On This Day July 11th.

July 11: On this day in 1925, career Leaf left-winger Sid Smith was born in Toronto, Ontario. Smith played 601 NHL games, all with Toronto between 1947 and 1957 scoring 186 goals and adding 183 assists. He got his name engraved on the Stanley Cup 3 times as a Leaf, scoring some big playoff goals for his team. Between 1949 and 1955, Smith became the first player in team history to record six consecutive 20-goal seasons. He was the Leafs' top goal scorer of the 1950's and also led the team several times in points. He earned the roll of team captain in 1955-56. Sid Smith won the Lady Byng trophy twice, in 1952 and in 1955. He passed away on April 29, 2004.

July 11: On this day in 1932, Ron Stewart was born in Calgary, Alberta. Stewart was a Leaf for 13 seasons between 1952 and 1965 and celebrated three Stanley Cup victories as a key ingredient of the Leafs dynasty of the early 1960's. In total, "Stewie" put up 368 points in 838 games as a Leaf right-winger. Many photographs that were snapped during the Leafs glory days include Ronnie Stewart.

July 11: On this day in 1994, former Leaf draft choice from 1991 Yanic Perreault was traded to the Los Angeles Kings for a 4th round draft choice. Perreault was traded back to Toronto in 1999 before the playoffs in 1999 and was with the Leafs until 2001. He returned to the Leafs for a third stint in 2007 for 17 games and completed the season as the NHL's faceoff percentage leader at 62.8%.

July 11: On this day in 2003, the Leafs signed defenseman Bryan Marchment as a free agent, instantly adding a good measure of hard-nosed toughness to their blueline. Marchment was a plus-4 in 2003-04 after playing just one season in Toronto before the lockout. His long and well-travelled resume includes one goal scored as a Leaf.

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