On This Day May 6th.

May 6: On this day in 1923, Harry Watson was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Watson's NHL career began on left wing with the 1941-42 Brooklyn Americans who were in their final season as an NHL franchise. Watson scored the team's final ever goal. He went on to win a Stanley Cup with the Red Wings and then 4 more with the Maple Leafs of the late 1940's. During the 1948-49 season, Watson led the team in goals with 26 and points with 45 while not taking a single penalty in 60 games. Harry Watson scored the Cup-winning goal for the Leafs in 1948. In 1951, he scored the overtime winner in Game 4 and then assisted on Bill Barilko's famous overtime goal in Game 5 to win another Cup for the Leafs. Watson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1994.

May 6: On this day in 1932, Garry "Duke" Edmundson was born in Sexsmith, Alberta. Edmundson made his NHL debut during the 1951-52 season with the Montreal Canadiens where he played just one game. It would be seven years later that he became a Maple Leaf via inter-league trade with Springfield of the American Hockey League. In 1959-60 he played 39 games with Toronto, scoring 4 goals and adding 6 assists. After playing just 3 games the following season, "Duke" was sent back to the minors to work off 40 excess pounds. He never returned to the NHL.

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