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Bill Barilko was born on 25 March, 1927 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada, is a player. Discover Bill Barilko’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 24 years old?

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Age 24 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born 25 March 1927
Birthday 25 March
Birthplace Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Date of death August 26, 1951(1951-08-26) (aged 24)(1951-08-26)
Died Place N/A
Nationality Canada

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Bill Barilko Height, Weight & Measurements

At 24 years old, Bill Barilko height
is 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) and Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb).

Physical Status
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
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Dating & Relationship status

He is currently single. He is not dating anyone. We don’t have much information about He’s past relationship and any previous engaged. According to our Database, He has no children.

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Bill Barilko Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Bill Barilko worth at the age of 24 years old? Bill Barilko’s income source is mostly from being a successful player. He is from Canada. We have estimated
Bill Barilko’s net worth
, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million – $5 Million
Salary in 2023 Under Review
Net Worth in 2022 Pending
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The 1993 song “Fifty Mission Cap” by The Tragically Hip is about Barilko’s death and the Leafs’ subsequent Stanley Cup drought. The song has been credited as singlehandedly reviving Barilko’s fame after he had lapsed into semi-obscurity; the song remains a staple part of the Leafs’ warm-up playlist at every home game, and the Leafs have a framed, handwritten copy of Gord Downie’s lyrics to the song in their private players’ lounge. Whenever the band played the Air Canada Centre, Barilko’s retired-number banner was always left in place during the concert, and when Downie died on October 17, 2017, the team incorporated Barilko’s banner into its Downie tribute.

In 2017, TSN aired the short documentary film The Mission, profiling a project to recover the remaining wreckage of Barilko’s plane; the film took its title from “Fifty Mission Cap”, and it thematically touched on the song’s role in Barilko’s story. The film received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Sports Feature Segment at the 6th Canadian Screen Awards in 2018.


Until October 15, 2016, Barilko’s #5 was one of only two numbers retired by the Maple Leafs (Ace Bailey’s #6 was the other).


Barilko’s story was published in the 1988 book Overtime, Overdue: The Bill Barilko Story, by John Melady, and the 2004 book Barilko — Without A Trace, by Kevin Shea.


In February 1947, Bill Barilko was called up to the Toronto Maple Leafs from the PCHL’s Hollywood Wolves and played for Toronto until his death. He was assigned sweater #21 when he debuted for the Leafs. He changed to #19 for the 1948-49 and 1949-50 seasons. The #5 (which was retired by the Leafs) was worn by Barilko for only one season, 1950-51. During that span of five seasons, Barilko and the Toronto Maple Leafs were Stanley Cup champions on four occasions: 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951. The last goal ever scored by Barilko was in overtime against the Montreal Canadiens’ netminder Gerry McNeil. The goal was the overtime game winning goal in Game 5 of the 1951 Stanley Cup Final (April 21, 1951).

On August 26, 1951, Barilko joined his dentist, Henry Hudson, on a flight aboard Hudson’s Fairchild 24 floatplane to Rupert House in northern Quebec for a weekend fishing trip. On the return trip to Porcupine Lake, the single-engine plane disappeared and its passengers remained missing. Eleven years later, on June 6, 1962, helicopter pilot Gary Fields discovered the wreckage of the plane about 100 kilometres (62 mi) north of Cochrane, Ontario, about 56 kilometres (35 miles) off course. The cause of the crash was deemed to have been a combination of pilot inexperience, poor weather and overloaded cargo.


Barilko played in the 1947, 1948 and 1949 NHL All-Star Game, scoring a goal in the 1949 game.

Barilko won four Stanley Cups with the Maple Leafs in 1947, 1948, 1949, and 1951.


William “Bashin’ Bill” Barilko (March 25, 1927 – c. August 26, 1951) was a Canadian ice hockey player who played his entire National Hockey League career for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Over five seasons, Barilko won the Stanley Cup four times in 1947, 1948, 1949, and 1951. Barilko died in August 1951 in a floatplane crash during a fishing trip to Quebec. Barilko’s #5 was retired by the Leafs. He was the subject of the 1993 single “Fifty Mission Cap” by The Tragically Hip.