2017–18 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Division 3rd Atlantic
Conference 4th Eastern
2017–18 record 49–26–7
Home record 29–10–2
Road record 20–16–5
Goals for 277
Goals against 232
General Manager Lou Lamoriello
Coach Mike Babcock
Captain Vacant[1]
Alternate captains Tyler Bozak
Leo Komarov
Morgan Rielly
Arena Air Canada Centre
Average attendance 19,187 (102.0%)
Team Leaders
Goals James van Riemsdyk (36)
Assists Jake Gardiner
Mitch Marner (47)
Points Mitch Marner (69)
Penalties in minutes Matt Martin (50)
Wins Frederik Andersen (38)
Goals against average Curtis McElhinney (2.15)
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The 2017–18 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the 101st season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on November 22, 1917. The Maple Leafs set a new franchise record in wins when they earned their 46th win of the season on March 28, 2018, and as well set a new franchise record for wins at home.[2] The following day, the Leafs officially clinched a playoff spot for a second consecutive season.[3] The Leafs made it to the playoffs last season, and were bumped out in the first series. Their season ended in the first round of the playoffs, losing to the Boston Bruins in seven games.

Standings[edit | edit source]

Divisional standings[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 54 23 5 48 296 236 +60 113
2 x – Boston Bruins 82 50 20 12 47 270 214 +56 112
3 x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 49 26 7 42 277 232 +45 105
4 Florida Panthers 82 44 30 8 41 248 246 +2 96
5 Detroit Red Wings 82 30 39 13 25 217 255 −38 73
6 Montreal Canadiens 82 29 40 13 27 209 264 −55 71
7 Ottawa Senators 82 28 43 11 26 221 291 −70 67
8 Buffalo Sabres 82 25 45 12 24 199 280 −81 62
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.

Conference standings[edit | edit source]

Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Washington Capitals 82 49 26 7 46 259 239 +20 105
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 29 6 45 272 250 +22 100
3 x – Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 26 14 40 251 243 +8 98
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 54 23 5 48 296 236 +60 113
2 x – Boston Bruins 82 50 20 12 47 270 214 +56 112
3 x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 49 26 7 42 277 232 +45 105
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 ME x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 45 30 7 39 242 230 +12 97
2 ME x – New Jersey Devils 82 44 29 9 39 248 244 +4 97
3 AT Florida Panthers 82 44 30 8 41 248 246 +2 96
4 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 35 11 33 228 256 −28 83
5 ME New York Islanders 82 35 37 10 32 264 296 −32 80
6 ME New York Rangers 82 34 39 9 31 231 268 −37 77
7 AT Detroit Red Wings 82 30 39 13 25 217 255 −38 73
8 AT Montreal Canadiens 82 29 40 13 27 209 264 −55 71
9 AT Ottawa Senators 82 28 43 11 26 221 291 −70 67
10 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 25 45 12 24 199 280 −81 62
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Record vs opponents[edit | edit source]

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Atlantic Division Metropolitan Division Central Division Pacific Division
Team Home Road Team Home Road Team Home Road Team Home Road
Boston 3–2OT 4–3 4–1 1–4 Carolina 3–6 8–1 5–4 Chicago 4–3OT 3–2OT Anaheim 7–4 3–1
Buffalo 2–3 5–2 3–5 5–2 Columbus 2–3OT 6–3 2–4 Colorado 2–4 3–4OT Arizona 1–4 7–4
Detroit 6–3 4–3 1–3 3–2 New Jersey 3–6 1–0OT 1–2 Dallas 6–5SO 4–1 Calgary 2–1SO 4–1
Florida 1–0 4–3 1–2SO 2–3OT N.Y. Islanders 5–0 4–3SO 5–4 Minnesota 4–2 0–2 Edmonton 1–0 6–4
Montreal 4–0 4–2 4–3OT 6–0 N.Y. Rangers 8–5 3–2 4–0 Nashville 3–2SO 5–2 Los Angeles 3–2 3–5
Ottawa 3–4 6–3 3–6 4–3 Philadelphia 2–4 2–4 2–3OT St. Louis 1–2OT 4–6 San Jose 3–2SO 2–3
Tampa Bay 0–2 4–3 3–4SO 3–4 Pittsburgh 5–2 4–3 3–5 Winnipeg 1–3 7–2 Vancouver 3–2SO 1–2
Washington 2–4 2–0 2–5 Vegas 4–3SO 3–6
Records 11–3–0 6–5–3 7–4–1 6–5–1 4–2–1 4–2–1 7–1–0 4–4–0
Division 17–8–3 13–9–2 8–4–2 11–5–0
Conference 30–17–5 (Home: 18–7–1; Road: 12–10–4) 19–9–2 (Home: 11–3–1; Road: 8–6–1)
Overall 49–26–7 (Home: 29–10–2; Road: 20–16–5)
Notes
[[#ref_1{{{3}}}|^]]  Game decided in overtime
[[#ref_2{{{3}}}|^]]  Game decided in a shootout

Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

Preseason[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

2017–18 game log: 49–26–7, 105 points (Home: 29–10–2; Road: 20–16–5)
2017–18 schedule

      Win (2 Points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Overtime statistics[edit | edit source]

Games Won Lost Game-winning goal scorers
Overtime 10 5 5 Matthews (2), Marleau, Nylander (2)
Shootout 9 7 2 Marner, Nylander, Bozak (4), van Riemsdyk
Total 19 12 7

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

2018 Stanley Cup playoffs

      Win       Loss       If necessary

Player statistics[edit | edit source]

Updated to game played April 25, 2018.[4]

Skaters

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Marner, MitchMitch Marner 82 22 47 69 −1 26
Matthews, AustonAuston Matthews 62 34 29 63 25 12
Nylander, WilliamWilliam Nylander 82 20 41 61 20 10
Kadri, NazemNazem Kadri 80 32 23 55 2 42
van Riemsdyk, JamesJames van Riemsdyk 81 36 18 54 1 30
Rielly, MorganMorgan Rielly 76 6 46 52 −4 14
Gardiner, JakeJake Gardiner 82 5 47 52 9 32
Marleau, PatrickPatrick Marleau 82 27 20 47 1 16
Bozak, TylerTyler Bozak 81 11 32 43 6 28
Hyman, ZachZach Hyman 82 15 25 40 22 37
Brown, ConnorConnor Brown 82 14 14 28 0 18
Hainsey, RonRon Hainsey 80 4 19 23 12 20
Komarov, LeoLeo Komarov 74 7 12 19 0 31
Zaitsev, NikitaNikita Zaitsev 60 5 8 13 8 31
Dermott, TravisTravis Dermott 37 1 12 13 16 8
Moore, DominicDominic Moore 50 6 6 12 3 16
Carrick, ConnorConnor Carrick 47 4 8 12 5 27
Martin, MattMatt Martin 50 3 9 12 0 50
Polak, RomanRoman Polak 54 2 10 12 5 46
Borgman, AndreasAndreas Borgman

(a) || 48 || 3 || 8 || 11 || 4 || 28

Kapanen, KasperiKasperi Kapanen 38 7 2 9 −1 4
Leivo, JoshJosh Leivo 16 1 3 4 0 6
Johnsson, AndreasAndreas Johnsson 9 2 1 3 −2 0
Holl, JustinJustin Holl

