2006–07 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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2006–07 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 3rd Northeast
Conference 9th Eastern
2006–07 record 40–31–11
Goals for 258
Goals against 269
Team information
General Manager John Ferguson, Jr.
Coach Paul Maurice
Captain Mats Sundin
Alternate captains Tomáš Kaberle
Bryan McCabe
Arena Air Canada Centre
Team leaders
Goals Mats Sundin (27)
Assists Mats Sundin (49)
Points Mats Sundin (76)
Wins Andrew Raycroft (37)
Goals against average Mikael Tellqvist (2.03)
<2005–06 2007–08>

The 2006–07 NHL season saw the Toronto Maple Leafs attempting to recover from a 2005–06 season in which it finished two points out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Offseason[edit]

Michael Peca was a major addition to the team for 2006–07, signed from the defending Western Conference champion Edmonton Oilers. Peca went down with a broken leg in December, however, after recording just four goals in 35 games.

Goaltender Andrew Raycroft was acquired in a trade from the Boston Bruins, to take over the starting job vacated by Ed Belfour's departure to the Florida Panthers.

Regular season[edit]

On January 4, 2007, the Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins on the road by a score of 10-2. Alex Steen had a hat trick in the victory.[1] It was the first time that an NHL team had scored 10 goals in a regular-season game since January 14, 2006, when the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Los Angeles Kings at home by a score of 10-1.[2] It was also the first time that the Maple Leafs had scored 10 goals in a regular-season game since November 12, 1998, when they defeated the Chicago Blackhawks on the road by a score of 10-3.[3]

Although they finished in third place in the Northeast Division, the Maple Leafs ultimately failed to qualify for the playoffs after the New York Islanders clinch the 8th playoff spot after a 3–2 victory in a shootout to the New Jersey Devils, finishing just one point out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Maple Leafs tied the Dallas Stars for fewest shorthanded goals scored during the regular season, with 3.[4]

Season standings[edit]

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 1 Buffalo Sabres 82 53 22 7 308 242 113
2 4 Ottawa Senators 82 48 25 9 288 222 105
3 9 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 31 11 258 269 91
4 10 Montreal Canadiens 82 42 34 6 245 256 90
5 13 Boston Bruins 82 35 41 6 219 289 76

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Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Eastern Conference[6]
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 P - Buffalo Sabres NE 82 53 22 7 308 242 113
2 Y - New Jersey Devils AT 82 49 24 9 216 201 107
3 Y - Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 43 28 11 246 201 97
4 X - Ottawa Senators NE 82 48 25 9 288 222 105
5 X - Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 47 24 11 277 246 105
6 X - New York Rangers AT 82 42 30 10 242 216 94
7 X - Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 44 33 5 253 261 93
8 X - New York Islanders AT 82 40 30 12 248 240 92
8.5
9 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 40 31 11 258 269 91
10 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 42 34 6 245 256 90
11 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 40 34 8 241 253 88
12 Florida Panthers SE 82 35 31 16 247 257 86
13 Boston Bruins NE 82 35 41 6 219 289 76
14 Washington Capitals SE 82 28 40 14 235 286 70
15 Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 22 48 12 214 303 56
Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

P- Clinched Presidents Trophy; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[edit]

October[edit]

Record for month 6–4–3 (Home 3–3–2 Away 3–1–1)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
1 October 4 Ottawa 4–1 Toronto Raycroft 19,520 0–1–0 0
2 October 5 Toronto 6–0 Ottawa Raycroft 19,237 1–1–0 2
3 October 7 Montreal 3–2 Toronto SO Raycroft 19,353 1–1–1 3
4 October 9 Florida 1–2 Toronto SO Raycroft 19,102 2–1–1 5
5 October 12 Toronto 6–7 New Jersey SO Aubin 15,623 2–1–2 6
6 October 14 Calgary 4–5 Toronto OT Raycroft 19,338 3–1–2 8
7 October 18 Colorado 4–1 Toronto Raycroft 19,463 3–2–2 8
8 October 20 Toronto 4–2 Columbus Raycroft 17,303 4–2–2 10
9 October 21 NY Rangers 5–4 Toronto SO Raycroft 19,419 4–2–3 11
10 October 24 Ottawa 6–2 Toronto Raycroft 19,485 4–3–3 11
11 October 26 Toronto 2–7 Ottawa Raycroft 19,178 4–4–3 11
12 October 28 Toronto 5–4 Montreal SO Aubin 21,273 5–4–3 13
13 October 30 Atlanta 2–4 Toronto Raycroft 19,285 6–4–3 15

November[edit]

