1997–98 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Division 6th Central
1997–98 record
General Manager Ken Dryden
Coach Mike Murphy
Captain Mats Sundin
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team Leaders
Goals Mats Sundin (33)
Assists Mats Sundin (41)
Points Mats Sundin (74)
Penalties in minutes Tie Domi (365)
Wins Felix Potvin (26)
Goals against average Felix Potvin (2.73)
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The 1997-98 NHL season was the Toronto Maple Leafs last full season at Maple Leaf Gardens. Just a few days before the season's start, Mats Sundin became their 16th Captain and their first European Captain in their 80 year history.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Central Division
# CR   GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 1 Dallas Stars 82 49 22 11 242 167 109
2 3 Detroit Red Wings 82 44 23 15 250 196 103
3 4 St. Louis Blues 82 45 29 8 256 204 98
4 7 Phoenix Coyotes 82 35 35 12 224 227 82
5 9 Chicago Blackhawks 82 30 39 13 192 199 73
6 12 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 43 9 194 237 69

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Game log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 1, 1997 1–4 Washington Capitals (1997–98) 0–1–0
2 L October 4, 1997 0–3 @ New York Islanders (1997–98) 0–2–0
3 W October 7, 1997 2–1 @ Calgary Flames (1997–98) 1–2–0
4 T October 9, 1997 2–2 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 1–2–1
5 L October 11, 1997 1–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1997–98) 1–3–1
6 L October 14, 1997 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 1–4–1
7 W October 15, 1997 4–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 2–4–1
8 L October 18, 1997 4–5 Dallas Stars (1997–98) 2–5–1
9 L October 22, 1997 2–6 Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 2–6–1
10 W October 25, 1997 4–3 Calgary Flames (1997–98) 3–6–1
11 T October 28, 1997 2–2 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–98) 3–6–2
12 L November 1, 1997 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 3–7–2
13 T November 4, 1997 0–0 OT @ San Jose Sharks (1997–98) 3–7–3
14 W November 5, 1997 4–3 @ Calgary Flames (1997–98) 4–7–3
15 L November 8, 1997 0–3 Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 4–8–3
16 W November 11, 1997 5–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1997–98) 5–8–3
17 W November 13, 1997 2–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1997–98) 6–8–3
18 L November 15, 1997 0–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1997–98) 6–9–3
19 L November 17, 1997 2–3 St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 6–10–3
20 W November 19, 1997 3–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1997–98) 7–10–3
21 L November 21, 1997 1–3 @ Colorado Avalanche (1997–98) 7–11–3
22 L November 22, 1997 0–2 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 7–12–3
23 W November 25, 1997 3–1 San Jose Sharks (1997–98) 8–12–3
24 L November 29, 1997 2–4 Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 8–13–3
25 T December 2, 1997 3–3 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–98) 8–13–4
26 L December 4, 1997 3–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 8–14–4
27 W December 6, 1997 7–2 Los Angeles Kings (1997–98) 9–14–4
28 W December 8, 1997 3–0 Dallas Stars (1997–98) 10–14–4
29 T December 10, 1997 2–2 OT Colorado Avalanche (1997–98) 10–14–5
30 L December 13, 1997 0–3 New Jersey Devils (1997–98) 10–15–5
31 L December 15, 1997 2–3 @ Colorado Avalanche (1997–98) 10–16–5
32 W December 17, 1997 6–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–98) 11–16–5
33 L December 18, 1997 2–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1997–98) 11–17–5
34 W December 20, 1997 3–2 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 12–17–5
35 W December 23, 1997 5–4 Edmonton Oilers (1997–98) 13–17–5
36 L December 26, 1997 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 13–18–5
37 L December 27, 1997 1–8 Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 13–19–5
38 T December 31, 1997 2–2 OT Boston Bruins (1997–98) 13–19–6
39 T January 1, 1998 3–3 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1997–98) 13–19–7
40 L January 3, 1998 2–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1997–98) 13–20–7
41 L January 6, 1998 3–5 @ Washington Capitals (1997–98) 13–21–7
42 W January 7, 1998 5–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1997–98) 14–21–7
43 L January 10, 1998 3–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1997–98) 14–22–7
44 L January 12, 1998 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1997–98) 14–23–7
45 L January 14, 1998 1–4 Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 14–24–7
46 W January 21, 1998 3–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 15–24–7
47 W January 22, 1998 3–0 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1997–98) 16–24–7
48 W January 24, 1998 5–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (1997–98) 17–24–7
49 L January 26, 1998 1–5 @ Dallas Stars (1997–98) 17–25–7
50 L January 29, 1998 0–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 17–26–7
51 L January 31, 1998 2–5 Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 17–27–7
52 L February 2, 1998 1–5 Dallas Stars (1997–98) 17–28–7
53 W February 4, 1998 3–2 St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 18–28–7
54 L February 5, 1998 2–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 18–29–7
55 W February 7, 1998 3–2 Florida Panthers (1997–98) 19–29–7
56 T February 25, 1998 2–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 19–29–8
57 L February 26, 1998 2–5 New York Rangers (1997–98) 19–30–8
58 W February 28, 1998 4–0 Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 20–30–8
59 L March 2, 1998 1–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1997–98) 20–31–8
60 L March 4, 1998 3–5 Colorado Avalanche (1997–98) 20–32–8
61 W March 7, 1998 4–1 Edmonton Oilers (1997–98) 21–32–8
62 L March 9, 1998 2–3 @ San Jose Sharks (1997–98) 21–33–8
63 W March 11, 1998 3–1 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–98) 22–33–8
64 W March 12, 1998 2–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1997–98) 23–33–8
65 W March 14, 1998 2–1 Calgary Flames (1997–98) 24–33–8
66 L March 16, 1998 1–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1997–98) 24–34–8
67 L March 18, 1998 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 24–35–8
68 L March 19, 1998 0–4 @ Boston Bruins (1997–98) 24–36–8
69 T March 21, 1998 1–1 OT Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 24–36–9
70 L March 24, 1998 2–4 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 24–37–9
71 W March 26, 1998 1–0 @ Dallas Stars (1997–98) 25–37–9
72 W March 28, 1998 4–3 OT New York Islanders (1997–98) 26–37–9
73 L March 30, 1998 2–3 Los Angeles Kings (1997–98) 26–38–9
74 L April 1, 1998 4–6 St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 26–39–9
75 L April 4, 1998 3–5 San Jose Sharks (1997–98) 26–40–9
76 L April 6, 1998 2–4 @ Dallas Stars (1997–98) 26–41–9
77 W April 7, 1998 3–1 @ Florida Panthers (1997–98) 27–41–9
78 L April 9, 1998 2–5 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98) 27–42–9
79 W April 11, 1998 5–1 Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98) 28–42–9
80 W April 15, 1998 3–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1997–98) 29–42–9
81 L April 18, 1998 3–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1997–98) 29–43–9
82 W April 19, 1998 2–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 30–43–9

