New Name St. PatricksIn 1919, Livingstone won a $20,000 judgment against the Arena Company, which promptly declared bankruptcy to avoid paying. The Toronto NHL franchise was put up for sale and Querrie put together a group that mainly consisted of the people who had run the senior amateur St. Patricks team in the Ontario Hockey Association the previous year. The new owners renamed ...
Stanley Cup Winner 1922The 1922 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the National Hockey League (NHL) champion Toronto St. Pats and the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) champion Vancouver Millionaires. The St. Pats defeated Vancouver three games to two in the best-of-five game series to win their only Stanley Cup as the St. Pats. All games were held at Arena Gardens in Toronto.
History of the St Patricks
The Toronto St. Patricks', now known as the Maple Leafs, has been a part of NHL history since 1919, when Conn Smythe founded them. The team was initially called the Arenas and then changed to the St. Pats in 1922 after being purchased by a group of investors led by Charles Querrie and renamed after Ireland's patron saint Patrick. They won their first Stanley Cup in the 1922-23 season under head coach Dick Irvin Sr., becoming one of only two teams from outside Canada to win it (the other being Seattle).
Under new management, the team moved from Mutual Street Arena to Maple Leaf Gardens in 1931, where they would remain until 1999 when Air Canada Centre became their home arena for almost 20 years before moving back downtown again into Scotiabank Arena in 2018–19 season. Throughout its long history with NHL, Toronto St Patricks' has had some success, including winning three Stanley Cups between 1918–1939 but unfortunately never reached similar heights afterward due mainly due financial difficulties, which eventually led them to merge with another local hockey club; The Toronto Arenas who later become modern day’s beloved Maple Leafs we know today!
In conclusion, even though this team is no longer around today, it still holds an important place within hockey history as one of the original six franchises that helped shape what the National Hockey League looks like today! It also provided us with many great players, such as Turk Broda or Syl Apps Jr., who will forever be remembered for making this sport what it is now!
1917 – Present / National Hockey League
1927 – Present / Toronto Maple Leafs
1919 – 1927 / Toronto St. Patricks
1917 – 1919 / Toronto Arenas
St. Patricks – The Toronto St. Patrick's is among the oldest National Hockey League (NHL) teams. Established in 1919, they have been an integral part of hockey history for over a century. Like many NHL franchises, their nickname has a unique origin story that dates back to its founding days.
The original name of this team was the “Toronto Arenas,” and it wasn’t until 1927, when Conn Smythe took control, that he changed it to honor his Irish heritage – The Toronto St Pats! This change was made shortly after Smythe purchased two players from another NHL franchise called “St Patrick's Athletic Club,” which had just folded due to financial issues. He saw this as an opportunity to bring luck and good fortune to his new team by giving them an Irish-inspired name – The Toronto St Pats!
Since then, fans have embraced their beloved moniker with pride and enthusiasm – especially during games against fellow Canadian rivals such as Montreal Canadiens or Ottawa Senators, where chants like "Go Leafs Go!" can be heard echoing throughout arenas across Canada on game day! With such deep roots within hockey culture, it is no wonder why so many sports fans love cheering on their favorite team every season - whether they're playing at home or away - you can always count on seeing plenty of green jerseys representing 'The Patricks' spirit wherever they go!
Stanley Cups 1
1967, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1951, 1949, 1948, 1947, 1945, 1942, 1932, 1922, 1918
2019 - Present / Scotiabank Arena
1999 – 2918 / 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