On This Day October 23rd.

October 23: On this day in 1913, Hall-of-Famer Gordie Drillon was born in Moncton, New Brunswick. As of 2008, Drillon was the last Leaf to win the NHL scoring championship with 52 points in the 48 game schedule of 1937-38. Drillon's first NHL game was with the Leafs on November 26, 1936 and Toronto beat the Canadiens 4-2. In 262 games between 1936 and 1942, Drillon had 127 goals and 244 points. He won the Lady Byng trophy in 1938 and won a Cup with the Leafs in 1942. He was the first ever Maritimer to be elected to the Hall of Fame in 1975. Gordon Drillon passed away in September of 1986.

October 23: On this day in 1965, Bobby Hull recorded his 14th career hat trick as the Black Hawks blanked the Leafs 4-0 in the season opener for both teams in Toronto. The Leafs completed the 70 game schedule in 3rd place, just 3 points behind Chicago.

October 23: On this day in 1993, Leafs set mark for most consecutive wins to start the season with their 9th over Tampa Bay (2-0), extending streak to 10 five days later (4-2) over Chicago (also club mark for consecutive wins).

October 23: On this day in 1999, the Chicago Blackhawks claimed right winger Steve Sullivan on waivers from the Maple Leafs. Sullivan went on to score well over 100 goals with the Hawks. The Leafs had put Sullivan on waivers in order to make room for newly acquired Dmitri Khristich who ended up playing just 90 games in Toronto, scoring only 15 goals.

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