Léo Joseph Boivin

Biography

Athlete : Hockey
Year Inducted: 1987
Date of Birth: August 2nd, 1932
Born in: Prescott, Ontario

A diminutive, powerfully-built defenceman, came on the local scene with the junior Inkerman Rockets in the late 1940s. Played in NHL with Toronto, Boston, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Minnesota. Pro career lasted from 1951 to 1970. NHL All-Star three times. Ottawa 67’s coach from 1972 to 1974. One of the great exponents of open-ice body checking. Member of Hockey Hall of Fame.