On This Day November 3rd.

November 3: On this day in 1926, future Hall-of-Famer Irvine "Ace" Bailey was signed as a free agent by the Toronto St. Patricks. Bailey led the NHL in goals and points in 1928-29. He scored the Cup-winning goal for the Maple Leafs in 1932, the franchise's first Cup under the Leafs banner. It was assisted by fellow Hall-of-Famer Charlie Conacher. Bailey's sweater number 6 is one of only two numbers retired by the Maple Leafs. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1975.

November 3: On this day in 1932, Gerry Ehman was born in Cudworth, Saskatchewan. Ehman had his first chance to play regularly in the NHL when he came to the Leafs via trade from Detroit in December, 1958. He had an outstanding playoff year in 1959, recording 6 goals and 7 assists in 12 games. His biggest goal that year was in Game 7 of the Semi-Finals against Boston when he scored the go-ahead goal that put the Leafs into the Finals with just 2:33 left to play. Ehman played his last regular season game with the Leafs in November of 1963, but was recalled for the playoffs and won a Cup with the Leafs in 1964. In January of 1968, Ehman scored the first hat trick in the history of the Oakland Seals. Gerry Ehman passed away on March 21, 2006.

November 3: On this day in 1938, the Leafs opened their 1938-39 season with a 3-2 loss to the Boston Bruins. The same two teams would play the last NHL game of the season as the Bruins defeated the Leafs 3-1 in game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals to capture their second Cup in team history.

November 3: On this day in 2009, Kessel made his debut as a Leaf against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kessel had a total of 10 shots on goal in the game, a career high, however he was not able to record any assists or goals. Despite not recording any points, Kessel still received the third star of the game honor. During the game, he was the recipient of a clean, open ice hit from Lightning defenseman Mattias Öhlund; he left the ice for evaluation, but returned to action later that night as the Leafs fell to the Lightning 2–1 in overtime.

November 3: On this day in 2011, Ben Scrivens played his first NHL game vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets and made 39 saves in a 4 - 1 victory. He was also chosen the first star of the game for his solid performance.

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