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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Feb 25--King Clancy

King Clancy

King," a nickname inherited from his equally outstanding athletic father (a football star), joined the Ottawa Senators at the young age of 18, and soon became a regular. He quickly established himself as one of the NHL's elite. Playing along sign George Boucher, Clancy helped the Sens win Stanley Cups in 1924 and 1927.
Clancy was an outstanding rushing defenseman, totaling 136 goals and 143 assists before retiring early in the 1936-37 season.
Following his retirement as a player, he then became a referee for 11 years. He returned to coach the Leafs from 1953 to 1956, then moved up to become assistant manager, although he did return for a stint as interim coach in 1971-72.
King Clancy eagerly accepted the Maple Leafs position as a good- will ambassador almost until his death in 1986.

Got these blue ink signed The Hockey News IP. This was during a taping of Don Cherry's Grapevine TV show during the 80's.

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