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Billy Reay Chicago Black Hawks Autographed 8x10 B&W Photo - Deceased
Lot #506

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Billy Reay Chicago Black Hawks Autographed 8x10 B&W Photo - Deceased
Lot #506

William "Billy" Reay played in the NHL for 10 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens and the Detroit Red Wings. In 479 games, he scored 105 goals and 267 points. He won two Stanley Cups in 1946 and 1953, both with the Montreal Canadiens. He was the head coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1957-1959 and the head coach for the Chicago Black Hawks from 1963-1977. He is the winningest coach in Chicago Black Hawks history. He coached the Black Hawks to three Stanley Cup finals 1965, 1971, and 1973, but was not able to win one. Billy Reay has been credited as the first person to raise his arms and stick in celebration after scoring a goal.

Reay died of liver cancer on September 23, 2004 at the age of 86.  The photo is in beautiful condition and the signature is also beautiful.