On This Day February 19th.

February 19: On this day in 1929, Joe Crozier was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Crozier's playing career consisted of 5 games on defense for the Leafs in March of 1960 in which he recoded 3 assists. He became the Leafs head coach for the 1980-81 season but lasted only half the season with a record of 13-22-5. He was fired on January 8, 1981.

February 19: On this day in 1944, Hall-of-Famer Bud Poile scored his first career hat trick as a Maple Leaf in a 10-4 win over Boston. Poile scored all three of his goals in the third period in a span of just 3:20. At the time it was a team record for the fastest three goals by an individual, surpassed only by Lanny McDonald in 1976. Bud Poile was inducted into the Hall in 1990 in the Builders category.

February 19: On this day in 1964, Gary Leeman was born in Toronto, Ontario. Leeman was Toronto's 2nd choice, 24th overall in the 1982 Entry Draft. In October of 1983, he first experienced the thrill of playing for his hometown Leafs on right wing and remained with the team through 545 games and nine rather difficult seasons. Leeman was a key figure in the gigantic trade between the Leafs and the Calgary Flames in early 1992 that brought Doug Gilmour to Toronto. After Calgary, Leeman ended up in Montreal where he helped the Habs win a Cup in 1993. Gary Leeman scored 176 goals for the Leafs, including 51 during the 1989-90 season.

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