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1945–46 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Division 5th NHL
1945–46 record 19–24–7
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-seasonEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

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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.

Final StandingsEdit

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 LogEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1TOctober 271–1 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 0–0–1
2LNovember 12–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 0–1–1
3LNovember 31–4 New York Rangers (1945–46) 0–2–1
4LNovember 44–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 0–3–1
5LNovember 73–4 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 0–4–1
6LNovember 82–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 0–5–1
7WNovember 103–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 1–5–1
8LNovember 113–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 1–6–1
9LNovember 141–6 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 1–7–1
10LNovember 175–6 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 1–8–1
11WNovember 183–1 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 2–8–1
12WNovember 244–3 New York Rangers (1945–46) 3–8–1
13LNovember 253–5 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 3–9–1
14LDecember 12–8 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 3–10–1
15WDecember 25–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 4–10–1
16LDecember 80–1 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 4–11–1
17LDecember 91–2 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 4–12–1
18WDecember 134–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 5–12–1
19WDecember 153–1 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 6–12–1
20TDecember 163–3 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 6–12–2
21TDecember 225–5 New York Rangers (1945–46) 6–12–3
22WDecember 234–3 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 7–12–3
23LDecember 253–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 7–13–3
24LDecember 262–4 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 7–14–3
25LDecember 293–4 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 7–15–3
26LJanuary 11–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 7–16–3
27LJanuary 50–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 7–17–3
28WJanuary 105–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 8–17–3
29WJanuary 129–3 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 9–17–3
30WJanuary 193–1 New York Rangers (1945–46) 10–17–3
31WJanuary 203–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 11–17–3
32LJanuary 231–7 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 11–18–3
33WJanuary 266–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 12–18–3
34LFebruary 23–5 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 12–19–3
35TFebruary 36–6 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 12–19–4
36TFebruary 63–3 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 12–19–5
37WFebruary 94–1 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 13–19–5
38TFebruary 102–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 13–19–6
39LFebruary 162–4 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 13–20–6
40WFebruary 237–2 Boston Bruins (1945–46) 14–20–6
41LFebruary 242–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 14–21–6
42LFebruary 274–6 New York Rangers (1945–46) 14–22–6
43WMarch 29–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 15–22–6
44WMarch 35–2 @ New York Rangers (1945–46) 16–22–6
45WMarch 65–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1945–46) 17–22–6
46LMarch 91–2 Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 17–23–6
47LMarch 103–7 @ Boston Bruins (1945–46) 17–24–6
48TMarch 142–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1945–46) 17–24–7
49WMarch 167–3 Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 18–24–7
50WMarch 1711–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1945–46) 19–24–7

PlayoffsEdit

The Maple Leafs did not qualify for the post season.

Player StatsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

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 RecordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

Farm TeamsEdit

GalleryEdit

See AlsoEdit

1945-46 NHL season

ReferencesEdit

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