The Game of Numbers is an exclusive THW series looking at upcoming milestones around the NHL. Each team will be looked at individually in three parts – individual player milestones, franchise player milestones, and players that rank in the top 100 in NHL history in any major statistical category.
The storied Toronto Maple Leafs franchise once again had a disappointing season in 2014-15. Now, the team is in full rebuild mode under the guidance of Brendan Shanahan and the front office that he’s put in place. Kyle Dubas, Mark Hunter and now Mike Babcock have joined the franchise in the hopes of bringing this team back to the glory land.
But does rebuilding mean they’ll rid themselves of Phil Kessel – the highest active scoring Leaf? Where will the team go from here? And how long will it take for these young players to put their stamp on this franchise? One thing is for sure, come 2015-16 the remaining Leafs will do what they can to imprint success on a franchise starved of playoff action over the past decade.
Toronto Maple Leafs Individual Milestones
Even with the lack of team success, players have been able to put up solid individual efforts during the franchises struggles. While that’s certainly not what the sport is about, players like Dion Phaneuf, Phil Kessel and even Jonathan Bernier have quietly approach individual marks with their career numbers. Sure, the team would much rather see universal success, but in the meantime, players have set some impressive individual milestones.
- 800 games played: Dion Phaneuf (750)
- 700 games played: Phil Kessel (668), Joffrey Lupul (655)
- 500 games played: Roman Polak (480), Colton Orr (477)
- 400 games played: Tyler Bozak (378)
- 300 games played: Nazem Kadri (250)
- 200 games played: Jonathan Bernier (175), James Reimer (175), Troy Bodie (159), Morgan Rielly (154), Richard Panik (151), Joakim Lindstrom (150)
- 100 games played: Tim Erixon (93), Zach Sill (83)
- 200 goals: Joffrey Lupul (194)
- 100 goals: Tyler Bozak (95), Eric Brewer (77), Nazem Kadri (64), Stephane Robidas (57)
- 300 assists: Dion Phaneuf (283), Phil Kessel (273)
- 200 assists: Eric Brewer (194)
- 100 assists: Nazem Kadri (88), Roman Polak (70), Jake Gardiner (68)
- 300 points: Eric Brewer (271), Stephane Robidas (258)
- 200 points: Nazem Kadri (152)
- 100 points: Jake Gardiner (89), Roman Polak (88), Morgan Rielly (56)
- 100 wins: Jonathan Bernier (76), James Reimer (74)
Toronto Maple Leafs Franchise Milestones
Such a storied past, it’s hard to believe that any current Maple Leafs would find their place among the team’s top 20 in any statistical categories. However, while he’s been ridiculed by some, Phil Kessel’s been quietly climbing his way up the lists in Toronto’s all-time statistical lists.
- James Reimer (175) needs 6 games played to pass Ed Chadwick (180) for 12th on the team’s all-time goalie list.
- Jonathan Bernier (113) needs 33 games played to pass Vesa Toskala (145) for 16th on the team’s all-time goalie list.
- Phil Kessel (181) needs 6 goals to pass Busher Jackson, Ron Stewart and Sid Smith (186) for 15th on the team’s all-time list.
- Phil Kessel (394) needs 14 points to pass Gary Leeman (407) for 19th on the team’s all-time list.
- Phil Kessel (52) needs 2 powerplay goals to pass Dave Andreychuk (53) for 7th on the team’s all-time list.
- Tyler Bozak (33) needs 1 powerplay goal to pass William Derlago (33) for 17th on the team’s all-time list.
- Phil Kessel (31) needs 1 game-winning goal to pass Rick Vaive (31) for 4th on the team’s all-time list.
- James Reimer (74) needs 6 wins to pass George Hainsworth (79) for 11th on the team’s all-time list.
- Jonathan Bernier (47) needs 2 wins to pass Jacques Plante (48) for 18th on the team’s all-time list.
- James Reimer (11) needs 2 shutouts to pass Felix Potvin (12) for 12th on the team’s all-time list.
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NOTE: The ‘Game of Numbers’ series is subject to updates as the 2014-15 season progresses. Individual marks will only appear if the player is within 50 of the specific statistical milestone, while franchise marks only recognize the top 20 in club history.
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