On This Day August 25th.

August 25: On this day in 1943, Pete Stemkowski was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. "Stemmer" played with the Leafs between 1964 and 1968, but the 1966-67 season was his first complete one with the Leafs as he played a big role in helping the Leafs win the Stanley Cup. In 12 playoff games that year, Stemkowski had 12 points, second only to teammate Jim Pappin. He assisted on the Cup-winning goal. In 1968, and after 221 games in a Leaf uniform, Stemkowski was traded to Detroit in the huge deal that also saw Frank Mahovlich and Gary Unger go to the Wings.

August 25: On this day in 1958, Bill Derlago was born in Birtle, Manitoba. Derlago came to the Leafs in 1980 along with Rick Vaive from Vancouver in what turned out to be a good trade in favour of the Leafs. Teamed with Vaive in Toronto, Derlago netted four 30-goal seasons including a career high 40 goals in 1983-84. After just one game in 1985, he was traded to Boston.

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