On This Day January 23rd.

Bronco Horvath
Joseph Rudolph "Bronco" Horvath
January 23:  On this day in 1963, Joseph Rudolph "Bronco" Horvath was in the lineup for the Leafs after having been acquired on waivers earlier in the day from the New York Rangers. It completed the circuit for Horvath as he had already been property of every other original six team. In 1959-60, he had shared the league's lead in goals scored as a member of the Bruins. Bronco Horvath had 0 goals and 4 assists in just 10 games with Toronto and was not a part of the 1963 Cup-winning team. Bronco retired in 1970 from Rochester and joined the Minnesota North Stars as a scout. Later he coached in the OHA for the London Knights, and in Cape Cod for semi-pro organization, from where he launched a successful cleaning business.

Kirk MullerKirk MullerDon BeaupreDon Beaupre
January 23:  On this day in 1996, the Leafs completed a complicated deal with the Islanders
Ken Belanger
Ken BelangerDamien Rhodes
Damien Rhodes
and the Senators that saw the Leafs acquire Kirk Muller and Don Beaupre and give up Damien Rhodes and Ken Belanger. Goaltender Don Beaupre played in just 11 games as a Leaf to end his long NHL career and posted a record of 0-8. Muller stayed on with the Leafs for just over a year and was traded to Florida in March, 1997 after notching 62 points in 102 games as a Leaf. On September 2, 2003 Kirk Muller officially announced his retirement. Throughout his playing career the Kingston, ON native played in 1349 games registering 357 goals and 602 assists for 959 points. Although retired officially from hockey, it didn't take long for Muller to find himself back in the game. On June 20, 2006 he was announced to become an assistant coach of the Montreal Canadiens under head coach and former teammate Guy Carbonneau.  

Maurice "The Rocket" RichardMaurice "The Rocket" Richard
Mats SundinMats Sundin
January 23:  On this day in 2008, Leafs captain Mats Sundin scored with 29.2 seconds left to play to lift the Leafs to a 3-2 win over goalie Olaf Kolzig and the visiting Washington Capitals. The goal was Sundin's 544th of his career, tying him with the immortal Maurice "Rocket" Richard for 24th place on the all-time NHL list. It was newly appointed "interim" G.M., Cliff Fletcher's first game at the helm of the Maple Leafs just one day after the Maple Leafs fired general manager John Ferguson.

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