(a) || 2 || 2 || 0 || 2 || 5 || 0

Plekanec, TomasTomas Plekanec 17 0 2 2 −2 6
Gauthier, FrederikFrederik Gauthier

(a) || 9 || 1 || 0 || 1 || −4 || 0

Rosen, CalleCalle Rosen

(a) || 4 || 0 || 1 || 1 || −3 || 4

Fehr, EricEric Fehr

(b) || 4 || 0 || 0 || 0 || −1 || 2

Soshnikov, NikitaNikita Soshnikov

(b) || 3 || 0 || 0 || 0 || −2 || 0

Marincin, MartinMartin Marincin

(a) || 2 || 0 || 0 || 0 || −2 || 2

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Marner, MitchMitch Marner 7 2 7 9 2 4
Marleau, PatrickPatrick Marleau 7 4 1 5 0 4
Rielly, MorganMorgan Rielly 7 0 5 5 −2 4
van Riemsdyk, JamesJames van Riemsdyk 7 3 1 4 −4 4
Plekanec, TomasTomas Plekanec 7 2 2 4 1 2
Bozak, TylerTyler Bozak 7 2 2 4 −1 6
Hyman, ZachZach Hyman 7 1 3 4 −3 4
Nylander, WilliamWilliam Nylander 7 1 3 4 −3 0
Brown, ConnorConnor Brown 7 1 2 3 0 0
Matthews, AustonAuston Matthews 7 1 1 2 −4 0
Johnsson, AndreasAndreas Johnsson 6 1 1 2 2 2
Gardiner, JakeJake Gardiner 7 0 2 2 −6 2
Zaitsev, NikitaNikita Zaitsev 7 0 2 2 −3 2
Kadri, NazemNazem Kadri 4 0 2 2 0 19
Kapanen, KasperiKasperi Kapanen 7 1 0 1 −3 0
Dermott , TravisTravis Dermott 7 1 0 1 −2 2
Hainsey, RonRon Hainsey 7 0 1 1 0 4
Polak, RomanRoman Polak 7 0 1 1 3 4
Moore, DominicDominic Moore 2 0 0 0 −1 0
Komarov, LeoLeo Komarov 2 0 0 0 −1 0

Goaltenders
Regular season[4]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Andersen, FrederikFrederik Andersen 66 66 3,889:00 38 21 5 182 2.81 2,211 .918 5 0 1 2
McElhinney, CurtisCurtis McElhinney 18 15 980:00 11 5 1 35 2.15 528 .934 3 0 1 0
Pickard, CalvinCalvin Pickard

(a) || 1 || 1 || 62:35 || 0 || 0 || 1 || 4 || 3.83 || 28 || .857 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0

Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Andersen, FrederikFrederik Andersen 7 7 368:00 3 3 23 3.76 221 .896 0 0 0 0
McElhinney, CurtisCurtis McElhinney 1 0 48:00 0 1 4 5.11 23 .826 0 0 0 0

(a) Player currently playing for the minor league affiliate Toronto Marlies of the AHL
(b) Player is no longer with the Leafs organization

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Regular season
Player Award Awarded
Auston Matthews NHL Second Star of the Week October 16, 2017
Frederik Andersen NHL Second Star of the Week November 20, 2017
Frederik Andersen NHL Second Star of the Month December 1, 2017
Curtis McElhinney NHL Third Star of the Week March 19, 2018

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Trades[edit | edit source]

Date Details Ref
October 7, 2017 (2017-10-07) To Vegas Golden Knights
Tobias Lindberg
6th-round pick in 2018
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Calvin Pickard
[5]
February 15, 2018 (2018-02-15) To St. Louis Blues
Nikita Soshnikov
To Toronto Maple Leafs
4th-round pick in 2019
[6]
February 20, 2018 (2018-02-20) To San Jose Sharks
Eric Fehr
To Toronto Maple Leafs
7th-round pick in 2020
[7]
February 25, 2018 (2018-02-25) To Montreal Canadiens
Kerby Rychel
Rinat Valiev
2nd-round pick in 2018
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Kyle Baun
Tomas Plekanec[Note 1]
[8]
June 8, 2018 (2018-06-08) To Edmonton Oilers
Rights to Nolan Vesey
To Toronto Maple Leafs
conditional 7th-round pick in 2020
[9]

Notes:

  1. Note 1  Montreal to retain 50% of salary as part of trade.

Free agents acquired[edit | edit source]

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Ron Hainsey Pittsburgh Penguins 2-year, $6 million [10]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Dominic Moore Boston Bruins 1-year, $1 million [11]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Chris Mueller Arizona Coyotes 2-year, $1.3 million [12]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Vincent LoVerde Los Angeles Kings 2-year, $1.45 million [12]
July 2, 2017 (2017-07-02) Patrick Marleau San Jose Sharks 3-year, $18.75 million [13]
March 17, 2018 (2018-03-17) Mason Marchment Toronto Marlies 2-year, $1.85 million entry-level contract [14]
May 17, 2018 (2018-05-17) Par Lindholm Skellefteå AIK 1-year, entry-level contract [15]
May 17, 2018 (2018-05-17) Igor Ozhiganov CSKA Moscow 1-year, entry-level contract [15]

Free agents lost[edit | edit source]

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Antoine Bibeau San Jose Sharks 1-year, $650,000 [16]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Brian Boyle New Jersey Devils 2-year, $5.1 million [17]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Andrew Campbell Arizona Coyotes 2-year, $300,000 [18]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Seth Griffith Buffalo Sabres 1-year, $650,000 [19]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Matt Hunwick Pittsburgh Penguins 3-year, $6.75 million [20]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Sergey Kalinin SKA Saint Petersburg 3-year [21]
July 2, 2017 (2017-07-02) Steven Oleksy Anaheim Ducks 2-year, $300,000 [22]
August 15, 2017 (2017-08-15) Alexey Marchenko CSKA Moscow 3-year [23]
October 19, 2017 (2017-10-19) Brooks Laich Los Angeles Kings 1-year, $650,000 [24]
June 15, 2018 (2018-06-15) Ben Smith Adler Mannheim 3-year [25]
June 18, 2018 (2018-06-18) Colin Greening Toronto Marlies 1-year [26]

Claimed via waivers[edit | edit source]

Lost via waivers[edit | edit source]

Lost via expansion draft[edit | edit source]

Player New team Date picked in expansion draft Ref
Brendan Leipsic Vegas Golden Knights June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21) [27]

Lost via retirement[edit | edit source]

Player signings[edit | edit source]

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 29, 2017 (2017-06-29) Adam Brooks 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [28]
June 30, 2017 (2017-06-30) Curtis McElhinney 2-year, $1.7 million [29]
June 30, 2017 (2017-06-30) Garret Sparks 2-year, $1.35 million [29]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Colin Greening 1-year, $750,000 [12]
July 4, 2017 (2017-07-04) Justin Holl 1-year, $650,000 [30]
July 5, 2017 (2017-07-05) Zach Hyman 4-year, $9 million [31]
July 12, 2017 (2017-07-12) Timothy Liljegren 3-year, $3.975 million entry-level contract [32]
August 27, 2017 (2017-08-27) Connor Brown 3-year, $6.3 million [33]
October 23, 2017 (2017-10-23) Roman Polak 1-year, $1.1 million [34]
November 17, 2017 (2017-11-17) Josh Leivo 1-year, $925,000 contract extension [35]
May 17, 2018 (2018-05-17) Pierre Engvall 2-year, entry-level contract [15]
May 17, 2018 (2018-05-17) Jesper Lindgren 3-year, entry-level contract [15]
May 29, 2018 (2018-05-29) Kasimir Kaskisuo 2-year, $1.35 million contract extension [36]
June 20, 2018 (2018-06-20) Connor Carrick 1-year, $1.3 million contract extension [37]
June 20, 2018 (2018-06-20) Calvin Pickard 1-year, $800,000 contract extension [38]

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

See also: List of Toronto Maple Leafs draft picks

Below are the Toronto Maple Leafs' selections at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 23–24, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Leafs held on to five of their own seven picks, having traded away their second round pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Brian Boyle, and losing their third round pick as compensation for signing head coach Mike Babcock. They also acquired an additional two picks through various trades.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 17 Timothy Liljegren D Flag of Sweden Sweden Rögle BK (SHL)
2 591 Eemeli Rasanen D Flag of Finland Finland Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
4 110 Ian Scott G Flag of Canada Canada Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
4 1242 Vladislav Kara C Flag of Russia Russia Irbis Kazan (MHL)
5 141 Fedor Gordeev D Flag of Canada Canada Flint Firebirds (OHL)
6 172 Ryan McGregor C Flag of Canada Canada Sarnia Sting (OHL)
7 203 Ryan O'Connell D Flag of Canada Canada St. Andrew's College (CISAA)

Draft notes:

