He changed to #19 for the 1948-49 and 1949-50 seasons. The #5 (which was retired by the Leafs) was only worn by Barilko for one season, 1950-51. During that of five seasons, Barilko and the Toronto Maple Leafs were Stanley Cup champions on four occasions 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951.
The last goal he ever scored (in overtime against the Montreal Canadiens' Gerry McNeil in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, on April 21, 1951) won the Maple Leafs the Stanley Cup. On August 26, 1951, Barilko joined his dentist, Henry Hudson, on a flight aboard Hudson's Fairchild 24 floatplane to Seal River, Quebec, for a weekend fishing trip. On the return trip, the single-engine plane disappeared and its passengers remained missing. Eleven years later, on June 6, 1962, helicopter pilot Ron Boyd discovered the wreckage of the plane about 100 kilometres (62 mi) north of Cochrane, Ontario, about 56 kilometers (35 miles) off course. The cause of the crash was deemed to have been a combination of pilot inexperience, poor weather and overloaded cargo.
Notably, the Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup that year, after not winning it at all during the eleven years that he was missing. This stunning and captivating signature jersey from the one and only Bill Barilko is a true treasure in every sense. We guarantee all of our items to be 100% Certified Authentic by the industry's leading authenticators including PSA/DNA, James Spence Authentication (JSA), Upper Deck (UDA), Steiner Sports, Mounted Memories, and the players own personal hologram. Every item we sell comes with a Certificate Of Authenticity also known as a COA, or is guaranteed to pass 3rd party authentication. We have been in the sports memorabilia industry as collectors since 1986, but did not officially enter the business side until early 2008.
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This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Hockey-NHL\Jerseys". The seller is "ultimateautographs" and is located in Willowbrook, Illinois.This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.