On This Day August 11th.

August 11: On this day in 1953, Max Bentley's Maple Leafs days came to a conclusion when he was sold to the New York Rangers for cash. Bentley had come to the Leafs in a blockbuster trade in 1947 and played 354 games in blue and white, scoring 122 goals and adding 134 assists. He also tallied 38 playoff points as a Leaf and helped Toronto win the Cup in three of the six seasons he starred for the club. His time as an NHL superstar was split almost equally between Chicago and Toronto mostly, and he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1966. Max Bentley passed away in 1984.

August 11: On this day in 1958, Ken Linseman was born in Kingston, Ontario. "The Rat's" career began with the Flyers in 1978 and 858 games and 807 points later in October of 1991, he became a Leaf for the final two games of his NHL career. All he had to show as a Leaf was a two minute minor penalty.

August 11: On this day in 1989, Gord Stellick resigned as General Manager of the Maple Leafs. Stellick had been hired in April of 1988 as the youngest G.M. in NHL history by owner Harold Ballard.

August 11: On this day in 2005, Eric Lindros signed with the Leafs as a free agent. Lindros would only play in a mere 33 games with Toronto as his season was cut short due to multiple wrist injuries. Lindros recorded 11 goals and 11 assists in his brief and disappointing time as a Leaf.

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