His goal launched a hockey empire. When George Patterson suited up for the newly minted Toronto Maple Leafs on a cold winter night on February 17, 1927, he had no idea he would score his first NHL goal that evening, never mind the first goal in Leafs history. The story of George Patterson, in many ways, mirrors that of Toronto's hockey club. His ups and downs often time with those of the Leafs. Ultimately, scandal derails George's hockey career. This is the story of how one man who loved the game fades from memory, forced to exist in hockey's shadows at the same time as the Toronto Maple Leafs club begins to turn its back on its own history.