On This Day February 25th.

February 25: On this day in 1975, Claire "The Milkman" Alexander became one of a select group in club history of Leaf defencemen to record a hat trick in a 9-2 pasting of the North Stars in Minnesota. It was extra special in that Alexander only scored 10 goals in total over three partial seasons with the Leafs between 1974 and 1977. He had given up his job as a milkman (thus the nickname) in Orillia to join Toronto in 1974.

February 25: On this day in 1976, the Leafs stunned the Red Wings by firing a team record 30 shots on goal in the first period. The Leafs went on to set another team record of 61 shots on goal for the entire game. The final score was 8-0 for Toronto.

February 25: On this day in 1986, Wendel Clark scored his first NHL hat trick in his rookie season with the Maple Leafs. Clark was selected to the NHL's All-Rookie Team for the 1985-86 season and finished as runner-up for the Calder trophy as rookie of the year. Clark set a Leaf team record that season for goals by a rookie with 34. As of 2006-07, the NHL record for most goals by a rookie was set by Teemu Selanne with Winnipeg in 1992-93. He had 76.

February 25: On this day in 1992, the Maple Leafs and the New Jersey Devils played to a 5-5 tie. In the third period, Randy McKay scored for the Devils at 9:06. Peter Zezel countered for the Leafs just 7 seconds later at 9:13. The two markers tied a Leaf team record for the fastest two goals by both teams.

February 25: On this day in 1997, the Doug Gilmour era in Toronto came to an end as he, defenseman Dave Ellet and a draft pick were traded to the New Jersey Devils for Steve Sullivan, Jason Smith and Alyn McCauley.

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