Defenceman Bill Juzda used his 5'9" 190 lb. frame to punish opposing forwards with some of the hardest open ice hits of his era. He was not blessed with immense talent in the areas of skating and puck handling but he played his position effectively and was a difficult defender to get past.
The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba played junior for the local Elmwoods of the MJHL and the Kenora Thistles in the same league. The burly defender played five games with the New York Rangers in 1940-41 but spent most of the year with the Philadelphia Rockets of the AHL. In 1941-42, he played 45 games of the Blueshirts' defence before spending World War II with the Winnipeg at Dartmouth RCAF.
After the war Juzda returned to the Rangers for three years and took part in the 1948 and 1949 NHL All-Star Games. Juzda was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in June 1948 and remained there for four years. He was a member of the 1949 and 1951 Stanley Cup teams.