On This Day November 18th.

November 18: On this day in 1911, ex-Leaf Roger Jenkins was born in Appleton, Wisconsin. Jenkins played 21 games as a Leaf in 1930-31 while he was on loan from the Chicago Black Hawks. When he was held pointless in Toronto, the Leafs soon shipped him back to Chicago. Later in his NHL career, as a Montreal Canadien, he became the first NHLer to wear sweater number 88.

November 18: On this day in 1928, Leaf Rudy Migay was born in Fort William, Ontario. Migay played 18 games for the Leafs during the 1949-50 season but was sent back to the minors and did not play for Toronto's Cup championship team of 1951. He resumed his NHL career in 1951-52. At 5'6'' and just 150 pounds, he was always one of the smallest players on the ice. Migay played his entire 418 game career as a Leaf of the 1950's, a mostly dark period for the team. He scored 59 goals over 10 seasons for Toronto. Migay shares the Leaf team record for most shorthanded goals (2) in one game which he tied in 1954.

November 18: On this day in 1980, the legendary founder of the Toronto Maple Leafs Conn Smythe passed away at the age of 85. Smythe had sold his controlling interest of the Leafs and Maple Leaf Gardens to his son Stafford, John Bassett and Harold Ballard in 1961. In 1969, Bassett sold his shares to Ballard and Stafford Smythe, not wanting to be associated with the criminal activities of the other two partners. When Stafford Smythe died in 1971, Harold Ballard gained full control of the franchise and the Gardens. Then he went to jail.

November 18: On this day in 1980, the Leafs traded defenseman Dave Burrows along with center Paul Gardner to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Kim Davis and Paul Marshall. As Leafs, Davis and Marshall combined to play a total of 25 games, recording 6 points.

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