2005–06 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Division 4th Northeast
Conference 9th Eastern
2005–06 record 41–33–8
Goals for 257
Goals against 270
General Manager John Ferguson, Jr.
Coach Pat Quinn
Captain Mats Sundin
Alternate captains Tomas Kaberle
Bryan McCabe
Arena Air Canada Centre
Team Leaders
Goals Mats Sundin (31)
Assists Bryan McCabe (49)
Points Mats Sundin (78)
Penalties in minutes Bryan McCabe (116)
Wins Ed Belfour (22)
Goals against average Jean-Sebastien Aubin (2.21)
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The 2005–06 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the 88th season of the franchise, 78th season as the Maple Leafs.

Key dates prior to the start of the season:

Regular season[edit | edit source]

  • October 5, 2005 – The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators participate in the first NHL shootout. Daniel Alfredson of the Senators scores the first shootout goal in NHL history.
  • December 19, 2005 – Ed Belfour passes Terry Sawchuk for second all-time in wins by a goaltender.

Season standings[edit | edit source]

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 1 Ottawa Senators 82 52 21 9 314 211 113
2 4 Buffalo Sabres 82 52 24 6 281 239 110
3 7 Montreal Canadiens 82 42 31 9 243 247 93
4 9 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 41 33 8 257 270 90
5 13 Boston Bruins 82 29 37 16 230 266 74

