On This Day November 27th.

November 27: On this day in 1942, Hall-of-Fame defenseman Babe Pratt was traded from the New York Rangers to the Maple Leafs for Hank Goldup and Red Garrett. Pratt won 2 Stanley Cups in his career, one with the Rangers and one with the Leafs in 1945. In January of 1944, he became the first defenseman to record six assists in one game. Later that season, Pratt became the first Leaf player to win the Hart trophy as the NHL's MVP. As of 2008, he remains one of only two Leafs to capture this prestigious award. The next season, he helped the Leafs win the Stanley Cup by scoring the Cup-winning goal. He was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1966. Walter "Babe" Pratt passed away in December, 1988 at the age of 72.

November 27: On this day in 1958, defenseman Chris Kotsopoulos was born in Scarborough, Ontario. Kotsopoulos came to the Leafs in October of 1985 through a trade with the Hartford Whalers for Stewart Gavin. He played 182 games for Toronto over four seasons until 1989, registering 48 points.

November 27: On this day in 1960, Red Wing superstar Gordie Howe became the first player in NHL history to record 1,000 regular season points. The Wings went on to blank the Leafs 2-0 at the Olympia in Detroit. Howe assisted on a goal by Howie Glover at 6:36 of the first period. The first player to record his 1,000th career point in a Leaf uniform was Norm Ullman in 1971.

November 27: On this day in 2009,  Tomas Kaberle ties Tim Hortons point record of 458 points as a Maple Leaf with an assist in a 6-4 victory over the Florida Panthers.

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