The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the most storied teams in the NHL.
Let’s take a look at the Top Ten Maple Leafs of All-Time.
10. Wendel Clark:
Playing for Toronto from 1986-94, 1997-98, and 2000, Clark played for the Maple Leafs for 608 games.
The two time All-Star recorded 260 goals (8th in Toronto history), and 181 assists for 441 points, which included 38 game winning goals.
Clark was known more his enforcer ability as he currently has the third most penalty minutes in franchise history with 1,535.
9. Borje Salming:
Defenseman Borje Salming played for Toronto from 1974-89, playing in the third most games as a Maple Leaf with 1,099.
In those games Salming scored 148 goals, and 620 assists (most in Toronto history) for the fourth most points in Maple Leaf history with 768 points.
The six time All-Star also served 1,292 penalty minutes in his time with Toronto.
8. Darryl Sittler:
Darryl Sittler played for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1971-82.
Sittler played in 844 games, and recorded 390 goals, and 527 assists.
Most impressive on February 7, 1976, Sittler set the record for most points recorded in a game with 6 goals, and 4 assists; this record still holds today.
Some may think this is a snub to Sittler, however it is hard to put him above people who won Stanley Cups for Toronto.
7. Tim Horton:
Defenseman Tim Horton spent 1950-70 with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Along with playing in the second most games as a Maple Leaf with 1,184, Horton recorded 109 goals, and 349 assists for 458 points.
The six time All-Star also won four Stanley Cups with Toronto in 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1967.
6. George Armstrong:
Spending his entire career with Toronto from 1950-71, Armstrong played in the most games by a Maple Leaf with 1,188.
He is also fifth in scoring with 713 points from his 296 goals, and 417 assists.
Of those 296 goals, 43 were game winning goals.
Playing in seven All-Star games, Armstrong also won the Stanley Cup in 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1967.
5. Mats Sundin:
Now this may be a reach considering Sundin never brought a Stanley Cup to Toronto, however Sundin’s numbers speak for themselves.
Playing in 981 games from 1996-2008, Sundin is first in goals (420), points (987), and game winning goals (79) in Toronto history.
Sundin is also second in assists with 567.
The nine time All-Star also had ten 30 plus goal seasons, and two 40 plus goal seasons.
He may have never won a Stanley Cup with Toronto, but there is no doubt Mats Sundin belongs here.
4. Frank Mahovlich:
Frank Mahovlich played in 720 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Winning the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year in 1958, Mahovlich would go on to score 266 goals, and 283 assists with Toronto.
Mahovlich also played in 15 All-Star Games, and was a part of six Stanley Cups with Toronto (1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1971, 1973).
Interesting fact: Frank Mahovlich is believed to be the first player to be seen hoisting the Stanley Cup above his head.
3. Syl Apps III:
Playing for Toronto from 1937-48, Apps played in 423 games and recorded 201 goals, and 231 assists for 432 points.
As a rookie in 1937 Apps won the first Calder Trophy awarded in NHL history for Rookie of the Year.
In 1942 he would win the Lady Byng Trophy, along with the Stanley Cup.
Apps would add two more Stanley Cups to his resume in 1947, and 1948.
2. Ted Kennedy:
Kennedy played in 696 games from 1943-57 with the Maple Leafs.
In those games Kennedy scored 230 goals, and 330 assists for 560 points.
Of those 230 goals, 35 being game winning goals.
He would go on to be the first player to win five Stanley Cups, winning in 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, and 1951.
Along with this Kennedy also was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy in 1955 as league MVP.
1. Dave Keon:
Everything about Dave Keon radiates Toronto Maple Leafs.
Playing in 1,062 games from 1961-75 with Toronto, Keon recorded the third most goals (365), and the fourth most assists (493) for the third most points (858) in Maple Leaf history.
Keon also has the second most game winning goals with 63 in Toronto history.
In 1961 Keon won the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year.
He was also awarded the Lady Byng Trophy in 1962, and 1963 for best sportsmanship.
The eight time All-Star won four Stanley Cups with Toronto in 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1967; along with the Conn Smythe in 1967 for playoffs MVP.
For the time period he played in, and what he was able to accomplish with a Toronto, Dave Keon is the best Toronto Maple Leaf of All-Time.
Dave Keon Lady Byng: www.hhof.com
Dave Keon Skating: www.mapleleafshotstove.com
Dave Keon Stanley Cup: www.thestar.com
Ted Kennedy and King Clancy: www.pinterest.com
Ted Kennedy Stanley Cup: www.thestar.com
Syl Apps III Stanley Cup: www.dailynews.mcmaster.ca
Syl Apps III Player: www.hhof.com
Frank Mahovlich Stanley Cup: www.fansided.com
Frank Mahovlich Skating: www.hockeygods.com
Mats Sundin: www.sportsnet.ca
Mats Sundin Celebration: www.NHL.com
George Armstrong: www.toronto-Maple-leafs.wikia.com
George Armstrong Stanley Cup: www.hockeygods.com
Tim Horton: www.cochraneontario.com
Tim Horton Cup: www.thehockeywriters.com
Darryl Sittler: www.NHL.com
Darryl Sittler 10 point: www.torontosun.com
Borje Salming: www.mapleleafs.NHL.com
Wendel Clark: www.sportsnet.ca
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