Ex-Leaf Migay, 87, passes away
By Lance Hornby
, Toronto Sun
First posted: Sunday, January 17, 2016 07:07 PM EST | Updated: Sunday, January 17, 2016 08:31 PM EST
TORONTO - Centre Rudy Migay
, who played 433 regular season and playoff games for the Maple Leafs and became one of the NHL's most respected scouts, passed away Saturday at age 87.
The St. Michael's College graduate broke in with the Leafs in December of 1949 and played a role as defensive centre until the end of the 1950s.
The Fort William, Ont., native was nicknamed the Toy Terrier for his determination to check bigger players.
As a scout, he helped keep the Buffalo Sabres stocked with talent.
"Rudy was instrumental in the Sabres drafting (Phil
and many more," former Buffalo boss Scotty
Bowman wrote on his Twitter account.
Rudy Migay (left), who died Saturday at age 87, was a teammate of Maple Leafs legend Teeder Kennedy (centre) and George Armstrong. (TORONTO SUN FILES)
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