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1988–89 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Division 5th Norris
Conference 10th Campbell
1988–89 record 28–46–6
Home record 15–20–5
Road record 13–26–1
Goals for 259
Goals against 342
General Manager Gord Stellick
Coach John Brophy
George Armstrong
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Wendel Clark
Borje Salming
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team Leaders
Goals Ed Olczyk (38)
Assists Ed Olczyk (52)
Points Ed Olczyk (90)
Penalties in minutes Brian Curran
John Kordic (185)
Wins Allan Bester (17)
Goals against average Allan Bester (3.80)
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1987–88 1989–90

The 1988–89 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the Toronto Maple Leafs 72nd season of the franchise, 62nd season as the Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs finished 5th in the Norris Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

See also: 1988 NHL Entry Draft
Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 6. Scott Pearson (LW) Flag of Canada Canada Kingston Canadians (OHL)
2 27. Tie Domi (RW) Flag of Canada Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL)

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

  • November 7, 1988 – The Maple Leafs traded RW Russ Courtnall to Montreal for RW John Kordic and a 6th-round choice (Michael Doers)
  • Ken Wregget was traded by Maple Leafs to Philadelphia Flyers for two first-round picks (RW Rob Pearson and D Steve Bancroft) in 1989 draft, March 6, 1989.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Norris Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Detroit Red Wings 80 34 34 12 313 316 80
St. Louis Blues 80 33 35 12 275 285 78
Minnesota North Stars 80 27 37 16 258 278 70
Chicago Blackhawks 80 27 41 12 297 335 66
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 28 46 6 259 342 62

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 6, 1988 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1988–89) 0–1–0
2 W October 8, 1988 7–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 1–1–0
3 W October 9, 1988 8–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 2–1–0
4 L October 12, 1988 2–4 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 2–2–0
5 W October 14, 1988 3–1 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 3–2–0
6 L October 15, 1988 3–5 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 3–3–0
7 W October 17, 1988 6–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 4–3–0
8 W October 19, 1988 4–2 Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 5–3–0
9 W October 21, 1988 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 6–3–0
10 T October 22, 1988 3–3 OT Calgary Flames (1988–89) 6–3–1
11 W October 25, 1988 4–3 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 7–3–1
12 W October 26, 1988 3–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 8–3–1
13 L October 29, 1988 2–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 8–4–1
14 L November 2, 1988 2–7 Boston Bruins (1988–89) 8–5–1
15 L November 5, 1988 4–6 Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 8–6–1
16 L November 10, 1988 1–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 8–7–1
17 L November 12, 1988 2–6 Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 8–8–1
18 L November 14, 1988 4–5 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 8–9–1
19 W November 16, 1988 8–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 9–9–1
20 L November 18, 1988 0–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 9–10–1
21 L November 19, 1988 1–9 @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 9–11–1
22 W November 21, 1988 4–0 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 10–11–1
23 W November 23, 1988 4–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 11–11–1
24 L November 25, 1988 3–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 11–12–1
25 L November 26, 1988 3–6 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 11–13–1
26 L December 1, 1988 3–9 @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 11–14–1
27 L December 3, 1988 0–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 11–15–1
28 L December 9, 1988 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 11–16–1
29 L December 10, 1988 2–8 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 11–17–1
30 T December 12, 1988 4–4 OT Calgary Flames (1988–89) 11–17–2
31 L December 14, 1988 2–8 Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 11–18–2
32 L December 15, 1988 3–6 @ New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 11–19–2
33 L December 17, 1988 1–7 Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 11–20–2
34 W December 19, 1988 4–3 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 12–20–2
35 L December 21, 1988 1–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 12–21–2
36 L December 23, 1988 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 12–22–2
37 L December 26, 1988 3–4 New York Islanders (1988–89) 12–23–2
38 W December 29, 1988 6–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 13–23–2
39 W December 31, 1988 6–1 Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 14–23–2
40 T January 1, 1989 3–3 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 14–23–3
41 L January 6, 1989 0–3 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 14–24–3
42 L January 7, 1989 1–6 Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 14–25–3
43 W January 9, 1989 3–0 Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 15–25–3
44 L January 11, 1989 2–3 Washington Capitals (1988–89) 15–26–3
45 L January 14, 1989 3–5 Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 15–27–3
46 W January 16, 1989 5–3 Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 16–27–3
47 T January 19, 1989 3–3 OT Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 16–27–4
48 L January 21, 1989 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 16–28–4
49 L January 25, 1989 1–2 OT Boston Bruins (1988–89) 16–29–4
50 L January 27, 1989 1–8 @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 16–30–4
51 T January 28, 1989 1–1 OT New York Rangers (1988–89) 16–30–5
52 L January 30, 1989 1–7 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 16–31–5
53 W February 2, 1989 4–1 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 17–31–5
54 L February 4, 1989 1–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 17–32–5
55 W February 11, 1989 4–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 18–32–5
56 L February 13, 1989 1–8 @ New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 18–33–5
57 L February 15, 1989 2–4 Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 18–34–5
58 W February 17, 1989 10–6 @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 19–34–5
59 W February 18, 1989 5–3 New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 20–34–5
60 L February 20, 1989 4–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 20–35–5
61 W February 22, 1989 4–3 OT @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 21–35–5
62 L February 23, 1989 1–2 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 21–36–5
63 W February 25, 1989 4–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 22–36–5
64 L February 27, 1989 5–7 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 22–37–5
65 L March 1, 1989 4–7 @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 22–38–5
66 T March 4, 1989 3–3 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 22–38–6
67 L March 5, 1989 0–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 22–39–6
68 W March 7, 1989 6–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 23–39–6
69 L March 9, 1989 1–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 23–40–6
70 W March 11, 1989 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 24–40–6
71 L March 12, 1989 7–9 @ Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 24–41–6
72 W March 14, 1989 5–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 25–41–6
73 L March 18, 1989 2–10 Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 25–42–6
74 L March 19, 1989 6–8 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 25–43–6
75 W March 22, 1989 5–3 Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 26–43–6
76 L March 24, 1989 2–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 26–44–6
77 W March 25, 1989 6–5 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 27–44–6
78 W March 29, 1989 3–1 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 28–44–6
79 L April 1, 1989 3–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 28–45–6
80 L April 2, 1989 3–4 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 28–46–6

