On This Day October 12th.

October 12: On this day in 1940, Maple Leaf Larry Jeffrey was born in Goderich, Ontario. He was only a Leaf for 76 games over two seasons between 1965 and 1967 but got his name on the Cup as a member of the 1967 Stanley Cup winning team. He was lost in the Expansion Draft the following sumnmer. Jeffrey is the Leaf dressed in civies and on crutches in the photo of the Leafs accepting the Cup. He had hurt his leg in an earlier playoff game that year.

October 12: On this day in 1957, the Leafs lost their home opener by a score of 5-3 to the Detroit Red Wings. The 1957-58 season was the only one during the entire "Original Six" era between 1942 and 1967 in which the Maple Leafs finished in last place overall. The team record was a disappointing 21-38-11.

October 12: On this day in 1980, Toronto's #99, Wilf Paiement scored an empty net goal in a 4-2 Maple Leaf win at Philadelphia. It was the 100,000th goal in NHL history. It came in the NHL's 64th season of operation.

October 12: On this day in 1952, Ted "Teeder" Kennedy got his 5th. and final career "hat trick" against Detroit at Olympia Stadium and added an assist in a 4-4 tie.

October 12: On this day in 2007 , Phil Kessel got his first carrer "hat tick" in a 8-6 win against the Kings.

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