Several years later, as Lynn had been given the cold shoulder by not only the Wings, but the Montreal Canadiens as well, he landed in Buffalo of the AHL. It was at that time that Toronto Maple Leafs GM Conn Smythe was in search of some fresh talent to spark his sagging club. He got a tip to watch young Lynn as a possible solution to his roster woes. Smythe did just that and ended up bringing the speedster to Toronto.
On November 16, 1950, Lynn was traded to the Boston Bruins with Bill Ezinicki for Fernie Flaman, Leo Boivin, Kenny Smith and Phil Maloney where he played for a short time before heading to the minors with the Cleveland Barons of the AHL. Then, in 1953, he got one more kick at the top with the Chicago Black Hawks where he played his final NHL games near the end of the year.
Over 14 minutes of clips (in reverse image) from the December 27, 1947 Bruins-Leafs game won 2-1 by Toronto. The first 2 minutes are in colour. Goals by Sid Smith, Vic Lynn and Pete Babando are shown.
- Vic Lynn's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Picture of Vic Lynn's Name on the 1949 Stanley Cup Plaque