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Keon joined the Toronto Maple Leafs of the [[National Hockey League]] for the [[1960-61 NHL season|1960–61 season]], winning the [[Calder Memorial Trophy]] as the league's top rookie with 20 goals and 45 points in his first season. It was his first of six consecutive 20-goal seasons. In his second year in the NHL, Keon was named a second team all-star and won the [[Lady Byng Memorial Trophy]] as most gentlemanly player, taking only one minor penalty through the entire season. He repeated as Lady Byng winner in [[1962-63 NHL season|1962–63]], again taking only a single minor penalty all year.
 
Keon joined the Toronto Maple Leafs of the [[National Hockey League]] for the [[1960-61 NHL season|1960–61 season]], winning the [[Calder Memorial Trophy]] as the league's top rookie with 20 goals and 45 points in his first season. It was his first of six consecutive 20-goal seasons. In his second year in the NHL, Keon was named a second team all-star and won the [[Lady Byng Memorial Trophy]] as most gentlemanly player, taking only one minor penalty through the entire season. He repeated as Lady Byng winner in [[1962-63 NHL season|1962–63]], again taking only a single minor penalty all year.
[[File:Keonsawchuck.jpg|thumb|250px|Keon moves in on [[Terry Sawchuk]].]]
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[[File:Keonsawchuck.jpg|thumb|250px|Keon moves in on [[Terry Sawchuck]].]]
 
He was the Leafs' leading scorer in the [[1963-64 NHL season|1963–64]], [[1966-67 NHL season|1966–67]] and [[1969-70 NHL season|1969–70]] seasons, and the team's top goal scorer in [[1970-71 NHL season|1970–71]] and [[1972-73 NHL season|1972–73]]. Keon was one of the fastest skaters in the NHL, and one of the best defensive forwards of his era. He would usually play against the opposing team's top centre, and developed a reputation for neutralizing some of the league's top scorers. In [[1970-71 NHL season|1970–71]], he scored eight shorthanded goals, setting an NHL record.
 
He was the Leafs' leading scorer in the [[1963-64 NHL season|1963–64]], [[1966-67 NHL season|1966–67]] and [[1969-70 NHL season|1969–70]] seasons, and the team's top goal scorer in [[1970-71 NHL season|1970–71]] and [[1972-73 NHL season|1972–73]]. Keon was one of the fastest skaters in the NHL, and one of the best defensive forwards of his era. He would usually play against the opposing team's top centre, and developed a reputation for neutralizing some of the league's top scorers. In [[1970-71 NHL season|1970–71]], he scored eight shorthanded goals, setting an NHL record.
   

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