Who is Eddie Shack? Wiki, Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Cause of Death, Instagram, Net Worth

Eddie Shack Wiki – Biography

Eddie Shack also is known by the nicknames “the Entertainer” and “the Nose”, was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played for six National Hockey League teams from 1959 to 1975. He spent eight-and-a-half seasons of his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs with the Leafs winning the Stanley Cup four of those seasons; 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1967.

As a child, he struggled in school due to illnesses between first and third grade that hampered his attendance. Consequently, he stayed illiterate and eventually dropped out altogether. He became a butcher but left his job to try out with the Guelph Biltmore’s hockey club, knowing he could return to the trade if hockey did not pan out as a career.

Shack played junior hockey for the Guelph Biltmores of the OHA for five seasons starting at the age of 15. He had his best season in 1956–57 when he led the league in assists and starred in the Memorial Cup playoffs.

The New York Rangers signed Shack and assigned him to their AHL Providence Reds farm team for half a season. He made the NHL in the 1958–59 season and played two years for the Blueshirts. In 1960, he was to be traded with Bill Gadsby to the Detroit Red Wings for Red Kelly and Billy McNeill, but the transaction was cancelled when Kelly decided to retire rather than accept the trade.

In November of the 1960–61 season, Shack was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he played seven seasons on the left-wing as a colourful, third-line agitator who was popular with the fans despite a lack of scoring prowess. Canadian sportswriter Stephen Cole likened Shack’s playing to that of “a big puppy let loose in a wide field.

After his retirement, Shack was a popular advertising spokesman in Canada, most notably for The Pop Shoppe soft drink brand and a Schick razor promotion for which he shaved his moustache. He also promoted a small chain of doughnut stores. He appeared for a number of years at alumni all-star games. Shack also revealed he had been illiterate most of his life and subsequently became an advocate for literacy programs in his native Ontario.

Eddie Shack Age

Eddie Shack was 83 years old. He was born on February 11, 1937, in Greater Sudbury, Canada. He died on July 25, 2020.

Family

Shack was born in Sudbury, Ontario, on February 11, 1937. He was the younger of two children of Bill and Lena Shack, who were immigrants from Ukraine.

Wife

Eddie Shack was married to his wife Norma Shack from 1962 until his death in 2020.

Children

Eddie Shack and his wife, Norma Shack, had two children.

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Cause of Death

Eddie Shack died on July 25, 2020, at age 83, in Toronto. Eddie Shack’s cause of death was throat cancer. The Leafs announced his death on Twitter. The Leafs tweeted: “The Maple Leafs are deeply saddened by the passing of Eddie Shack. A three-time all-star and four-time Stanley Cup champion, Eddie entertained Leafs fans on the ice for nine seasons and for decades off of it. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family.”

Former Maple Leafs captain Doug Gilmour tweeted: “Hockey lost one of the great “Entertainers” today. Eddie taught me two important things, see the humour in just about everything, and live like a champion. Four Cups with the Leafs and a personality larger than life. So sad at the loss but, so happy to have known him.”

Mayor John Tory said in a statement: “My condolences to Eddie’s family on behalf of the people of Toronto. I remember many a game where the Leafs were listless until Punch sent out Number 23. It was crazy, it was fun and it was a big part of our winning those Cups. Note to heaven: Clear the track, here comes Shack!”

Joe Bowen wrote on Facebook: “The Bowen and Shack families go back 83 years from the day my dad Dr J.C. Bowen delivered Eddie. As kids, we would anxiously await Eddie’s visit to his uncle Steve Tataryn on Patterson Street (Sudbury). He would play road hockey with us with his Stetson Hat and big cigar-puffing away. There was no bigger character in hockey during the 1,000 games he played.”

Height

Eddie stood at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm).

Net Worth

Eddie’s net worth was estimated to be $2 million.

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