On This Day May 18th.

May 18: On this day in 1970, the Leafs purchased the legendary Jacques Plante from the St Louis Blues. Plante brought his Hall-of-Fame credentials to Toronto towards the end of an illustrious career decorated with several Stanley Cup victories and Vezina trophies with the Montreal Canadiens. Plante posted a winning record and a solid 2.46 GAA in 3 seasons with the Leafs. He also served as an important mentor for young Bernie Parent who is also a Hall of Fame inductee.

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