On This Day September 8th.

September 8: On this day in 1970, Paul DiPietro was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. DiPietro came to the Leafs after winning a Cup with the Canadiens in 1993. He only played 32 games for the Leafs over two seasons between 1994 and 1996 while bouncing back and forth from the minors. As a Leaf, DiPietro put in 5 goals and added 5 assists.

September 8: On this day in 2003, Doug Gilmour rumours floated around the hockey world that Gilmour was considering retirement. To the delight of Maple Leaf fans, the 2003 NHL trade deadline brought good news: the Canadiens traded Gilmour to the Maple Leafs for a sixth round draft pick so that he could finish his career in Toronto. However, in his first game back with the Leafs, Gilmour and Flame Dave Lowry accidentally collided on Gilmour's second shift, resulting in Gilmour breaking his leg. He missed the remainder of the season and officially announced his retirement on September 8, 2003 after John Ferguson, Jr. declined to re-sign him.

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