On This Day October 13th.

October 13: On this day in 1926, ex-Leaf defenseman Bill Brydge was signed as a free agent by Toronto. He only played one season and just 41 games in Toronto, but it happened to be in the 1926-27 season when the Toronto St. Pats became the Toronto Maple Leafs. He played for both, scoring 6 goals and 3 assists. 

October 13: On this day in 1947, the first official NHL All-Star game was played in Toronto between the Stanley Cup champion Maple Leafs and the NHL All-Stars. The All-Stars won the game 4-3.

October 13: On this day in 1951, the Leafs lost their season opener 3-1 against the Chicago Black Hawks at Maple Leaf Gardens . Earlier that day, the Leafs and Hawks had played a special exhibition game for Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen. 

October 13: On this day in 1971, Leaf President Stafford Smythe, son of Maple Leafs Founder Conn Smythe, passed away. He was 50 years old. It was the morning of the Leafs 1971-72 home opener against the Detroit Red Wings. It became the first and only game in Leaf history that was postponed. The game was re-scheduled for November 1. The Leafs defeated the Wings 6-1.

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