1986–87 Toronto Maple Leafs season

The 1986–87 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the team's 70th season competing in the National Hockey League (NHL).

1986–87 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division4th Norris
Conference8th Campbell
Team information
General managerGerry McNamara
CoachJohn Brophy
CaptainVacant
Alternate captainsWendel Clark
Borje Salming
Unknown
ArenaMaple Leaf Gardens
Team leaders
GoalsWendel Clark 37
AssistsRuss Courtnall 44
PointsRuss Courtnall 73

Off-seasonEdit

NHL DraftEdit

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 6 Vincent Damphousse (C)   Canada Laval Voisins (QMJHL)
2 36 Darryl Shannon (D)   Canada Windsor Compuware Spitfires (OHL)
3 48 Sean Boland (D)   Canada Toronto Marlboros (OHL)
4 69 Kent Hulst (C)   Canada Windsor Compuware Spitfires (OHL)
5 90 Scott Taylor (D)   Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
6 111 Stephane Giguere (LW)   Canada Saint-Jean Castors (QMJHL)
7 132 Dan Hie (C)   Canada Ottawa 67's (OHL)
8 153 Steve Brennan (F)   United States New Preparatory School (USHS-MA)
9 174 Brian Bellefeuille (RW)   United States Canterbury School (USHS-CT)
10 195 Sean Davidson (RW)   Canada Toronto Marlboros (OHL)
11 216 Mark Holick (RW)   Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
12 237 Brian Hoard (D)   Canada Hamilton Steelhawks (OHL)
S2 9 Art Fitzgerald   United States Trinity College (NESCAC)

Regular seasonEdit

Francis "King" Clancy, former defenceman with Ottawa and Toronto, had to undergo surgery to remove his gall bladder. Unfortunately, infection from the gall bladder seeped into his body during surgery, causing him to go into septic shock. He died November 10, 1986.

Final standingsEdit

Norris Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA Pts
St. Louis Blues 80 32 33 15 281 293 79
Detroit Red Wings 80 34 36 10 260 274 78
Chicago Blackhawks 80 29 37 14 290 310 72
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 32 42 6 286 319 70
Minnesota North Stars 80 30 40 10 296 314 70