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Sundin, MatsMats Sundin 82 33 41 74 49 -3 9 1 5
Johnson, MikeMike Johnson 82 15 32 47 24 -4 5 0 0
King, DerekDerek King 77 21 25 46 43 -7 4 0 3
Korolev, IgorIgor Korolev 78 17 22 39 22 -18 6 3 5
Schneider, MathieuMathieu Schneider 76 11 26 37 44 -12 4 1 1
Modin, FredrikFredrik Modin 74 16 16 32 32 -5 1 0 4
Berezin, SergeiSergei Berezin 68 16 15 31 10 -3 3 0 3
Sullivan, SteveSteve Sullivan 63 10 18 28 40 -8 1 0 1
Clark, WendelWendel Clark 47 12 7 19 80 -21 4 0 3
McCauley, AlynAlyn McCauley 60 6 10 16 6 -7 0 0 1
Smith, JasonJason Smith 81 3 13 16 100 -5 0 0 0
Domi, TieTie Domi 80 4 10 14 365 -5 0 0 0
Warriner, ToddTodd Warriner 45 5 8 13 20 5 0 0 1
Hendrickson, DarbyDarby Hendrickson 80 8 4 12 67 -20 0 0 0
Yushkevich, DmitryDmitry Yushkevich 72 0 12 12 78 -13 0 0 0
Cote, SylvainSylvain Cote 12 3 6 9 6 2 1 0 1
Brown, JeffJeff Brown 19 1 8 9 10 2 1 0 0
Markov, DannyDanny Markov 25 2 5 7 28 0 1 0 0
Macoun, JamieJamie Macoun 67 0 7 7 63 -17 0 0 0
Zettler, RobRob Zettler 59 0 7 7 108 -8 0 0 0
Bohonos, LonnyLonny Bohonos 6 3 3 6 4 1 0 0 0
King, KrisKris King 82 3 3 6 199 -13 0 0 2
Prochazka, MartinMartin Prochazka 29 2 4 6 8 -1 0 0 0
Tremblay, YannickYannick Tremblay 38 2 4 6 6 -6 1 0 0
Gustafsson, PerPer Gustafsson 22 1 4 5 10 -5 0 0 0
Baker, JamieJamie Baker 13 0 5 5 10 1 0 0 0
Cooper, DavidDavid Cooper 9 0 4 4 8 2 0 0 0
Kennedy, MikeMike Kennedy 13 0 1 1 14 -2 0 0 0
Adams, KevynKevyn Adams 5 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
Cousineau, MarcelMarcel Cousineau 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Healy, GlennGlenn Healy 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Potvin, FelixFelix Potvin 67 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0
Ware, JeffJeff Ware 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Wolanin, CraigCraig Wolanin 10 0 0 0 6 -9 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Potvin, FelixFelix Potvin 3864 67 26 33 7 176 2.73 5 1882 1706 .906
Healy, GlennGlenn Healy 1068 21 4 10 2 53 2.98 0 453 400 .883
Cousineau, MarcelMarcel Cousineau 17 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 9 9 1.000
Team: 4949 82 30 43 9 229 2.78 5 2344 2115 .902

