Throwback Thursday: This week in 1964, Toronto Maple Leafs select Terry Sawchuk in intra-league draft

Welcome back to another edition of Throwback Thursday! 

This week in 1964 (June 10), the Toronto Maple Leafs selected legendary goalie Terry Sawchuk from the Detroit Red Wings.

Sawchuk, 35, joined the Leafs after having 14 successful seasons with both the Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins. He joined Johnny Bower in sharing time in net and formed an incredible duo splitting time.

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Some of his most successful years in the NHL were with the Leafs. In 91 regular-season games, he posted a 42-30-13 record and .912.

Sawchuk was a key player in the Leafs 1967 cup win posting a 6-4 record with an amazing .931 save percentage. The 37-year-old stood on his head and was a big reason why those Leafs took home the cup.

After the cup win, Toronto left him unprotected in the expansion draft and Sawchuk was selected by the LA Kings. Sawchuk spent three more years in the NHL before he died at the age of 40.

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