On This Day March 18th.

March 18: On this day in 1938, ex-Leaf Bob Nevin was born in South Porcupine, Ontario. Nevin's first game as a Leaf was in December of 1957 and he played a total of 250 games in the blue and white through February of 1964 when he was part of a huge Leaf trade that brought Andy Bathgate to Toronto. Along the way, Nevin was part of two Leaf Cup victories in 1962 and 1963. When the Leafs won the Stanley Cup in 1962, Nevin scored the 1-1 tying goal midway through the third period against the Black Hawks in Game 6. Dick Duff scored the Cup-clinching goal a few minutes later.

March 18: On this day in 1945, Johnny McCreedy played his final regular season game with the Leafs. He only played 64 games for the Leafs during the 1941-42 and 1944-45 seasons seperated by time enlisted in WWII. In both of those seasons, the Leafs won the Cup defeating the Red Wings in a seven game final. McCreedy assisted on Pete Langelle's Cup-winning goal in 1942.
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