George Armstrong, four-time Stanley Cup winner with the Toronto Maple Leafs, has passed away at the age of 90, the hockey club’s press office said Sunday, January 24.
“We express our condolences to George’s wife Betty, their children, grandchildren and the entire Armstrong family,” the statement said.
The Toronto Maple Leafs mourn the passing of George Armstrong, a member of our Maple Leafs family for 75 years.
We extend our condolences to George’s wife Betty, their children, grandchildren and the entire Armstrong family.
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– Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) January 24, 2021
George Armstrong was a striker for Toronto from 1946 to 1971 and captained the team for 13 seasons. During this time, he played 1188 matches in the regular championship of the National Hockey League (NHL), in which he scored 713 points.
Together with the team, Armstrong won the NHL playoffs four times (1962 – 1964, 1967). In 1975 he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.