From Pension Puppets
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The Toronto Maple Leafs were the only NHL team he ever played for.
When you’re a franchise as old and historic as the Toronto Maple Leafs, you have a lot to look back on. Part of that includes those who once played for you; unfortunately, a franchise will often outlive its alumni.
Rudy Migay first suited up for the Leafs in the 1949-50 season, when he was just 21 years old. The centre played just 18 games that season, scoring one goal and six points. It took him a couple of years, but eventually he was a regular for the Leafs, suiting up for as many as 70 games a season, and scoring an eventual career high of 15 goals and 35 points.
Migay played 10 seasons for the Leafs. Over his 418 games played, he ultimately scored 59 goals and 151 points. The Fort William, Ont. native never dressed for another NHL team, though he did play in the AHL, and finished out his career in the CPHL. He did some coaching in those leagues as well.
He closed out his professional hockey career, which lasted 54 years, as a scout for the Buffalo Sabres (pictured above). He passed away at 87.