On This Day May 13th.

May 13: On this day in 1898, Hall-of-Famer Cecil "Babe" Dye was born in Hamilton, Ontario. Dye played most of his games in the early days of the NHL with the Toronto St. Pats, the predecessors to the Maple Leafs where he put up some incredible numbers. He won the NHL scoring championship twice, once in 1923 and again in 1925 when he had 46 points in 29 games. Three times he led the league in goal scoring. Twice he scored in 11 consecutive games and he also had two 5-goal games with Toronto. In 1922, he helped the St. Pats win the franchise's 2nd Stanley Cup, registering 10 points in 5 playoff games. His career took a major downturn when he broke his leg in 1927 but he finished an extraordinary NHL career with 6 games as a Toronto Maple Leaf in 1930-31. He passed away on January 2, 1962 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1970.

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