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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / Top 10 Toronto Maple Leafs of All Time

Top 10 Toronto Maple Leafs of All Time

Top 10 Maple Leafs of All Time!
Publish Date: 12/30/2022
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa

10) Bob Pulford

Pulford won four Stanley Cups with the Leafs.  He scored a crucial goal towards their last Cup win in 1967 when he beat Vachon in the second overtime of Game Three.  He was one of the top two-way players of his time.

 

9) Borje Salming

Helped start the influx of European players to the NHL. He is the greatest defenseman in Maple Leaf’s history.

Video: Borje Salming was pioneering European star

Borje Salming was pioneering European star

8) Johnny Bower

Bower was fearless and aggressive; he came into the league at 34, led the Leafs back into the playoffs, then two years in the finals, before backstopping them to four Stanley Cups. Check out the top sportsbooks for betting on the NHL.

Video: Johnny Bower led Leafs to four Stanley Cup titles

Johnny Bower led Leafs to four Stanley Cup titles

 

7) Mats Sundin

For almost a decade, Sundin was the best player on the Leafs and often played with linemates who he was forced to carry.  He played hard. However, he was not a leader, and that’s why he falls to the sixth spot on this list.

Video: Mats Sundin's Most Memorable Toronto Maple Leafs Moments

Mats Sundin’s Most Memorable Toronto Maple Leafs Moments

 

6) Darryl Sittler

In 1975-1976, Sittler had a phenomenal year, scoring an NHL-record six goals in one game during the regular season, followed by five goals in a playoff game.

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#TBT: Darryl Sittler’s 10 Point game

5) Frank Mahovlich

Mahovlich was key to all four of the Leaf’s championships over the last 50 years. In addition, he won the Calder trophy in his first year with the team.

Video: Frank Mahovlich won Stanley Cup six times

Frank Mahovlich won Stanley Cup six times

4) Tim Horton

Horton played 1185 games as a Leaf, always at a high level, as evidenced by multiple All-Star appearances. In addition, he led a strong Leaf defense for three consecutive Stanley Cups.

Video: Tim Horton had legendary strength, anchored Toronto D

Tim Horton had legendary strength, anchored Toronto D

3) Ted Kennedy

Of Kennedy’s 230 goals, he scored for the Leafs; an amazing 35 were game-winning goals.

He would be the first player to win five Stanley Cups in 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, and 1951.

Video: Ted Kennedy was catylyst for first Leafs dynasty

Ted Kennedy was catylyst for first Leafs dynasty

 

2) Syl Apps

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 averaged over a point per game while playing with the Leafs.

Video: Syl Apps won Stanley Cup three times with Maple Leafs

Syl Apps won Stanley Cup three times with Maple Leafs

1) Dave Keon

Keon won with Calder trophy in his first year in the league; he won the Lady Byng trophy twice but more impressively won the Leafs’ only Conn Smythe trophy in 1967.

Video: Dave Keon led Toronto to three straight Cup titles

Dave Keon led Toronto to three straight Cup titles

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