All You Need to Know About the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs, officially known as the Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club and popularly referred to as the Leafs, are a professional Toronto-based ice hockey team. They are part of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference that competes in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Toronto Maple Leafs club is managed by Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which is a company that owns numerous professional sports teams in Canada. For NHL fans there is more information about the best betting sites in Ontario that provide match statistics and updates for this Toronto-based team and. Let’s take a closer look at the Maple Leafs.

Overview
The Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club was founded back in 1917. It was first known as Toronto and later changed to the Toronto Arenas. When the club was under new ownership in 1919, it was renamed the Toronto St. Patricks. In 1927, the club was bought by Conn Smythe and renamed the Maple Leafs.

The Maple Leafs club was listed among the six NHL clubs that endured the League retrenchment period during the Great Depression. To date, the Leafs have won 13 Stanley Cup championships and attained the second position to the 24 Montreal Canadiens championships. The last championship win was back in the 1966-67 NHL season and is currently having the most extended championship win drought in NHL history.

The Toronto Maple Leafs Club has a 54-season drought, which surpasses the New York Rangers record. With the 2022-23 NHL season approaching, the Maple Leafs have four main rivals in the NHL league that include; Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins, and the Montreal Canadiens.

The club’s match broadcasting rights are shared between Roger Communications and BCE in Inc. In the first 14 seasons since the club’s establishment, the Maple Leafs have played their home matches at the Mutual Street Arena before shifting to Maple Leaf Garden in 1931 and Scotiabank Arena in February 1999.

 

Player Contracts and New Signings
The Toronto Maple Leafs signed a four-year, $8.4 million contract with Calle Jarnkrok on Friday. Jarnkrok is one of the club’s star players, scoring twelve goals last season, played 66 games, and made 101 shots. However, with plenty of talent up front, the 30-year-old forward would have to settle for a reduced attacking role in the coming season.

Pierre Engvall also secured a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Leafs on Sunday. During the 2021/22 season, he scored 15 goals and 35 points. The 26-year-old winger also played 78 games in the last season and is expected to play the same role next season.