Eddie Shack Biography – Eddie Shack Wiki
Eddie Shack (born Edward Steven Phillip Shack) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. During his playing career from 1959 to 1975, he played for six National Hockey League (NHL) teams – New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, Buffalo Sabres, and Pittsburgh Penguins.
Shack was working at a butcher’s shop in Sudbury, Ontario when he tried out for the Guelph Biltmores of the Ontario Hockey Association. He went to play five seasons for the Biltmores and one for the AHL Providence Reds before signing with the New York Rangers.
Shack made his NHL debut in 1958 and was traded to The Toronto Maple Leafs in 1960. He won the Stanley Cup with the Leafs in 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1967.
He was traded to the Boston Bruins in May 1967. He went on to play with the Los Angeles Kings, Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins before returning to Toronto for final two seasons. He retired in 1975.
During his NHL career, Shack scored 239 goals, while picking up 226 and 1,437 penalty minutes throughout 1,047 regular-season games. He added six goals, seven assists and 151 penalty minutes in 74 playoff games, according to Sportsnet.
Eddie Shack Age
Eddie Shack was born on February 11, 1937, in Sudbury, Ontario. He died on July 25, 2020, in Toronto, Ontario. He was 83 years old.
Eddie Shack Wife
Eddie Shack was married to his wife Norma Shack from 1962 until his death in 2020.
Eddie Shack Children
Eddie Shack and his wife, Norma Shack, had two children.
Eddie Shack Family
Eddie Shack was the son of Ukrainian immigrants.
Eddie Shack Death
Eddie Shack died on July 25, 2020, at age 83, in Toronto. The Leafs announced his death on Twitter. The Leafs tweeted: “The Maple Leafs are deeply saddened by the passing of Eddie Shack. A three-time all star and four-time Stanley Cup champion, Eddie entertained Leafs fans on the ice for nine seasons and for decades off of it. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family.”
The Maple Leafs are deeply saddened by the passing of Eddie Shack.
A three-time all star and four-time Stanley Cup champion, Eddie entertained Leafs fans on the ice for nine seasons and for decades off of it. He will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts are with his family. pic.twitter.com/vMz0pznuNv
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) July 26, 2020
Former Maple Leafs captain Doug Gilmour tweeted: “Hockey lost one of the great “Entertainers” today. Eddie taught me two important things, see humour in just about everything, and live like a champion. Four Cups with the Leafs and a personality larger than life. So sad at the loss but, so happy to have known him.”
Mayor John Tory said in a statement: “My condolences to Eddie’s family on behalf of the people of Toronto. I remember many a game where the Leafs were listless until Punch sent out Number 23. It was crazy, it was fun and it was a big part of our winning those Cups. Note to heaven: Clear the track, here comes Shack!”
Joe Bowen wrote on Facebook: “The Bowen and Shack families go back 83 years from the day my dad Dr J.C. Bowen delivered Eddie. As kids we would anxiously await Eddies visit to his uncle Steve Tataryn on Patterson Street (Sudbury). He would play road hockey with us with his Stetson Hat and big cigar puffing away. There was no bigger character in hockey during the 1,000 games he played.”
Eddie Shack Cause of Death
Eddie Shack’s cause of death was throat cancer.
Eddie Shack Net Worth
Eddie Shack’s net worth was estimated to be $2 million.
Eddie Shack Height
Eddie Shack stood at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm).