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Drafted by Detroit in 1986 after his rookie OHL season with the Windsor Spitfires, Graves began his NHL career in 1988. In 1989, he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers, with whom he won the Stanley Cup with in 1990. Signed as a free agent by the Rangers in 1991, he helped them win the President’s Trophy when the team hit the 106-point mark. The team did even better in 1994, hitting 112 points. Graves’ 56 goals was a big contributor to their Stanley Cup victory while winning the Bill Masterston trophy to top it off. After signing with San Jose in 2001, Graves played two more seasons before hanging up his skates.
Boyes was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round, 24th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
He was traded to the San Jose Sharks along with Alyn McCauley and a 1st round selection in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft (who would be Mark Stuart) in exchange for Owen Nolan.
Boyes was later traded from the Sharks to the Boston Bruins in a 3-way deal that saw Jeff Jillson go to Buffalo Sabres, Curtis Brown go to San Jose, and Brad Boyes and Andy Delmore go to Boston on March 9, 2004.
Boyes scored his first NHL goal on October 9, 2005 against Sébastien Caron of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He scored his first NHL hat trick on March 18, 2006 against Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes.
After winning the CHL Rookie of the Year Award as a member of the Detroit Whalers in 1995, Bryan Berard was drafted 1st overall by the Ottawa Senators. He would later be dealt to the New York Islanders where he would begin his NHL career in 1996-97. While he had a standout rookie season in New York, where he won the NHL’s Rookie of the Year Award after a 48 point campaign, Berard would be dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1998-99 season. He helped lead the Leafs to a conference semi-final later that spring but that would be his only playoff appearance with the Leafs after sustaining a career threatening eye injury late in the 1999-2000 season. After sitting out a year to rehab, Berard would sign with the New York Rangers prior to the 2001-2002 season. He spent a year with the Rangers, a year with the Boston Bruins (2002-03) and a year with the Chicago Blackhawks (2003-04) where he would win the Bill Masterton Trophy for his perseverance and dedication to the game of hockey. He would sit out the following season before spending two season with the Columbus Blue Jackets (2005-07), a year back with the New York Islanders (2007-08) before spending his final professional hockey season with Vityaz Chekhov of the KHL. Berard represented the United States of America at the World Junior Championships in 1995 & 1996, the World Championships in 1997 and the Nagano Olympics in 1998. Throughout his NHL career, Berard played in 619 regular season games, scoring 76 goals and adding 247 assists for 323 points along with 10 points in 20 playoff games.
Bryan Muir played for Canada’s National team in a tournament in Moscow where he impressed the Edmonton Oilers as they signed him to a try out. Muir was a gritty defenseman that did not have a problem with protecting his teammates. In 2001 the Colorado Avalanche acquired Muir to some strength to their defense course. Muir and the Avalanche ended up winning the Stanley Cup that year. Over his 12 year NHL career, he played for 7 different franchises recording 281 penalty minutes in 279 games.
Like most boys, Toronto native Craig Muni dreamed of playing for the hometown Toronto Maple Leafs, but unlike most boys, Muni's dream became a reality. But from there the dream took a different path.
Known as a defensive specialist, open ice hitter, penalty killer and a shot blocker, Muni won three Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers in 1987, 1988, and 1990 and also played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars and Winnipeg Jets. He retired in 1998. He led the league three times in Plus Minus while a member of the Oilers.
After spending his junior career with the Cornwall Royals of the QMJHL and two seasons with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs of the AHL, Dan Daoust was called up to the Montreal Canadiens in 1982-83 where he played four games and tallied one assist. Soon thereafter, Daoust was off to join the Toronto Maple Leafs, where the bulk of his NHL career would be played. In 48 games with the Leafs that year, Daoust contributed 18 goals and 33 assists for 51 points. He had high expectations for himself the following year, and he came through as promised. In 78 games, Daoust averaged almost a point per game, scoring 18 times while assisting on 56 others for 74 points.
Daoust played a total of eight years in Toronto, becoming a fan favourite along the way. Despite his lack of size, he was always willing to stick his nose into a scrum. The final numbers for Daoust read 522 games played, 87 goals, 167 assists, 254 points, and 544 minutes in penalties.
After two seasons playing with Spartak Moscow in Russia, Danny Markov was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 9th round (223rd overall) of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. Recognized for his fearless approach to playing the game, Markov was willing to block shots, throw hits and play through injuries to help his team win. He would remain with Spartak Moscow for two more seasons beyond his draft year before moving to North America at the end of the 1996-97 season. He suited up for Toronto’s AHL affiliate, the St. John’s Maple Leafs, during their final 10 regular season games and 11 playoff games. While St. John’s was eliminated in the second round of the playoffs, Markov had a successful transition to the North American game and tallied 14 points & 32 penalty minutes during his 21 game stint and would get the invite to suit up for Russia in the World Championships. Markov returned to St. John’s for the start of the 1997-98 season but his strong play was rewarded with a call-up to the Toronto Maple Leafs for the team’s final 25 games and he once again represented Russia at the World Championships. In 1998-99, Markov became a full-time member of the Toronto Maple Leafs and helped the team earn their first trip to the Conference Finals in five seasons, which included his infamous salute to Jaromir Jagr after the Leafs defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. Markov spent two more years with the Maple Leafs before he was involved in a four player trade with the Phoenix Coyotes that brought Robert Reichel & Travis Green to Toronto in the summer of 2001.
In his first season with the Coyotes, Markov established career highs in assists (30) and points (36) while also earning a bronze medal playing for Russia’s Olympic team in Salt Lake City. Markov spent the next season with the Coyotes before another off-season trade landed him with the Carolina Hurricanes prior to the 2003-04 season. The Hurricanes would struggle early on and Markov was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers midway through the season to help bolster their blue line depth. His strong play helped Philadelphia make a run to the 2004 Eastern Conference Finals where they were eliminated by the eventual Stanley Cup champions (Tampa Bay Lightning). After the Flyers were eliminated, Markov once again represented Russia at the World Championships and would remain in Russia during the 2004-05 NHL lockout. Markov returned to the NHL the following season, playing with the Nashville Predators, and represented his country at the 2006 Olympic Games in Torino. That offseason, Markov was traded to the Detroit Red Wings and helped them on their run to the Eastern Conference Finals where they were also eliminated by the eventual Stanley Cup champions (Anaheim Ducks). The following season, Markov left the NHL and returned to Russia to play with Dynamo Moscow. He played seven seasons in the KHL before retiring after the 2013-14 season. In total, Danny Markov played in 619 career NHL games (including playoffs) and produced 31 goals & 130 assists for 161 career points.
Darcy Tucker is one of the feistiest players to ever lace up a pair of skates in the NHL. He would put his heart and soul into every shift. His determination and drive would overcome his smaller stature. He was a junior star with the powerful Kamloops Blazers. Montreal took note and drafted him 151st overall in the 1993 NHL draft. After being dealt to Toronto in 1999-2000 season, this Memorial Cup all-star would become an instant fan favourite for Toronto fans. He played in over 900 games and recorded over 1400 penalty minutes.
Selected as the Leafs’ first pick and eighth over-all in the 1970 Entry Draft, Sittler’s offensive exploits began to shine during his third-season in the league when he scored 77 points. At the age of 24, he became the second-youngest captain in team history. On February 7, 1976 in a game against the Boston Bruins, Sittler scored six goals and added four assists to set a NHL record one that still stands today for most points in a game with 10. That record-breaking moment helped Sittler become the first ever Maple Leaf to reach 100 points in a single season. Later that April, Sittler’s sensational scoring streak would continue in the Stanley Cup playoffs when he scored five goals in a single game against the Philadelphia Flyers, tying a playoff record. On September 15, 1976 during the Canada Cup final Darryl scored the tournament winning goal for Canada. In 1989, Sittler was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
After a fine junior career as a goal scorer with the OHL's North Bay Centennials, McLlwain was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1986. Over the course of his NHL career, McLlwain would play for 6 different NHL teams. McLlwain is best known for playing for a record four different NHL teams in one season during the 1991–92 season. Dave McLlwain took his act to Europe where he enjoyed a solid 12 seasons. He played 501 NHL games recording over 200 points.
Dennis Maruk was a classic case of a small man looking to excel in a big man’s game. He would get his chance when he was selected 21st overall in the 1975 NHL draft by the California Golden Seals. He was traded to Washington where he would register 50 goals twice and one incredible campaign where he tallied 60 goals and 76 assists for a total of 136 points. Only nine players in league history have scored as many goals in a single season as Dennis Maruk and only eight players equaled or surpassed his single-season point totals. As a result, Maruk was selected for the All-Star team in 1978 and 1982.
Moreau made his NHL debut with Chicago, playing there for four years and serving as an assistant captain. After his time in Chicago, Moreau went on to become one of the longest-tenured members of the Edmonton Oilers franchise over the following decade. Moreau's 653 games in Edmonton rank 13th in the franchise's history, and he recorded 112 goals and 100 assists in that time. He scored a career-best 20 goals during the 2003-04 season with the Oilers and was named the team's Most Valuable Player that season.
In the 2005-06 postseason, Moreau played in 21 games as Edmonton advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, eventually falling in seven games to the Carolina Hurricanes. Moreau served as the Oilers' team captain for three seasons from 2007 to 2010. He was also awarded the 2009 King Clancy Memorial Trophy, given each year to an NHL player for exemplary leadership qualities on and off the ice in addition to humanitarian contributions. Moreau played with the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2010-11 season and served as an assistant captain for the team.
After amassing 55 points in 41 games as a rookie at the University of Denver, Glenn Anderson was drafted in the 4th round (69th overall) by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. The following season he joined the Canadian National Team and participated in the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid. Anderson would join the Edmonton Oilers for 58 games during the 1980-81 season and scored 30 goals during his impressive rookie campaign. He would follow that up with back to back seasons with over 100 points and established himself as one of the NHL’s top scorers. His tenure with the Oilers would continue for 8 more seasons where he averaged more than a point per game and was an integral piece to their five Stanley Cup appearances between 1984-1990, including 22 points in 22 games during the Oilers last Stanley Cup win in 1990.
Prior to the 1991-92 season, Anderson was traded along with Grant Fuhr to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a blockbuster deal and quickly became one of the Leafs top scorers. One year after his arrival, he helped lead the Maple Leafs to within one game of the Stanley Cup Final. His point total dipped during the 1993-94 season and he was dealt to the New York Rangers for Mike Gartner at the trade deadline. In New York, Glenn joined several former Oiler teammates and scored two game winning playoff goals as the Rangers brought New York their first Stanley Cup Championship since 1940.
Anderson would play 68 more NHL games with the St. Louis Blues & Edmonton Oilers between 1994-96 and would finish his career playing in Europe for teams in Germany, Finland, Italy & Switzerland. Throughout his NHL career, Anderson played in 1129 regular season games scoring 498 goals and 1099 points. He also scored 93 goals and 214 points in 225 career playoff games. Anderson was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008 and his number 9 was retired by the Edmonton Oilers in 2009.
Mark Napier was blessed with blinding speed and a natural scoring ability. In 1974-75 while playing with the OHA's Toronto Marlboros he registered 66 goals in the regular season and then led all playoff scorers with 24 goals and 48 points when the team won the Memorial Cup. Following the season he was named to the OHA first all-star team. Napier turned pro in 1975-76 with the Toronto Toros of the WHA. That year he earned the Lou Kaplan trophy as the league's top rookie. He was selected tenth overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft. He accounted for 235 career goals with four different NHL clubs, won two Stanley Cups then excelled in Europe for four seasons.
Matthew was the fourth round, 84th overall selection of the Buffalo Sabres in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft.
In his first full season with the Buffalo Sabres the NHL the Ottawa, Ontario native led the league with 335 minutes in penalties.
After a run of almost five seasons in the Buffalo organization, Barnaby was dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins before he was shipped off to Tampa Bay. Always noticeable when on the ice, Barnaby became a fan favorite in Tampa Bay with his feisty play and give all attitude. In 2001-02, he was off to the New York Rangers. Barnaby jumped from Colorado to Chicago to Dallas over three seasons. As a member of the Stars, he would suit up for 39 games with the club before suffering a concussion in a January 9, 2007 in a game against the Coyotes. The concussion Barnaby suffered caused him to miss the remainder of the season and eventually end his career after 834 career NHL games played.
Mike Krushelnyski was a versatile forward who was equally proficient at left wing and centre. He was a good stickhandler with a long reach who could score, set up plays and check. “Krusher” was selected 120th overall by the Boston Bruins in 1979 NHL draft. After being traded to Edmonton, Krushelnyski scored 13 points in 18 games while helping the Oilers repeat as Stanley Cup champions. He would go on to win 4 Stanley Cups and record over 500 points in his 15 year NHL career.
