On This Day August 31st.

August 31: On this day in 1941, Brian Conacher was born in Toronto, Ontario. Although he played a single game for the Leafs during the 1961-62 season and a couple more in 1965-66, the 1966-67 season was Conacher's first full season with the big team. He scored 14 regular season goals, but was a significant part of the Leafs 1967 Cup drive scoring big goals, including the Game winner in the pivotal fifth game of the Finals against Montreal. Brian Conacher is the son of Hall-of-Famer Lionel Conacher. He played 133 total games for the Leafs to the end of the 1967-68 season when he was picked up by Detroit in the Intra-League Draft.

August 31: On this day in 1950, Gerry O'Flaherty was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. O'Flaherty was Toronto's 3rd choice, 36th overall in 1970. Although he went on to play a total of 438 games in the NHL, only his first two were with the Leafs on back to back nights, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, 1971.

August 31: On this day in 1967, Guy Larose was born in Hull, Quebec. Guy was the son of former NHL'er and five time Stanley Cup winner, Claude Larose. Guy's role with the Leafs was limited and at the conclusion of his NHL career, he had played 53 games with Toronto, mostly during the 1991-92 season, scoring 10 goals.

August 31: On this day in 2011, Wade Belak is found dead in his Toronto condo.

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