All-Time Greats: Frank Mahovlich, Johnny Bower, Darryl Sittler, Turk Broda, Tim Horton, Borje Salming, Red Kelly, Mats Sundin, Dave Keon
Rivals: Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Leafs Tickets
The Toronto Maple Leafs have various distinctions: three different team names, 13 league championships and more than 50 years since their last Stanley Cup win. One of the National Hockey League’s Original Six Teams, the Toronto Maple Leafs began life as the Toronto Arenas and morphed into the Toronto St. Patricks two years later before finally settling into the Maple Leafs identity. As the Arenas, they were the inaugural NHL champions and Stanley Cup winners; since then, the Toronto Maple Leafs have captured a dozen more Cup wins and appeared in the finals almost as many times. They have seen a long dry spell since their last victory in 1967, but some solid lineups in recent years have flirted with the finals and delivered quality hockey. No longer residents of the storied Maple Leaf Gardens, the Leafs now play near the shores of Lake Ontario at Scotiabank Arena. If you want in, StubHub is your source for Toronto Maple Leafs tickets.
What conference and division do the Toronto Maple Leafs play in?
The Maple Leafs compete in the Atlantic Division in the NHL's Eastern Conference. The division is home to many of their notable rivals: from their long-time arch-nemesis the Montreal Canadiens to historic Original Six rivals like the Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins to geographic rivals such as the Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators. Like all other teams in the league, the Toronto Maple Leafs' schedule has them playing their divisional rivals most often as well as every team in the league at least once a year.
Where did the Maple Leafs get their name?
Conn Smythe, an early owner of the team (and the namesake of the NHL’s Conn Smythe Trophy for Most Valuable Player), named the Toronto Maple Leafs to honor Canadian soldiers in World War I. He felt that athletes wearing the same Maple Leaf symbol as soldiers had done before them would encourage players to act with the same honor, pride and courage.
Have the Maple Leafs always played at Scotiabank Arena?
Scotiabank Arena (previously known as the Air Canada Centre) has been home to the Toronto Maple Leafs (and the NBA's Toronto Raptors) since 1999. Prior to that, the Leafs had spent almost 68 years at the famed Maple Leaf Gardens on Carlton Street. That building is now home to, among other things, a supermarket that still has a red dot on the floor marking center ice. Their first home was Arena Gardens on Mutual Street; they played there from their birth until 1931.
Who have been the greatest Toronto Maple Leaf players?
A number of Leafs rank among hockey's greatest. Darryl Sittler's 10-point game in 1976 certainly earns him a seat with the best; it was the first (and so far, only) double hat trick in NHL history. George Armstrong's 22 seasons with the club would earn him a place in history on tenure alone. But he was also a talented leader who wore the captain's ‘C’ for much of his career. And Mats Sundin leads the team's all-time rankings for most points, most goals, most power-play goals and most game-winning goals.
Have the Maple Leafs ever come close to a Stanley Cup win since 1967?
Since their last Stanley Cup win, the Leafs have made the playoffs more often than not. Their longest drought came between 2004-2005 and 2011-2012; though, there were no playoffs in the first year of that streak due to the player lockout. In their playoff appearances, they have never made it back to the finals, but they have made it a step away to the conference finals four times.Back to Top