In 1994 Mike Peca represented Canada at the World Junior Championships, earning a gold medal from the tournament.
After splitting the 1994-1995 season between the Canucks and the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch he was sent to the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres and stayed with them until 2000, earning the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the league’s best defensive forward in 1997 and captaining the squad from 1997 until his departure. While playing with the New York Islanders he won the Frank J. Selke Trophy for a second time in 2002, which was also the year that he represented Canada as alternate captain at the Winter Olympics, suiting up for six matches and taking home one of Canada’s first gold medals in Olympic ice hockey in five decades.
After being traded from the Islanders he skated with the Edmonton Oilers (2005-2006), Toronto Maple Leafs (2006-2007), and the Columbus Blue Jackets (2007-2009) prior to announcing his retirement in January 2010.
Nik Antropov was was drafted tenth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. When Owen Nolan joined the Maple Leafs in March 2003, Antropov changed his number from #11 (Nolan's number for the San Jose Sharks) to #80, the year of his birth. In 2003–04, Leaf coach Pat Quinn formed a line with Joe Nieuwendyk, Alexei Ponikarovsky, and Antropov. This line was dubbed the "Skyline" because of the players' height. On July 2, 2009, Antropov signed a four-year deal with the Atlanta Thrashers as a free agent. His first year with the Atlanta Thrashers was his most successful scoring 24 goals and 43 assists. Following the team's relocation to Winnipeg in the summer of 2011, Antropov had the honor of scoring the first goal of the new Winnipeg Jets on October 9, 2011 against the Montreal Canadiens.
Owen Nolan began playing ice hockey at the age of nine. Ireland-born, he moved to Ontario at the age of seven months and spent 1988 through 1990 as a member of the Cornwall Royals of the Ontario Hockey League prior to being drafted by the Quebec Nordiques of the National Hockey League in 1990. In the OHL he won the Emms Family Award as league Rookie of The Year in 1989 and the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy as the top scoring right winger in 1990.
Aside from six games with the Halifax Citadels of the American Hockey League during his first season, he stayed with the Nordiques until the 1995-1996 season (when they became the Colorado Avalanche), at which point he was traded to the San Jose Sharks. His long tenure with the team lasted until 2003 (captaining the squad from 1998 until his departure) and along the way he made an appearance for Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympics, suiting up for six matches and taking home one of Canadas first Olympic ice hockey gold medals in a half century.
He was traded to the Toronto Maple leafs for the final half of the 2002-2003 season, but emerged after the 2004-2005 NHL Lockout and a year off to nurse a knee injury as a member of the Phoenix Coyotes. He spent the following two seasons with the Calgary Flames (2007-2008) and the Minnesota Wild (2008-2009).
He was drafted by the New York Islanders fifth overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
Torres was drafted out of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), where he played three seasons with the Brampton Battalion. Beginning in 2001–02, he turned professional with the Islanders' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. He spent the better part of two seasons in the AHL before the Islanders traded him to the Oilers in 2003. He played five seasons in Edmonton, becoming a full-time NHL player with the club. He recorded career numbers as an Oiler in 2005–06, while also helping them to the Stanley Cup Finals that year. In the 2008 off-season, he was dealt to the Blue Jackets, where he played the better part of two seasons. After a brief stint with the Sabres in 2009–10, he signed with the Canucks and played one year for them where they reached the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. Torres then signed with the Phoenix Coyotes and then with the San Jose Sharks. Internationally, he represented Canada at the 2001 World Junior Championships, winning a bronze medal.
Torres retired from the NHL in November 2016.
Duguay was selected by the New York Rangers with the 13th pick of the 1977 NHL Entry Draft and quickly made an impression by scoring 20 goals in his rookie year. In 1981-1982 season, Duguay recorded a career-high 40 goals and was selected to play in the NHL All-Star Game. Duguay played 12 years in the NHL with the Rangers, Red Wings, Penguins and Kings, totaling 864 career games, 274 goals and 346 assists for 620 points
After retiring in 1989, Duguay divided his time between coaching a minor-league hockey team, the Jacksonville Barracudas, and working for the Rangers front office in community and corporate relations.