Record for Month 7–6–1 (Home 3–3–0 Away 4–3–1)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
14 November 1 Toronto 4–2 Tampa Bay Raycroft 19,977 7–4–3 17
15 November 2 Toronto 2–4 Florida Aubin 13,233 7–5–3 17
16 November 4 Toronto 4–1 Buffalo Raycroft 18,690 8–5–3 19
17 November 6 Philadelphia 1–4 Toronto Raycroft 19,501 9–5–3 21
18 November 9 Toronto 6–4 Boston Raycroft 14,835 10–5–3 23
19 November 11 † Montreal 1–5 Toronto Aubin 19,501 11–5–3 25
20 November 16 Toronto 1–2 Boston SO Aubin 12,665 11–5–4 26
21 November 18 New Jersey 2–1 Toronto Tellqvist 19,409 11–6–4 26
22 November 20 NY Islanders 2–4 Toronto Raycroft 19,392 12–6–4 28
23 November 22 Toronto 4–7 Buffalo Raycroft 18,690 12–7–4 28
24 November 24 Toronto 7–1 Washington Raycroft 14,892 13–7–4 30
25 November 25 Boston 3–1 Toronto Raycroft 19,473 13–8–4 30
26 November 28 Boston 4–1 Toronto Raycroft 19,469 13–9–4 30
27 November 30 Toronto 0–5 Atlanta Raycroft 15,092 13–10–4 30

December[edit]

Record for Month 4–7–2 (Home 3–3–1 Away 1–4–1)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
28 December 2 Toronto 3–4 Montreal SO Raycroft 21,273 13–10–5 31
29 December 5 Atlanta 5–2 Toronto Raycroft 19,507 13–11–5 31
30 December 7 Toronto 1–3 Boston Aubin 13,407 13–12–5 31
31 December 9 Toronto 1–5 Detroit Raycroft 20,066 13–13–5 31
32 December 12 Tampa Bay 4–5 Toronto Raycroft 19,462 14–13–5 33
33 December 15 Toronto 4–3 Carolina Raycroft 18,639 15–13–5 35
34 December 16 NY Rangers 2–9 Toronto Raycroft 19,468 16–13–5 37
35 December 19 Florida 7–3 Toronto Raycroft 19,444 16–14–5 37
36 December 22 Toronto 1–3 Chicago Aubin 17,950 16–15–5 37
37 December 23 Washington 3–2 Toronto Raycroft 19,488 16–16–5 37
38 December 26 Minnesota 3–4 Toronto Raycroft 19,355 17–16–5 39
39 December 29 Toronto 1–4 Pittsburgh Aubin 17,132 17–17–5 39
40 December 30 Ottawa 3–2 Toronto OT Raycroft 19,483 17–17–6 40

January[edit]

Record for month 8–4–0 (Home 2–3–0 Away 6–1–0)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
41 January 1 Boston 1–5 Toronto Raycroft 19,359 18–17–6 42
42 January 4 Toronto 10–2 Boston Raycroft 14,560 19–17–6 44
43 January 6 Buffalo 4–3 Toronto Raycroft 19,487 19–18–6 44
44 January 9 Carolina 4–1 Toronto Raycroft 19,447 19–19–6 44
45 January 11 Toronto 4–2 Buffalo Raycroft 18,690 20–19–6 46
46 January 13 Vancouver 6–1 Toronto Raycroft 19,608 20–20–6 46
47 January 16 Toronto 4–2 Tampa Bay Raycroft 19,830 21–20–6 48
48 January 18 Toronto 3–2 Florida Raycroft 12,242 22–20–6 50
49 January 20 Toronto 2–8 Pittsburgh Raycroft 17,132 22–21–6 50
50 January 27 Montreal 1–4 Toronto Raycroft 17,132 23–21–6 52
51 January 30 Toronto 4–1 Carolina Raycroft 16,533 24–21–6 54
52 January 31 Toronto 2–1 NY Rangers Raycroft 18,200 25–21–6 56

February[edit]

Record for month 5–4–3 (Home 1–2–2 Away 4–2–1)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
53 February 3 Toronto 3–2 Ottawa SO Raycroft 20,112 26–21–6 58
54 February 6 Toronto 2–1 St. Louis Raycroft 9,533 27–21–6 60
55 February 8 Toronto 2–4 Nashville Raycroft 15,018 27–22–6 60
56 February 10 Pittsburgh 6–5 Toronto OT Raycroft 19,620 27–22–7 61
57 February 13 NY Islanders 3–2 Toronto SO Raycroft 19,600 27–22–8 62
58 February 15 Toronto 4–2 Philadelphia Raycroft 19,321 28–22–8 64
59 February 17 Edmonton 3–4 Toronto Raycroft 19,599 29–22–8 66
60 February 20 Boston 3–0 Toronto Raycroft 19,578 29–23–8 66
61 February 22 Toronto 2–3 NY Islanders SO Raycroft 11,759 29–23–9 67
62 February 24 Toronto 5–2 Philadelphia Raycroft 19,277 30–23–9 69
63 February 26 Toronto 4–5 Montreal Raycroft 21,273 30–24–9 69
64 February 27 Buffalo 6–1 Toronto Raycroft 19,588 30–25–9 69

