Fifteen years ago today and after a long tenure filled with many memories at Maple Leaf Gardens the Leafs would move further south to a new arena constructed at Bay St. and Lakeshore Blvd. called Air Canada Centre. Occupying a site that previously housed Canada Post’s Toronto Postal Delivery Building, the new arena would retain some of the original building’s facade while the inside featured all the new bells and whistles.
In it’s first week, the building would host a Leafs game, a Toronto Raptors game, and soldout concerts of the Tragically Hip and Rolling Stones.
Today’s throwback photo features the first 20 Leafs to take the ice at Air Canada Centre ahead of their overtime win against the Montreal Canadiens. Lining the blue line are: Glenn Healy, Sylvain Cote, Jason Smith, Bryan Berard, Steve Thomas, Dmitry Yushkevich, Mats Sundin, Ladislav Kohn, Tie Domi, Curtis Joseph, Steve Sullivan, Garry Valk, Todd Warriner, Sergei Berezin, Alexander Karpovtsev, Igor Korolev, Derek King, Mike Johnson, Kris King and Danny Markov.
Learn more about Air Canada Centre HERE.