On This Day February 12th.

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February 12: On this day in 1929, the Leafs made a key acquisition in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, sending Gerry Lowrey and $10,000 to Pittsburgh in exchange for Baldy Cotton. The following season, Cotton had a career year with 38 points in in 41 games. For 25 years Cotton was a member of the Hot Stove League in Toronto, a group of hockey experts who offered their insights into the game on Foster Hewitt's radio broadcasts. He is also the man credited with first discovering Bobby Orr when Number Four was just 13 years old, playing in a midget tournament for Parry Sound in a tournament in Unionville, Ontario in 1962 with players two and three years older than him.

February 12: On this day in 1964, defenseman Michel Petit was born in St. Malo, Quebec. Petit was with the Leafs for 88 games between 1990 and 1991-92. He holds the distinction of being the first player to play for 10 different NHL teams. The Leafs were his fourth.
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