March[edit]

Record for month 8–4–2 (Home 7–1–0 Away 1–3–2)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
65 March 2 Toronto 4–3 New Jersey SO Raycroft 15,095 31–25–9 71
66 March 3 Buffalo 3–1 Toronto Aubin 19,588 31–26–9 71
67 March 6 Washington 0–3 Toronto Raycroft 19,531 32–26–9 73
68 March 8 Toronto 1–5 Ottawa Raycroft 20,018 32–27–9 73
69 March 10 Ottawa 3–4 Toronto OT Raycroft 19,527 33–27–9 75
70 March 13 Tampa Bay 2–3 Toronto Raycroft 19,530 34–27–9 77
71 March 16 Toronto 1–5 Washington Raycroft 16,281 34–28–9 77
72 March 17 Toronto 2–3 Montreal SO Raycroft 21,273 34–28–10 78
73 March 20 New Jersey 1–2 Toronto Raycroft 19,518 35–28–10 80
74 March 23 Toronto 4–5 Buffalo Raycroft 18,690 35–29–10 80
75 March 24 Buffalo 1–4 Toronto Raycroft 19,571 36–29–10 82
76 March 27 Carolina 1–6 Toronto Raycroft 19,559 37–29–10 84
77 March 29 Toronto 2–3 Atlanta OT Raycroft 17,062 37–29–11 85
78 March 31 Pittsburgh 4–5 Toronto OT Raycroft 19,649 38–29–11 87

April[edit]

Record for month 2–2–0 (Home 2–0–0 Away 0–2–0)

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
79 April 1 Toronto 2–7 NY Rangers Raycroft 18,200 38–30–11 87
80 April 3 Philadelphia 2–3 Toronto OT Raycroft 19,547 39–30–11 89
81 April 5 Toronto 2–5 NY Islanders Raycroft 14,352 39–31–11 89
82 April 7 Montreal 5–6 Toronto Aubin 19,723 40–31–11 91

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Sundin, MatsMats Sundin C 75 27 49 76 62 −2 6 1 3
Kaberle, TomasTomas Kaberle D 74 11 47 58 20 3 2 0 1
McCabe, BryanBryan McCabe D 82 15 42 57 115 3 11 0 1
Ponikarovsky, AlexeiAlexei Ponikarovsky LW 71 21 24 45 63 8 6 0 1
Tucker, DarcyDarcy Tucker RW 56 24 19 43 81 −11 15 0 6
O'Neill, JeffJeff O'Neill RW 74 20 22 42 54 1 6 0 3
Wellwood, KyleKyle Wellwood C 48 12 30 42 0 3 7 0 2
Stajan, MattMatt Stajan C 82 10 29 39 44 3 1 1 1
Steen, AlexAlex Steen C 82 15 20 35 26 5 4 0 5
Antropov, NikNik Antropov C 54 18 15 33 44 8 4 0 4
Battaglia, BatesBates Battaglia LW 82 12 19 31 45 9 0 0 0
Pohl, JohnJohn Pohl C 74 13 16 29 10 −4 3 0 1
Kilger, ChadChad Kilger LW 82 14 14 28 58 −5 0 1 2
White, IanIan White D 76 3 23 26 40 8 1 0 1
Kubina, PavelPavel Kubina D 61 7 14 21 48 7 4 0 1
Gill, HalHal Gill D 82 6 14 20 91 11 0 0 1
Devereaux, BoydBoyd Devereaux C 33 8 11 19 12 4 0 0 0
Colaiacovo, CarloCarlo Colaiacovo D 48 8 9 17 22 5 0 0 1
Peca, MichaelMichael Peca C 35 4 11 15 60 2 0 0 2
Perreault, YanicYanic Perreault C 17 2 3 5 4 1 0 0 0
Bell, BrendanBrendan Bell D 31 1 4 5 19 −3 1 0 0
Newbury, KrisKris Newbury C 15 2 2 4 26 4 0 0 0
Belak, WadeWade Belak D 65 0 3 3 110 −8 0 0 0
Ondrus, BenBen Ondrus RW 16 0 2 2 20 −5 0 0 0
Wozniewski, AndyAndy Wozniewski D 15 0 2 2 14 −1 0 0 0
Williams, JeremyJeremy Williams C 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Raycroft, AndrewAndrew Raycroft G 72 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0
Aubin, Jean-SébastienJean-Sébastien Aubin G 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Green, TravisTravis Green C 24 0 0 0 21 1 0 0 0
Harrison, JayJay Harrison D 5 0 0 0 6 −5 0 0 0
Suglobov, AleksanderAleksander Suglobov RW 14 0 0 0 4 −6 0 0 0
Tellqvist, MikaelMikael Tellqvist G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Westrum, ErikErik Westrum C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Raycroft, AndrewAndrew Raycroft 4108 72 37 25 9 205 2.99 2 1931 1726 .894
Aubin, Jean-SébastienJean-Sébastien Aubin 804 20 3 5 2 46 3.43 0 371 325 .876
Tellqvist, MikaelMikael Tellqvist 59 1 0 1 0 2 2.03 0 19 17 .895
Team: 4971 82 40 31 11 253 3.05 2 2321 2068 .891

