1984–85 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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1984–85 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 5th Norris
Conference 10th Campbell
1984–85 record 20–52–8
Goals for 253
Goals against 358
Team information
General Manager Gerry McNamara
Coach Dan Maloney
Captain Rick Vaive
Alternate captains None
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team leaders
Goals Rick Vaive (35)
Assists Dan Daoust (37)
Points Rick Vaive (68)
Penalties in minutes Bob McGill (250)
Wins Tim Bernhardt (13)
Goals against average Tim Bernhardt (3.74)

The 1984–85 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the 68th season of the Toronto NHL franchise, 58th season as the Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs finished last in the Norris Division and in the entire NHL with a record of 20-52-8 for 48 points.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

= NHL All-Star
Pick Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team
4. Al Iafrate (D)  United States Toronto Maple Leafs Belleville Bulls (OHL)
25. Todd Gill (D)  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
67. Jeff Reese (G)  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs London Knights (OHL)

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
St. Louis Blues 80 37 31 12 299 288 86
Chicago Black Hawks 80 38 35 7 309 299 83
Detroit Red Wings 80 27 41 12 313 357 66
Minnesota North Stars 80 25 43 12 268 321 62
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 20 52 8 253 358 48

[1]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 results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 11, 1984 1–0 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1984–85) 1–0–0
2 W October 13, 1984 4–3 OT Buffalo Sabres (1984–85) 2–0–0
3 L October 14, 1984 2–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1984–85) 2–1–0
4 L October 17, 1984 3–5 Hartford Whalers (1984–85) 2–2–0
5 L October 19, 1984 1–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1984–85) 2–3–0
6 L October 20, 1984 3–12 Quebec Nordiques (1984–85) 2–4–0
7 W October 24, 1984 6–1 Detroit Red Wings (1984–85) 3–4–0
8 T October 26, 1984 2–2 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1984–85) 3–4–1
9 L October 27, 1984 3–5 Calgary Flames (1984–85) 3–5–1
10 L October 31, 1984 5–6 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1984–85) 3–6–1
11 L November 3, 1984 0–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1984–85) 3–7–1
12 L November 5, 1984 3–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1984–85) 3–8–1
13 T November 7, 1984 4–4 OT Vancouver Canucks (1984–85) 3–8–2
14 T November 10, 1984 4–4 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1984–85) 3–8–3
15 L November 11, 1984 6–7 Minnesota North Stars (1984–85) 3–9–3
16 L November 14, 1984 3–4 Los Angeles Kings (1984–85) 3–10–3
17 L November 17, 1984 3–5 Winnipeg Jets (1984–85) 3–11–3
18 W November 19, 1984 6–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1984–85) 4–11–3
19 L November 21, 1984 1–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1984–85) 4–12–3
20 L November 23, 1984 5–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1984–85) 4–13–3
21 L November 24, 1984 2–4 Minnesota North Stars (1984–85) 4–14–3
22 L November 27, 1984 1–7 Edmonton Oilers (1984–85) 4–15–3
23 T November 30, 1984 3–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1984–85) 4–15–4
24 L December 1, 1984 1–4 New York Rangers (1984–85) 4–16–4
25 L December 4, 1984 6–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1984–85) 4–17–4
26 L December 5, 1984 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1984–85) 4–18–4
27 T December 8, 1984 3–3 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1984–85) 4–18–5
28 L December 9, 1984 2–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1984–85) 4–19–5
29 W December 12, 1984 6–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 5–19–5
