In the minor leagues, Mr. Bower played for the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Cleveland Barons and Providence Reds between 1946 and 1958, with a couple short stints with the New York Rangers, and a season with the Western Hockey League‘s (WHL) Vancouver Canucks. While in the AHL, Mr. Bower won the Hap Holmes Memorial Award three times (1952, 1957, and 1958) for having the lowest goals-against-average (GAA) in the league, and the Les Cunningham Award for three consecutive years (1956-1958) as the MVP of the AHL. Mr. Bower also won three Calder Cups with the Barons (1948, 1951, 1953.)
Mr. Bower was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1976.
Happy Birthday, Johnny Bower!!!