1991–92 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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1991–92 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 5th Norris
Conference 10th Campbell
1991–92 record 30–43–7
Home record 21–16–3
Road record 9–27–4
Goals for 234
Goals against 294
Team information
General Manager Cliff Fletcher
Coach Tom Watt
Captain Wendel Clark
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team leaders
Goals Glenn Anderson (24)
Assists Doug Gilmour (34)
Points Glenn Anderson (57)
Penalties in minutes Bob Halkidis (145)
Wins Grant Fuhr (25)
Goals against average Felix Potvin (2.29)
<1990–91 1992–93>

Offseason[edit]

Forward Wendel Clark is named team captain, following the departure of defenceman Rob Ramage to the Minnesota North Stars.

NHL draft[edit]

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team
3 47 Yanic Perreault  Canada Trois Rivières Draveurs (QMJHL)
  • Grant Fuhr was traded by Oilers with RW/LW Glenn Anderson and LW Craig Berube to the Toronto Maple Leafs for LW Vincent Damphousse, D Luke Richardson, G Peter Ing, C Scott Thornton and future considerations, September 19, 1991.

Regular season[edit]

After starting the season with a 2-1 record, a loss to the Washington Capitals on October 9 began what would become a seven game losing streak. As the losses piled up, two intrepid Leafs fans from Wilfrid Laurier University went so far as to camp out on their Waterloo rooftop in hopes of inspiring the team to finally win. Enduring poor weather and the scorn of non-Leafs fans across their campus, Brian Gear and Fab Antonelli became minor media celebrities during their quixotic quest.[citation needed] After a disheartening loss to the Detroit Red Wings on October 25, the weary pair were finally able to return to their own beds when the Leafs defeated the Red Wings 6-1 on October 26.[1]

On February 5, 1992, the Leafs scored just 18 seconds into the overtime period to win by a score of 3-2 over the Minnesota North Stars.[2] It would prove to be the fastest overtime goal scored during the 1991-92 NHL regular season.[3]

The Maple Leafs were still in the playoff race with the Minnesota North Stars by mid March, but a 3-5-0 finish to the season ended any postseason hopes. Despite finishing with fewer wins than Toronto, The North Stars clinched the final playoff spot over the Leafs costing head coach Tom Watt his job.

During the regular season, the Maple Leafs tied the Montreal Canadiens for the fewest short-handed goals allowed, with just 5.[4]

The Doug Gilmour trade[edit]

Several months after the Toronto Maple Leafs hired Cliff Fletcher to be their new general manager, Fletcher made a blockbuster trade with Calgary (where he had previously been general manager). On January 2, 1992, the Maple Leafs acquired Doug Gilmour, along with Jamie Macoun, Ric Nattress, Kent Manderville and Rick Wamsley, in exchange for Gary Leeman, Alexander Godynyuk, Jeff Reese, Michel Petit and Craig Berube. The 10 player deal was the largest in NHL history and, statistically speaking, one of the most lopsided.

Season standings[edit]

Norris Division[5]
GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Detroit Red Wings 80 43 25 12 320 256 98
2 Chicago Blackhawks 80 36 29 15 257 236 87
3 St Louis Blues 80 36 33 11 279 266 83
4 Minnesota North Stars 80 32 42 6 246 278 70
5 Toronto Maple Leafs 80 30 43 7 234 294 67
Campbell Conference[6]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Detroit Red Wings NRS 80 43 25 12 320 256 98
2 Vancouver Canucks SMY 80 42 26 12 285 250 96
3 Chicago Blackhawks NRS 80 36 29 15 257 236 87
4 St. Louis Blues NRS 80 36 33 11 279 266 83
5 Los Angeles Kings SMY 80 35 31 14 287 296 84
6 Edmonton Oilers SMY 80 36 34 10 295 297 82
7 Minnesota North Stars NRS 80 32 42 6 246 278 70
8 Winnipeg Jets SMY 80 33 32 15 251 244 81
9 Toronto Maple Leafs NRS 80 30 43 7 234 294 67
10 Calgary Flames SMY 80 31 37 12 296 305 74
11 San Jose Sharks SMY 80 17 58 5 219 359 39