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and resultsEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 9, 1986 7–4 Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 1–0–0
2 T October 11, 1986 5–5 OT Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 1–0–1
3 T October 14, 1986 1–1 OT St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 1–0–2
4 W October 17, 1986 3–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 2–0–2
5 W October 18, 1986 3–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 3–0–2
6 L October 22, 1986 1–7 Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 3–1–2
7 L October 25, 1986 3–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 3–2–2
8 T October 26, 1986 3–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 3–2–3
9 W October 28, 1986 2–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 4–2–3
10 W October 30, 1986 6–2 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 5–2–3
11 W November 1, 1986 2–0 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 6–2–3
12 W November 5, 1986 6–4 St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 7–2–3
13 L November 6, 1986 1–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 7–3–3
14 L November 8, 1986 3–5 Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 7–4–3
15 L November 12, 1986 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 7–5–3
16 W November 15, 1986 6–0 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 8–5–3
17 W November 16, 1986 7–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 9–5–3
18 T November 19, 1986 2–2 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 9–5–4
19 L November 20, 1986 4–6 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 9–6–4
20 L November 22, 1986 1–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 9–7–4
21 L November 24, 1986 2–3 Boston Bruins (1986–87) 9–8–4
22 W November 26, 1986 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 10–8–4
23 L November 28, 1986 3–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 10–9–4
24 L November 29, 1986 2–7 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 10–10–4
25 L December 4, 1986 3–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 10–11–4
26 L December 7, 1986 3–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 10–12–4
27 W December 10, 1986 8–2 Washington Capitals (1986–87) 11–12–4
28 L December 12, 1986 3–8 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 11–13–4
29 W December 13, 1986 3–2 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 12–13–4
30 L December 17, 1986 2–3 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 12–14–4
31 L December 18, 1986 5–6 OT Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 12–15–4
32 W December 20, 1986 5–4 OT Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 13–15–4
33 W December 23, 1986 4–3 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 14–15–4
34 L December 26, 1986 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 14–16–4
35 T December 27, 1986 5–5 OT Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 14–16–5
36 W December 31, 1986 6–1 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 15–16–5
37 W January 3, 1987 7–2 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 16–16–5
38 L January 4, 1987 3–8 @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 16–17–5
39 W January 6, 1987 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 17–17–5
40 L January 7, 1987 4–6 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 17–18–5
41 L January 10, 1987 2–3 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 17–19–5
42 L January 12, 1987 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 17–20–5
43 L January 14, 1987 2–3 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 17–21–5
44 W January 15, 1987 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 18–21–5
45 L January 17, 1987 4–7 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 18–22–5
46 W January 21, 1987 4–2 St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 19–22–5
47 L January 23, 1987 5–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 19–23–5
48 L January 24, 1987 0–3 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 19–24–5
49 L January 26, 1987 5–6 OT Calgary Flames (1986–87) 19–25–5
50 L January 28, 1987 0–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 19–26–5
51 L January 29, 1987 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 19–27–5
52 L January 31, 1987 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 19–28–5
53 W February 2, 1987 8–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 20–28–5
54 W February 4, 1987 5–4 Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 21–28–5
55 L February 7, 1987 5–8 @ Boston Bruins (1986–87) 21–29–5
56 W February 8, 1987 5–4 @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 22–29–5
57 W February 14, 1987 5–4 Boston Bruins (1986–87) 23–29–5
58 T February 16, 1987 1–1 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 23–29–6
59 L February 18, 1987 2–9 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 23–30–6
60 L February 20, 1987 2–7 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 23–31–6
61 L February 22, 1987 2–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 23–32–6
62 L February 25, 1987 2–4 New York Rangers (1986–87) 23–33–6
63 W February 28, 1987 8–6 Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 24–33–6
64 L March 3, 1987 3–4 St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 24–34–6
65 W March 5, 1987 7–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 25–34–6
66 W March 7, 1987 7–2 New York Islanders (1986–87) 26–34–6
67 L March 9, 1987 2–3 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 26–35–6
68 W March 11, 1987 4–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 27–35–6
69 L March 13, 1987 2–10 @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 27–36–6
70 W March 14, 1987 6–4 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 28–36–6
71 L March 18, 1987 3–6 Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 28–37–6
72 L March 20, 1987 4–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 28–38–6
73 L March 21, 1987 4–9 @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 28–39–6
74 W March 24, 1987 6–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 29–39–6
75 L March 25, 1987 2–6 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 29–40–6
76 W March 28, 1987 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 30–40–6
77 W March 29, 1987 6–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 31–40–6
78 L March 31, 1987 2–4 @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 31–41–6
79 W April 4, 1987 3–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 32–41–6
80 L April 5, 1987 2–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 32–42–6

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Player statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Russ Courtnall RW 79 29 44 73 90 -20 3 6 3
Rick Vaive RW 73 32 34 66 61 12 8 1 6
Steve Thomas LW 78 35 27 62 114 -3 3 0 7
Wendel Clark LW/D 80 37 23 60 271 -23 15 0 1
Gary Leeman RW 80 21 31 52 66 -26 4 3 2
Tom Fergus C 57 21 28 49 57 1 2 1 2
Vincent Damphousse C 80 21 25 46 26 -6 4 0 1
Peter Ihnacak C 58 12 27 39 16 5 4 0 1
Todd Gill D 61 4 27 31 92 -3 1 0 0
Al Iafrate D 80 9 21 30 55 -18 0 0 3
Mike Allison LW 71 7 16 23 66 1 1 3 2
Rick Lanz D 44 2 19 21 32 4 1 0 0
Borje Salming D 56 4 16 20 42 17 0 1 1
Jeff Jackson LW 55 8 7 15 64 -11 0 0 0
Miroslav Frycer RW 29 7 8 15 28 -15 3 0 0
Greg Terrion LW 67 7 8 15 6 -5 0 2 0
Mark Osborne LW 16 5 10 15 12 -1 1 0 0
Brad Smith RW 47 5 7 12 172 15 0 0 2
Chris Kotsopoulos D 43 2 10 12 75 8 0 0 0
Miroslav Ihnacak LW 34 6 5 11 12 3 0 0 0
Ken Yaremchuk C 20 3 8 11 16 0 0 0 0
Dan Daoust C 33 4 3 7 35 0 0 0 1
Bill Root D 34 3 3 6 37 -9 1 0 0
Bob McGill D 56 1 4 5 103 -2 0 0 0
Ken Wregget G 56 0 4 4 20 0 0 0 0
Daryl Evans LW 2 1 0 1 0 -2 1 0 0
Ted Fauss D 15 0 1 1 11 4 0 0 0
Terry Johnson D 48 0 1 1 104 -5 0 0 0
Jim Benning D 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Tim Bernhardt G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Allan Bester G 36 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0
Jerry Dupont D 13 0 0 0 23 -5 0 0 0
Val James LW 4 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0
Derek Laxdal RW 2 0 0 0 7 -1 0 0 0
Kevin Maguire RW 17 0 0 0 74 -6 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Ken Wregget 3026 56 22 28 3 200 3.97 0 1598 1398 .875
Allan Bester 1808 36 10 14 3 110 3.65 2 991 881 .889
Tim Bernhardt 20 1 0 0 0 3 9.00 0 7 4 .571
Team: 4854 80 32 42 6 313 3.87 2 2596 2283 .879

