On This Day June 8th.

June 8: On this day in 1949, Doug Brindley was born in Walkerton, Ontario. Brindley played three games as a forward with the Leafs in December of 1970. He didn't make the scoresheet. He was traded to Vancouver the following Seprember but never played another game in the NHL.

June 8: On this day in 1972, George Ferguson was selected by the Leafs in the Amateur Draft, their first choice, 11th overall. Ferguson was rushed into the Leafs lineup right away the next season after the Leafs roster had been raided by the WHA. Ferguson had 167 points in 359 games as a Leaf for most of the 1970's. As of 2008, George Ferguson was the last Leaf to score a hat trick in one period of a playoff game. It came on April 11, 1978 against the L.A. Kings.

June 8: On this day in 1983, the Leafs selected goaltender Allan Bester in the 3rd round of the Entry Draft, 49th overall. Bester played 205 games in goal for the Leafs in difficult times between 1984 and 1991. In the 1989-90 season, the Leafs posted a .500 record for the first time in over 10 years and it became Bester's sole season with a winning record in eight as a Leaf. His overall record was 69-91-16 with a GAA of 4.06. His playoff stats weren't much better at 2-6 with a 4.43 GAA.

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