James Joseph Pappin (born September 10, 1939) is a retired professional ice hockey right winger. He won his first Stanley Cup in 1964 with the Toronto Maple Leafs. In 1967, Pappin led the NHL in playoff goals and points and won a second Stanley Cup with the Toronto Maple Leafs. In the 1967 Finals, he scored four times and had six assists. It was his goal in Game 6 of the 1967 Stanley Cup Finals on May 2, 1967 that proved to be the winning goal in the series. It was their fourth Stanley cup in six years, and as of 2017 it remains their last.
Pappin in 1973
September 10, 1939|
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs
Chicago Black Hawks
After playing for the AHL minor league Rochester Americans in the early 1960s, Pappin played in 767 career NHL games between 1963 and 1977, scoring 278 goals and 295 assists for 573 points. His best season statistically was the 1972–73 season, when he scored 41 goals and 92 points; both career highs. Pappin was the midseason replacement head coach of the IHL's Milwaukee Admirals for the 1984–85 season, with a team record of 12 wins and 14 losses. After retiring from hockey, he has been the Director of U.S. Scouting for the Chicago Blackhawks.
In 2007, Pappin was in the news when his lost 1967 Stanley Cup ring was remarkably found by Florida treasure hunter Mark DesErmia in the Gulf of Mexico. Pappin eventually struck a deal with the treasure hunter and the ring was returned for a reward.
|1963–64||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||50||11||8||19||33||11||0||0||0||0|
|1964–65||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||44||9||9||18||33||—||—||—||—||—|
|1965–66||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||7||0||3||3||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|1966–67||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||64||21||11||32||89||12||7||8||15||12|
|1967–68||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||58||13||15||28||37||—||—||—||—||—|
|1968–69||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||75||30||40||70||49||—||—||—||—||—|
|1969–70||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||66||28||25||53||68||8||3||2||5||6|
|1970–71||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||58||22||23||45||40||18||10||4||14||24|
|1971–72||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||64||27||21||48||38||8||2||5||7||4|
|1972–73||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||76||41||51||92||82||16||8||7||15||24|
|1973–74||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||78||32||41||73||76||11||3||6||9||29|
|1974–75||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||71||36||27||63||94||8||0||2||2||2|
|1975–76||California Golden Seals||NHL||32||6||13||19||12||—||—||—||—||—|