On This Day June 19th.

June 19: On this day in 1947, Walt McKechnie was born in London, Ontario. McKechnie was Toronto's 1st choice, 6th overall in the very first Amateur Draft of 1963, but he played over 500 games in the NHL with a number of teams before he first put on the Leaf jersey. In 1978-79, his first full season as a Leaf, Walt scored 25 goals and added 36 assists. At the end of the next season he was gone, traded away for a 3rd round draft choice.

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