Welcome again to this week’s version of Throwback Thursday!
Today in 1963, Toronto Maple Leafs ahead Dick Duff potted the fastest two goals from the start of a game in NHL history.
Duff’s goals noticed him rating twice in the primary 1:08 of the game in opposition to Detroit Red Wings goaltender Terry Sawchuk in game one of many Stanley Cup finals. Toronto went on to take down the Wings in 5 video games.
He attended Toronto’s St. Michael’s school, the place he led his workforce in scoring in his ultimate yr with 53 factors. Duff debuted with the Leafs on March 10, 1955 for the primary of three video games with the massive membership.
Duff landed a full-time function with the Leafs in 1955-56 and rapidly turned a central determine on a rebuilding membership.
On Feb. 22, 1964, he was traded in a blcok buster deal together with Arnie Brown, Bill Collins, Bob Nevin and Rod Seiling in alternate for Andy Bathgate and Don McKenney.
He completed his profession in Toronto showing in 582 video games scoring 174 goals and 342 factors and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006.
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