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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.
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.
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.
Drafted 8th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1984, Shayne Corson quickly established himself as a power forward and would spend parts of eight seasons with Montreal before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers. Shayne spent three seasons with the Oilers before being dealt to the St. Louis Blues returning back to Montreal during the 1996-97 season. Shayne spent the next four seasons back with the Canadiens, representing his country on the Olympic stage in Nagano in 1998, before signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2000. He spent the next three years with the Maple Leafs before signing with the Dallas Stars prior to the 2003-04 season, his last year in the NHL.
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.
Renata Fast is a women's ice hockey player for the Toronto Furies of the Canadian Women's Hockey League. She was a member of the Clarkson Golden Knights squad that captured the 2014 National Collegiate women's ice hockey championship title.
The Brantford native was chosen 49th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1992 after registering 250 points over three seasons for the OHL's Belleville Bulls. In 1992-93 he notched 20 goals in his rookie pro season for the Atlanta Knights of the IHL. Over the next two years, Gretzky played briefly in the NHL. He continued to toil in Atlanta and helped the franchise win the Turner Cup in 1994.
The crafty pivot signed as a free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs prior to the 1995-96 season. He never returned to the NHL but was a popular addition to the St. John's Maple Leafs of the AHL.
Al Iafrate was selected fourth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft after a standout career with the Detroit Compuware Spitfires and a short but distinguished stay with the Belleville Bulls of the OHL. Iafrate played 799 career NHL games over twelve NHL seasons, scoring 152 goals and 311 assists for 463 points. He also compiled 1301 penalty minutes. His best season statistically was the 199293 season, when he scored 25 goals and 41 assists with the Washington Capitals. He is perhaps most famous for his rocket slap shot that set the NHL Skills Competition record in 1993 which stood to 16 years, at 105.2 miles per hour (169.3km/h).
Jackman was drafted fifth overall by the Dallas Stars in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Jackman has played 231 career NHL games, scoring 19 goals and 58 assists for 77 points. His best offensive season was with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2003–04, after coming over from the Toronto Maple Leafs; he scored 7 goals and 24 points in 25 games. He was traded by the Leafs for veteran defenceman Drake Berehowsky at the trade deadline.
Brianne Alexandra Jenner is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and a member of Canada's national women's hockey team, currently affiliated with the Toronto chapter of the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association. She made her debut for Canada at the 2010 Four Nations Cup and won a gold medal.
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.
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.
Georges Edy Laraque is a Canadian sports commentator, politician, and former ice hockey player. Laraque retired from hockey in 2010 after the Montreal Canadiens bought out his contract. He is a commentator for TVA Sports and most recently executive director of the fledgling Canadian Hockey League Players' Association.
The Toronto native attended Notre Dame College in Wilcox, Saskatchewan and was a standout defenseman for two seasons with the WHL's Regina Pats where he was voted the league's Top Defenceman and First Team All-Star. He was chosen 24th overall by his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1982 Entry Draft and then returned to junior where he scored 86 points in 63 games. A speedy player with soft hands, Gary Leeman played nearly 700 NHL games for five different clubs. He was best known as a gritty scoring machine on the Toronto Maple Leafs with a 50-goal season to his credit.
Eric Bryan Lindros is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Lindros was born in London, Ontario, but grew up in Toronto. He played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League for the Oshawa Generals prior to being chosen first overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques.
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.
A native of Toronto, Ontario, May was claimed 14th overall by the Buffalo Sabres at the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. A member of Canada's 1991 Gold Medal World Junior Team, May showed plenty of spunk as a rookie with the Sabres in 1991-92 with eleven goals and 309 penalty minutes. In 1992-93, May's defensive work improved and he scored the overtime winner in the first round playoff match up that eliminated the Boston Bruins.
After parts of seven seasons in Buffalo, May was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in February 1998 and was a steady hardnosed player for them over the next two and a half seasons. In June 2000, he was acquired by the Phoenix Coyotes to add grit to their fast skating team. May also played for the Colorado Avalanche before being dealt to the Anaheim Ducks, the trade proved to be a blessing in disguise as his physical presence led the Ducks to their first Stanley Cup championship in 2007.
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.
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.
Eric James Nattress is a former National Hockey League defenceman. He was drafted in the second round, 27th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft.
