The Toronto Maple Leafs are a Canadian professional ice hockey team playing in the North Division of the National Hockey League’s Eastern Conference. The club is based in Toronto, Ontario. They have won 13 Stanley Cup Championships – one of the most successful teams in NHL history.
1. The Maple Leafs (The Toronto Arenas at the time) began playing in 1917 and joined National Hockey League (NHL) in 1918, one of the league’s founding members. They are one of the oldest pro teams in the world. From the Arenas to the St. Patrick’s, the team changed its name for the last time in 1927 to the Maple Leafs.
2. The teams’ colours are blue and white. The mascot of the team is Carlton the Bear – since 1995.
3. The Toronto Maple Leafs’ logo has gone through at least seven designs.
4. The team is owned by MLSE (Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.) and Larry Tanenbaum (chairman).
5. The Leafs have an estimated value of 1.5 billion US dollars as a franchise, making it the second most valuable team in the NHL behind the New York Rangers (1.7 billion US).
6. How many Stanley cups have the Toronto Maple Leafs won? The Toronto Maple Leafs have won 13 Stanley Cup Championships, the most recent being in 1967 when they beat the Montreal Canadiens in six games.
7. The team has 21 active players on their roster right now. The Toronto Maple Leafs are often noted for an underdog mentality and an aversion to the spotlight, which they have gained after many playoff failures.
8. Tie Domi is the oldest player in the team’s history. Tie joined the team in 1988 as the 27th overall pick. He is currently 51 years old as of 2021.
9. Morgan Rielly is the youngest player on the team. He was born on February 9th, 1994 and is 19 years old.
10. The team plays at Scotiabank Arena, shared by both the Leafs and the Toronto Raptors (NBA franchise), which is also owned by MLSE, the same company that owns the Leafs and has been doing so since 1999. Before that, they played at Maple Leaf Gardens from 1931-1999. They have won the most games out of any other NHL team in history at 793 wins.
11. Who is the best current Toronto Maple Leaf’s player? Phil Kessel is the best player on the team. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin, on September 16th, 1987, and is now 27 years old. He belongs to the right-wing position, and his jersey number is 81. His career points with this team are 213, and he has played in all three games this season with 9 points. Kessel signed a 5-year extension with the Maple Leafs in October 2011, making him one of the highest-paid players in the league by 2016.
12. The top players on the team are Phil Kessel, Morgan Reilly, Cody Franson, James Van Riemsdyk, Joffrey Lupul and James Reimer.