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This week in 1986 (June 24), Toronto Maple Leafs legend Dave Keon was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Keon joined the Leafs in a way so many did at that time — right out of St. Michael’s College — playing his rookie season in 1960. That year, the 20-year-old scored 20 goals and 45 points in 70 games edging out teammate Bob Nevin for the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie.
Winning multiple Byng trophies along the way, Keon was a superstar for the Leafs throughout the 1960’s and into the 1970’s. By the time he left the Maple Leafs in 1975 to play in the WHA, Keon had scored 365 goals and 858 points in 1062 games.
He ranks among the top players in team history in many categories including fourth in games played, third in goals, fourth in assists (493) and third in points.
In 2017, Keon was named as one of the 100 greatest players in NHL history and a statue of him rests on Legends Row.
Also named to the HHOF that year were Leo Boivin, Serge Savard and builder William Hanley.
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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation