On this day, May 15, back in 1973 the 11th NHL Amateur Draft took place in Montreal.
While Denis Potvin was selected 1st overall by the New York Islanders, the Leafs scored Lanny McDonald with the 4th overall pick and Ian Turnbull with the 11th.
The 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup begins this Friday in London and the Leafs will be well represented. Ryan Rupert (London), Matt Finn (Guelph) and Antoine Bibeau (Val-d’Or) will be aiming to win the biggest prize in Canadian junior hockey.
All three players had outstanding seasons for their respective teams none more so than 2013 sixth round selection Antoine Bibeau who backstopped Val-d’Or to the QMJHL President’s Cup championship. Bibeau was named the Guy Lafleur winner as playoff MVP after posting a record of 16-8 and a 2.80 goals against average, a […]
Team Canada won their second straight game at the World Hockey Championship on Monday as they defeated the Czech Republic 4-3.
Leafs netminder James Reimer started for Canada and turned aside 31 shots to pick up his first win in the 2014 tournament. Defenceman Morgan Rielly scored a power play goal for his first point of the tournament and it would be the eventual game winner as the Canada allowed two third period goals to hang on for the win. Rielly played just 3:30 in the game as the seventh defeneman.
Nazem Kadri was […]
Team Canada suffered a 3-2 shootout loss to France on the opening day of the 2014 World Hockey Championship.
James Reimer was in net for Canada and made 26 saves in the defeat. He was beaten once in the shootout as Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored on a high wrist shot to give France the win. It is expected that Ben Scrivens starts Saturday’s game against Slovakia (1:30pm TSN).
Although he was held off the scoresheet, Nazem Kadri led all Canadian players with six shots on net in over 16 minutes of ice-time. He saw time on […]
Terry Sawchuk played for the Leafs for three seasons out of the 21 he played in the NHL and lead the boys in blue to the Stanley Cup in 1967. In this photo Sawchuk kicks a puck away at the Montreal Forum in a game against the Canadiens in 1966. Wearing one of the best masks in Leafs history in this photo, the most famous picture of him depicts the more than 400 stitches he acquired in his long playing career.
Read the story behind the photo I’m talking about here.
The 2014 World Hockey Championship will begin on Friday in Minsk, Belarus as Canada faces France (9:45am TSN) and the USA plays the hosts (1:45pm TSN).
You will be able to watch five Leafs in the tournament, three on Canada (James Reimer, Nazem Kadri and Morgan Rielly), Jake Gardiner with the USA and Nik Kulemin will be representing Russia.
It was announced on Thursday by Dave Tippett, Canada’s head coach for the tournament that James Reimer will start the first game against France. Reimer played in the 2011 tournament and posted a 4-0-0 […]
Get to know Leafs prospect Connor Brown, the winner of the Red Tilson Trophy as the OHL’s Most Outstanding Player.
Brown captured the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as the league’s Top Scorer setting a franchise record with 128 points in 68 games including 45 goals and 83 assists. His 128 points was also the most in the CHL.
Take a closer look at Brown’s season in the infographic below:
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