James ‘Jim’ McKenny

Biography

Hockey
Year Inducted: 2013
Date of Birth: December 1st, 1946
Born in: Ottawa, Ontario

Born in Ottawa in 1946, Jim McKenny was an all-around athlete, participating in baseball, football, track and field, and hockey. An outstanding defenseman, he played junior hockey with the Toronto Marlies and was a member of the 1964 Memorial Cup team. McKenny was also named an OHL All-Star during the 64-65 and 65-66 seasons. He moved up to the AHL`s Rochester Americans, where he won the Calder Cup in the 67-68 season, and then to the Vancouver Canucks, where he won the WHL title in 68-69. McKenny played 8 years for the Toronto Maple Leafs beginning in 69-70, and was noted as a playmaker and power-play quarterback. He played 641 NHL regular season and playoff games with the Leafs and Minnesota North Stars, accumulating a total of 89 goals and 256 assists for 345 points. He finished his career in Switzerland in 1981, and remained active in sports as a sport anchor/reporter for CityTV in Toronto until his retirement in 2009.