On This Day June 5th.

June 5: On this day in 1956, Jack Caffery was claimed by Boston from Toronto in the Inter-League draft. Caffery had played just three games for the Leafs in December of 1954 without making the scoresheet. Caffery's first game as a Bruin was at Maple Leaf Gardens in front of family and friends in his hometown. He scored the game-winning goal against his old club.

June 5: On this day in 1963, the 1963 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. It was the first NHL amateur draft. In all, 21 players were selected and of this group, 5 players eventually played in the NHL. Even though the Leafs were the 6th and last team to draft in the first round, 3 of the 4 players they selected eventually played in the NHL, more than any other team. The Leafs selected Walt McKechnie (6th), Neil Clairmont (12th), Jim McKenny (17th), and Gerry Meehan (21st). Only Neil Clairmont never played an NHL game.

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