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Danny learned the game of hockey while growing up in the east end of Fort William, spending hours at the old outdoor North Star rink near the Intercity overpass.

Lewicki "crossed the tracks" in the late 1940s, playing for the Port Arthur West End Bruins, leading them in scoring to claim the 1948 Memorial Cup.

In 1950 Danny added an Allan Cup to his record, serving as lead scorer for the Toronto Marlboros that year. Following his impressive amateur career, Danny made his way to the professional ranks.

The 1950-51 season saw Danny play forward for the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he added yet another laurel to his crown, claiming the illustrious Stanley Cup in his rookie year. With this title, Lewicki set a record by becoming the first player in the history of hockey to win a Memorial, Allan and Stanley Cup while still of junior age.

From the Leafs, it was on to the New York Rangers where he played from 1954-58, racking up his best NHL season in 1955. That year he made the NHL second All-Star team, was runner up for the Lady Byng Award and had his finest points total with 29 goals and 24 assists.

Lewicki ended his NHL career with the Chicago Black Hawks, leaving behind an impressive record of 461 games played, 105 goals and 135 assists. From there it was on to the AHL for three seasons with the Quebec Aces before retiring from the professional ranks altogether following the 1963 season.

His love for the game, however, did not end with his professional career as Danny has been active with the NHL Oldtimers since his retirement.

Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, September 23, 1989

Danny Lewicki

Fort William
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