Divisions: NRS – Norris, SMY – Smythe


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 3, 1991 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1991–92) 0–1–0
2 W October 5, 1991 8–5 Detroit Red Wings (1991–92) 1–1–0
3 W October 7, 1991 3–0 St. Louis Blues (1991–92) 2–1–0
4 L October 9, 1991 4–5 Washington Capitals (1991–92) 2–2–0
5 L October 12, 1991 1–2 Vancouver Canucks (1991–92) 2–3–0
6 L October 15, 1991 1–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1991–92) 2–4–0
7 L October 17, 1991 4–6 @ Calgary Flames (1991–92) 2–5–0
8 L October 19, 1991 2–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1991–92) 2–6–0
9 L October 21, 1991 1–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1991–92) 2–7–0
10 L October 25, 1991 0–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1991–92) 2–8–0
11 W October 26, 1991 6–1 Detroit Red Wings (1991–92) 3–8–0
12 T October 28, 1991 1–1 OT St. Louis Blues (1991–92) 3–8–1
13 L November 1, 1991 0–4 @ Washington Capitals (1991–92) 3–9–1
14 L November 2, 1991 2–5 Los Angeles Kings (1991–92) 3–10–1
15 W November 4, 1991 4–1 San Jose Sharks (1991–92) 4–10–1
16 W November 6, 1991 4–3 Minnesota North Stars (1991–92) 5–10–1
17 T November 8, 1991 3–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1991–92) 5–10–2
18 L November 9, 1991 1–6 Calgary Flames (1991–92) 5–11–2
19 L November 12, 1991 0–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1991–92) 5–12–2
20 L November 14, 1991 0–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1991–92) 5–13–2
21 T November 16, 1991 2–2 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1991–92) 5–13–3
22 L November 17, 1991 1–3 Hartford Whalers (1991–92) 5–14–3
23 L November 20, 1991 2–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1991–92) 5–15–3
24 W November 22, 1991 3–1 @ San Jose Sharks (1991–92) 6–15–3
25 T November 26, 1991 4–4 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1991–92) 6–15–4
26 W November 29, 1991 3–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1991–92) 7–15–4
27 L November 30, 1991 3–4 Minnesota North Stars (1991–92) 7–16–4
28 W December 4, 1991 3–0 @ Hartford Whalers (1991–92) 8–16–4
29 W December 7, 1991 6–3 Vancouver Canucks (1991–92) 9–16–4
30 L December 9, 1991 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1991–92) 9–17–4
31 L December 11, 1991 4–5 New York Islanders (1991–92) 9–18–4
32 T December 12, 1991 1–1 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1991–92) 9–18–5
33 L December 14, 1991 3–4 @ Boston Bruins (1991–92) 9–19–5
34 L December 18, 1991 5–7 Edmonton Oilers (1991–92) 9–20–5
35 L December 20, 1991 3–4 @ Washington Capitals (1991–92) 9–21–5
36 L December 21, 1991 1–4 Buffalo Sabres (1991–92) 9–22–5
37 W December 23, 1991 3–1 Winnipeg Jets (1991–92) 10–22–5
38 L December 26, 1991 1–12 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1991–92) 10–23–5
39 L December 28, 1991 4–5 Detroit Red Wings (1991–92) 10–24–5
40 L December 30, 1991 2–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1991–92) 10–25–5
41 L January 3, 1992 4–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1991–92) 10–26–5
42 L January 4, 1992 2–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1991–92) 10–27–5
43 W January 6, 1992 3–2 OT St. Louis Blues (1991–92) 11–27–5
44 L January 9, 1992 0–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1991–92) 11–28–5
45 W January 11, 1992 4–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1991–92) 12–28–5
46 L January 16, 1992 0–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1991–92) 12–29–5
47 L January 22, 1992 2–5 Boston Bruins (1991–92) 12–30–5
48 W January 23, 1992 4–3 @ New York Islanders (1991–92) 13–30–5
49 W January 25, 1992 6–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1991–92) 14–30–5
50 W January 29, 1992 5–2 Quebec Nordiques (1991–92) 15–30–5
51 W February 1, 1992 6–4 New Jersey Devils (1991–92) 16–30–5
52 L February 3, 1992 2–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1991–92) 16–31–5
53 W February 5, 1992 3–2 OT Minnesota North Stars (1991–92) 17–31–5
54 W February 7, 1992 4–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1991–92) 18–31–5
55 W February 8, 1992 6–4 Montreal Canadiens (1991–92) 19–31–5
56 W February 11, 1992 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (1991–92) 20–31–5
57 L February 15, 1992 1–3 Winnipeg Jets (1991–92) 20–32–5
58 W February 16, 1992 7–5 Edmonton Oilers (1991–92) 21–32–5
59 L February 18, 1992 1–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1991–92) 21–33–5
60 L February 20, 1992 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1991–92) 21–34–5
61 L February 22, 1992 3–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1991–92) 21–35–5
62 T February 25, 1992 5–5 OT New Jersey Devils (1991–92) 21–35–6
63 L February 27, 1992 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1991–92) 21–36–6
64 W February 29, 1992 6–5 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1991–92) 22–36–6
65 W March 1, 1992 6–2 Minnesota North Stars (1991–92) 23–36–6
66 W March 4, 1992 5–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1991–92) 24–36–6
67 T March 5, 1992 5–5 OT @ Calgary Flames (1991–92) 24–36–7
68 L March 8, 1992 1–4 @ San Jose Sharks (1991–92) 24–37–7
69 L March 9, 1992 1–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1991–92) 24–38–7
70 W March 11, 1992 3–0 @ Minnesota North Stars (1991–92) 25–38–7
71 W March 14, 1992 6–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1991–92) 26–38–7
72 W March 17, 1992 4–3 OT Quebec Nordiques (1991–92) 27–38–7
73 L March 21, 1992 1–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1991–92) 27–39–7
74 W March 23, 1992 3–2 St. Louis Blues (1991–92) 28–39–7
75 L March 25, 1992 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1991–92) 28–40–7
76 W March 28, 1992 3–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1991–92) 29–40–7
77 L March 29, 1992 1–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1991–92) 29–41–7
78 L April 12, 1992 2–6 New York Islanders (1991–92) 29–42–7
79 L April 13, 1992 2–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1991–92) 29–43–7
80 W April 15, 1992 4–2 New York Rangers (1991–92) 30–43–7

