|Date of Birth||February 10, 1912|
|Birthplace||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Date of Death||September 26, 1996|
Bob Davidson was a former professional hockey player who played twelve seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Davidson was captain of the Maple Leafs between 1943 and 1945. Davidson won the Stanley Cup as a player in 1942 and 1945. However, Davidson earned his success primarily as a scout, rather than during his playing career, as Davidson has his name engraved on the Stanley Cup for his scouting efforts in 1962 and 1967, and was a member of the managerial team for all Toronto Stanley Cup victories in the 1960's.
Bob Davidson was known as "Rugged Robert" by his teammates for his physical and intense style of play. He played his entire NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He played in the NHL from 1933–34 to 1945–46, and played on two Stanley Cup winning teams. His first was in 1942 and his second was in the 1945 Season, where he was captain of the Maple Leafs. Bob Davidson served as Captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1943–44 to 1944–45. After his playing days were over, he stayed on with the Leafs organization in a number of different capacities. His most notable was as chief scout. Bob Davidson is considered by many to be one of the best hockey scouts of all time and was credited with building the Toronto Maple Leafs teams during the 1960s. These teams dominated the NHL by winning the Stanley Cup four times (1962, 1963, 1964, 1967) within a six year period. Davidson's name was engraved on the cup for the 1962 and 1967 victories, however he was a member of all 4 championship wins by Toronto in the 1960's. In 1995, the Board of Directors of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization awarded Bob Davidson with the J. P. Bickell Memorial Award for a high standard of excellence within the Maple Leafs executive office.