"Gentleman" Joe Primeau had a distinguished career as both a hockey player and coach. From 1932 to 1936, Primeaucentred the famous "Kid Line" of the Toronto Maple Leafs with wingers Charlie Conacher and Harvey "Busher" Jackson.
He finished second in National Hockey League scoring in the 1932 season by three points to his linemate Jackson, and second in the 1934 season by six points to his linemate Conacher.
The production of the Kid Line helped lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to their first Stanley Cup in 1932. Primeau won the Lady Byng Trophy in 1932 and was named to the 1934 NHL All Star team.
Born in Lindsay, Ontario, Primeau began his NHL Career in 1927. Along with his success on the ice, Primeau was also an outstanding coach. He is the only man to have coached Memorial Cup, Allan Cup and Stanley Cup teams.
Primeau won the Memorial Cup while coach of the Toronto St. Michael's Juniors, the senior men's Allan Cup while with the Toronto Marlboroughs and the Stanley Cup as coach of the Leafs in 1951.
Primeau began his coaching career while still an NHL player by taking the bench for the West Toronto Juniors in 1932.
He was a longtime resident of the Ripplewood Road area of Etobicoke, living in the community from 1957 until his death at age 83 in 1989. Primeau is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.