On This Day August 23rd.

August 23: On this day in 1948, John Grisdale was born in Geraldton, Ontario. Grisdale got his chance with the Leafs defense corps in the early 1970's when several Leaf players jumped to the rival WHA. After 51 games with Toronto, he was deemed expendable with the rookie success enjoyed by Borje Salming and Ian Turnbull.

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