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Wendel Clark LW/D 13 6 5 11 38 3 0 1
Mike Allison LW 13 3 5 8 15 1 0 2
Dan Daoust C 13 5 2 7 42 0 0 2
Russ Courtnall RW 13 3 4 7 11 1 0 0
Rick Vaive RW 13 4 2 6 23 1 0 0
Peter Ihnacak C 13 2 4 6 9 0 0 0
Vincent Damphousse C 12 1 5 6 8 1 0 0
Steve Thomas LW 13 2 3 5 13 0 0 0
Todd Gill D 13 2 2 4 42 0 0 0
Al Iafrate D 13 1 3 4 11 1 0 0
Rick Lanz D 13 1 3 4 27 0 0 1
Mark Osborne LW 9 1 3 4 6 0 0 0
Borje Salming D 13 0 3 3 14 0 0 0
Brad Smith RW 11 1 1 2 24 0 0 1
Greg Terrion LW 13 0 2 2 14 0 0 0
Bill Root D 13 1 0 1 12 0 0 0
Tom Fergus C 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Gary Leeman RW 5 0 1 1 14 0 0 0
Ken Wregget G 13 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Allan Bester G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daryl Evans LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miroslav Ihnacak LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wes Jarvis C 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Terry Johnson D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Kotsopoulos D 7 0 0 0 14 0 0 0
Kevin Maguire RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bob McGill D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ken Yaremchuk C 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Ken Wregget 761 13 7 6 29 2.29 1 368 339 .921
Allan Bester 39 1 0 0 1 1.54 0 17 16 .941
Team: 800 13 7 6 30 2.25 1 385 355 .922

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Note:
Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

PlayoffsEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 1986-87 season.

TradesEdit

August 18, 1986 To New York Rangers
Walt Poddubny
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Mike Allison
September 6, 1986 To Chicago Blackhawks
FA signing of Gary Nylund
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Jerry Dupont
Ken Yaremchuk
4th round pick in 1987Joe Sacco
October 2, 1986 To Vancouver Canucks
Brad Maxwell
To Toronto Maple Leafs
5th round pick in 1988Len Esau
October 3, 1986 To Calgary Flames
Jim Korn
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Terry Johnson
December 2, 1986 To Vancouver Canucks
Jim Benning
Dan Hodgson
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Rick Lanz
February 4, 1987 To Philadelphia Flyers
5th round pick in 1989Pat MacLeod
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Mike Stothers
March 5, 1987 To New York Rangers
Jeff Jackson
3rd round pick in 1989Rob Zamuner
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Mark Osborne

Free agentsEdit

Player Former Team
Ted Fauss Montreal Canadiens
Daryl Evans Washington Capitals
Marty Dallman Los Angeles Kings
Player New Team
Gary Nylund Chicago Blackhawks

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Rick Vaive, Molson Cup (Most game star selections for Toronto Maple Leafs)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225.
  2. ^ "1986–87 Toronto Maple Leafs Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-21.
  3. ^ "1986-87 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.