George Armstrong
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POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 184
BIRTHDATE: 06/07/1930
BIRTHPLACE: Skead, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: undrafted
OHA-Jr. MVP (1948) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1956, 1957, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1968)

One of the truly great captains in Maple Leafs history George Armstrong was born in Bowlands, Ontario on July 6, 1930. A prominent star with the senior Marlies in the 1940s, the right- winger graduated to the Leafs for full-time duty in the 1951- 52 season.

Nicknamed 'The Chief' due to his Irish-Algonquin heritage and his immense leadership skills, Number 10 recorded 296 goals and 713 points in 1,187 games, all with Toronto. Seven times he played in the All-Star Game. He holds the Leafs record for the most seasons (21), most regular season games and most playoff games (110). He collected 15 or more goals in a season on eleven occasions. Armstrong's term as team captain (1957 to 1969) is the longest tenure in franchise history and he is the last Leafs captain to retire in the uniform of the Blue and White. He entered the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975.

George Armstrong will always be remembered for leadership by leading Toronto to four Stanley Cups in the 1960s, capped by firing the insurance goal in the Leafs' last Cup triumph in 1967.

Armstrong has provided the Leafs with over 50 years of service as a player, scout, assistant general manager and coach.  

In the long history of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Armstrong is among a select few gentlemen to be saluted with a banner to honour his sweater number and also a statue along Legends Row outside of Air Canada Centre.