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1980–81 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Division 5th Adams
1980–81 record 28-37-15
Goals for 322
Goals against 367
General Manager Gerry McNamara
Coach Joe Crozier
Captain Darryl Sittler
Alternate captains None
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team Leaders
Goals Darryl Sittler (43)
Assists Börje Salming (61)
Points Wilf Paiement (97)
Penalties in minutes Rick Vaive (229)
Wins Jiří Crha (20)
Goals against average Jiří Crha (4.07)
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1979–80 1981–82

The 1980–81 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the Toronto Maple Leafs 63rd season of the franchise, 53rd season as the Maple Leafs. The Leafs finished 5th in the Adams Division and lost in the Preliminary round to the New York Islanders 3 games to 0.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Pick Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Adams Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Buffalo Sabres 80 39 20 21 327 250 99
Boston Bruins 80 37 30 13 316 272 87
Minnesota North Stars 80 35 28 17 291 263 87
Quebec Nordiques 80 30 32 18 314 318 78
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 28 37 15 322 367 71

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]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 11, 1980 3–8 New York Rangers (1980–81) 0–1–0
2 W October 12, 1980 4–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 1–1–0
3 W October 15, 1980 6–4 Detroit Red Wings (1980–81) 2–1–0
4 W October 18, 1980 6–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 3–1–0
5 W October 19, 1980 4–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 4–1–0
6 W October 21, 1980 8–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 5–1–0
7 W October 23, 1980 5–4 @ Calgary Flames (1980–81) 6–1–0
8 L October 25, 1980 4–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 6–2–0
9 L October 26, 1980 5–8 @ Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 6–3–0
10 T October 29, 1980 4–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 6–3–1
11 L November 1, 1980 4–5 Colorado Rockies (1980–81) 6–4–1
12 W November 5, 1980 2–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 7–4–1
13 T November 8, 1980 3–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1980–81) 7–4–2
14 W November 9, 1980 7–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1980–81) 8–4–2
15 L November 12, 1980 2–4 New York Islanders (1980–81) 8–5–2
16 W November 15, 1980 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 9–5–2
17 L November 19, 1980 4–5 Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 9–6–2
18 L November 22, 1980 2–5 Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 9–7–2
19 T November 23, 1980 5–5 @ Boston Bruins (1980–81) 9–7–3
20 L November 26, 1980 4–6 St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 9–8–3
21 L November 28, 1980 2–6 @ Washington Capitals (1980–81) 9–9–3
22 L November 29, 1980 3–7 Washington Capitals (1980–81) 9–10–3
23 T December 3, 1980 4–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 9–10–4
24 W December 6, 1980 5–2 Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 10–10–4
25 T December 7, 1980 4–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 10–10–5
26 L December 10, 1980 5–8 Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 10–11–5
27 L December 11, 1980 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 10–12–5
28 L December 13, 1980 4–5 Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 10–13–5
29 W December 15, 1980 6–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1980–81) 11–13–5
30 W December 17, 1980 4–2 Minnesota North Stars (1980–81) 12–13–5
31 L December 18, 1980 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1980–81) 12–14–5
32 L December 20, 1980 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 12–15–5
33 L December 23, 1980 2–7 Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 12–16–5
34 L December 27, 1980 3–6 Boston Bruins (1980–81) 12–17–5
35 W December 28, 1980 6–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 13–17–5
36 L December 30, 1980 3–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 13–18–5
37 L January 3, 1981 1–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 13–19–5
38 L January 4, 1981 5–8 @ Calgary Flames (1980–81) 13–20–5
39 L January 6, 1981 3–6 @ New York Islanders (1980–81) 13–21–5
40 L January 7, 1981 2–8 Winnipeg Jets (1980–81) 13–22–5
41 T January 10, 1981 4–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 13–22–6
42 W January 11, 1981 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1980–81) 14–22–6
43 L January 14, 1981 4–7 Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 14–23–6
44 W January 17, 1981 6–5 Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 15–23–6
45 W January 18, 1981 5–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1980–81) 16–23–6
46 T January 20, 1981 2–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 16–23–7
47 T January 22, 1981 3–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 16–23–8
48 W January 24, 1981 7–4 Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 17–23–8
49 L January 26, 1981 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1980–81) 17–24–8
50 L January 28, 1981 4–6 New York Islanders (1980–81) 17–25–8
51 T January 30, 1981 5–5 @ Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 17–25–9
52 L January 31, 1981 0–2 Winnipeg Jets (1980–81) 17–26–9
53 L February 3, 1981 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1980–81) 17–27–9
54 L February 5, 1981 4–8 @ St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 17–28–9
55 T February 8, 1981 6–6 @ Colorado Rockies (1980–81) 17–28–10
56 W February 12, 1981 4–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1980–81) 18–28–10
57 W February 14, 1981 6–3 New York Rangers (1980–81) 19–28–10
58 W February 17, 1981 8–5 @ New York Islanders (1980–81) 20–28–10
59 L February 18, 1981 3–8 @ New York Rangers (1980–81) 20–29–10
60 W February 21, 1981 5–3 Minnesota North Stars (1980–81) 21–29–10
61 W February 22, 1981 7–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 22–29–10
62 W February 25, 1981 9–5 Colorado Rockies (1980–81) 23–29–10
63 L February 28, 1981 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 23–30–10
64 L March 2, 1981 0–1 Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 23–31–10
65 L March 4, 1981 2–5 Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 23–32–10
66 L March 7, 1981 4–6 Calgary Flames (1980–81) 23–33–10
67 L March 8, 1981 3–7 @ Washington Capitals (1980–81) 23–34–10
68 T March 11, 1981 4–4 Boston Bruins (1980–81) 23–34–11
69 W March 14, 1981 5–3 Washington Capitals (1980–81) 24–34–11
70 T March 15, 1981 4–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 24–34–12
71 W March 18, 1981 6–2 St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 25–34–12
72 L March 19, 1981 4–14 @ Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 25–35–12
73 L March 21, 1981 2–6 Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 25–36–12
74 T March 22, 1981 3–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 25–36–13
75 L March 25, 1981 2–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 25–37–13
76 W March 26, 1981 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1980–81) 26–37–13
77 W March 28, 1981 9–5 Calgary Flames (1980–81) 27–37–13
78 T April 1, 1981 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 27–37–14
79 T April 4, 1981 5–5 Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 27–37–15
80 W April 5, 1981 4–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 28–37–15

