On This Day March 16th.

March 16: On this day in 1952, The Toronto Maple Leafs became the first team in NHL history to record 750 wins in a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers.

March 16: On this day in 1957, the Leafs set a team record for most goals in one game as they white-washed Gump Worsley and the New York Rangers 14-1 at Maple Leaf Gardens. Sid Smith and Brian Cullen each recorded hat tricks. The Leafs racked up a total of 37 individual scoring points. Only a couple of Leaf players, namely goalie Ed Chadwick and defenseman Jim Thomson failed to make the scoring sheet. Ironically, the Leafs would finish the season with a record of 21-34-15 and miss the playoffs while the Rangers finished ahead of the Leafs and did qualify for the playoffs.

March 16: On this day in 1957, No. 9 Ted "Teeder" Kennedy played his last game for the Toronto Maple Leafs. In 15 seasons with the Maple Leafs, Kennedy's Hall of Fame career was marked by 694 GP, 231 goals (10th all-time among Leafs), 328 assists (8th), and 559 points (9th). He captained the team for eight seasons and led the team during three of the five championship seasons he played making him the first player in NHL history to win that many Cups. He won the Leafs' final Hart Trophy in 1955 beating out a bevy of legends and was the recipient of a specially created team MVP award, the J.P. Bickell Trophy, because of Conn Smythe's frustration with the lack of recognition for his talents.

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