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL=Overtime losses; 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 5, 2005 2–3 SO Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 0–0–1
2 L October 8, 2005 4–5 Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 0–1–1
3 L October 10, 2005 5–6 SO @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 0–1–2
4 W October 11, 2005 4–2 Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 1–1–2
5 W October 14, 2005 9–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 2–1–2
6 W October 15, 2005 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 3–1–2
7 W October 20, 2005 5–4 OT Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 4–1–2
8 L October 22, 2005 2–5 Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 4–2–2
9 W October 24, 2005 5–4 SO Boston Bruins (2005–06) 5–2–2
10 L October 27, 2005 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (2005–06) 5–3–2
11 L October 29, 2005 0–8 Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 5–4–2
12 W October 31, 2005 2–1 Florida Panthers (2005–06) 6–4–2
13 L November 3, 2005 3–4 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 6–5–2
14 W November 5, 2005 † 5–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 7–5–2
15 L November 6, 2005 4–5 @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 7–6–2
16 W November 8, 2005 6–4 Washington Capitals (2005–06) 8–6–2
17 L November 11, 2005 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 8–7–2
18 W November 12, 2005 5–4 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 9–7–2
19 W November 15, 2005 2–1 New York Rangers (2005–06) 10–7–2
20 W November 17, 2005 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (2005–06) 11–7–2
21 W November 19, 2005 5–1 Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 12–7–2
22 L November 23, 2005 1–5 Boston Bruins (2005–06) 12–8–2
23 L November 25, 2005 3–4 SO @ Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 12–8–3
24 W November 26, 2005 4–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 13–8–3
25 W November 28, 2005 2–1 @ Florida Panthers (2005–06) 14–8–3
26 L November 30, 2005 1–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 14–9–3
27 W December 1, 2005 4–0 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 15–9–3
28 L December 3, 2005 4–5 San Jose Sharks (2005–06) 15–10–3
29 L December 6, 2005 1–2 Los Angeles Kings (2005–06) 15–11–3
30 L December 10, 2005 1–2 Dallas Stars (2005–06) 15–12–3
31 W December 12, 2005 3–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2005–06) 16–12–3
32 L December 17, 2005 2–8 @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 16–13–3
33 W December 19, 2005 9–6 New York Islanders (2005–06) 17–13–3
34 L December 22, 2005 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (2005–06) 17–14–3
35 W December 23, 2005 2–1 Boston Bruins (2005–06) 18–14–3
36 W December 26, 2005 2–1 New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 19–14–3
37 W December 27, 2005 3–2 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 20–14–3
38 W December 29, 2005 4–3 SO Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 21–14–3
39 W December 31, 2005 6–3 @ New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 22–14–3
40 W January 2, 2006 3–2 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 23–14–3
41 L January 6, 2006 0–1 @ Calgary Flames (2005–06) 23–15–3
42 W January 7, 2006 3–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (2005–06) 24–15–3
43 L January 10, 2006 3–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (2005–06) 24–16–3
44 L January 14, 2006 3–4 Phoenix Coyotes (2005–06) 24–17–3
45 L January 17, 2006 3–5 @ Colorado Avalanche (2005–06) 24–18–3
46 L January 18, 2006 3–5 @ Minnesota Wild (2005–06) 24–19–3
47 L January 21, 2006 0–7 @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 24–20–3
48 L January 23, 2006 3–4 @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 24–21–3
49 L January 26, 2006 4–8 Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 24–22–3
50 L January 28, 2006 3–4 OT Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 24–22–4
51 W January 30, 2006 4–2 @ Florida Panthers (2005–06) 25–22–4
52 L January 31, 2006 2–3 SO @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 25–22–5
53 L February 3, 2006 1–4 @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 25–23–5
54 W February 4, 2006 4–2 New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 26–23–5
55 W February 7, 2006 4–1 Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 27–23–5
56 L February 10, 2006 2–4 @ New York Rangers (2005–06) 27–24–5
57 L February 11, 2006 2–4 New York Rangers (2005–06) 27–25–5
58 L February 28, 2006 3–5 Washington Capitals (2005–06) 27–26–5
59 L March 3, 2006 2–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 27–27–5
60 L March 4, 2006 2–4 Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 27–28–5
61 W March 7, 2006 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 28–28–5
62 L March 10, 2006 1–2 SO @ New York Islanders (2005–06) 28–28–6
63 W March 11, 2006 5–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 29–28–6
64 W March 14, 2006 5–4 SO Boston Bruins (2005–06) 30–28–6
65 L March 16, 2006 1–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 30–29–6
66 L March 18, 2006 2–5 @ New York Rangers (2005–06) 30–30–6
67 W March 19, 2006 1–0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 31–30–6
68 W March 21, 2006 3–2 Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 32–30–6
69 L March 23, 2006 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 32–31–6
70 L March 25, 2006 2–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 32–32–6
71 W March 26, 2006 4–3 @ New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 33–32–6
72 W March 28, 2006 3–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 34–32–6
73 W April 1, 2006 7–0 Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 35–32–6
74 L April 3, 2006 2–3 SO Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 35–32–7
75 W April 5, 2006 3–2 New York Islanders (2005–06) 36–32–7
76 L April 6, 2006 2–3 SO @ Boston Bruins (2005–06) 36–32–8
77 W April 8, 2006 5–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 37–32–8
78 W April 11, 2006 6–5 OT Florida Panthers (2005–06) 38–32–8
79 W April 13, 2006 4–3 OT @ New York Islanders (2005–06) 39–32–8
80 W April 15, 2006 5–1 Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 40–32–8
81 L April 16, 2006 0–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 40–33–8
82 W April 18, 2006 5–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 41–33–8

Torino Olympics[edit | edit source]

Six members of the Maple Leafs competed in Ice hockey at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. Bryan McCabe represented Canada on defence. Nikolai Antropov competed for the Kazakhstan national ice hockey team, while Aki Berg competed for Finland. Tomas Kaberle played defence for the Czech Republic. Mats Sundin and Mikael Tellqvist captured the Gold Medal while representing Sweden. Mats Sundin held the distinction of being the captain for Sweden.

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • This marked the first time since the Maple Leafs joined the Eastern Conference in the 1998–99 season that the team did not make the playoffs.

