On This Day May 20th.

May 20: On this day in 1965, the Leafs and the Red Wings conducted a huge 8-player trade that saw the Leafs give up Billy Harris, Andy Bathgate and Gary Jarrett in exchange for Marcel Pronovost, Aut Erickson, Larry Jeffrey, Eddie Joyal and Lowell MacDonald. The key player in the deal turned out to be defenseman Marcel Pronovost who came to the Leafs after having won four Stanley Cups with the Wings. He made a key contribution to the Leafs Cup victory in 1967.

May 20: On this day in 1973, Lonny Bohonos was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 13 regular season games with the Leafs between 1998 and 1999, Bohonos tallied 6 goals and 3 assists for 9 points. Bohonos became a "one-hit wonder" during the 1999 playoffs for the Leafs when he matched his Leaf career totals with 3 goals and 6 assists in just 9 playoff games, helping the Leafs reach the Conference Finals against Buffalo. After that tremendous output, Bohonos never played another game in the NHL.

May 20: On this day in 1976, Hall-of-Famer, Syd Howe passed away in Ottawa, Ontario. He was 64. Howe was acquired by the Leafs in September, 1931 by way of a Dispersal Draft of the Ottawa Senators who had suspended operations for the 1931-32 season. He only played three games for the Leafs during '31-32 with zero points and then was returned to Ottawa. Syd Howe earned his Hall of Fame status mostly with Detroit where he went on to play for over 10 seasons and helped the Red Wings win 3 Stanley Cups. He was on the ice when his teammate, Mud Bruneteau ended the longest game in NHL history in March of 1936. Syd Howe is one of only 8 players in NHL history to score six or more goals in one game. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1965. Syd Howe was not related to Gordie Howe.

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