The Toronto Maple Leafs are a Canadian professional ice hockey team located in Toronto. The ice hockey team plays in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League. Maple Leafs team have had one of the hockey’s most-storied pasts, having also won the Stanley Cup 13 times, which is the second-highest total in NHL history.
The Maple Leafs were one of the NHL’s establishment teams in 1917 and were initially known as the Toronto Arenas before they took on the name St. Patricks in 1919. The team went to win two Stanley Cups in the NHL’s first five years. In the year 1927, the team was acquired by Conn Smythe and renamed to the Maple Leafs. Toronto collected the Stanley Cup in the 1931–32 season behind the “Kid Line,” which included three future Hockey Hall of Fame members—Busher Jackson, Joe Primeau and Charlie Conacher. We have compiled the best guide on Toronto Maple Leafs for you to get to know more about the team and its games. Read on to find out more.
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Toronto Maple Leafs History
Between 1932–33 and 1939–40 the Maple Leafs appeared in six Stanley Cup finals however lost all the time. The team broke over and captured the championship in 1941–42. This was the first of five cup wins under coach Hap Day, who previously featured on the team for 13 seasons. In 1942 Toronto then added centre Ted Kennedy, who ran the team to the final four of Day’s wins as well as in 1950–51. A reconstructed Maple Leafs team ran by head coach Punch Imlach and filled with future Hall of Famers (goaltender Johnny Bower, right-wing and centre George Armstrong, centre Red Kelly, defenseman Tim Horton, centre Dave Keon, left-wing Frank Mahovlich, left-wing Bob Pulford, and the defenseman Allan Stanley). They went on to win three Stanley Cups in a row from the year 1961–62 to 1963–64 and one during the 1966–67 season.
Toronto Maple Leafs Team Data
- Captain: John Tavares
- Division championships: 5 (1932–33, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1937–38, 1999–2000)
- Arena/Stadium: Scotiabank Arena
- Coach: Sheldon Keefe
- Stanley Cup wins: 1967, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1951, 1949, 1948, 1947, 1945, 1942, 1932, 1922, 1918
Facts About Toronto Maple Leafs
Maple Leafs uniform is blue and white and their logo includes a maple leaf with Toronto Maple Leaf written inside. The Leafs play their home games at the Air Canada Centre (ACC), which has been home since 1999. Before moving into the Air Canada Centre, Maple Leafs spent 68 years at Maple Leaf Gardens.
Maple Leafs’ Rivals
Maple Leafs’ most unpleasant competition are the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens won 24 Stanley Cups, while the Maple Leafs won 13, putting them in the first and the second place in the National Hockey League history. Over a couple of years, the Maple Leafs have developed an unpleasant rivalry with the Ottawa Senators.
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