On This Day February 16th.

February 16: On this day in 1914, Nick Metz was born in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. Nick was the older brother of Don and both played their entire NHL careers with the Leafs. Nick Metz played 518 games on left wing with Toronto between 1934 and 1948. He tallied a total of 250 points and helped the Leafs capture four Stanley Cups. Metz was a solid utility player and one of the best penalty killers of his time. Nick Metz passed away on August 25, 1990.

February 16: On this day in 1953, Lanny McDonald was born in Hanna, Alberta. McDonald was a most popular Leaf player for the first 477 regular season games of his NHL career between 1973 and 1979. As a Leaf, McDonald scored 219 goals and had 459 points. McDonald's career ended gloriously as he registered his 1000th point and then scored his 500th goal in March of 1989. He then went on that spring to win his only Stanley Cup with the Calgary Flames. Lanny McDonald was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992.
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