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Alex Levinsky

(1910 - 1990)

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Alexander “Alex” Levinsky (Born February 2, 1910 in Syracuse, NY, died September 1, 1990 in Toronto) was a professional hockey player in the NHL.

Alex Levinsky was a competent stay-at-home defenceman whose career lasted parts of nine seasons. He was at his best in the early 1930s when he helped the Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup in 1932.

Born in Syracuse, New York, Levinsky played for the Toronto Marlboros juniors and seniors as well at the University of Toronto for a year. He debuted with the Toronto Maple Leafs late in the 1930–31 season. “Mine Boy” became a regular the next year and helped the franchise win its first Stanley Cup as the Maple Leafs. He spent two more years with the Leafs before he was traded to the New York Rangers for cash.

He got the nickname “Mine Boy” not because he worked in mines, but because his father would point out his son to friends and say “That’s mine boy”

Levinsky played 21 games for the Blueshirts then joined the Chicago Black Hawks for four and a half years. He was a solid presence in the Black Hawks end of the ice and scored a goal during the club’s drive to its second Stanley Cup championship in 1938. He retired in 1940 after playing a year with the AHL’s Philadelphia Ramblers.

Sources: Wikipedia

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