Player statistics[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; A= Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Glenn Anderson 72 24 33 57 100
Doug Gilmour 40 15 34 49 32
Peter Zezel 64 16 33 49 26
Wendel Clark 43 19 21 40 123
Brian Bradley 59 10 21 31 48
Mike Bullard 65 14 14 28 40
Daniel Marois 63 15 11 26 76
Mike Krushelnyski 72 9 15 24 72
Rob Pearson 47 14 10 24 58
Gary Leeman 34 7 13 20 44
Lucien DeBlois 54 8 11 19 39
Claude Loiselle 64 6 9 15 102
Mike Foligno 33 6 8 14 50

Defencemen[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; A= Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Dave Ellett 79 18 33 51 95
Bob Rouse 79 3 19 22 97
Todd Gill 74 2 15 17 91
Ric Nattress 36 2 14 16 32
Jamie Macoun 39 3 13 16 18
Michel Petit 34 1 13 14 85
Darryl Shannon 48 2 8 10 23
Alexander Godynyuk 31 3 6 9 59
Bob Halkidis 46 3 3 6 145
Dmitri Mironov 7 1 0 1 0
Drake Berehowsky 1 0 0 0 0
Len Esau 2 0 0 0 0

Goaltending[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Grant Fuhr 66 25 33 5 2 2.66

Roster[edit]

1991-92 Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

Transactions[edit]

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 1991-92 season.

Trades[edit]

July 26, 1991 To Philadelphia Flyers
3rd round pick in 1993 - Vaclav Prospal
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Mike Bullard
September 19, 1991 To Edmonton Oilers
Vincent Damphousse
Peter Ing
Scott Thornton
Luke Richardson
Cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Glenn Anderson
Grant Fuhr
Craig Berube
October 7, 1991 To Edmonton Oilers
Cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Ken Linseman
December 18, 1991 To Vancouver Canucks
Tom Fergus
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Cash
December 26, 1991 To New York Rangers
Mike Stevens
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Guy Larose
January 2, 1992 To Calgary Flames
Craig Berube
Alexander Godynyuk
Gary Leeman
Michel Petit
Jeff Reese
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Doug Gilmour
Jamie Macoun
Ric Nattress
Rick Wamsley
Kent Manderville
February 27, 1992 To Washington Capitals
Cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Mark Ferner
March 10, 1992 To Buffalo Sabres
Dave Hannan
To Toronto Maple Leafs
5th round pick in 1992 - Chris DeRuiter
March 10, 1992 To New York Islanders
Daniel Marois
Claude Loiselle
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Ken Baumgartner
Dave McLlwain
March 10, 1992 To Winnipeg Jets
Lucien DeBlois
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Mark Osborne
June 2, 1992 To Calgary Flames
Todd Gillingham
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Cash
June 5, 1992 To Detroit Red Wings
Future Considerations
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Brad Marsh
June 15, 1992 To San Jose Sharks
Cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Jarmo Myllys
June 20, 1992 To New York Islanders
1st round pick in 1992 - Darius Kasparaitis
To Toronto Maple Leafs
1st round pick in 1992 - Brandon Convery
2nd round pick in 1992 - Jim Carey
June 20, 1992 To Washington Capitals
2nd round pick in 1992 - Jim Carey
3rd round pick in 1992 - Stefan Ustorf
4th round pick in 1993 - John Jakopin
To Toronto Maple Leafs
1st round pick in 1992 - Grant Marshall
4th round pick in 1992 - Mike Raitar

Expansion Draft[edit]

June 18, 1992 To Tampa Bay Lightning
Brian Bradley
June 18, 1992 To Tampa Bay Lightning
Keith Osborne

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team
Bob Halkidis Los Angeles Kings
Brad Aitken Edmonton Oilers
Mike MacWilliam Undrafted Free Agent
Kevin McClelland Detroit Red Wings
Andrew McKim Calgary Flames
Player New Team
Aaron Broten Winnipeg Jets
Dave Reid Boston Bruins

Awards and records[edit]

  • Grant Fuhr, Molson Cup (Most game star selections for Toronto Maple Leafs)

Farm teams[edit]

References[edit]