Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jim Pappin
Jim Pappin played two successful seasons of junior hockey with the Toronto Marlboros from 1958 to 1960, before leaping into the minor pros for three years of seasoning. As property of the Leafs, he arrived in time to have Punch Imlach as his boss. Pappin credits Imlach for pushing him to become a better two-way player. But otherwise, the two found little common ground, especially regarding matters of money.

As such, Pappin played well enough to make the club each year from 1963-68. But during those years, Imlach took advantage of any opportunity to demote his right winger to the minors. Pappin, however, refused to languish in the AHL. He was just too useful, especially during the playoffs of 1967. In the sixth and deciding game of the finals against Montreal, Pappin tossed a backhand pass to Pete Stemkowski. But the puck hit Canadiens' defenseman Terry Harper and slipped into the net. The goal stood as the Stanley Cup winner?the last the Leafs enjoyed.

Pappin toiled for one additional year with the Leafs before Imlach sent him to Chicago. There, "Pappy" settled in as a permanent NHLer. Skating right wing with Pit Martin and Dennis Hull, he scored 216 goals during their seven seasons together.

In 1975, Pappin was traded to the California Golden Seals where he played in 31 contests before the club relocated to Cleveland. He hung in for one final campaign with the Barons and then retired in 1977-78.

Since packing it in, Pappin has worked as Director of U.S. Scouting for the Chicago Blackhawks.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1958-59 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 54 17 18 35 86 5 2 3 5 4
1959-60 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 48 40 34 74 126 4 3 0 3 20
1959-60 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 4 1 0 1 4 3 0 1 1 0
1960-61 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 46 17 20 37 74
1960-61 Rochester Americans AHL 22 7 4 11 4
1961-62 Rochester Americans AHL 69 28 21 49 105 2 1 0 1 2
1962-63 Rochester Americans AHL 72 34 23 57 100 2 1 2 3 2
1963-64 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 50 11 8 19 33 11 0 0 0 0
1963-64 Rochester Americans AHL 16 10 6 16 16
1964-65 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 44 9 9 18 33
1964-65 Rochester Americans AHL 22 14 11 25 36 10 11 5 16 32
1965-66 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 7 0 3 3 8
1965-66 Rochester Americans AHL 63 36 51 87 116 12 8 3 11 13
1966-67 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 64 21 11 32 89 12 7 8 15 12
1966-67 Rochester Americans AHL 6 4 3 7 4
1967-68 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 58 13 15 28 37 0
1967-68 Rochester Americans AHL 5 1 5 6 16 11 2 6 8 32
1968-69 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 75 30 40 70 49 +7
1969-70 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 66 28 25 53 68 +17 8 3 2 5 6
1970-71 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 58 22 23 45 40 +9 18 10 4 14 24
1971-72 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 64 27 21 48 38 +3 8 2 5 7 4
1972-73 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 76 41 51 92 82 +25 16 8 7 15 24
1973-74 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 78 32 41 73 76 +25 11 3 6 9 29
1974-75 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 71 36 27 63 94 -1 8 0 2 2 2
1975-76 California Golden Seals NHL 32 6 13 19 12 -16
1976-77 Cleveland Barons NHL 24 2 8 10 8 +5
NHL Totals 767 278 295 573 667 92 33 34 67 101


AHL Second All-Star Team (1966) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1964, 1968, 1973, 1974, 1975) Traded to Chicago by Toronto for Pierre Pilote, May 23, 1968. Traded to California by Chicago with Chicago's 3rd round choice (Guy Lash) in 1977 Amateur Draft for Joey Johnston, June 1, 1975. Transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976.