On This Day September 26th.

September 26: On this day in 1931, the Maple Leafs acquired Frank Finnigan in the NHL's Dispersal Draft. Finnigan had played 8 seasons and won a Cup with the Ottawa Senators in 1927 but the Great Depression led to Ottawa's decision to withdraw from play in 1931-32. Finnigan helped the Leafs to win a Cup in his first season in Toronto, contributing 5 points in 7 playoff games. He returned to the Senators the following season but finished his NHL career with the Leafs between 1935-1937. In all, Frank Finnigan played 154 regular season games as a Leaf, netting 14 goals and 26 assists. His jersey number 8 was retired by the present day Ottawa Senators.

September 26: On this day in 1996, former lifetime Leaf Bob Davidson passed away in Toronto, Ontario. Davidson was a Leaf for his entire NHL career of 491 games between 1934 and 1946. He helped the Leafs to Stanley Cup victories in 1942 and 1945 and served as Leaf captain between 1943 and 1945 when Syl Apps was enlisted. After his retirement, Davidson became a Leaf scout for the next 40 years.

Go To Top