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* Mikael Tellqvist was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes on November 29. Stats reflect games played with the Maple Leafs only.

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;

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 24, 2006 To Boston Bruins
Tuukka Rask
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Andrew Raycroft
November 29, 2006 To Phoenix Coyotes
Mikael Tellqvist
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Tyson Nash
4th round pick in the 2007
February 27, 2007[8] To Phoenix Coyotes
Brendan Bell
2nd round pick in the 2007
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Yanic Perreault
5th round pick in the 2007

Free Agents Acquired[edit]

Player Former Team
F Michael Peca Edmonton Oilers
D Hal Gill Boston Bruins
D Pavel Kubina Tampa Bay Lightning
F Boyd Devereaux Phoenix Coyotes
F Erik Westrum Minnesota Wild
F Bates Battaglia Toronto Marlies (AHL – Minor League contract)

Free Agents Lost[edit]

Player New Team
F Tie Domi Retired
F Eric Lindros Dallas Stars
F Jason Allison UFA
D Aki Berg TPS (SM-liiga)
D Alexander Khavanov HC Davos (Swiss-A)
D Luke Richardson Tampa Bay Lightning
G Ed Belfour Florida Panthers

Claimed Off Waivers[edit]

Player Former Team Date
F Travis Green Anaheim Ducks January 10

Draft picks[edit]

Toronto's picks at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver, British Columbia.[9] The Leafs had the 13th overall draft pick in the 2005–06 NHL season.

Round # Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 13 Jiří Tlustý (LW)  Czech Republic Toronto Maple Leafs HC Rabat Kladno (Czech Extraliga)
2 44 Nikolai Kulemin (W)  Russia Toronto Maple Leafs Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Russian Superleague)
4 99 James Reimer (G)  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs (from Columbus) Red Deer (WHL)
4 111 Korbinian Holzer (D)  Germany Toronto Maple Leafs (from Colorado) EC Bad Tölz (Eishockey-Bundesliga)
6 161 Viktor Stålberg (LW)  Sweden Toronto Maple Leafs (from Phoenix) Frölunda HC (Elitserien)
6 166 Tyler Ruegsegger (C)  United States Toronto Maple Leafs Shattuck-Saint Mary's / University of Denver
6 200 Leo Komarov (C)  Finland Toronto Maple Leafs (from Dallas) Assat (SM-liiga)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/200701040BOS.html
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/200601140BUF.html
  3. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/199811120CHI.html
  4. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2007.html
  5. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 157. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  6. ^ "2006–2007 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "2006-07 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved June 12, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Leafs Re-Acquire Perreault". MapleLeafs.com. February 26, 2007. 
  9. ^ 2006 2006 Draft Index [1] – accessed January 4, 2007
2006–07 Toronto Maple Leafs Roster

Goaltenders:

1 – Raycroft 30 – Aubin 

Defensemen

3 – Belak 7 – White 8 – Colaiacovo 15 – Kaberle 24 – McCabe 25 – Gill 31 – Kubina 56 – Wozniewski 

Forwards

10 – Steen 13 – Sundin 14 – Stajan 16 – Tucker 18 – Kilger 21 – Pohl 22 – Devereaux 23 – Ponikarovsky 26 – Ondrus 27 – Peca 33 – Battaglia 39 – Green 42 – Wellwood 54 – Newbury 80 – Antropov 92 – O'Neill 94 – Perreault 

General ManagerJohn Ferguson, Jr. •  CoachPaul Maurice