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 0[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Paiement, WilfWilf Paiement RW 77 40 57 97 145 -7 13 3 2
Sittler, DarrylDarryl Sittler C 80 43 53 96 77 -8 14 2 2
Derlago, BillBill Derlago C 80 35 39 74 26 -11 6 0 3
Turnbull, IanIan Turnbull D 80 19 47 66 104 -17 8 0 1
Salming, BorjeBorje Salming D 72 5 61 66 154 0 1 1 1
Vaive, RickRick Vaive RW 75 33 29 62 229 -16 8 2 1
Hickey, PatPat Hickey LW 72 16 33 49 49 -16 5 0 1
Anderson, JohnJohn Anderson RW 75 17 26 43 31 -11 2 0 1
Maloney, DanDan Maloney LW 65 20 21 41 183 -10 13 0 2
Martin, TerryTerry Martin LW 69 23 14 37 32 15 1 0 4
Boschman, LaurieLaurie Boschman C 53 14 19 33 178 -10 3 0 4
Saganiuk, RockyRocky Saganiuk RW/C 71 12 18 30 52 -16 2 0 3
Picard, RobertRobert Picard D 59 6 19 25 68 -32 2 0 0
Boudreau, BruceBruce Boudreau C 39 10 14 24 18 -7 0 0 0
Farrish, DaveDave Farrish D 74 2 18 20 90 -7 1 0 0
Sedlbauer, RonRon Sedlbauer LW 21 10 4 14 14 -3 5 0 2
Robert, ReneRene Robert RW 14 6 7 13 8 5 1 0 1
Duris, VitezslavVitezslav Duris D 57 1 12 13 50 13 0 0 0
Melrose, BarryBarry Melrose D 57 2 5 7 166 -18 0 1 0
Ellis, RonRon Ellis RW 27 2 3 5 2 -1 0 0 0
Shand, DaveDave Shand D 47 0 4 4 60 -14 0 0 0
Zanussi, RonRon Zanussi RW 12 3 0 3 6 -7 0 0 0
Gavin, StewStew Gavin LW 14 1 2 3 13 0 0 0 0
Hotham, GregGreg Hotham D 11 1 1 2 11 4 0 0 0
Kaszycki, MikeMike Kaszycki C 6 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0
Marshall, PaulPaul Marshall LW 13 0 2 2 2 -2 0 0 0
McCreary, BillBill McCreary RW 12 1 0 1 4 -6 0 0 0
Crha, JiriJiri Crha G 54 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0
Davis, KimKim Davis C 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Burrows, DaveDave Burrows D 6 0 0 0 2 -4 0 0 0
Kirton, MarkMark Kirton C 11 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Ridley, CurtCurt Ridley G 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Tremblay, VincentVincent Tremblay G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Larocque, MichelMichel Larocque G 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rutherford, JimJim Rutherford G 18 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Crha, JiriJiri Crha 3112 54 20 20 11 211 4.07 0
Rutherford, JimJim Rutherford 961 18 4 10 2 82 5.12 0
Larocque, MichelMichel Larocque 460 8 3 3 2 40 5.22 0
Ridley, CurtCurt Ridley 124 3 1 1 0 12 5.81 0
Tremblay, VincentVincent Tremblay 143 3 0 3 0 16 6.71 0
Team: 4800 80 28 37 15 361 4.51 0

