On This Day January 13th.

Cesare ManiagoCesare Maniago
January 13:  On this day in 1939, goaltender Cesare Maniago was born in Trail, British Columbia. Maniago began his NHL career with the Leafs in 1961 when he played 7 complete games and posted a 4-2-1 record. In all, Maniago played 568 regular season games through until 1978. His first 2 of 36 NHL playoff games were also with the Leafs in '61, including his first playoff win. Later in his career, Maniago was in goal for the New York Rangers when Bobby Hull scored his 51st goal of the 1965-66 season, becoming the first player to exceed 50 goals in one season. 

Mike Mike "The Popcorn Kid" Palmateer
January 13:  On this day in 1954, Goalie Mike "The Popcorn Kid" Palmateer was born in Toronto Ontario. Palmateer backstopped the Leafs between 1976 - 1980 and then for a second stint between 1982 - 1984. In his first 4 seasons as a Leaf, he recorded 15 shutouts. His overall Leaf record was 129-112-41. He also played in 29 playoff games with the Leafs, winning 12 and losing 17. Palmateer holds the Leaf team record of 95 career penalty minutes by a goaltender. Palmateer also leads all Leaf goaltenders in team history with 16 career assists.

Garry RobertsGarry Roberts
Tom FitzgeraldTom Fitzgerald
January 13:  On this day in 2004, Gary Roberts (right) and Tom Fitzgerald (left) both play their 1000th career NHL games becoming the first players to reach the milestone on the same night. Toronto defeats Calgary 4-1 at Air Canada Centre.

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