During an off-day from being on stage, Jim Sands was out promoting his production of Charlie: A Hockey Story.
He is in Toronto performing the play based on his uncle, Charlie Sands, who played for four NHL teams, including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers.
Charlie Sands made his NHL debut late in the 1932-33 season with Toronto. During the 1933 playoffs, he replaced an injured Ace Bailey in the Leafs line-up.
In May of 1934, Sands was traded to the Boston Bruins in a cash transaction. He won a Stanley Cup with Boston in 1938-39.
After skating in 5 seasons with Boston and 4 in Montreal, Sands finished his NHL career in 1943-44 with the New York Rangers.
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