1969–70 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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1969–70 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 6th East
1969–70 record 29-34-13
Goals for 222
Goals against 242
Team information
General Manager Jim Gregory
Coach John McLellan
Captain Dave Keon
Alternate captains Ron Ellis
Bob Pulford
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team leaders
Goals Dave Keon (32)
Assists Norm Ullman (42)
Points Dave Keon (62)
Penalties in minutes Rick Ley (102)
Wins Bruce Gamble (19)
Goals against average Bruce Gamble (3.06)
<1968–69 1970–71>

The 1969–70 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the fifty-third season of play of the NHL Toronto franchise and forty-third as the Maple Leafs. After qualifying for the playoffs the previous season, the Leafs fell to last-place in the NHL East and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

Punch Imlach's term as Maple Leafs' general manager ended after the 1969 playoffs. Jim Gregory, who had been an executive with the Toronto Marlboros was named general manager, the first new GM for the Maple Leafs since 1957.

NHL Draft[edit]

# Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
1 9 Ernie Moser (Right Wing)  Canada Estevan Bruins
2 20 Doug Brindley (Center)  Canada Niagara Falls Flyers
3 31 Larry McIntyre (Defense)  Canada Moose Jaw Canucks

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Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

East Division[2]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Chicago Black Hawks 76 45 22 9 250 170 +80 99
2 Boston Bruins 76 40 17 19 277 216 +61 99
3 Detroit Red Wings 76 40 21 15 246 199 +47 95
4 New York Rangers 76 38 22 16 246 189 +57 92
5 Montreal Canadiens 76 38 22 16 244 201 +43 92
6 Toronto Maple Leafs 76 29 34 13 222 242 -20 −20 71


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 11, 1969 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 0–1–0
2 T October 15, 1969 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 0–1–1
3 W October 18, 1969 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 1–1–1
4 L October 19, 1969 0–1 @ New York Rangers (1969–70) 1–2–1
5 L October 22, 1969 3–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 1–3–1
6 W October 25, 1969 4–2 St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 2–3–1
7 W October 29, 1969 4–2 Boston Bruins (1969–70) 3–3–1
8 L November 1, 1969 2–3 New York Rangers (1969–70) 3–4–1
9 T November 2, 1969 4–4 @ Boston Bruins (1969–70) 3–4–2
10 W November 4, 1969 5–2 @ Oakland Seals (1969–70) 4–4–2
11 L November 5, 1969 2–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 4–5–2
12 L November 8, 1969 3–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 4–6–2
13 L November 9, 1969 0–9 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 4–7–2
14 L November 12, 1969 0–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 4–8–2
15 W November 15, 1969 4–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 5–8–2
16 T November 19, 1969 4–4 Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 5–8–3
17 W November 22, 1969 4–0 Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 6–8–3
18 W November 23, 1969 3–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 7–8–3
19 L November 26, 1969 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 7–9–3
20 W November 29, 1969 5–2 Minnesota North Stars (1969–70) 8–9–3
21 L November 30, 1969 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1969–70) 8–10–3
22 T December 3, 1969 5–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1969–70) 8–10–4
23 W December 6, 1969 5–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 9–10–4
24 L December 7, 1969 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 9–11–4
25 L December 10, 1969 3–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 9–12–4
26 L December 11, 1969 3–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 9–13–4
27 L December 13, 1969 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 9–14–4
28 W December 14, 1969 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1969–70) 10–14–4
29 L December 20, 1969 2–5 New York Rangers (1969–70) 10–15–4
30 W December 21, 1969 3–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 11–15–4
31 W December 24, 1969 8–1 Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 12–15–4
32 L December 26, 1969 1–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 12–16–4
33 W December 27, 1969 4–1 St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 13–16–4
34 T December 31, 1969 1–1 Oakland Seals (1969–70) 13–16–5
35 W January 3, 1970 6–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 14–16–5
36 T January 4, 1970 4–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 14–16–6
37 T January 7, 1970 3–3 Minnesota North Stars (1969–70) 14–16–7
38 W January 10, 1970 4–3 Boston Bruins (1969–70) 15–16–7
39 L January 14, 1970 1–7 New York Rangers (1969–70) 15–17–7
40 L January 15, 1970 0–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 15–18–7
41 W January 17, 1970 4–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 16–18–7
42 W January 22, 1970 3–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 17–18–7
43 L January 23, 1970 3–6 @ Oakland Seals (1969–70) 17–19–7
44 W January 25, 1970 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 18–19–7
45 T January 28, 1970 4–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 18–19–8
46 W January 31, 1970 4–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1969–70) 19–19–8
47 L February 1, 1970 6–7 @ Boston Bruins (1969–70) 19–20–8
48 W February 4, 1970 1–0 St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 20–20–8
49 L February 5, 1970 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 20–21–8
50 W February 7, 1970 5–1 Oakland Seals (1969–70) 21–21–8
51 T February 11, 1970 3–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 21–21–9
52 T February 12, 1970 3–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 21–21–10
53 W February 14, 1970 4–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 22–21–10
54 L February 15, 1970 4–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 22–22–10
55 W February 18, 1970 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 23–22–10
56 L February 21, 1970 5–7 Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 23–23–10
57 L February 22, 1970 3–5 @ New York Rangers (1969–70) 23–24–10
58 W February 25, 1970 4–1 Oakland Seals (1969–70) 24–24–10
59 T February 28, 1970 3–3 Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 24–24–11
60 L March 1, 1970 0–8 @ Minnesota North Stars (1969–70) 24–25–11
61 W March 3, 1970 4–1 @ Oakland Seals (1969–70) 25–25–11
62 W March 5, 1970 5–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 26–25–11
63 L March 7, 1970 3–8 Minnesota North Stars (1969–70) 26–26–11
64 L March 11, 1970 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 26–27–11
65 W March 14, 1970 2–1 Boston Bruins (1969–70) 27–27–11
66 T March 15, 1970 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 27–27–12
67 L March 18, 1970 4–7 Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 27–28–12
68 W March 21, 1970 2–0 @ St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 28–28–12
69 W March 22, 1970 5–2 @ New York Rangers (1969–70) 29–28–12
70 L March 25, 1970 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 29–29–12
71 T March 28, 1970 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 29–29–13
72 L March 29, 1970 0–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 29–30–13
73 L April 1, 1970 1–2 New York Rangers (1969–70) 29–31–13
74 L April 2, 1970 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 29–32–13
75 L April 4, 1970 2–4 Boston Bruins (1969–70) 29–33–13
76 L April 5, 1970 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1969–70) 29–34–13

