Left-winger Rod Willard played one game for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1982-83. He was a decent goal scorer who attained most of his success in junior and the minors.
Born in New Liskeard, Ontario Willard amassed 79 goals in three junior seasons with the Cornwall Royals. Undrafted and unsigned, he played most of his rookie pro season with the IHL's Fort Wayne Komets where he scored 32 goals. He then joined the New Brunswick Hawks and was a solid worker for a year before signing on with the parent Maple Leafs.
In addition to his one game stint in the NHL, the hard working forward played three more years in the minors before retiring in 1985. Willard's best year was a 36 point effort for the Springfield Indians of the AHL in 1983-84.