On This Day February 22nd.

February 22: On this day in 1962, Mike Stothers was born in Toronto, Ontario. Stothers played In just 18 games with the Leafs during the 1987-88 season and was a minus-6. His last NHL game was with the Leafs on his 26th birthday, February 22, 1988.

February 22: On this day in 1964, the Leafs completed one of the biggest trades in their history in an attempt to solidify their run at a third straight Stanley Cup. The Leafs gave up a lot, including a chunk of their future to acquire the key figure and hired gun in the trade, Andy Bathgate. Going to the Rangers from Toronto were Dick Duff, Bob Nevin, Arnie Brown, Bill Collins and Rod Seiling in exchange for Andy Bathgate and Don McKenney. Both new Leafs performed famously in the playoffs, as desired, and the Leafs won their third of four Stanley Cups of the 1960's. McKenney had 12 points in 12 playoff games while Bathgate had 9 points in 14 games, including the Cup-winning goal in Game 7 of the Finals.

February 22: On this day in 1993, Glenn Anderson became the second player in a Leaf uniform in NHL history to hit the 1,000 career point plateau. It came in an 8-1 victory over the Canucks and goalie Kirk McLean in Vancouver. His Leaf teammates jumped onto the ice to mob him and celebrate. The Leafs were charged a delay-of-game penalty which mattered little.
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