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 Aubrey Victor “Dit” Clapper

Aubrey Victor “Dit” Clapper

Birth
Newmarket, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death 20 Jan 1978 (aged 70)
Peterborough, Peterborough County, Ontario, Canada
Burial Hastings, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 7028464 · View Source
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Professional Hockey Player. A native of Newmarket, Ontario, but raised in Hastings, Ontario, Clapper played the position of Defense for teams in the NHL, OHAJR, NHLMGNT, Can-Am, and the M-Cup hockey leagues. At 6'02", and 200lbs, he played for the Toronto Parkdales from 1925 to 1926, Boston Tigers from 1926 to 1927, and the Boston Bruins from 1927 to 1946, of which he was also Head Coach from 1945 to 1949, and 1959 to 1960. Clapper was the First All-Star Team Defense in 1939, 1940, and 1941, Second All-Star Team Defense in 1944, and Second All-Star Team Right Wing in 1931, and 1935. Clapper retired from hockey in 1947. A member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1947 as a Player, Clapper was responsible for 228 goals and 474 points in one regular season as well as 13 playoff goals. He retired to Peterborough, Ontario, and then opened up a sports store, and later worked for a plumbing business. His grandson Greg Theberge also played hockey in the NHL.

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  • Added: 22 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7028464
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Aubrey Victor “Dit” Clapper (9 Feb 1907–20 Jan 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7028464, citing Trent Valley Cemetery, Hastings, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .