On This Day September 18th.

September 18: On this day in 1933, the multi-talented Jack Bionda was born in Huntsville, Ontario. Bionda played only 13 games as a Leaf defenseman during the 1955-56 season and then was lost to the Boston Bruins in the Intra-League draft the following summer. Bionda was an outstanding lacrosse player and it was as a member of that sport that he was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.

September 18: On this day in 1959, Ted Hampson was claimed on waivers by Toronto from the New York Rangers. In 1959-60, he dressed for 41 games with the Leafs, scoring two goals and ten points as a center man with his first NHL team. The following summer he was reclaimed by the Rangers.

September 18: On this day in 2009, the Boston Bruins traded the talented sniper to the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he quickly signed a five-year, $27 million contract. The Leafs gave Boston their first and second round Entry Draft selections in 2010, as well as a first round Entry Draft pick in 2011. Kessel scored his first goal as a Maple Leaf on November 7, 2009, in a 5–1 win over the Detroit Red Wings at the Air Canada Centre.
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