Meet the man who gets to pull the Maple Leafs goal horn
Organist Jimmy Holmstrom has tinkled the ivories at every Toronto Maple Leafs home game since 1988. From his perch in the rafters of the Air Canada Centre (and Maple Leaf Gardens before that,) Holmstrom pumps out rink organ classics like “Hava Nagila,” “The Bull,” “Zorba the Greek,” and “The Walk,” whipping the crowd into a frenzy when things are going well, and keeping them interested when everything's going wrong. Best of all, Holmstrom has the profound pleasure of pulling the deafening goal horn when the home team scores.
For Toronto Life, an annotated guide to Holmstrom's office.