Toronto Maple Leafs in History

Events in Sport

  • 1908-03-12 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers sweep Win Maple Leafs in 2 games
  • 1917-12-26 1st NHL defensemen to score a goal: Toronto Maple Leaf Harry Cameron
  • 1924-12-05 Hamilton Tiger Red Green scores 5 goals to beat Tor Maple Leafs 10-5
  • 1925-02-28 Longest win streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (9 games)
  • 1927-01-14 Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs NY Rangers
  • 1927-09-24 NHL's Toronto St Patricks become Maple Leafs
  • 1931-11-12 Maple Leaf Gardens opens in Toronto - Chic Blackhawks beat Leafs, 2-1
  • 1932-01-19 Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game
  • 1932-04-09 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep NY Rangers in 3 games
  • 1933-04-13 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933-12-12 Eddie Shore hits Toronto Maple Leaf star Ace Bailey from behind, fracturing his skull and ending his career

NHL Star Eddie Shore
NHL Star
Eddie Shore
  • 1934-03-10 Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history ends - 18 games with 15 wins, 3 ties
  • 1934-11-11 1st penalty shot vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Mondou (Mont) unsuccessful
  • 1934-11-20 Toronto Maple Leaf Harvey Jackson is 1st to score 4 goals in a period
  • 1934-12-11 1st Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher unsuccessful vs Rangers
  • 1935-04-09 Stanley Cup: Montreal Maroons sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 3 games
  • 1936-02-08 1st successful Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher vs Rangers
  • 1936-04-11 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
  • 1938-03-19 Toronto Maple Leafs score 8 goals in 5 minutes
  • 1938-04-12 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
  • 1939-04-16 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1
  • 1940-04-13 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 2
  • 1942-04-18 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
  • 1945-04-22 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
  • 1947-01-08 Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game
  • 1947-04-19 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
  • 1948-04-14 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
  • 1949-04-16 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games (2nd year in a row)
  • 1951-04-21 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1
  • 1953-12-09 Mont Canadiens (106) & Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty mins
  • 1954-01-23 Equal longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history ends - 18 games, 16 wins, 2 ties
  • 1957-03-16 Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating NY Rangers 14-1
  • 1958-11-28 George "Punch" Imlach becomes coach of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 1959-04-18 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1
  • 1960-04-14 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 4 games
  • 1961-03-11 Then NHL record 40 penalties, Black Hawks & Maple Leafs (20 each)
  • 1962-04-22 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
  • 1963-04-18 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • 1964-04-25 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
  • 1967-02-08 Longest losing streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (10 games)
  • 1967-05-02 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1968-03-03 In a blockbuster trade, the Toronto Maple Leafs send hall of fame forward Frank Mahovlich to the rival Detroit Red Wings

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 1968-10-16 Jim Dorey sets Toronto Maple Leaf penalty records (48 mins on 9 penalties in a game & 44 minutes on 7 penalties in a period)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975-09-10 Darryl Sittler is named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • 1976-10-16 Toronto Maple Leaf Lanny McDonald scores a hat trick in 2 min 54 sec
  • 1977-02-12 Toronto Maple Leafs shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
  • 1978-10-24 NHL Toronto Maple Leafs set own team record of 28 pts vs NY Islanders
  • 1981-03-19 Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs 14-4
  • 1982-01-05 Darryl Sittler, on advice from his doctor, leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs because of mental depression
  • 1982-01-20 Darryl Sittler is traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Philadelphia Flyers
  • 1983-10-15 Black Hawks & Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds)
  • 1984-03-03 NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Tor Maple Leafs (6)
  • 1988-01-25 Longest winless streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (15 games)
  • 1993-05-29 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Los Angeles Kings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 3
  • 1993-10-30 Toronto Maple Leafs lose 1st game of season after going 10-0-0
  • 1994-05-24 NHL Western Conference Final: Vancouver Canucks beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997-05-30 Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden
  • 1999-05-31 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1
  • 2002-05-28 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Carolina Hurricanes beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 2
  • 2016-10-12 Auston Matthews becomes 1st player to score 4 goals in his NHL debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1927-01-25 Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Dysart, SK, CAN, Hall of Fame NHL player (Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs), (d. 2012)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1950-09-18 Darryl Sittler, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings), born in Kitchener, Ontario

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1959-10-29 Mike Gartner, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Ottawa, Ontario

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • 1961-03-08 Larry Murphy, Scarborough, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1961-08-17 Jamie Macoun, Newmarket, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1963-06-25 Doug Gilmour, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1964-03-30 Dave Ellett, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1964-12-11 Dave Gagner, Chatham, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1965-03-23 Wayne Presley, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1965-11-09 Todd Gill, Cardinal, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1966-02-08 Kirk Muller, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1966-06-04 Nick Kypreos, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968-03-08 Rob Zettler, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1969-11-01 Tie Domi, Windsor, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1971-02-13 Mats Sundin, Bromma SWE, NHL center (Team Sweden, Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1971-04-30 Matt Martin, Hamden, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs, Oly-US-94)
  • 1971-06-06 Mike Craig, St Mary's, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1971-06-23 Felix Potvin, Anjou, NHL goalie (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1971-11-19 Dimitri Yushkevich, Yaroslavl Russia, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leaf)
  • 1973-01-23 Mark Kolesar, Minnedosa, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1974-01-03 Todd Warriner, Blenheim, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1974-02-04 Brandon Convery, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)