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Robert, ReneRene Robert RW 3 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Salming, BorjeBorje Salming D 3 0 2 2 4 0 0 0
Boudreau, BruceBruce Boudreau C 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Derlago, BillBill Derlago C 3 1 0 1 2 1 0 0
Turnbull, IanIan Turnbull D 3 1 0 1 4 0 0 0
Vaive, RickRick Vaive RW 3 1 0 1 4 0 0 0
Duris, VitezslavVitezslav Duris D 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Melrose, BarryBarry Melrose D 3 0 1 1 15 0 0 0
Sedlbauer, RonRon Sedlbauer LW 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Farrish, DaveDave Farrish D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anderson, JohnJohn Anderson RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hickey, PatPat Hickey LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Boschman, LaurieLaurie Boschman C 3 0 0 0 7 0 0 0
Maloney, DanDan Maloney LW 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Martin, TerryTerry Martin LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paiement, WilfWilf Paiement RW 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Shand, DaveDave Shand D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sittler, DarrylDarryl Sittler C 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Zanussi, RonRon Zanussi RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harrison, PaulPaul Harrison G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Larocque, MichelMichel Larocque G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crha, JiriJiri Crha G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Crha, JiriJiri Crha 65 3 0 2 11 10.15 0
Harrison, PaulPaul Harrison 40 1 0 0 1 1.50 0
Larocque, MichelMichel Larocque 75 2 0 1 8 6.40 0
Team: 180 3 0 3 20 6.67 0

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; 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 receive any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Maple Leafs were involved in the following transactions during the 1980-81 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

November 18, 1980 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Paul Gardner
Dave Burrows
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Paul Marshall
Kim Davis
December 2, 1980 To Winnipeg Jets
Richard Mulhern
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Cash
December 4, 1980 To Detroit Red Wings
Mark Kirton
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Jim Rutherford
January 30, 1981 To Colorado Rockies
3rd round pick in 1981 - Uli Heimer
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Rene Robert
February 18, 1981 To Chicago Black Hawks
Cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Ron Sedlbauer
March 10, 1981 To Los Angeles Kings
Jim Rutherford
To Toronto Maple Leafs
5th round pick in 1981 - Barry Brigley
March 10, 1981 To Montreal Canadiens
Robert Picard
8th round pick in 1982 - Steve Smith
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Michel Larocque
March 10, 1981 To Minnesota North Stars
2nd round pick in 1981 - Dave Donnelly
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Ron Zanussi
3rd round pick in 1981 - Ernie Godden

Waivers[edit | edit source]

November 30, 1980 From Winnipeg Jets
Barry Melrose

Free Agents[edit | edit source]

Player Former Team
Vitezslav Duris Czechoslovakia
Serge Boisvert Undrafted Free Agent
Bill Riley Winnipeg Jets

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1980–81 Toronto Maple Leafs Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-21.
  2. 1980-81 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
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