1999–2000 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Northeast Division Champions
Division 1st Northeast
Conference 3rd Eastern
1999–2000 record 45–27–7–3
Goals for 246
Goals against 222
General Manager Ken Dryden
Coach Pat Quinn
Captain Mats Sundin
Arena Air Canada Centre
Team Leaders
Goals Mats Sundin (32)
Assists Mats Sundin (41)
Points Mats Sundin (73)
Penalties in minutes Tie Domi (198)
Wins Curtis Joseph (36)
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The Toronto Maple Leafs finished in first place for the first time since the 1962–63 NHL season. It was also the Maple Leafs first 100-point season. It was also Wendel Clark's last season in the NHL.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

The Leafs had their second consecutive 45-win season, and broke the 1992-93 franchise record for most points in a season. Mats Sundin averaged a point per game, scoring 32 goals and picking up 41 assists for 73 points in 73 games. Jonas Hoglund had a career year, finishing third on the team in points with 56 (29 goals, 27 assists). Curtis Joseph set a Leafs record for wins in a season by a goaltender with 36. The Leafs put Steve Sullivan on waivers and on October 23, 1999 he was picked up by the Chicago Blackhawks. In early 2000, Wendel Clark returned to the Leafs for the third time and had a two goal game on February 1 in a 5-3 Leafs win at Tampa Bay. In March, the Leafs traded Mike Johnson to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Darcy Tucker.

The Leafs got off to a red-hot start to the season, winning 10 of their first 14 games with 4 shutouts. The team suffered a setback on December 4, 1999 in a home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Forward Yanic Perreault was coming around the Pittsburgh net with the puck when Penguins goaltender Tom Barrasso slashed Perreault with his goalie stick. Perreault suffered a broken arm and missed 23 games. Barrasso received a 4-game suspension. Another setback occurred on March 11 at Ottawa when Marian Hossa was attempting to clear the puck out of the centre-ice zone. Hossa swung his stick in a golf-swing motion and caught Toronto defenseman Bryan Berard in his right eye. Berard had to leave the game due to the injury and Hossa was assessed with a double minor for high-sticking. It was the last NHL game Berard would play for nearly a year and a half. To make matters more complex, Sergei Berezin, a 37-goal scorer in 1998-99 missed 21 games. He finished with a solid 26 goals. Despite losing these hindrances, the Leafs battled on, defeating 4 stellar teams between March 16 and April 1 (Detroit on March 16; New Jersey on March 25; St. Louis on March 29; and Washington on April 1). The Leafs finished 3rd in the Conference and 1st in the Northeast Division. Sundin led all skaters in overtime goals scored, with 4.

All-Star Game[edit | edit source]

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The 50th National Hockey League All-Star Game was part of the 1999–2000 NHL season, and took place in Toronto's Air Canada Centre on February 6, 2000.

The all-star week festivities saw the Canadian Hockey League Top Prospects Game played on February 2, and an exhibition game between the Canadian and American women's national teams on February 3. The Heroes of Hockey game and the Skills Competition were held on February 5. It is to note that the opening face-off for the Heroes of Hockey game were Ted Lindsay and Fleming Mackell, two players who played in the 1st National Hockey League All-Star Game.

The week also was a good sendoff for Wayne Gretzky, who had retired the previous season. His #99 was raised to the rafters, despite him never playing for the hometown Toronto Maple Leafs, as a show of his number's league-wide retirement. Gretzky also made it clear that he would not partake in any oldtimer or Heroes of Hockey game unless it was held in Edmonton, a statement that was realized with the Heritage Classic three years later.

Season standings[edit | edit source]

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PIM Pts
1 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 45 27 7 3 246 222 1103 100
2 6 Ottawa Senators 82 41 28 11 2 244 210 850 95
3 8 Buffalo Sabres 82 35 32 11 4 213 204 1173 85
4 10 Montreal Canadiens 82 35 34 9 4 196 194 1067 83
5 11 Boston Bruins 82 24 33 19 6 210 248 865 73