  1. The Ottawa Senators' second-round pick went the Toronto Maple Leafs as the result of a trade on February 9, 2016, that sent Dion Phaneuf, Matt Frattin, Casey Bailey, Ryan Rupert and Cody Donaghey to Ottawa in exchange for Milan Michalek, Jared Cowen, Colin Greening, Tobias Lindberg and this pick.[39]
  2. The Pittsburgh Penguins' fourth-round pick went to the Toronto Maple Leafs as the result of a trade on March 1, 2017, that sent Frank Corrado to Pittsburgh in exchange for Eric Fehr, Steven Oleksy and this pick.[40]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. McGran, Kevin. "Leafs will go without captain again, Lamoriello says", The Toronto Star, 14 September 2017. (en-CA) 
  2. Leafs set franchise record in win over Panthers (March 28, 2018). Retrieved on March 28, 2018.
  3. Maple Leafs clinch playoff berth for second straight season - Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on March 29, 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Toronto Maple Leafs Stats - 2017-2018. Retrieved on April 25, 2018.
  5. Maple Leafs Acquire Pickard from Vegas. nhl.com (7 October 2017).
  6. Maple Leafs Trade Nikita Soshnikov to St Louis. nhl.com (15 February 2018).
  7. Maple Leafs Trade Eric Fehr to San Jose. nhl.com (20 February 2018).
  8. Maple Leafs Acquire Tomas Plekanec and Kyle Baun. nhl.com (25 February 2018).
  9. RELEASE: Oilers acquire Nolan Vesey from Toronto (June 8, 2018). Retrieved on June 9, 2018.
  10. Maple Leafs Sign Free Agent Defenceman Ron Hainsey. Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved on July 2, 2017.
  11. Maple Leafs Sign Free Agent Centre Dominic Moore. Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved on July 2, 2017.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Maple Leafs Sign Greening, Mueller, and LoVerde. Retrieved on July 2, 2017.
  13. Maple Leafs Sign Free Agent Forward Patrick Marleau. Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved on July 2, 2017.
  14. Maple Leafs Sign Mason Marchment To Entry Level Contract. Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved on March 17, 2018.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Maple Leafs Sign Four to Entry Level Contracts. Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved on May 18, 2018.
  16. Sharks Sign Goaltender Antoine Bibeau. nhl.com. Retrieved on October 25, 2017.
  17. Devils sign forward Brian Boyle to a two-year contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  18. Coyotes Sign Campbell, Hanley, Rinaldo and Sislo. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  19. Sabres sign forward Seth Griffith to one-year contract. sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  20. Penguins Sign Defenseman Matt Hunwick to a Three-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 2, 2017.
  21. Sergey Kalinin - in the SKA! (Russian). SKA Saint Petersburg. Retrieved on October 25, 2017.
  22. Ducks Sign Four Players. NHL (July 2, 2017).
  23. Maple Leafs' Marchenko clears waivers, signs in KHL. Toronto Sun (August 15, 2017).
  24. The LA Kings have signed forward Brooks Laich. nhl.com. Retrieved on October 25, 2017.
  25. Adler Verpflichten Calder-Cup-Gewinner (German) (June 15, 2018). Retrieved on June 11, 2019.
  26. Marlies Re-Sign Colin Greening (June 18, 2018). Retrieved on June 11, 2019.
  27. Toronto Maple Leafs lose Brendan Leipsic in expansion draft. Pension Plan Puppets. Retrieved on June 21, 2017.
  28. Toronto Maple Leafs sign Adam Brooks to entry-level contract. Pension Plan Puppets. Retrieved on June 29, 2017.
  29. 29.0 29.1 Maple Leafs Sign McElhinney and Sparks. Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved on July 2, 2017.
  30. Leafs sign Justin Holl to one-year, two-way contract. Pension Plan Puppets. Retrieved on July 4, 2017.
  31. Maple Leafs Agree to Terms with Zach Hyman on Four-Year Extension. Retrieved on July 6, 2017.
  32. Leafs sign Timothy Liljegren to entry-level deal. Sportsnet. Retrieved on July 12, 2017.
  33. Maple Leafs Sign Connor Brown to Three-Year Extension (August 27, 2017). Retrieved on August 29, 2017.
  34. Maple Leafs Agree to Terms with Defenceman Roman Polak. nhl.com. Retrieved on October 25, 2017.
  35. Maple Leafs Agree to Terms With Josh Leivo on One-Year Extension. nhl.com. Retrieved on November 19, 2017.
  36. Maple Leafs Sign Kasimir Kaskisuo. nhl.com. Retrieved on May 29, 2018.
  37. Maple Leafs Connor Carrick to One-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 21, 2018.
  38. Maple Leafs Sign Calvin Pickard to One-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 21, 2018.
  39. Senators acquire Phaneuf in nine-player trade (February 9, 2016). Retrieved on February 9, 2016.
  40. Eric Fehr traded to Maple Leafs by Penguins (March 1, 2017). Retrieved on March 3, 2017.
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