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Sundin, MatsMats Sundin 70 31 47 78 58 7 16 2 2
McCabe, BryanBryan McCabe 73 19 49 68 116 -1 13 0 6
Kaberle, TomasTomas Kaberle 82 9 58 67 46 -1 6 0 2
Tucker, DarcyDarcy Tucker 74 28 33 61 100 -12 18 0 4
Allison, JasonJason Allison 66 17 43 60 76 -18 9 0 2
Steen, AlexAlex Steen 75 18 27 45 42 -9 9 1 3
Wellwood, KyleKyle Wellwood 81 11 34 45 14 0 3 0 0
Ponikarovsky, AlexeiAlexei Ponikarovsky 81 21 17 38 68 15 2 4 3
O'Neill, JeffJeff O'Neill 74 19 19 38 64 -19 14 0 6
Antropov, NikNik Antropov 57 12 19 31 56 13 2 1 0
Kilger, ChadChad Kilger 79 17 11 28 63 -6 1 1 2
Stajan, MattMatt Stajan 80 15 12 27 50 5 3 4 5
Lindros, EricEric Lindros 33 11 11 22 43 -3 4 0 2
Domi, TieTie Domi 77 5 11 16 109 -10 1 0 0
Klee, KenKen Klee 56 3 12 15 66 -1 1 0 1
Khavanov, AlexanderAlexander Khavanov 64 6 6 12 60 -11 2 1 0
Wilm, ClarkeClarke Wilm 60 1 7 8 43 -15 0 0 0
Berg, AkiAki Berg 75 0 8 8 56 -5 0 0 0
Colaiacovo, CarloCarlo Colaiacovo 21 2 5 7 17 0 1 0 0
White, IanIan White 12 1 5 6 10 2 0 0 0
Czerkawski, MariuszMariusz Czerkawski 19 4 1 5 6 -2 1 0 0
Pohl, JohnJohn Pohl 7 3 1 4 4 2 1 0 0
Belak, WadeWade Belak 55 0 3 3 109 -13 0 0 0
Richardson, LukeLuke Richardson 21 0 3 3 41 -1 0 0 0
Williams, JeremyJeremy Williams 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Belfour, EdEd Belfour 49 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 0
Harrison, JayJay Harrison 8 0 1 1 2 5 0 0 0
Kronwall, StaffanStaffan Kronwall 34 0 1 1 14 -3 0 0 0
Wozniewski, AndyAndy Wozniewski 13 0 1 1 13 -8 0 0 0
Aubin, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Aubin 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bell, BrendanBrendan Bell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ondrus, BenBen Ondrus 22 0 0 0 18 -10 0 0 0
Perrott, NathanNathan Perrott 3 0 0 0 2 -5 0 0 0
Suglobov, AlexanderAlexander Suglobov 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Tellqvist, MikaelMikael Tellqvist 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Belfour, EdEd Belfour 2897 49 22 22 4 159 3.29 0 1476 1317 .892
Tellqvist, MikaelMikael Tellqvist 1399 25 10 11 2 73 3.13 2 697 624 .895
Aubin, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Aubin 677 11 9 0 2 25 2.22 1 330 305 .924
Team: 4973 82 41 33 8 257 3.10 32503 2246 .897

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Awards and records[edit | edit source]

  • Mats Sundin, Molson Cup (Most game star selections for Toronto Maple Leafs)

Records[edit | edit source]

Milestones[edit | edit source]

     Player is still active or individual record

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Ed Belfour Passes Terry Sawchuk for second all-time in wins by a goaltender December 19, 2005
Jay Harrison 1st NHL Assist January 30, 2006
Staffan Kronwall 1st NHL Game October 29, 2005
Staffan Kronwall 1st NHL Assist February 7, 2006
Alexei Ponikarovsky 1st 20 Goal Season
Alexander Steen 1st NHL Goal October 8, 2005
Mats Sundin 1150th NHL Point -
Mikael Tellqvist 1st NHL Shutout December 1, 2005
Kyle Wellwood 1st NHL Multi-Point Game October 14, 2005
  • Jason Allison, Fifth Time in Career, 40 Assists in a Season
  • Bryan McCabe, Highest Season Point Total in Career
  • Mats Sundin, Fourth Consecutive Season, 30 Goals or More

