On This Day August 2nd.

August 2: On this day in 1932, Hall-of-Fame defenseman Leo Boivin was born in Prescott, Ontario. Boivin made his NHL debut with the Leafs on March 8, 1952. He played 137 games with Toronto before being traded to Boston where he went on to enjoy his finest years and later become team captain. In all, Boivin played 1,150 NHL games. Some hockey historians referred to him as the Bruins defenseman link between Eddie Shore and Bobby Orr. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986.

August 2: On this day in 1964, John Cullen was born in Puslinch, Ontario. Cullen was the son of former Maple Leaf of the 1950's, Barry Cullen. His uncle, Brian was also a Leaf of the same era. John came to the Leafs from Hartford via trade in 1992 and played exactly 100 games as a Leaf accumulating 71 points He wore jersey number 19 just like his dad did for the Leafs. Later in his career as a member of the Tampa bay Lightning, he battled the fight of his life and missed the entire 1997-98 season with cancer. He came back and won the Bill Masterton Trophy with the Lightning in 1999.

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