Whatever became of his original 1967 Stanley Cup ring?Full Story - Full Jim Pappin Biography
Bitter that the Leafs traded him after he led all scorers with seven goals and 15 points during the 12-game playoff run that culminated in Toronto’s last Stanley Cup, Pappin wasn’t too sentimental about the golden bauble.
So after spending the 1967-68 season with the Leafs, Pappin gave the ring as a gift to his first wife’s father, Peter Kyrzakos, when he was dealt to the Chicago Black Hawks.
“I was traded to Chicago in ‘68. I hated (Toronto general manager and coach Punch) Imlach, I hated everything to do with the Leafs so I gave the ring to my father-in-law,” the 67-year-old Pappin told the Star last night.
But Kyrzakos, who had a home in Vero Beach, Fla., lost the ring at a beach sometime during the 1970s.
Three weeks ago in Clearwater Pass, Fla., (Mark) DesErmia – who carries Reno (a cockatiel) on his shoulder when searching – found himself neck-deep in the Gulf of Mexico. The underwater metal detector told him he had scored.
August 23, 2007
Jim Pappin's Stanley Cup Ring Found
This is a truly amazing story from today's Toronto Star.