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Keon, DaveDave Keon C 72 32 30 62 6 9 2 4
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 74 18 42 60 37 4 1 0
Walton, MikeMike Walton C 58 21 34 55 68 7 0 6
Ellis, RonRon Ellis RW 76 35 19 54 14 6 1 3
Oliver, MurrayMurray Oliver C 76 14 33 47 16 5 0 3
McKenny, JimJim McKenny D 73 11 33 44 34 3 0 0
Henderson, PaulPaul Henderson RW 67 20 22 42 18 5 0 4
Pulford, BobBob Pulford LW 74 18 19 37 31 3 0 1
Armstrong, GeorgeGeorge Armstrong RW 49 13 15 28 12 2 0 3
Selby, BritBrit Selby LW 74 10 13 23 40 1 0 3
Horton, TimTim Horton D 59 3 19 22 91 1 0 1
Smith, FloydFloyd Smith RW 61 4 14 18 13 0 0 0
Harrison, JimJim Harrison C 31 7 10 17 36 1 0 0
Dorey, JimJim Dorey D 46 6 11 17 99 0 0 0
Ley, RickRick Ley D 48 2 13 15 102 1 0 0
Glennie, BrianBrian Glennie D 52 1 14 15 50 0 0 0
Clancy, TerryTerry Clancy RW 52 6 5 11 31 0 0 1
Quinn, PatPat Quinn D 59 0 5 5 88 0 0 0
Pelyk, MikeMike Pelyk D 36 1 3 4 37 0 0 0
Acomb, DougDoug Acomb C 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Carleton, WayneWayne Carleton LW 7 0 1 1 6 0 0 0
Edwards, MarvMarv Edwards G 13 0 1 1 24 0 0 0
Gamble, BruceBruce Gamble G 52 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Murray, KenKen Murray D 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Pronovost, MarcelMarcel Pronovost D 7 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Ward, RonRon Ward C 18 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Bower, JohnnyJohnny Bower G 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Evans, ChrisChris Evans D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Johnson, DannyDanny Johnson C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McIntyre, LarryLarry McIntyre D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McNamara, GerryGerry McNamara G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Murray, RandyRandy Murray D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Nelson, GordieGordie Nelson D 3 0 0 0 11 0 0 0
Spencer, BrianBrian Spencer LW 9 0 0 0 12 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Gamble, BruceBruce Gamble 3057 52 19 24 9 156 3.06 5
Edwards, MarvMarv Edwards 728 13 5 4 2 37 3.25 1
Bower, JohnnyJohnny Bower 632 12 4 10 0 55 4.728 0
McNamara, GerryGerry McNamara 23 2 0 0 0 2 5.22 0
Team: 4560 76 29 34 13 260 3.19 6

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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;

Playoffs[edit]

  • The Maple Leafs did not qualify for the postseason

Transactions[edit]

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 1969-70 season.

Trades[edit]

December 10, 1969 To Boston Bruins
Wayne Carleton
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Jim Harrison
February 1, 1970 To Los Angeles Kings
Gary Marsh
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Jacques Lemieux
March 3, 1970 To New York Rangers
Tim Horton
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Denis Dupere
May 1, 1970 To Vancouver Canucks (WHL)
Cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Brad Selwood
Rene Robert
May 18, 1970 To St. Louis Blues
Cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Jacques Plante
May 22, 1970 To Phoenix Roadrunners (WHL)
Cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Chris Evans
Tom Martin
May 22, 1970 To Minnesota North Stars
Murray Oliver
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Terry O'Malley
Brian Conacher

Intra-League Draft[edit]

June 9, 1970 From New York Rangers
Guy Trottier
June 9, 1970 To Detroit Red Wings
Tom Martin

Reverse Draft[edit]

June 9, 1970 To Vancouver Canucks (WHL)
John Wright

Expansion Draft[edit]

June 10, 1970 To Vancouver Canucks
Danny Johnson

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team
Doug Acomb Undrafted Free Agent
Bob Liddington Undrafted Free Agent
Brian Marchinko Undrafted Free Agent
Gordie Nelson Undrafted Free Agent
Ken Murray Undrafted Free Agent

Awards and records[edit]

Roster[edit]

1969-70 Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

Farm Teams[edit]

References[edit]