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2016–17 Toronto Maple Leafs season

The 2016–17 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the 100th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on November 22, 1917.[1] The Maple Leafs finished the season with 95 points (a 12 year high) and qualified for the playoffs for the first time since the 2012–13 season.

2016–17 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division4th Atlantic
Conference8th Eastern
2016–17 record40–27–15
Home record21–13–7
Road record19–14–8
Goals for251
Goals against242
Team information
General ManagerLou Lamoriello
CoachMike Babcock
CaptainVacant
Alternate captainsTyler Bozak
Matt Hunwick
Leo Komarov
Morgan Rielly
ArenaAir Canada Centre
Minor league affiliate(s)Toronto Marlies (AHL)
Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsAuston Matthews (40)
AssistsMitch Marner (42)
PointsAuston Matthews (69)
Penalty minutesMatt Martin (123)
Plus/minusJake Gardiner (+24)
WinsFrederik Andersen (33)
Goals against averageFrederik Andersen (2.67)

Contents

Off-seasonEdit

The off-season was relatively quiet for the Maple Leafs relative to previous seasons. On July 1, the opening day of free agency, Toronto signed forward Matt Martin to a four-year, $10 million contract, then brought back defenceman Roman Polak on a one-year deal the following day. Justin Holl, who had played with the Marlies the previous season, also signed a one-year deal. At the end of July, forward Trevor Moore from the University of Denver signed a three-year, entry level contract after impressing the organization during rookie training camp a few weeks earlier, which Moore had been personally invited to. No more moves were made until nearly a month later when, on August 22, Jhonas Enroth was signed to a one-year deal to backup newly acquired goaltender Frederik Andersen.[2] Mark Hunter was also promoted to an assistant general manager, while Brandon Prust and Raman Hrabarenka were signed to professional try outs.

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Atlantic Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 47 26 9 44 226 200 +26 103
2 x – Ottawa Senators 82 44 28 10 38 212 214 −2 98
3 x – Boston Bruins 82 44 31 7 42 234 212 +22 95
4 x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 27 15 39 251 242 +9 95
5 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 42 30 10 38 234 227 +7 94
6 Florida Panthers 82 35 36 11 30 210 237 −27 81
7 Detroit Red Wings 82 33 36 13 24 207 244 −37 79
8 Buffalo Sabres 82 33 37 12 31 201 237 −36 78
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.

Conference standingsEdit

Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals 82 55 19 8 53 263 182 +81 118
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 50 21 11 46 282 234 +48 111
3 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 50 24 8 47 249 195 +54 108
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 47 26 9 44 226 200 +26 103
2 x – Ottawa Senators 82 44 28 10 38 212 214 −2 98
3 x – Boston Bruins 82 44 31 7 42 234 212 +22 95
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 ME x – New York Rangers 82 48 28 6 45 256 220 +36 102
2 AT x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 27 15 39 251 242 +9 95
3 ME New York Islanders 82 41 29 12 39 241 242 −1 94
4 AT Tampa Bay Lightning 82 42 30 10 38 234 227 +7 94
5 ME Philadelphia Flyers 82 39 33 10 32 219 236 −17 88
6 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 31 15 33 215 236 −21 87
7 AT Florida Panthers 82 35 36 11 30 210 237 −27 81
8 AT Detroit Red Wings 82 33 36 13 24 207 244 −37 79
9 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 33 37 12 31 201 237 −36 78
10 ME New Jersey Devils 82 28 40 14 25 183 244 −61 70
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Record vs opponentsEdit

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 4–1 4–2 4–1 6–5 Carolina 1–2 4–0 3–2OT Chicago 1–2OT 4–5SO Anaheim 2–3 2–5
Buffalo 4–3 1–3 2–1 2–5 4–2 Columbus 2–3 2–5 5–2 Colorado 1–3 6–0 Arizona 2–3SO 4–1
Detroit 5–4OT 3–2 4–0 5–4 New Jersey 4–2 4–5SO 4–2 Dallas 3–1 3–6 Calgary 4–0 0–3
Florida 3–2 6–1 3–2 3–2SO 2–7 N.Y. Islanders 7–1 1–5 5–6OT Minnesota 2–3 2–3 Edmonton 3–2OT 4–2
Montreal 3–5 2–3OT 1–2 1–2 N.Y. Rangers 2–5 1–2SO 4–2 Nashville 6–2 3–1 Los Angeles 0–7 2–3SO
Ottawa 2–3SO 3–6 4–5OT 4–2 Philadelphia 6–3 4–2 1–2 St. Louis 1–2OT 1–5 San Jose 2–3SO 1–3
Tampa Bay 3–7 1–4 3–2OT 5–0 Pittsburgh 2–1OT 5–3 1–4 Winnipeg 5–4OT 4–5OT Vancouver 6–3 2–3SO
Washington 4–2 1–4 5–6OT
Records 8–5–2 10–4–1 7–4–1 5–4–3 3–2–2 2–3–2 3–2–2 2–3–2
Division 18–9–3 12–8–4 5–5–4 5–5–4
Conference 30–17–7 (Home: 15–9–3; Away: 15–8–4) 10–10–8 (Home: 6–4–4; Away: 4–6–4)
Overall 40–27–15 (Home: 21–13–7; Away: 19–14–8)
Notes
OT Game decided in overtime
SO Game decided in a shootout

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2016–17 Game Log: 40–27–15, 95 points (Home: 21–13–7; Road: 19–14–8)[4]

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

Overtime statisticsEdit

Games Won Lost Game-winning goal scorers
Overtime 13 6 7 Kadri (2), Gardiner (2), Matthews, Rielly
Shootout 9 1 8 Marner
Total 22 7 15

PlayoffsEdit

The Maple Leafs clinched the playoffs for the first time since the 2012–13 season. They qualified as the second wildcard team in the Eastern Conference and met the Washington Capitals, the division winner with the best record, in the first round. Washington won the series in 6 games, 4-2. This became only the third playoff series in NHL history in which five games were decided in overtime (the first being the 1951 Stanley Cup Finals between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens and the second occurring in the 2012 Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Chicago Blackhawks).

2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Player statisticsEdit

Final stats

SkatersEdit

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season[6]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Frederik Andersen 66 66 3799:20 33 16 14 169 2.67 2052 .918 4 0 1 16
Curtis McElhinney 14 10 758:44 6 7 0 36 2.85 418 .914 1 0 0 0
Antoine Bibeau 2 2 120:39 1 1 0 4 1.99 55 .927 0 0 0 0
Jhonas Enroth 6 4 274:26 0 3 1 18 3.94 141 .872 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Frederik Andersen 6 6 218:30 2 4 18 2.68 211 .915 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team and has now joined the Maple Leafs. Stats reflect time with the Maple Leafs only.
Denotes player spent time with the Maple Leafs and has now joined another team. Stats reflect time with the Maple Leafs only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

RosterEdit

Awards and honoursEdit

AwardsEdit