaltender Award with the Cleveland Barons, 1955 ... Winner of the Les Cunningham Award (AHL - MVP) with the Providence Reds, 1956, 1957 ... Winner of the Les Cunningham Award (AHL - MVP) with the Cleveland Barons, 1958 .. Inducted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame, 1976.

 Miscellaneous
Led the SJHL in GAA (2,57) with the Prince Albert Black hawks, 1944-45 ... Led the AHL in wins (38) and shutouts (5) with the Cleveland Barons, 1949-50 ... Led the AHL in wins (44) with the Cleveland Barons, 1950-51 ... Led the AHL in playoffs games played (11), playoffs minutes played (745), playoffs wins (7), playoffs shutouts (4) and playoffs GAA (1,69) with the Cleveland Barons, 1951-52 ... Led the AHL in shutouts (6) and wins (40) with the Cleveland Barons, 1952-53 ... Led the WHL in shutouts (7), GAA (2,71), wins (45), playoffs games played (9, playoffs wins (7) and playoffs GAA (2,56) with the Providence Reds, 1955-56 ... Led the AHL in GAA (2,37) with the Providence Reds, 1956-57 ... Led the AHL in shutouts (8) and GAA (2,17) with the Cleveland Barons, 1958-59.

 Other teams

 Statistics

Regular season
 SEASON   GP   MIN   W   L   T   GA  SO   GAA    SA   Sv%   G   A PIM
1956-57    2   120   0   2   0    7   0  3,50               0   0   0
1954-55    5   300   2   2   1   13   0  2,60               0   0   0
1953-54   70  4200  29  31  10  182   5  2,60               0   0   0
  TOTAL   77  4620  31  35  11  202   5  2,62               0   0   0


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