Toronto

Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club
founded November 26, 1917

Granted with a franchise when the NHL was founded in 1917, pro hockey in Toronto began under the Toronto Arena Company, fielding a team called the “Arenas” playing at Arena Gardens. After two seasons, the team became the Toronto St. Pats for eight seasons, until new owner Conn Smythe renamed the team the “Maple Leafs” in 1927.

The Leafs have captured 13 Stanley Cups, the second highest total in NHL history (behind only Montréal) – however, they have not won the Cup since 1967. Despite their recent woes, the Leafs have a major following across Canada, considered by many as “Canada’s team,” amplified by their exposure from Hockey Night In Canada on radio and television across the country.

STANLEY CUPS (13)
1918 · 1922 · 1932 · 1942 · 1945 · 1947 · 1948 · 1949 · 1951 · 1962 · 1963 · 1964 · 1967
RETIRED NUMBERS
1 – Turk Broda (1995)
1 – Johnny Bower
(1995)
4 – Hap Day
(2006)
4 – Red Kelly
(2006)
5 – Bill Barilko
(1992)
6 – Ace Bailey
(1934)
7 – King Clancy
(1995)
7 – Tim Horton
(1995)
9 – Charlie Conacher
(1998)
9 – Ted Kennedy (1993)
10 – Syl Apps (1993)
10 – George Armstrong
(1998)
13 – Mats Sundin
(2012)
14 – Dave Keon (2016)
17 – Wendel Clark
(2008)
21 – Borje Salming
(2006)
27 – Frank Mahovlich
(2001)
27 – Darryl Sittler
(2003)
93 – Doug Gilmour
(2009)
TEAM CAPTAINS (since 1917)
Ken Randall (1917-19)
Frank Heffernan (1919-20)
Reg Noble (1920-22)
Jack Adams (1922-24)
John Ross Roach (1924-25)
Babe Dye (1925-26)
Bert Corbeau (1926-27)
Hap Day (1927-37)
Charlie Conacher (1937-38)
Red Horner (1938-40)
Syl Apps (1940-43, 1945-48)
Bob Davidson (1943-45)
Ted Kennedy (1948-55, 1957)
Sid Smith (1955-56)
Jimmy Thomson
(1956-57)
George Armstrong (1958-69)
Dave Keon (1969-75)
Darryl Sittler (1975-79, 1980-82)
Rick Vaive (1982-86)
Rob Ramage (1989-91)
Wendel Clark (1991-94)
Doug Gilmour (1994-97)
Mats Sundin (1997-2008)
Dion Phaneuf (2010-16)
John Tavares (2019-)
HEAD COACHES (since 1917)
Dick Carroll (1917-19)
Frank Heffernan (1919-20)
Harvey Sproule (1920)
Frank Carroll (1920-21)
George O’Donoghue (1921-23)
Charles Querrie (1923-24, 1926-27)
Eddie Powers (1924-26)
Mike Rodden (1927)
Alex Romeril (1927)
Conn Smythe (1927-30)
Art Duncan (1930-31)
Dick Irvin (1931-40)
Hap Day (1940-50)
Joe Primeau (1950-53)
King Clancy (1953-56)
Howie Meeker (1956-57)
Billy Reay (1957-58)
Punch Imlach (1958-69)
John McLellan (1969-73)
Red Kelly (1973-77)
Roger Neilson (1977-79)
Floyd Smith (1979-80)
Joe Crozier (1980-81)
Mike Nykoluk (1981-84)
Dan Maloney (1984-86)
John Brophy (1986-88)
George Armstrong (1988-89)
Doug Carpenter (1989-90)
Tom Watt (1990-92)
Pat Burns (1992-96)
Mike Murphy (1996-98)
Pat Quinn (1998-2006)
Paul Maurice (2006-08)
Ron Wilson (2008-12)
Randy Carlyle (2012-15)
Mike Babcock (2015-19)
Sheldon Keefe (2019-)
GENERAL MANAGERS (since 1917)
Charles Querrie (1917-27)
Conn Smythe (1927-54)
Hap Day (1954-57)
Howie Meeker (1957)
Stafford Smythe (1957-58)
Punch Imlach (1958-69, 1979-81)
Jim Gregory (1969-79)
Gerry McNamara (1981-88)
Gord Stellick (1988-89)
Floyd Smith (1989-91)
Cliff Fletcher (1991-97, 2008)
Bill Watters (1997)
Ken Dryden (1997-99)
Pat Quinn (1999-03)
John Ferguson Jr. (2003-08)
Brian Burke (2008-13)
Dave Nonis (2013-15)
Lou Lamoriello (2015-18)
Kyle Dubas (2018-)
HALL OF FAMERS
Eddie Gerard (1945)
Frank Nighbor (1947)
King Clancy* (1958)
Sprague Cleghorn (1958)
Dick Irvin (1958)
Conn Smythe (1958)
Jack Adams (1959)
Frank Selke (1960)
Syl Apps* (1961)
Charlie Conacher* (1961)
Hap Day (1961)
George Hainsworth (1961)
Rusty Crawford (1962)
Reg Noble (1962)
Mike Rodden (1962)
Sweeney Schriner (1962)
Harry Cameron (1963)
Joe Primeau (1963)
Foster Hewitt (1965)
Red Horner (1965)
Syd Howe (1965)
Max Bentley* (1966)
Ted Kennedy* (1966)
Babe Pratt (1966)
Turk Broda* (1967)
Red Kelly* (1969)
Babe Dye (1970)
Busher Jackson (1971)
Terry Sawchuk* (1971)
Hap Holmes (1972)
Dickie Moore* (1974)
Carl Voss (1974)
George Armstrong (1975)
Gordie Drillion (1975)
Pierre Pilote (1975)
Johnny Bower* (1976)
Harold Ballard (1977)
Tim Horton* (1977)
Ace Bailey (1978)
Andy Bathgate* (1978)
J.P. Bickell (1978)
Jacques Plante* (1978)
Marcel Pronovost (1978)
Harry Lumley
(1980)
Frank Mahovlich* (1981)
Allan Stanley (1981)
Norm Ullman (1982)
Punch Imlach (1984)
Bernie Parent* (1984)
Gerry Cheevers (1985)
Bert Olmstead (1985)
Leo Boivin (1986)
Dave Keon* (1986)
Darryl Sittler* (1989)
Fern Flaman (1990)
Bud Poile (1990)
Bob Pulford (1991)
Frank Mathers (1992)
Lanny McDonald (1992)
Harry Watson (1994)
Al Arbour (1996)
Borje Salming* (1996)
Howie Meeker (1998)
Mike Gartner* (2001)
Roger Neilson (2002)
Grant Fuhr* (2003)
Cliff Fletcher (2004)
Larry Murphy (2004)
Dick Duff (2006)
Ron Francis* (2007)
Jim Gregory (2007)
Glenn Anderson (2008)
Lou Lamoriello (2009)
Brian Leetch* (2009)
Ed Belfour (2011)
Doug Gilmour (2011)
Joe Nieuwendyk* (2011)
Mats Sundin* (2012)
Pat Burns (2014)
Phil Housley (2015)
Eric Lindros* (2016)
Pat Quinn (2016)
Dave Andreychuk (2017)
Jim Rutherford (2019)

*- Denotes member of The NHL 100 (1917-2017)
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