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Maple Leafs defenseman Bill Barilko is the stuff of hockey legend.
Barilko played five seasons for the Leafs during which they won the Stanley Cup four times.
On April 21, 1951, Barilko scored the overtime, Cup-clinching goal against Montreal goalie Gerry McNeil.
That same summer, Barilko went on a fishing trip with a friend and was reported missing. His body was not found until 11 years later and remarkably, the Leafs did not win another Stanley Cup until after Barilko's body was discovered.
This goal and that tragic coincidence made Barilko famous.