On This Day September 29th.

September 29: On this day in 1928, Ray Timgren was born in Windsor, Ontario. Timgren was a left-winger with the Leafs for 237 games between 1948 and 1955. Timgren scored only 13 goals as a Leaf but he added 3 big goals during the playoffs of his rookie season in 1949, helping the Leafs to a third straight Stanley Cup victory. In the final and Cup clinching game of 1949 which the Leafs won 3-1 over Detroit, Timgren scored the tying goal half way through the 2nd period. Timgren was also a member of the Leafs 1951 Cup-winning team.

September 29: On this day in 1935, the Leafs traded left-winger Hec Kilrea to Detroit for cash and future considerations. Kilrea had been a Leaf for two seasons between 1933 and 1935 scoring 21 goals and assisting on 26 more. He had come to Toronto from Ottawa where he won a Cup with the Senators in 1927. Hec Kilrea joined his brother Wally in Detroit. He assisted on the goal that ended the longest game in NHL history and helped the Red Wings to become the first American based team to win back-to-back Cups in 1936 and 1937. Hec Kilrea passed away in October of 1969 at the age of 62.

September 29: On this day in 1963, Dave Andreychuk was born in Hamilton, Ontario. Andreychuk became a Leaf through trade in mid-season 1993. By the end of the following season, he had recorded his 2nd consecutive 50-goal season and as of 2007, he remains the last Leaf to register a 50-goal campaign. Andreychuk was a natural goal scorer, especially on the powerplay and netted 120 of his 640 career goals as a Leaf. As of 2007, he holds the NHL record for the most powerplay goals in a career with 274. He was traded to New Jersey in 1996 and signed as a free agent with Tampa Bay in 2001. After an NHL record of 1,597 regular season games without winning the Stanley Cup, Andreychuk finally got to sip from the mug in 2004 as the Lightning's captain.

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