- 1932 - 1942
- 1945 - 1947
- 1948 - 1949
- 1962 -1963
- 1964 - 1967
Querrie lost a lawsuit to Livingstone and decided to put the St. Pats up for sale. He gave serious consideration to a $200,000 bid from a Philadelphia group. However, Toronto Varsity Graduates coach Conn Smythe put together an ownership group of his own and made a $160,000 offer for the franchise. With the support of St. Pats shareholder J. P. ...
Stanley Cup – 1942 The 1942 Stanley Cup Final was a best-of-seven series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings. After losing the first three games, the Maple Leafs won the next four to win the series 4–3, winning their fourth Stanley Cup. It was the first Cup Final in history to go seven. Stanley Cup – ...
Stanley Cup – 1947 The 1947 Stanley Cup Final was a best-of-seven series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the defending champion Montreal Canadiens. The Maple Leafs would win the series four games to two. This was the first all-Canadian finals in 12 years. Stanley Cup – 1945 The 1945 Stanley Cup Final was a best-of-seven series between the Detroit ...
Stanley Cup – 1949 The 1949 Stanley Cup Final was a best-of-seven series between the Detroit Red Wings and the defending champion Toronto Maple Leafs, the second straight final series between Detroit and Toronto. The Maple Leafs won the series in four straight games to win their third consecutive Stanley Cup and eighth in the history of the franchise. Stanley ...
The 1951 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens. The Maple Leafs would win the series 4–1, with all five games going into overtime. It was the Toronto franchise’s ninth Stanley Cup win and the last in a series of six wins starting in 1942. It was the first appearance ...
Stanley Cup – 1963 The 1963 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the defending champion Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings. The Maple Leafs would win the best-of-seven series four games to one to win the Stanley Cup, their second straight NHL championship. Stanley Cup – 1962 The 1962 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the defending champion ...
Stanley Cup – 1967 The 1967 Stanley Cup Final was a best-of-seven series played between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs would win the series four games to two to win their thirteenth Stanley Cup. As of 2015, this is Toronto’s most recent Stanley Cup championship, most recent appearance in the championship final, and with ...
History of the Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs (officially the Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club and often referred to like the Leafs) are a professional ice hockey team based in Toronto. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference. The club is owned by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, a company that owns several professional sports teams in the city. The Maple Leafs' broadcasting rights are split between BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications. For its first 14 seasons, the club played its home games at the Mutual Street Arena, before moving to Maple Leaf Gardens in 1931. The Maple Leafs moved to their present home, Scotiabank Arena (originally named Air Canada Centre), in February 1999.
The club was founded in 1917, operating simply as Toronto and known then as the Toronto Arenas. Under new ownership, the club was renamed the Toronto St. Patricks in 1919. In 1927, the club was purchased by Conn Smythe and renamed the Maple Leafs. A member of the "Original Six", the club was one of six NHL teams to have endured the period of League retrenchment during the Great Depression. The club has won 13 Stanley Cup championships, second only to the 24 championships of the Montreal Canadiens. The Maple Leafs' history includes two recognized dynasties, from 1947 to 1951; and from 1962 to 1967. Winning their last championship in 1967, the Maple Leafs' 53-season drought between championships is the longest current drought in the NHL. The Maple Leafs have developed rivalries with four NHL franchises: the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, the Montreal Canadiens, and the Ottawa Senators.
1917 – Present / National Hockey League
1927 – Present / Toronto Maple Leafs
1919 – 1927 / Toronto St. Patricks
1917 – 1919 / Toronto Arenas
Maple Leafs – Conn Smythe eventually decided on Maple Leafs, for a couple possible reasons. Smythe fought in the Maple Leaf Regiment during World War I, and there was a former Toronto hockey team called the East Maple Leaves.
Stanley Cups 11
1967, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1951, 1949, 1948, 1947, 1945, 1942, 1932, 1922, 1918
2019 - Present / Scotiabank Arena
1999 – 2018 / Air Canada Centre
1932 – 1999 / Maple Leaf Gardens
1917 – 1931 / Mutual Street Arena
1998 – Present / Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.
1996 – 1998 / Steve Stavro and Larry Tanenbaum
1991 – 1996 / Steve Stavro
1990 – 1991 / Estate of Harold Ballard
1972 – 1990 / Harold Ballard
1970 – 1972 / Stafford Smythe and Harold Ballard
1961 – 1970 / Stafford Smythe, Harold Ballard, and John Bassett
1927 – 1961 / Conn Smythe
1919 – 1927 / Charles Querrie
1917 – 1919 / Toronto Arena Company
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
1 / Johnny Bower
1 / Turk Broda
4 / Red Kelly
4 / Hap Day
5 / Bill Barilko
6 / Ace Bailey
7 / Tim Horton
7 / King Clancy
9 / Charlie Conacher
9 / Ted Kennedy
10 / Syl Apps
10 / George Armstrong
13 / Mats Sundin
14 / Dave Keon
17 / Wendel Clark
21 / Borje Salming
27 / Frank Mahovlich
27 / Darryl Sittler
93 / Doug Gilmour
99 / Wayne Gretzky
*Blue is this team’s history