The Maple Leafs have announced the three latest inductees to Legends Row.
Dave Keon, along with goalie Turk Broda and defenceman Tim Horton will be added, joining Johnny Bower, Darryl Sittler, Borje Salming, Mats Sundin, Ted Kennedy, George Armstrong and Syl Apps.
The statue sits in Maple Leafs Square on the west side of the Air Canada Centre.
Dave Keon will be at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday, to be honoured before the Maple Leafs-Canadiens game.
The former Captain had an uneasy relationship with the team after former owner Harold Ballard failed to offer Keon a “fair” contract after the 1974-75 season.
Keon spent 15 seasons with Toronto and led the Leafs to 4 Stanley Cups in the 60’s, winning the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1967.
Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan said “There have been hundreds of great players who have worn the Maple Leaf sweater during the team’s 99 seasons, but you would have a difficult time finding three players who are more loved, or better represent the greatness of this franchise and its history, than Dave Keon, Turk Broda and Tim Horton.”
He added “Legends Row is a tribute to the men who helped make the Toronto Maple Leafs one of the most iconic clubs in sports, but it’s also an opportunity to build a strong connection between fans of all ages with that tradition. Adding the names Keon, Broda and Horton to the monument is a thrill for everyone in the organization and generations of Leaf fans.”
Keon along with representatives form the Horton and Broda families will be honoured in a pregame ceremony on Saturday.
The statues will be added to the monument in October as part of the team’s centennial anniversary next season.