Richer was drafted 29th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft and went on to play in 1,054 career NHL games, scoring 421 goals and 398 assists for 819 points. Richer won a Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in 1986 and with the New Jersey Devils in 1995. Richer scored 50 goals for the Montreal Canadiens in 198788 and 51 in 1989/90, becoming the only player to do so since Guy Lafleur's prime. To this date, Richer is the last player to have scored 50 goals for the Montreal Canadiens.
This rugged winger established himself as one of the best power forward's to ever play in the NHL. He was drafted 12th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1984 draft. Opposing team players would have their head on a swivel when Roberts was on the ice. He helped Calgary win the Stanley Cup in 1989. In the 91-92 he became the 2nd player in NHL history to score 50 goals and record over 200 penalty minutes in a single season. He would finish his career with over 1200 games and over 2500 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.
Sami Jo Small is a Canadian former ice hockey goaltender. As a member of the Canadian national team, she was a three-time Olympic medalist and four-time World Championship medalist.
Natalie Marie Spooner OLY is a Canadian ice hockey player for the now defunct Toronto Furies, who played for the Canadian National women's ice hockey team from 2007 to 2008, and rejoined the program in 2010.
Born in Stockport, England, Steve Thomas would star in the OHL as a member of the Toronto Marlboros and, after scoring 51 goals in the 1983-84 season, would sign as an undrafted free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Steve would spend a majority of the 1984-85 season with Toronto’s AHL affiliate in St. Catharines and amassed an impressive 42 goals & 48 assists for 90 points in 64 games. He was named to the AHL’s First All-Star Team, won the Dudley “Red” Garrett Award as the AHL’s top rookie and earned his first call-up to the Maple Leafs for an 18 game stint where he’d score his first NHL goal. He began the 1985-86 season back in the AHL but after tallying 32 points in 19 games, Steve would earn a permanent call-up to the Maple Leafs and finished his rookie season in the NHL with 57 points in 65 games and 14 points in 10 playoff games.
Thomas went on to have a successful sophomore season with the Blue & White but was traded along with Rick Vaive & Bob McGill to the Chicago Blackhawks for Al Secord & Ed Olczyk prior to the 1987-88 season. While his first two seasons in Chicago were cut short due to injuries, Steve would spend parts of 5 seasons with the Blackhawks and was a key offensive contributor when he was in the lineup: 198 points in 231 games. Early in the 1991-92 season, Steve was traded to the New York Islanders and his offensive production continued to blossom. While in New York, Steve would have his most productive NHL season when he scored 37 goals & added 50 assists for 87 points in 1992-93. As a follow up, Steve would score a career high 42 goals during the 1993-94 season.
Just prior to the 1996-97 season, Thomas was traded to New Jersey and spent two seasons with the Devils before returning to Toronto as a free agent for his second tour of duty with the Maple Leafs. In Toronto, Steve regained his scoring touch and helped lead the Leafs to the Eastern Conference Finals against the Buffalo Sabres in the 1999. After two more seasons in Toronto, he would return to the Chicago Blackhawks for parts of two seasons before a trade deadline deal landed him with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for the 2003 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Although he was 40 years old, Thomas turned into a key addition for the Ducks and helped lead them to the Stanley Cup Finals that spring. He became a free agent after the playoff run and signed with the Detroit Red Wings a month into the 2003-04 season. He made 44 regular season appearances for the Red Wings and scored at a half point per game pace as a 41 year old in his final NHL season. In total, Steve Thomas played in 1235 NHL regular season games and produced 421 goals & 512 assists for 933 points and 1306 penalty minutes.
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.
Vaive was selected fifth overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft.
In 1980, the Canucks traded Vaive, along with Bill Derlago, to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Dave "Tiger" Williams and Jerry Butler. In Toronto, Vaive and Derlago were teamed with Pat Hickey, and Derlago became Vaive's setup man. Vaive scored prolifically with the Leafs, becoming the first 50-goal scorer in franchise history, surpassing that threshold three times. He recorded 54 goals in 1981-82, 51 goals in 1982-83, and 52 goals in 1983-84. He also served as captain of the Maple Leafs from 1982 to 1986.
David James "Tiger" Williams is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League from the 1974–75 NHL season to the 1987–88 NHL season. He is the NHL's career leader in penalty minutes.