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL=Overtime loss; 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 W October 2, 1999 4–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 1–0–0–0
2 W October 4, 1999 4–0 Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 2–0–0–0
3 W October 6, 1999 2–1 Colorado Avalanche (1999–2000) 3–0–0–0
4 L October 9, 1999 3–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 3–1–0–0
5 L October 11, 1999 2–4 Nashville Predators (1999–2000) 3–2–0–0
6 W October 13, 1999 3–2 Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 4–2–0–0
7 W October 15, 1999 2–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 5–2–0–0
8 L October 16, 1999 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1999–2000) 5–3–0–0
9 T October 20, 1999 3–3 OT Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 5–3–1–0
10 W October 23, 1999 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 6–3–1–0
11 W October 25, 1999 4–0 Dallas Stars (1999–2000) 7–3–1–0
12 W October 27, 1999 4–0 Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 8–3–1–0
13 W October 30, 1999 2–1 Calgary Flames (1999–2000) 9–3–1–0
14 W November 3, 1999 6–0 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 10–3–1–0
15 L November 5, 1999 3–5 @ Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 10–4–1–0
16 T November 6, 1999 3–3 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 10–4–2–0
17 L November 9, 1999 0–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1999–2000) 10–5–2–0
18 L November 11, 1999 3–4 OT @ Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 10–5–2–1
19 T November 13, 1999 1–1 OT Detroit Red Wings (1999–2000) 10–5–3–1
20 W November 15, 1999 4–2 San Jose Sharks (1999–2000) 11–5–3–1
21 L November 17, 1999 2–3 St. Louis Blues (1999–2000) 11–6–3–1
22 W November 20, 1999 † 4–3 OT New York Rangers (1999–2000) 12–6–3–1
23 L November 23, 1999 1–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 12–7–3–1
24 L November 26, 1999 2–3 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 12–7–3–2
25 W November 27, 1999 5–2 Edmonton Oilers (1999–2000) 13–7–3–2
26 W November 29, 1999 3–1 Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 14–7–3–2
27 T December 2, 1999 2–2 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 14–7–4–2
28 W December 4, 1999 3–2 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 15–7–4–2
29 W December 6, 1999 3–2 OT Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 16–7–4–2
30 L December 9, 1999 2–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 16–8–4–2
31 W December 11, 1999 6–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 17–8–4–2
32 L December 13, 1999 1–3 Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 17–9–4–2
33 W December 15, 1999 5–1 New York Islanders (1999–2000) 18–9–4–2
34 W December 18, 1999 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 19–9–4–2
35 W December 20, 1999 6–4 @ Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 20–9–4–2
36 W December 21, 1999 4–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 21–9–4–2
37 W December 23, 1999 4–1 New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 22–9–4–2
38 W December 29, 1999 2–1 @ New York Islanders (1999–2000) 23–9–4–2
39 L January 1, 2000 1–8 @ Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 23–10–4–2
40 W January 3, 2000 6–2 Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 24–10–4–2
41 L January 5, 2000 2–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1999–2000) 24–10–4–3
42 L January 7, 2000 2–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 24–11–4–3
43 L January 8, 2000 3–5 New York Rangers (1999–2000) 24–12–4–3
44 W January 11, 2000 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 25–12–4–3
45 W January 14, 2000 3–2 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1999–2000) 26–12–4–3
46 L January 15, 2000 0–4 @ Calgary Flames (1999–2000) 26–13–4–3
47 W January 17, 2000 5–4 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1999–2000) 27–13–4–3
48 T January 22, 2000 5–5 OT Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 27–13–5–3
49 T January 24, 2000 3–3 OT Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 27–13–6–3
50 L January 26, 2000 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1999–2000) 27–14–6–3
51 W January 27, 2000 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1999–2000) 28–14–6–3
52 W January 29, 2000 3–2 Los Angeles Kings (1999–2000) 29–14–6–3
53 W February 1, 2000 5–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 30–14–6–3
54 L February 3, 2000 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 30–15–6–3
55 L February 9, 2000 2–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 30–16–6–3
56 L February 12, 2000 1–4 Vancouver Canucks (1999–2000) 30–17–6–3
57 L February 14, 2000 2–5 Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 30–18–6–3
58 T February 16, 2000 3–3 OT Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 30–18–7–3
59 L February 19, 2000 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 30–19–7–3
60 W February 23, 2000 5–3 Phoenix Coyotes (1999–2000) 31–19–7–3
61 W February 25, 2000 3–1 @ New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 32–19–7–3
62 W February 26, 2000 5–2 Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 33–19–7–3
63 W February 29, 2000 4–0 @ Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 34–19–7–3
64 L March 1, 2000 1–3 @ Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 34–20–7–3
65 W March 4, 2000 4–3 Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 35–20–7–3
66 W March 6, 2000 6–5 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1999–2000) 36–20–7–3
67 W March 7, 2000 2–0 @ Edmonton Oilers (1999–2000) 37–20–7–3
68 W March 9, 2000 6–2 @ Calgary Flames (1999–2000) 38–20–7–3
69 W March 11, 2000 4–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 39–20–7–3
70 L March 15, 2000 2–5 Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 39–21–7–3
71 W March 16, 2000 4–3 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1999–2000) 40–21–7–3
72 L March 18, 2000 1–4 Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 40–22–7–3
73 L March 22, 2000 2–5 New York Islanders (1999–2000) 40–23–7–3
74 L March 23, 2000 2–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 40–24–7–3
75 W March 25, 2000 5–3 New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 41–24–7–3
76 W March 29, 2000 3–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1999–2000) 42–24–7–3
77 L March 30, 2000 0–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 42–25–7–3
78 W April 1, 2000 4–3 @ Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 43–25–7–3
79 L April 3, 2000 2–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 43–26–7–3
80 L April 5, 2000 2–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 43–27–7–3
81 W April 7, 2000 2–1 @ New York Islanders (1999–2000) 44–27–7–3
82 W April 8, 2000 4–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 45–27–7–3

