Former Hawks' player Jim Pappin dead at 82


Former Chicago Blackhawks winger Jim Pappin died at the age of 82.

The news of his death was shared by another one of his former teams, the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Pappin won the Stanley Cup with the Maple Leafs in 1964 and 1967.

After spending his entire career with Toronto up until that point, Pappin joined the Hawks in the 1968-69 season. He had a solid first campaign where he played 75 games, scored 30 goals and contributed 40 assists. His best season came in 1972-73 where he played 76 games and scored 41 goals alongside 51 assists.

The Hawks also expressed their condolences.

He played seven seasons with the Hawks, tallying 466 games, 216 goals, 228 assists and 444 points. With his 216 goals, Pappin ranks 17th in all-time goal scorers for the Hawks. During his time with Chicago, he never finished a season scoring fewer than 22 goals.

Pappin finished out his NHL career in 1976 with the Cleveland Barons.

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