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1945–46 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Division 5th NHL
1945–46 record 19–24–7
Goals for 185
Goals against 247
General Manager Conn Smythe
Coach Hap Day
Captain Syl Apps
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team Leaders
Goals Gaye Stewart (37)
Assists Gus Bodnar (23)
Points Gaye Stewart (52)
Penalties in minutes Bob Goldham (44)
Wins Frank McCool (10)
Goals against average Turk Broda (3.53)
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1944–45 1946–47

The 1945–46 Toronto Maple Leafs season was Toronto's 29th season in the NHL. The Maple Leafs finished fifth in the league and missed the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Bill Shill scores during the Leafs home opener, October 27, 1945.

The Boston Bruins were part of a special home opener for the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 27, 1945. Six winners of the Victoria Cross were in attendance and the puck drop was conducted by "Smokey" Smith. Fittingly, the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

A news bombshell exploded on January 30, 1946 when Leafs defenceman Babe Pratt was expelled from the NHL for betting on games. However, he only bet on his own team and appealed his expulsion. On his promise he would not bet on any more games, he was reinstated. Pratt missed 9 games during his suspension.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

National Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 50 28 17 5 61 172 134 337
Boston Bruins 50 24 18 8 56 167 156 273
Chicago Black Hawks 50 23 20 7 53 200 178 339
Detroit Red Wings 50 20 20 10 50 146 159 298
Toronto Maple Leafs 50 19 24 7 45 174 185 247
New York Rangers 50 13 28 9 35 144 191 285

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


Game Log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 27 1–1 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 0–0–1
2 L November 1 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 0–1–1
3 L November 3 1–4 New York Rangers (1945–46) 0–2–1
4 L November 4 4–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 0–3–1
5 L November 7 3–4 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 0–4–1
6 L November 8 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 0–5–1
7 W November 10 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 1–5–1
8 L November 11 3–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 1–6–1
9 L November 14 1–6 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 1–7–1
10 L November 17 5–6 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 1–8–1
11 W November 18 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 2–8–1
12 W November 24 4–3 New York Rangers (1945–46) 3–8–1
13 L November 25 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 3–9–1
14 L December 1 2–8 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 3–10–1
15 W December 2 5–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 4–10–1
16 L December 8 0–1 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 4–11–1
17 L December 9 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 4–12–1
18 W December 13 4–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 5–12–1
19 W December 15 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 6–12–1
20 T December 16 3–3 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 6–12–2
21 T December 22 5–5 New York Rangers (1945–46) 6–12–3
22 W December 23 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 7–12–3
23 L December 25 3–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 7–13–3
24 L December 26 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 7–14–3
25 L December 29 3–4 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 7–15–3
26 L January 1 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 7–16–3
27 L January 5 0–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 7–17–3
28 W January 10 5–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 8–17–3
29 W January 12 9–3 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 9–17–3
30 W January 19 3–1 New York Rangers (1945–46) 10–17–3
31 W January 20 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 11–17–3
32 L January 23 1–7 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 11–18–3
33 W January 26 6–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 12–18–3
34 L February 2 3–5 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 12–19–3
35 T February 3 6–6 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 12–19–4
36 T February 6 3–3 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 12–19–5
37 W February 9 4–1 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 13–19–5
38 T February 10 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 13–19–6
39 L February 16 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 13–20–6
40 W February 23 7–2 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 14–20–6
41 L February 24 2–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 14–21–6
42 L February 27 4–6 New York Rangers (1945–46) 14–22–6
43 W March 2 9–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 15–22–6
44 W March 3 5–2 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 16–22–6
45 W March 6 5–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 17–22–6
46 L March 9 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 17–23–6
47 L March 10 3–7 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 17–24–6
48 T March 14 2–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 17–24–7
49 W March 16 7–3 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 18–24–7
50 W March 17 11–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 19–24–7

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 GP G A Pts PIM
Stewart, GayeGaye Stewart 50 37 15 52 8
Taylor, BillyBilly Taylor 48 23 18 41 14
Apps, SylSyl Apps 40 24 16 40 2
Bodnar, GusGus Bodnar 49 14 23 37 14
Pratt, BabeBabe Pratt 41 5 20 25 36
Metz, NickNick Metz 41 11 11 22 4
Goldham, BobBob Goldham 49 7 14 21 44
Schriner, SweeneySweeney Schriner 47 13 6 19 15
Davidson, BobBob Davidson 41 9 9 18 12
Hamilton, JackieJackie Hamilton 40 7 9 16 12
Carr, LorneLorne Carr 42 5 8 13 2
Stanowski, WallyWally Stanowski 45 3 10 13 10
Hill, MelMel Hill 35 5 7 12 10
Ezinicki, BillBill Ezinicki 24 4 8 12 29
Poile, BudBud Poile 9 1 8 9 0
Morris, MoeMoe Morris 38 1 5 6 10
Kennedy, TedTed Kennedy 21 3 2 5 4
Dickens, ErnieErnie Dickens 15 1 3 4 6
Metz, DonDon Metz 7 1 0 1 0
Baldwin, DougDoug Baldwin 15 0 1 1 6
Thomson, JimmyJimmy Thomson 5 0 1 1 4
Bastien, BazBaz Bastien 5 0 0 0 0
Bell, GordieGordie Bell 8 0 0 0 0
Broda, TurkTurk Broda 15 0 0 0 0
McCool, FrankFrank McCool 22 0 0 0 5
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
McCool, FrankFrank McCool 1320 22 10 9 3 81 3.68 0
Broda, TurkTurk Broda 900 15 6 6 3 53 3.53 0
Bell, GordieGordie Bell 480 8 3 5 0 31 3.87 0
Bastien, BazBaz Bastien 300 5 0 4 1 20 4.00 0
Team: 3000 50 19 24 7 185 3.70 0

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Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

1945-46 NHL season

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1945-46 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-27.
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