30 L December 14, 1984 4–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1984–85) 5–20–5
31 L December 15, 1984 2–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 5–21–5
32 L December 17, 1984 2–3 St. Louis Blues (1984–85) 5–22–5
33 L December 21, 1984 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1984–85) 5–23–5
34 W December 22, 1984 6–4 Boston Bruins (1984–85) 6–23–5
35 L December 26, 1984 0–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1984–85) 6–24–5
36 L December 27, 1984 1–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1984–85) 6–25–5
37 L December 29, 1984 4–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1984–85) 6–26–5
38 L January 2, 1985 1–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 6–27–5
39 L January 5, 1985 1–4 Vancouver Canucks (1984–85) 6–28–5
40 L January 7, 1985 4–7 Hartford Whalers (1984–85) 6–29–5
41 L January 9, 1985 3–5 Boston Bruins (1984–85) 6–30–5
42 W January 13, 1985 5–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1984–85) 7–30–5
43 W January 16, 1985 4–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1984–85) 8–30–5
44 W January 19, 1985 6–1 St. Louis Blues (1984–85) 9–30–5
45 T January 22, 1985 2–2 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1984–85) 9–30–6
46 L January 24, 1985 1–4 @ New York Islanders (1984–85) 9–31–6
47 L January 26, 1985 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1984–85) 9–32–6
48 W January 27, 1985 6–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1984–85) 10–32–6
49 W January 30, 1985 6–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 11–32–6
50 T February 1, 1985 3–3 OT @ Washington Capitals (1984–85) 11–32–7
51 L February 2, 1985 2–5 Minnesota North Stars (1984–85) 11–33–7
52 L February 5, 1985 1–4 Washington Capitals (1984–85) 11–34–7
53 L February 6, 1985 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1984–85) 11–35–7
54 W February 9, 1985 6–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1984–85) 12–35–7
55 W February 10, 1985 3–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (1984–85) 13–35–7
56 L February 14, 1985 3–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1984–85) 13–36–7
57 L February 16, 1985 3–6 New Jersey Devils (1984–85) 13–37–7
58 W February 17, 1985 5–4 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1984–85) 14–37–7
59 L February 19, 1985 4–9 Edmonton Oilers (1984–85) 14–38–7
60 L February 21, 1985 1–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 14–39–7
61 W February 23, 1985 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1984–85) 15–39–7
62 L February 25, 1985 3–4 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1984–85) 15–40–7
63 W February 27, 1985 6–1 Minnesota North Stars (1984–85) 16–40–7
64 W March 2, 1985 4–2 New York Islanders (1984–85) 17–40–7
65 L March 5, 1985 2–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1984–85) 17–41–7
66 L March 6, 1985 3–5 Detroit Red Wings (1984–85) 17–42–7
67 L March 9, 1985 2–4 @ New York Islanders (1984–85) 17–43–7
68 L March 13, 1985 3–5 Calgary Flames (1984–85) 17–44–7
69 L March 14, 1985 0–4 @ Washington Capitals (1984–85) 17–45–7
70 L March 16, 1985 1–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 17–46–7
71 W March 18, 1985 4–3 OT St. Louis Blues (1984–85) 18–46–7
72 L March 20, 1985 4–7 @ Calgary Flames (1984–85) 18–47–7
73 T March 22, 1985 3–3 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1984–85) 18–47–8
74 W March 24, 1985 5–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1984–85) 19–47–8
75 W March 27, 1985 4–2 St. Louis Blues (1984–85) 20–47–8
76 L March 30, 1985 3–9 Detroit Red Wings (1984–85) 20–48–8
77 L March 31, 1985 5–7 @ New York Rangers (1984–85) 20–49–8
78 L April 3, 1985 7–9 @ Minnesota North Stars (1984–85) 20–50–8
79 L April 6, 1985 2–5 Buffalo Sabres (1984–85) 20–51–8
80 L April 7, 1985 1–5 @ Boston Bruins (1984–85) 20–52–8

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Playoffs[edit]

