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Brian Spencer was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs
in the 1969 NHL Draft.
December 12, 1970 he called his father in Fort St. James B.C. to tell him he would be playing his first NHL game for The Maple Leafs and that the game will be televised and that he is also getting interviewed during the second intermission.
What happened after that is something quite strange and tragic, so is the rest of Brian Spencer's life.
All this was new to me.
By the time I started following the Maple Leafs, Brian Spencer retired from playing hockey.
Being a life long Toronto Maple Leaf fan,
I'm surprised I never heard this story.
This Made-For-TV- movie written by Paul Gross and directed by Atom Egoyan is not very good, but I'm happy it exists.
If you are interested, seek this one out on YouTube.