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Sundin, MatsMats Sundin 73 32 41 73 46 16 10 2 7
Thomas, SteveSteve Thomas 81 26 37 63 68 1 9 0 9
Hoglund, JonasJonas Hoglund 82 29 27 56 10 -2 9 1 3
Korolev, IgorIgor Korolev 80 20 26 46 22 12 5 3 4
Perreault, YanicYanic Perreault 58 18 27 45 22 3 5 0 4
Kaberle, TomasTomas Kaberle 82 7 33 40 24 3 2 0 0
Berezin, SergeiSergei Berezin 61 26 13 39 2 8 5 0 4
Antropov, NikNik Antropov 66 12 18 30 41 14 0 0 2
Khristich, DmitriDmitri Khristich 53 12 18 30 24 8 3 0 0
Berard, BryanBryan Berard 64 3 27 30 42 11 1 0 0
Yushkevich, DmitryDmitry Yushkevich 77 3 24 27 55 2 2 1 1
Johnson, MikeMike Johnson 52 11 14 25 23 8 2 1 3
Valk, GarryGarry Valk 73 10 14 24 44 -2 0 1 1
Tucker, DarcyDarcy Tucker 27 7 10 17 55 3 0 2 3
Karpovtsev, AlexanderAlexander Karpovtsev 69 3 14 17 54 9 3 0 0
Cross, CoryCory Cross 71 4 11 15 64 13 0 0 1
Domi, TieTie Domi 70 5 9 14 198 -5 0 0 2
Adams, KevynKevyn Adams 52 5 8 13 39 -7 0 0 0
McCauley, AlynAlyn McCauley 45 5 5 10 10 -6 1 0 0
Markov, DannyDanny Markov 59 0 10 10 28 13 0 0 0
King, KrisKris King 39 2 4 6 55 4 0 0 0
Warriner, ToddTodd Warriner 18 3 1 4 2 6 0 0 0
Clark, WendelWendel Clark 20 2 2 4 21 -3 0 0 1
Diduck, GeraldGerald Diduck 26 0 3 3 33 2 0 0 0
McAllister, ChrisChris McAllister 36 0 3 3 68 -4 0 0 0
Dempsey, NathanNathan Dempsey 6 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0
Mair, AdamAdam Mair 8 1 0 1 6 -1 0 0 0
Andrusak, GregGreg Andrusak 9 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0
Cote, SylvainSylvain Cote 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Healy, GlennGlenn Healy 20 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Joseph, CurtisCurtis Joseph 63 0 1 1 14 0 0 0 0
Sullivan, SteveSteve Sullivan 7 0 1 1 4 -1 0 0 0
King, DerekDerek King 3 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Smith, D.J.D.J. Smith 3 0 0 0 5 -1 0 0 0
Yakushin, DmitriDmitri Yakushin 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Joseph, CurtisCurtis Joseph 3801 63 36 20 7 158 2.49 4 1854 1696 .915
Healy, GlennGlenn Healy 1164 20 9 10 0 59 3.04 2 527 468 .888
Team: 4965 82 45 30 7 217 2.62 6 2381 2164 .909