Thornton was drafted in the first round (3rd overall) by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He played thirty-three games for the team his rookie season, accumulating one goal and three assists. He also played left wing for the Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks.
He was signed by San Jose as a free agent on July 1, 2000. In his first season with San Jose, he had a career year, scoring twenty goals playing alongside gritty centre Mike Ricci.
Scott Walker was a feisty forward and made a name for himself while playing with the OHL’s Owen Sound Platers. His hard work and determination paid off as he was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1993 NHL draft. He would go on to play over 800 games and register over 1100 penalty minutes in the NHL with the Canucks, the Predators, the Hurricanes and the Capitals. He also competed in three Ice Hockey World Championships (1999, 2001, and 2005) as a member of Team Canada.
Todd grew up in the small town of Sheffield, Ontario and spent two seasons playing Jr.B. in the OHA before being selected 1st overall in the 1991 OHL Priority Selection by the Detroit Jr. Red Wings of the OHL. In 1993 the Dallas Stars drafted Todd Harvey with their first pick, 9th overall in the NHL Entry Draft. Harvey signed with the Edmonton Oilers just prior to the NHL lockout. Harvey was part of the Cinderella Edmonton Oiler team that made a run to the Stanley Cup Finals. However, the Oilers lost in game 7 of the finals to the Carolina Hurricanes.
After two standout seasons with the Windsor Spitfires in the OHL, Todd Warriner was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the first round (4th overall) in 1992. Warriner would spend another season in junior, split between Windsor and Kitchener, before joining Canada’s National Team for most of the 1993-94 season. Warriner would win a Silver medal at the 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer and made his professional debut later that year with Quebec’s AHL affiliate in Cornwall.
That summer, Warriner was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs as part of the blockbuster deal that saw Mats Sundin end up in the blue & white and Wendel Clark with the Nordiques. He would spend parts of six seasons with the Leafs before being dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 1999-2000 season. Warriner would spend two seasons in Tampa before being dealt to the Phoenix Coyotes. He would only stay in Phoenix briefly and made stops in Vancouver, Philadelphia & Nashville before moving overseas to play in Finland. Throughout his NHL career, Warriner played in 453 regular season games, scoring 65 goals and adding 89 assists for 154 points.
Tomáš Kaberle is a retired former Czech professional ice hockey defenceman. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL), most notably for the Toronto Maple Leafs, as well as for the Boston Bruins, with whom he won the Stanley Cup. A four-time NHL All-Star, Kaberle also played for the Czech national team and won a bronze medal with the team at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Kaberle is currently the second-highest scoring defenceman in Maple Leafs franchise history, behind only Börje Salming. Though Kaberle began and played most of his career with Toronto, it was only after he was traded to the Boston Bruins that he won his first Stanley Cup.
After a successful sophomore season with the Owen Sound Platers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Wayne Primeau was selected 17th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He returned to Owen Sound for the 1994-95 season before getting his first taste of NHL action later that season when he was called up to play in one game for Buffalo and scored his first NHL goal. Wayne would return to the OHL for the 1995-96 season, split between Owen Sound and Oshawa, before turning pro on a full time with Buffalo and their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate in Rochester later that season. He played 24 games in Rochester to open the 1996-97 season before getting the permanent call-up to NHL. In all, Primeau lasted parts of 5 seasons with Buffalo before being traded to Tampa Bay during the 1999-2000 season. Primeau would spend parts of 3 seasons with Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh & San Jose, parts of 2 seasons in Boston and parts of 3 seasons with Calgary before being acquired in a trade by the Toronto Maple Leafs in July, 2009. Wayne played his final NHL season in 2009-10 with the Maple Leafs before hanging his skates up. In all, Primeau played in 774 career regular season games, scoring 69 goals and adding 125 assists for 194 points.
If there was a list of the most popular Toronto Maple Leaf players of all-time, one could be certain that the name Wendel Clark would be right near the top. The former Maple Leafs' captain was idolized by thousands of hockey fans, and held a status, which was nothing short of legendary during more than a decade of service with the blue and white. Clark was selected first overall in the 1985 NHL Draft by the Maple Leafs. His rough and tumble style made him a fan favourite in Toronto. He scored at least 20 goals on six occasions and was a two time NHL All-Star.