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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; SA=Shots Against; SV=Shots saved; SV% = Save Percentage;

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Maple Leafs did not qualify for the Playoffs for the second consecutive season.

Roster[edit | edit source]

1997-98 Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres


Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 1997-98 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

September 30, 1997 To St. Louis Blues
Kelly Chase
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Future Considerations
January 2, 1998 To Carolina Hurricanes
4th round pick in 1999 - Yevgeny Pavlov
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Jeff Brown
March 7, 1998 To Vancouver Canucks
Brandon Convery
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Lonny Bohonos
March 17, 1998 To Ottawa Senators
Per Gustafsson
To Toronto Maple Leafs
8th round pick in 1998 - Dwight Wolfe
March 24, 1998 To Dallas Stars
Mike Kennedy
To Toronto Maple Leafs
8th round pick in 1998 - Mikhail Travnicek
March 24, 1998 To Detroit Red Wings
Jamie Macoun
To Toronto Maple Leafs
4th round pick in 1998 - Alexei Ponikarovsky
March 24, 1998 To Washington Capitals
Jeff Brown
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Sylvain Cote
June 27, 1998 To Chicago Blackhawks
1st round pick in 1998 - Mark Bell
4th round pick in 1998 - Matthias Trattnig
To Toronto Maple Leafs
1st round pick in 1998 - Nik Antropov
3rd round pick in 1998 - Jamie Hodson
5th round pick in 1998 - Morgan Warren

Expansion Draft[edit | edit source]

June 26, 1998 To Nashville Predators
Rob Zettler

Free agents[edit | edit source]

Player Former Team
Mike Kennedy Dallas Stars
Derek King Hartford Whalers
Kris King Phoenix Coyotes
Glenn Healy New York Rangers
Kevyn Adams Grand Rapids Griffins (IHL)
Igor Korolev Phoenix Coyotes
Player New Team
Jamie Heward Philadelphia Flyers
Mike Craig San Jose Sharks

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

NHL Draft[edit | edit source]

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
3 57 Jeff Farkas (Center) Flag of the United States United States Boston College
4 84 Adam Mair (Right Wing) Flag of Canada Canada
5 111 Frank Mrazek (Left Wing) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
6 138 Eric Gooldy (Left Wing) Detroit Whalers
7 165 Hugo Marchand (Defense) Flag of Canada Canada Victoriaville Tigres
7 190 Shawn Thornton (Right wing) Flag of Canada Canada Peterborough Petes
8 194 Russ Bartlett (Center) Flag of the United States United States Phillips-Exeter Academy
9 221 Jonathan Hedstrom (Left Wing) Flag of Sweden Sweden Skelleftea

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Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

  • The Maple Leafs farm team was the St. John's Maple Leafs in St. John's, Newfoundland.

References[edit | edit source]


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