Toronto Maple Leafs

Frank Currie

(Feb. 11, 1913 — Feb. 26, 1998)

From Calgary, Frank was a latecomer to the scouting game and joined the Toronto Maple Leafs as Western scout in 1961 at the age of 48. He remained with the organization for 27 years. When Frank retired at 75, Leafs owner Harold Ballard offered: “You’re going to be a Leaf ’til you die.”

Prior to his time with the Leafs, Frank coached the Edmonton Flyers to 1948 Allan Cup championship. In 1954, he and the Calgary Stampeders won the first Edinburgh Trophy, which was contested for four years (1954-57) between champions of the pro Western and Quebec Hockey Leagues. Frank’s final coaching season (1960-61) was spent with EPHL’s Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers.  The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame inducted Frank as a hockey builder in 1991 and in 2005 as a member of the 1947-48 Flyers.