On This Day July 3rd.

July 3: On this day in 1924, Don Webster was born in Toronto, Ontario. Webster played 27 games in the NHL, all with the Leafs during the 1943-44 season, recording 7 goals and 6 assists. The next season and after returning to the minors, Webster suffered a life threatening, on-ice injury when he went into the boards with an opposition player. The other player's stick snapped and entered Webster's upper leg and pierced up into his abdominal cavity. He clung to his life, but never played another game in the NHL.

July 3: On this day in 1973, Eddie Shack was brought back to Toronto to finish his NHL career as a Leaf. He came from Pittsburgh in exchange for cash. Shack played two more seasons with the Leafs before retiring one goal short of 100 as a Leaf.

July 3: On this day in 2001, the Leafs signed Alexander Mogilny as a free agent. Mogilny came to Toronto with a resume that included a 76-goal season with Buffalo and a 55-goal season with Vancouver as well as a Stanley Cup victory with the New Jersey Devils in 2000. Mogilny's best season with the Leafs was a solid 33-goal and 79 point campaign in 2002-03 when he went on to become the last Leaf as of 2007 to win the Lady Byng trophy. Early in the 2003-04 season, Mogilny injured his hip and spent the rest of the regular season recuperating. He was not re-signed by the Leafs after the 2005 NHL lockout.
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