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 2005–06 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

July 30, 2005 To Carolina Hurricanes
4th round pick in 2006 - Reto Berra
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Jeff O'Neill
August 24, 2005 To St. Louis Blues
Future Considerations
To Toronto Maple Leafs
John Pohl
November 6, 2005 To Dallas Stars
Nathan Perrott
To Toronto Maple Leafs
6th round pick in 2006 - Leo Komarov
March 8, 2006 To New Jersey Devils
Ken Klee
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Alexander Suglobov
March 8, 2006 To Columbus Blue Jackets
5th round pick in 2006 - Nick Sucharski
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Luke Richardson
June 15, 2006 To Boston Bruins
Petr Tenkrat
To Toronto Maple Leafs
7th round pick in 2006 - Chris Frank
June 24, 2006 To Boston Bruins
Tuukka Rask
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Andrew Raycroft
June 24, 2006 To Chicago Blackhawks
3rd round pick in 2006 - Tony Lagerstrom
To Toronto Maple Leafs
4th round pick in 2006 - James Reimer
4th round pick in 2006 - Korbinian Holzer
June 24, 2006 To Phoenix Coyotes
7th round pick in 2006 - Chris Frank
7th round pick in 2006 - Benn Ferriero
To Toronto Maple Leafs
6th round pick in 2006 - Viktor Stalberg

Waivers[edit | edit source]

March 8, 2006 To Boston Bruins
Mariusz Czerkawski

Free agents[edit | edit source]

Player Former Team
Jason Allison Los Angeles Kings
Alexander Khavanov St. Louis Blues
Eric Lindros New York Rangers
J.S. Aubin Pittsburgh Penguins
Mariusz Czerkawski New York Islanders
Brad Brown Buffalo Sabres
Alex Foster Undrafted Free Agent
Player New Team
Alexander Mogilny New Jersey Devils
Brian Leetch Boston Bruins
Gary Roberts Florida Panthers
Joe Nieuwendyk Florida Panthers
Jason MacDonald Boston Bruins
Bryan Marchment Calgary Flames

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

The 2005 NHL Entry Draft was the 43rd NHL Entry Draft. As a lockout cancelled the 2004–05 NHL season, the draft order was determined by lottery on July 22, 2005. Teams were assigned 1 to 3 balls based on their playoff appearances and first overall draft picks from the past three years. According to the draft order, the selection worked its way up to 30 as usual; then instead of repeating the order as in past years, the draft "snaked" back down to the team with the first pick. Therefore the team with the first pick overall would not pick again until the 60th pick. The team with the 30th pick would also get the 31st pick. The draft was only seven rounds in length, compared to nine rounds in years past. The labor dispute caused the shortened draft.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 21 Tuukka Rask Goaltender Flag of Finland Finland Ilves Jr. (Finland)
3 82 Phil Oreskovic Defence Flag of Canada Canada Brampton Battalion (OHL)
5 153 Alex Berry Flag of the United States United States Bruins Jr. (EJHL)
6 173 Johan Dahlberg Flag of Sweden Sweden Modo Jr. (Sweden)
7 216 Anton Strålman Defence Flag of Sweden Sweden Skovde (Sweden 2)
7 228 Chad Rau Flag of the United States United States Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)

Farm teams[edit | edit source]

American Hockey League[edit | edit source]

  • The Maple Leafs farm club was the Toronto Marlies. In their first season, the Marlies had 41 wins, 29 losses, and posted 92 points for the season. The club finished in fourth place in the North Division. In the playoffs, the Marlies lost in the first round 4 games to 1 to Grand Rapids. Marc Moro was the team captain and Paul Maurice was the head coach.

The Maple Leafs were also affiliated with the Pensacola Ice Pilots of the East Coast Hockey League.[2]

Roster[edit | edit source]

2005-06 Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres


See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2005-06 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-27.
  2. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.14, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5


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