On This Day May 30th.

May 30: On this day in 1958, Wes Jarvis was born in Toronto, Ontario. Jarvis was the lesser-known cousin of the NHL's all-time ironman leader, Doug Jarvis. Wes played 29 games as a Leaf in the mid-1980's recording a goal and one assist.

May 30: On this day in 1978, Bob Neely was traded back to the Leafs from the Colorado Rockies. Neely had been Toronto's 2nd choice, 10th overall in the 1973 Amateur Draft. "Waldo" played 261 games for the Leafs between 1973 and 1978, scoring 36 goals and 53 assists. After playing just 22 games in Colorado, he was traded back to the Leafs but could not make the team during 1978 training camp and never played another game in the NHL. Neely played both defense and left wing for the Leafs.

March 30: On this day in 1981, Toronto's 1st choice, 6th overall in 1975 Don Ashby who as a member of the Edmonton Oilers played on a line with rookie sensation Wayne Gretzky, tragically, suffered fatal injuries in an automobile accident and died at the age of 26.

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