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Howie Meeker
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1998
Howie Meeker Calder.jpg
Howie Meeker with the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's top rookie in 1947
Born November 4, 1923(1923-11-04)
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Died November 8, 2020(2020-11-08) (aged 97)
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1946–1955

Howard William Meeker, C.M. (4 November 1923 – 8 November 2020) was a Canadian right winger in the National Hockey League. He was also a television sports announcer as well as a Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament from 1951 to 1953.

Meeker was the last surviving member of the Maple Leafs 1947 Stanley Cup team, the Maple Leafs 1949 Stanley Cup team, the Maple Leafs 1951 Stanley Cup team, and the inaugural NHL All-Star Game.

Meeker died on November 8, 2020 in hospital in Nanaimo, British Columbia at the age of 97.[1]