On This Day January 28th.

Paul HendersonPaul Henderson celebrates in Yvan Cournoyer's arms after scoring the wining goal in 1972 game 8 to win the series against the Soviet Unuion
January 28: On this day in 1943, Canadian hockey hero Paul Henderson was born in Kincardine, Ontario. Henderson became a Leaf in March, 1968 after a huge trade between the Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings. He played a total of 408 of his 707 career games in a Leaf uniform. Henderson was a Leaf when he represented Canada in the 8-game Summit Series of 1972 between Canada and the U.S.S.R. His finest moment and perhaps the greatest moment in Canadian sports history was when he scored the game and Series winning goal in Game 8. In fact, Henderson scored the game winning goal in each of Games 6, 7 and 8. In his Toronto Maple Leaf career, Henderson had 162 goals and 318 points. You can see the goal at the 3:20 mark of the video below.

Peter IngPeter Ing
January 28: On this day in 1991, Leaf goaltender Peter Ing recorded his first and only NHL shutout in a 4-0 Toronto victory over the visiting Minnesota North Stars. The Toronto native was a third round draft choice by the Leafs in 1988 and played in 59 games for the Maple Leafs over two seasons between 1989 and 1991. He compiled a record of 16-31-9 with a 3.91 GAA before being traded to Edmonton prior to the 1991-92 season. His NHL career ended with Detroit a couple of years later. Peter Ing never played in a single playoff game.

Dave GagnerDave R Gagner
January 28: On this day in 1996, the Leafs traded Benoit Hogue and Randy Wood to Dallas for Dave Gagner and a 6th round draft choice. Dave Gagner lasted 28 games in Toronto and was traded later the following summer to Calgary. Gagner finished his NHL career with 318 goals, but only 7 of them were with the Leafs.

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