On This Day December 4th.

December 4: On this day in 1960, the Leafs began a 7 game winning streak on the road that saw them beat every other NHL team on their own home ice at least once. The streak tied a team record of 7 straight road wins set in 1950.

December 4: On this day in 1980, the Leafs traded their former 1978 Amateur Draft choice, Mark Kirton to Detroit for veteran goaltender Jim Rutherford. In Toronto, Rutherford played in only 18 games, posting a record of 4-10-2 and was dealt to the L.A. Kings before the end of the season. He became the first goalie in NHL history to play for three teams in one season. Rutherford's true success came after his playing days were over. As President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, he assembled the team that went to the Stanley Cup Final in 2002 and the team that won the Stanley Cup in 2006.

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