On This Day February 3rd.

Turk BrodaTurk Broda - "The Fabulous Fat Man"
February 3: On this day in 1949, Turk Broda became the first Leaf goaltender in Toronto franchise history and just the second in NHL history to win 250 career games as the Leafs defeated the Canadiens 4-1 in Montreal.

He retired after playing only one game in the 1951-52 season. Broda was accorded a special night at the Gardens by Conn Smythe, one of the rarest honors bestowed upon a Leaf. That night came on December 22, 1951, and players and executives from Toronto, the opposing Bruins and every other NHL team gathered to pay respects to one of the greatest goalies of all time.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1967.

Dick DuffA very young Dick Duff
February 3: On this day in 1957, Dick Duff scored the first hat trick of his NHL career and his only 3-goal game as a Leaf. He provided all of Toronto's output in a 6-3 loss to the Black Hawks at Chicago.

Inducted into the Hall of Fame 2006.
Born 18 February 1936 Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Played 18 NHL seasons from 1954 to 1972.
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