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

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

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Forwards[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Ed Olczyk 80 38 52 90 75
Gary Leeman 61 32 43 75 66
Vincent Damphousse 80 26 42 68 75
Tom Fergus 80 22 45 67 48
Daniel Marois 76 31 23 54 76
Mark Osborne 75 16 30 46 112
Dave Reid 77 9 21 30 22
Craig Laughlin 66 10 13 23 41
Peter Ihnačák 26 2 16 18 10
Derek Laxdal 41 9 6 15 65
Al Secord 40 5 10 15 71
Dan Daoust 68 7 5 12 54
Wendel Clark 15 7 4 11 66
Paul Gagne 16 3 2 5 6
John Kordic 46 1 2 3 185
Russ Courtnall 9 1 1 2 4
Mike Blaisdell 9 1 0 1 4
Tim Armstrong 11 1 0 1 6
Ken Yaremchuk 11 1 0 1 2
Sean McKenna 3 0 1 1 0
Scott Pearson 9 0 1 1 2
Doug Shedden 1 0 0 0 2
Chris McRae 3 0 0 0 12
Marty Dallman 4 0 0 0 0
Paul Lawless 7 0 0 0 0

Defencemen[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Al Iafrate 65 13 20 33 72
Todd Gill 59 11 14 25 72
Börje Salming 63 3 17 20 86
Brad Marsh 80 1 15 16 79
Chris Kotsopoulos 57 1 14 15 44
Darren Veitch 37 3 7 10 16
Rick Lanz 32 1 9 10 18
Luke Richardson 55 2 7 9 106
Brian Curran 47 1 4 5 185
Darryl Shannon 14 1 3 4 6
Ken Hammond 14 0 2 2 12

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Allan Bester 43 17 20 3 2 3.80
Ken Wregget 32 9 20 2 0 4.42
Jeff Reese 10 2 6 1 0 4.94

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Roster[edit | edit source]

Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers


Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Maple Leafs were involved in the following transactions during the 1988-89 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

June 21, 1988 To Philadelphia Flyers
Mike Stothers
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Bill Root
November 7, 1988 To Montreal Canadiens
Russ Courtnall
To Toronto Maple Leafs
John Kordic
6th round pick in 1989 - Mike Doers
February 7, 1989 To Philadelphia Flyers
Al Secord
To Toronto Maple Leafs
5th round pick in 1989 - Keith Carney
February 21, 1989 To New York Rangers
Chris McRae
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Ken Hammond
February 25, 1989 To Vancouver Canucks
Peter DeBoer
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Paul Lawless
March 6, 1989 To Philadelphia Flyers
Ken Wregget
To Toronto Maple Leafs
1st round pick in 1989 - Rob Pearson
1st round pick in 1989 - Steve Bancroft
June 16, 1989 To Calgary Flames
2nd round pick in 1989 - Kent Manderville
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Rob Ramage

Waivers[edit | edit source]

October 3, 1988 To Los Angeles Kings
Dale DeGray
October 3, 1988 From Philadelphia Flyers
Brad Marsh

Free Agents[edit | edit source]

Player Former Team
Craig Laughlin Los Angeles Kings
Alan Hepple New Jersey Devils
Paul Gagne New Jersey Devils
Doug Shedden Baltimore Skipjacks (AHL)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1988–89 Toronto Maple Leafs Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-21.
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