  • The Maple Leafs did not qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Vaive, RickRick Vaive RW 72 35 33 68 112 -26 13 0 2
Anderson, JohnJohn Anderson RW 75 32 31 63 27 -20 14 1 5
Derlago, BillBill Derlago C 62 31 31 62 21 -15 7 5 4
Frycer, MiroslavMiroslav Frycer RW 65 25 30 55 55 -7 5 0 1
Daoust, DanDan Daoust C 79 17 37 54 98 -27 1 3 2
Ihnacak, PeterPeter Ihnacak C 70 22 22 44 24 -26 8 0 1
Benning, JimJim Benning D 80 9 35 44 55 -39 6 0 2
Salming, BorjeBorje Salming D 73 6 33 39 76 -26 3 0 0
Terrion, GregGreg Terrion LW 72 14 17 31 20 -15 1 4 0
Leeman, GaryGary Leeman RW 53 5 26 31 72 -12 3 0 0
Gavin, StewStew Gavin LW 73 12 13 25 38 -22 0 0 0
Courtnall, RussRuss Courtnall RW 69 12 10 22 44 -23 0 2 1
Iafrate, AlAl Iafrate D 68 5 16 21 51 -19 3 0 0
Poddubny, WaltWalt Poddubny LW 32 5 15 20 26 1 1 0 0
Nylund, GaryGary Nylund D 76 3 17 20 99 -37 0 0 0
Brubaker, JeffJeff Brubaker LW 68 8 4 12 209 -18 2 0 1
Korn, JimJim Korn D/LW 41 5 5 10 171 -17 2 0 1
Kitchen, BillBill Kitchen D 29 1 4 5 27 -6 0 0 0
McGill, BobBob McGill D 72 0 5 5 250 0 0 0 0
Strong, KenKen Strong LW 11 2 0 2 4 -3 0 0 0
Root, BillBill Root D 35 1 1 2 23 -25 0 0 0
Thomas, SteveSteve Thomas LW 18 1 1 2 2 -13 0 0 0
Yaremchuk, GaryGary Yaremchuk C 12 1 1 2 16 -7 0 0 0
Bernhardt, TimTim Bernhardt G 37 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
Gingras, GastonGaston Gingras D 5 0 2 2 0 -7 0 0 0
Stewart, BillBill Stewart D 27 0 2 2 32 -3 0 0 0
Gill, ToddTodd Gill D 10 1 0 1 13 -1 0 0 0
Bester, AllanAllan Bester G 15 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Jackson, JeffJeff Jackson LW 17 0 1 1 24 -4 0 0 0
Jarvis, WesWes Jarvis C 26 0 1 1 2 -6 0 0 0
Wregget, KenKen Wregget G 23 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 0
Britz, GregGreg Britz RW 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Landon, LarryLarry Landon RW 7 0 0 0 2 -4 0 0 0
Laxdal, DerekDerek Laxdal RW 3 0 0 0 6 -1 0 0 0
McRae, BasilBasil McRae LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Muni, CraigCraig Muni D 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Plante, CamCam Plante D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
St. Croix, RickRick St. Croix G 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Verstraete, LeighLeigh Verstraete RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Bernhardt, TimTim Bernhardt 2182 37 13 19 4 136 3.74 0
Bester, AllanAllan Bester 767 15 3 9 1 54 4.22 1
St. Croix, RickRick St. Croix 628 11 2 9 0 54 5.16 0
Wregget, KenKen Wregget 1278 23 2 15 3 103 4.84 0
Team: 4855 80 20 52 8 347 4.29 1

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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;

Transactions[edit]

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 1984-85 season.

Trades[edit]

August 17, 1984 To Montreal Canadiens
Dom Campedelli
4th round pick in 1986 - Kent Hulst
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Bill Root
2nd round pick in 1986 - Darryl Shannon
February 14, 1985 To Montreal Canadiens
Gaston Gingras
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Larry Landon
May 29, 1985 To Calgary Flames
4th round pick in 1987 - Tim Harris
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Don Edwards

Waivers[edit]

October 9, 1984 To Edmonton Oilers
Terry Martin
October 9, 1984 From Edmonton Oilers
Jeff Brubaker

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team
Bill Kitchen Montreal Canadiens
Wes Jarvis Los Angeles Kings
Kevin Maguire Undrafted Free Agent
Tim Bernhardt Calgary Flames
Player New Team
Bruce Boudreau Baltimore Skipjacks (AHL)

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Bill Derlago, Molson Cup (Most game star selections for Toronto Maple Leafs)

Roster[edit]

1984-85 Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1984–85 Toronto Maple Leafs Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  3. ^ "1984-85 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.