On This Day April 1st.

April 1: On this day in 1941, Guy Trottier was born in Hull, Quebec. Trottier was a promising right-winger with the Leafs for 2 seasons between 1970 and 1972, but when Leaf owner Harold Ballard refused to get into contract bidding wars with the upstart WHA, Trottier along with future superstar netminder Bernie Parent, Rick Ley, Brad Selwood and Jim Harrison all jumped to the new league, leaving the Leafs with one of the hardest hit and decimated rosters in the NHL.

April 1: On this day in 1979, Lanny McDonald scored his 6th and final hat trick in a Leaf uniform in a 6-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo. It marked the first time in team history that a Leaf player recorded a hat trick in a regular season game in the month of April. This was Lanny McDonald's second hat trick in two days, including his 200th career NHL goal . McDonald became just the 10th player in Maple Leafs history to score 200 goals.

April 1: On this day in 1988, the Leafs ended the longest on-the-road losing streak in franchise history. With a 7-3 loss in Detroit, Toronto lost its 11th straight game away from home. Fortunately it was their last road game of the season.

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