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This is the Toronto Maple Leafs’ list of the top players of all-time:

First Line

Frank Mahovlich:  A great power forward with a delicate scoring touch. Won four Stanley Cups with Toronto in the 1960s 

Dave Keon:  One of only 5 players to play 1,000 games for Toronto, Keon won four Stanley Cups with Toronto in the 1960s.  Smaller, crafty forward 

Charlie Conacher:  Nicknamed “The Big Bomber”, at 6-1, 195 lbs, he had the hardest shot in hockey during his era and was among the first great power forwards. Led the NHL in goals 5 times  

Second  Line

Red Kelly:  After winning 4 Stanley Cups with Detroit in the 1950s as a defenseman, Kelly joined the Leafs and won four more Cups as a center.  Extremely versatile, two-way playmaker. 

Syl Apps:  Deemed the best player in franchise history by Conn Smythe.  Fantastic two-way player.  3x Stanley Cup champion, despite missing time to WWII at the peak of his career 

George Armstrong:  “The Chief” played more games (1,188) and seasons (21) with Toronto than any other player in franchise history.  Captain for 13 seasons. Won 4 Stanley Cups 

Third  Line

 Auston Matthews:  Emerging superstar with 111 goals in his first three NHL seasons 

Ted Kennedy:  Along with Turk Broda, was the first player in NHL history to win 5 Stanley Cups. Fierce two-way forward 

Doug Gilmour:  Led a brief resurgence of the franchise in the 1990s, Gilmour set the franchise record in 1992-93 for most points in a season (127) 

Fourth Line 

 Mats Sundin:  All-time leading scorer in team history with 420 goals and 987 points.  Fantastic playmaker. 

 Darryl Sittler:  Franchise player of the 1970’s, a power forward who once scored 10 points in a single game. 

Max Bentley:  Speedy and deft puck handler, Bentley won the Art Ross Trophy twice and the Hart Trophy once.  Helped Leafs win 3 Stanley Cups 


First pairing 

 Tim Horton: One of the strongest, toughest men in hockey, Horton holds team record for consecutive games played (486). Won 4 Stanley Cups.  Made great donuts and coffee. 

King Clancy:  Clancy retired in 1936 as the top scoring defenseman in NHL history.  Led Toronto to the 1932 Stanley Cup 

Second pairing 

Borje Salming:  Tremendous two-way defenseman, holds team record for career assists with 620, and ranks second in career plus-minus at +150. 

Bill Barilko:  Won 4 Stanley Cups in his 5 seasons, before his unltimely death.  Scored the Cup-winning goal in overtime in Game 5 in 1951.  

Third pairing 

 Ian Turnbull:  Highly durable and offensively gifted, Turnbull set the team record for most points in a season by a defenseman with 79 in 1976-77. 

Dion Phaneuf:  Tough, physical defenseman who could move the puck and contribute offensively 

 Starting Goalie

 Turk Broda:  A transcendent star of the 1940s, Broda won 5 Stanley Cups, despite missing time for WWII.  Led the Leafs miracle comeback in 1942, overcoming a 3-1 deficit to win the Cup 

Backup Goalie 

 Johnny Bower:  Backed the Leafs to 4 Stanley Cups in the 1960s, and won 2 Vezina Trophies