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1927–28 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Division 4th Canadian
1927–28 record 18–18–8
Goals for 89
Goals against 88
General Manager Conn Smythe
Coach Conn Smythe
Captain Hap Day
Arena Arena Gardens
Team Leaders
Goals Bill Carson (20)
Assists Hap Day (8)
Points Bill Carson (26)
Penalties in minutes Art Duncan (97)
Wins John Ross Roach (18)
Goals against average Joe Ironstone (0.00)
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1926–27 1928–29

The 1927–28 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the first full season using the Maple Leafs name for the Toronto National Hockey League (NHL) franchise. The club finished 4th in the Canadian Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Conn Smythe left his duties as coach at the University of Toronto and became the general manager and coach of the Leafs. Smythe would be general manager for 30 years. Captain Bert Corbeau was put on waivers in October, he cleared and joined the Toronto Ravinia of the Canadian-American Professional Hockey League. Smythe named Hap Day as team captain.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 44 26 11 7 116 48 59
Montreal Maroons 44 24 14 6 96 77 54
Ottawa Senators 44 20 14 10 78 57 50
Toronto Maple Leafs 44 18 18 8 89 88 44
New York Americans 44 11 27 6 63 128 28

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 15, 1927 2–4 New York Rangers (1927–28) 0–1–0
2 W November 19, 1927 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 1–1–0
3 L November 22, 1927 0–1 @ Boston Bruins (1927–28) 1–2–0
4 W November 24, 1927 2–1 @ New York Americans (1927–28) 2–2–0
5 W November 26, 1927 2–1 OT @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 3–2–0
6 L December 3, 1927 1–2 Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 3–3–0
7 T December 6, 1927 0–0 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 3–3–1
8 L December 8, 1927 1–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 3–4–1
9 T December 10, 1927 0–0 OT Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 3–4–2
10 W December 14, 1927 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 4–4–2
11 L December 17, 1927 0–1 OT Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 4–5–2
12 W December 20, 1927 5–2 New York Americans (1927–28) 5–5–2
13 L December 22, 1927 2–3 OT Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 5–6–2
14 T December 24, 1927 1–1 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 5–6–3
15 W December 29, 1927 2–1 Boston Bruins (1927–28) 6–6–3
16 W January 2, 1928 4–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 7–6–3
17 L January 5, 1928 1–2 @ Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 7–7–3
18 L January 7, 1928 1–9 Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 7–8–3
19 L January 10, 1928 1–2 @ New York Americans (1927–28) 7–9–3
20 W January 12, 1928 2–1 @ Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 8–9–3
21 W January 14, 1928 6–1 New York Rangers (1927–28) 9–9–3
22 W January 17, 1928 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1927–28) 10–9–3
23 W January 21, 1928 2–1 Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 11–9–3
24 L January 26, 1928 0–1 @ Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 11–10–3
25 W January 28, 1928 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 12–10–3
26 L January 31, 1928 0–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 12–11–3
27 W February 2, 1928 4–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 13–11–3
28 W February 4, 1928 2–0 Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 14–11–3
29 L February 7, 1928 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 14–12–3
30 T February 11, 1928 2–2 OT New York Americans (1927–28) 14–12–4
31 L February 14, 1928 2–4 Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 14–13–4
32 W February 16, 1928 3–2 @ New York Americans (1927–28) 15–13–4
33 L February 18, 1928 1–2 @ Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 15–14–4
34 T February 21, 1928 0–0 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 15–14–5
35 T February 23, 1928 2–2 OT Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 15–14–6
36 L February 28, 1928 0–1 @ New York Rangers (1927–28) 15–15–6
37 L March 1, 1928 2–4 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 15–16–6
38 T March 3, 1928 0–0 OT Boston Bruins (1927–28) 15–16–7
39 L March 6, 1928 1–3 @ Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 15–17–7
40 W March 8, 1928 4–2 New York Americans (1927–28) 16–17–7
41 T March 13, 1928 1–1 OT Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 16–17–8
42 W March 17, 1928 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 17–17–8
43 W March 20, 1928 6–2 @ Boston Bruins (1927–28) 18–17–8
44 L March 24, 1928 4–8 Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 18–18–8

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Maple Leafs did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Carson, BillBill Carson C 32 20 6 26 36
Day, HapHap Day D 22 9 8 17 48
Keeling, ButchButch Keeling LW 43 10 6 16 52
Cox, DannyDanny Cox LW 41 9 6 15 27
Bailey, AceAce Bailey RW 43 9 3 12 72
Duncan, ArtArt Duncan D 43 7 5 12 97
Lowrey, GerryGerry Lowrey LW 25 6 5 11 29
Rodden, EddieEddie Rodden C 25 3 6 9 36
Herberts, JimmyJimmy Herberts C/RW 31 7 1 8 40
Smith, ArtArt Smith D 15 5 3 8 22
McCaffrey, BertBert McCaffrey RW/D 9 1 1 2 9
Ramsay, BeattieBeattie Ramsay D 43 0 2 2 10
Patterson, GeorgeGeorge Patterson W 12 1 0 1 14
Gorman, EdEd Gorman D 19 0 1 1 30
Primeau, JoeJoe Primeau C 2 0 0 0 0
Ironstone, JoeJoe Ironstone G 1 0 0 0 0
Ross Roach, JohnJohn Ross Roach G 43 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Ross Roach, JohnJohn Ross Roach 2690 43 18 18 7 88 1.96 4
Ironstone, JoeJoe Ironstone 70 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 1
Team: 2760 44 18 18 8 88 1.91 5

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals

MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Maple Leafs did not win any awards this season.

Game Ads[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1927-28 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-11.
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