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Three-time Stanley Cup winner Sid Smith, April 29

Sid Smith, a former captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs and a three-time Stanley Cup winner, died Thursday, April 29, 2004, following a lengthy illness. He was 78. Smith played parts of 12 seasons in Toronto between 1946 and 1958. He won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy as most gentlemanly player in the NHL in 1951-52 and again in 1954-55 when he was a first team league all-star. He was captain of the Leafs in 1955-56. "He was a great Leaf - great enough to be captain," said current Toronto coach Pat Quinn. "He'll be sadly missed by the fraternity." AP/Toronto Star,file
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