My Leafs Story: How Mats Sundin, Jeremy Williams & Morgan Rielly turned me into a Leafs fan

Hey Leafs Nation! My name is Brendan and I’m one of the new writers for! I’m super excited to start providing content for you guys to read! I thought the perfect way for everyone to get to know a little bit about me was to share my story on how I became a Leafs fan.
I was born in October of 1998 in Brampton, ON, with my parents naming me after this Brendan Shanahan guy. Both of my parents grew up as Maple Leafs fans and of course they passed that down to me. My dad played baseball growing up, but still had an affinity for hockey. His favourite player growing up, like many at the time was Darryl Sittler.
The day I became a die-hard fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs was on March 7th, 2006. My mom and dad got tickets to see them play the Montreal Canadiens. When they came back from the game, they gave me the game program. From that day forward, that game program became my Maple Leafs bible. I probably read through it hundreds of times as a kid, memorizing all the names of the players on the team …

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Author: Brendan Mori / The Leafs Nation

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