Toronto Maple Leafs

Frank Currie

(Feb. 11, 1913 — Feb. 26, 1998)

From Calgary, he was a latecomer to the scouting game, joining Toronto Maple Leafs as western scout in 1961 at the age of 48. Was with the Leafs for 27 years. . . .When he retired at 75, Leafs owner Harold Ballard offered: “You’re going to be a Leaf ’til you die.” . . . Coached Edmonton Flyers to 1948 Allan Cup championship. In 1954, he and 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. . . . Final coaching season (1960-61) spent with EPHL’s Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers. . . . Was inducted into Alberta Sports Hall of Fame as a hockey builder in 1991 and in 2005 as a member of the 1947-48 Flyers.