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Thomas, SteveSteve Thomas 12 6 3 9 10 0 0 1
Berezin, SergeiSergei Berezin 12 4 4 8 0 0 0 1
Sundin, MatsMats Sundin 12 3 5 8 10 0 0 1
Tucker, DarcyDarcy Tucker 12 4 2 6 15 1 0 2
Hoglund, JonasJonas Hoglund 12 2 4 6 2 0 0 0
Kaberle, TomasTomas Kaberle 12 1 4 5 0 0 0 1
Korolev, IgorIgor Korolev 12 0 4 4 6 0 0 0
Khristich, DmitriDmitri Khristich 12 1 2 3 0 1 0 0
Valk, GarryGarry Valk 12 1 2 3 14 0 0 0
Karpovtsev, AlexanderAlexander Karpovtsev 11 0 3 3 4 0 0 0
Markov, DannyDanny Markov 12 0 3 3 10 0 0 0
Clark, WendelWendel Clark 6 1 1 2 4 0 0 0
Yushkevich, DmitryDmitry Yushkevich 12 1 1 2 4 0 0 0
Cross, CoryCory Cross 12 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Adams, KevynKevyn Adams 12 1 0 1 7 0 1 0
Farkas, JeffJeff Farkas 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Diduck, GeraldGerald Diduck 10 0 1 1 14 0 0 0
Domi, TieTie Domi 12 0 1 1 20 0 0 0
Perreault, YanicYanic Perreault 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Andrusak, GregGreg Andrusak 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Antropov, NikNik Antropov 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Joseph, CurtisCurtis Joseph 12 0 0 0 10 0 0 0
King, KrisKris King 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Mair, AdamAdam Mair 5 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
McCauley, AlynAlyn McCauley 5 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Joseph, CurtisCurtis Joseph 729 12 6 6 25 2.06 1 369 344 .932
Team: 729 12 6 6 25 2.06 1 369 344 .932

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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/OT = Ties/Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SO = Shutouts; SA=Shots Against; SV=Shots saved; SV% = Save Percentage;

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Roster[edit | edit source]

1999-2000 Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres


Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 1999-2000 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

July 15, 1999 To Atlanta Thrashers
Martin Prochazka
To Toronto Maple Leafs
6th round pick in 2001 - Maxim Kondratiev
August 5, 1999 To Tampa Bay Lightning
Jeff Reese
9th round pick in 2000 - Milan Kopecky
To Toronto Maple Leafs
9th round pick in 2000 - Philippe Cote
August 17, 1999 To New York Islanders
Niklas Andersson
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Craig Charron
October 1, 1999 To Tampa Bay Lightning
Fredrik Modin
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Cory Cross
7th round pick in 2001 - Ivan Kolozvary
October 8, 1999 To Chicago Blackhawks
Sylvain Cote
To Toronto Maple Leafs
2nd round pick in 2001 - Karel Pilar
October 20, 1999 To St. Louis Blues
Derek King
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Tyler Harlton
October 20, 1999 To Boston Bruins
Ivan Huml
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Dmitri Khristich
November 29, 1999 To Tampa Bay Lightning
Todd Warriner
To Toronto Maple Leafs
3rd round pick in 2000 - Mikael Tellqvist
February 9, 2000 To Tampa Bay Lightning
Mike Johnson
Marek Posmyk
5th round pick in 2000 - Pavel Sedov
6th round pick in 2000 - Aaron Gionet
5th round pick in 2001 - Terry Denike
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Darcy Tucker
4th round pick in 2000 - Miguel Delisle
5th round pick in 2001 - Kyle Wellwood
February 23, 2000 To Los Angeles Kings
Craig Charron
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Don MacLean
June 25, 2000 To Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Jonathan Hedstrom
To Toronto Maple Leafs
6th round pick in 2000 - Vadim Sozinov
7th round pick in 2000 - Markus Seikola

Waivers[edit | edit source]

September 27, 1999 To Atlanta Thrashers
Ladislav Kohn
October 23, 1999 To Chicago Blackhawks
Steve Sullivan

Expansion Draft[edit | edit source]

June 23, 2000 To Columbus Blue Jackets
Kevyn Adams
June 23, 2000 To Columbus Blue Jackets
Tommi Rajamaki

Free agents[edit | edit source]

Player Former Team
Jonas Hoglund Montreal Canadiens
Greg Andrusak Pittsburgh Penguins
Terran Sandwith Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Jason Bonsignore Tampa Bay Lightning
Justin Hocking Chicago Blackhawks
Jimmy Waite Calgary Flames
Sebastien Centomo Undrafted Free Agent
Bryan Fogarty Chicago Blackhawks
Wendel Clark Chicago Blackhawks
Gerald Diduck Phoenix Coyotes
Player New Team
Scott Pearson New York Islanders
Kevin Dahl New York Islanders
Dallas Eakins New York Islanders

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

NHL Draft[edit | edit source]

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
24 Luca Cereda (C) Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Toronto Maple Leafs Ambri-Piotta (Swiss)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1999-00 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-27.
  2. NHL Official Guide and Record Book 2006, Senior Managing Editor: Ralph Dinger, Published in Canada by Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, ON, ISBN in Canada 0-920445-98-5, p. 131


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