On This Day October 3rd.

October 3: On this day in 1968, ex-Leaf Daniel Marois was born in Montreal, Quebec. Marois was drafted by the Leafs in 1987, 28th overall, and went on to score 106 of his 117 career goals as a Leaf over four seasons, including 31 as a rookie in 1988-89. Marois is one of a handful of Leafs whose first NHL game was a playoff game. It came on April 10, 1988 in a disastrous 8-0 loss to the Red Wings. Marois was traded in March, 1992 when his production fell off to just 15 goals and he became a defensive liability at minus-36 in 63 games.

October 3: On this day in 1974, ex-Leaf Mike Johnson was born in Scarborough, Ontario. Johnson played 226 games in a Leaf uniform and his best season in the blue and white was in 1998-99 when he scored 20 goals and added 44 assists. In February of 2000, he was involved in the trade with Tampa Bay that saw Darcy Tucker become a Maple Leaf.

October 3: On this day in 2009, Jonas "The Monster" Gustavsson plays in his first NHL game. Entering the game to start the 2nd period in relief of starter Vesa Toskala, who was beaten 3 times on 7 shots by a hot Washington Capitals team. Gustavsson finished the game, a 6-4 loss to the Caps allowing 3 goals on 19 shots over the final 2 periods.

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