On This Day November 5th.

November 5: On this day in 1902, Harold "Baldy" Cotton was born in Nanticoke, Ontario. Cotton was a Leaf from 1929 to 1935 and helped the team win a Stanley Cup in 1932. One time, an irate Cotton swore to his teammates that he wasn't going to pass them the puck in an upcoming game. His roommate, Charlie Conacher took exception. He dangled Cotton out the window from the 20th floor of their hotel room, held by the ankles. The sheer terror brought Cotton to his senses and he cancelled his threats. He did pass the puck again. As a left winger with the Maple Leafs, Baldy Cotton had 156 points in 285 games. He lived to the age of 81 and passed away on September 9, 1984.

November 5: On this day in 1936, two of the greatest Hall-of-Fame Leafs of all time began their careers simultaneously. It was the Leafs 1936-37 home opener and the team welcomed Syl Apps and Turk Broda to the fold. Apps and Broda were teammates on three Leaf championship teams.

November 5: On this day in 1960, Hall-of-Famer Frank Mahovlich recorded his first of two 4-goal games as a Maple Leaf in a 7-3 win over the New York Rangers. Mahovlich led the Leafs in goal scoring for six consecutive seasons between 1960-61 and 1965-66. 

November 5: On this day in 1971, Leaf Sergei Berezin was born in Voskresensk, USSR. Berezin enjoyed four 20+ goal seasons out of five with the Leafs between 1996 and 2001 including 1998-99 when he led the team with 37. Berezin was named to the NHL's All-Rookie team in 1997.

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