1985–86 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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1985–86 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 4th Norris
Conference 8th Campbell
1985–86 record 25–48–7
Goals for 311
Goals against 386
Team information
General Manager Gerry McNamara
Coach Dan Maloney
Captain Rick Vaive
Alternate captains Borje Salming
Brad Maxwell
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team leaders
Goals Wendel Clark (34)
Assists Miroslav Frycer (43)
Points Miroslav Frycer (75)
Penalties in minutes Wendel Clark (227)

The 1985–86 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the Toronto Maple Leafs 69th season of the franchise, 59th season as the Maple Leafs.

Offseason[edit]

= NHL All-Star

NHL Draft[edit]

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 1. Wendel Clark (LW)  Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
2 22 Ken Spangler (D)  Canada Calgary Wranglers (WHL)
3 43 Dave Thomlinson (LW)  Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Chicago Black Hawks 80 39 33 8 351 349 86
Minnesota North Stars 80 38 33 9 327 305 85
St. Louis Blues 80 37 34 9 302 291 83
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 25 48 7 311 386 57
Detroit Red Wings 80 17 57 6 266 415 40

[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 L October 10, 1985 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 0–1–0
2 L October 12, 1985 0–4 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 0–2–0
3 W October 13, 1985 5–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 1–2–0
4 L October 16, 1985 5–6 OT Washington Capitals (1985–86) 1–3–0
5 L October 19, 1985 3–4 Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 1–4–0
6 L October 23, 1985 4–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 1–5–0
7 L October 24, 1985 4–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 1–6–0
8 L October 26, 1985 5–7 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 1–7–0
9 L October 30, 1985 3–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 1–8–0
10 L November 2, 1985 2–4 @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 1–9–0
11 L November 3, 1985 1–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 1–10–0
12 L November 6, 1985 4–5 New York Islanders (1985–86) 1–11–0
13 T November 8, 1985 3–3 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 1–11–1
14 T November 9, 1985 2–2 OT St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 1–11–2
15 L November 12, 1985 3–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 1–12–2
16 T November 14, 1985 6–6 OT Boston Bruins (1985–86) 1–12–3
17 W November 16, 1985 6–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 2–12–3
18 W November 17, 1985 5–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 3–12–3
19 L November 20, 1985 3–7 @ New York Rangers (1985–86) 3–13–3
20 W November 23, 1985 9–3 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 4–13–3
21 L November 26, 1985 1–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 4–14–3
22 L November 27, 1985 1–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 4–15–3
23 W November 30, 1985 3–2 OT Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 5–15–3
24 W December 4, 1985 10–7 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 6–15–3
25 W December 5, 1985 6–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 7–15–3
26 L December 7, 1985 3–6 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 7–16–3
27 L December 10, 1985 2–3 @ Washington Capitals (1985–86) 7–17–3
28 W December 11, 1985 6–4 St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 8–17–3
29 T December 14, 1985 6–6 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 8–17–4
30 T December 15, 1985 3–3 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 8–17–5
31 L December 18, 1985 3–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 8–18–5
32 L December 20, 1985 3–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 8–19–5
33 W December 26, 1985 5–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 9–19–5
34 L December 28, 1985 3–6 Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 9–20–5
35 W January 1, 1986 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 10–20–5
36 L January 4, 1986 4–6 Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 10–21–5
37 L January 5, 1986 5–6 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 10–22–5
38 W January 8, 1986 11–9 Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 11–22–5
39 L January 10, 1986 7–9 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 11–23–5
40 L January 11, 1986 1–5 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 11–24–5
41 W January 13, 1986 7–4 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 12–24–5
42 L January 15, 1986 1–10 @ St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 12–25–5
43 L January 18, 1986 2–5 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 12–26–5
44 L January 19, 1986 5–9 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 12–27–5
45 L January 22, 1986 2–4 New York Rangers (1985–86) 12–28–5
46 L January 23, 1986 1–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 12–29–5
47 L January 25, 1986 2–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 12–30–5
48 L January 28, 1986 2–9 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 12–31–5
49 W January 29, 1986 5–2 Washington Capitals (1985–86) 13–31–5
50 L February 1, 1986 4–7 Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 13–32–5
51 W February 2, 1986 4–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 14–32–5
52 L February 6, 1986 7–8 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 14–33–5
53 W February 8, 1986 3–2 OT St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 15–33–5
54 L February 11, 1986 2–4 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 15–34–5
55 L February 13, 1986 4–5 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 15–35–5
56 W February 15, 1986 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 16–35–5
57 T February 16, 1986 4–4 OT Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 16–35–6
58 L February 19, 1986 5–9 @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 16–36–6
59 W February 20, 1986 7–6 OT @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 17–36–6
60 L February 23, 1986 3–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 17–37–6
61 W February 25, 1986 7–3 New York Rangers (1985–86) 18–37–6
62 W February 28, 1986 7–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 19–37–6
63 L March 1, 1986 4–6 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 19–38–6
64 W March 3, 1986 6–1 Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 20–38–6
65 L March 5, 1986 3–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 20–39–6
66 L March 6, 1986 4–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 20–40–6
67 W March 8, 1986 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 21–40–6
68 W March 13, 1986 7–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 22–40–6
69 L March 15, 1986 5–6 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 22–41–6
70 W March 17, 1986 7–6 Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 23–41–6
71 L March 19, 1986 2–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 23–42–6
72 L March 20, 1986 1–7 New York Islanders (1985–86) 23–43–6
73 L March 22, 1986 3–6 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 23–44–6
74 L March 26, 1986 1–6 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 23–45–6
75 W March 29, 1986 4–1 St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 24–45–6
76 W March 30, 1986 5–4 OT @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 25–45–6
77 T April 1, 1986 2–2 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 25–45–7
78 L April 3, 1986 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 25–46–7
79 L April 5, 1986 1–7 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 25–47–7
80 L April 6, 1986 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 25–48–7

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Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Frycer, MiroslavMiroslav Frycer RW 73 32 43 75 74 -24 7 0 3
Fergus, TomTom Fergus C 78 31 42 73 64 -24 3 2 3
Vaive, RickRick Vaive RW 61 33 31 64 85 -19 12 0 1
Courtnall, RussRuss Courtnall RW 73 22 38 60 52 0 3 1 4
Thomas, SteveSteve Thomas LW 65 20 37 57 36 -15 5 0 5
Stastny, MarianMarian Stastny RW 70 23 30 53 21 -6 7 0 0
Clark, WendelWendel Clark LW/D 66 34 11 45 227 -27 4 0 3
Ihnacak, PeterPeter Ihnacak C 63 18 27 45 16 -9 5 0 1
Poddubny, WaltWalt Poddubny LW 33 12 22 34 25 6 5 0 1
Iafrate, AlAl Iafrate D 65 8 25 33 40 -10 2 0 2
Terrion, GregGreg Terrion LW 76 10 22 32 31 -5 0 2 1
Leeman, GaryGary Leeman RW 53 9 23 32 20 -1 1 1 0
Maxwell, BradBrad Maxwell D 52 8 18 26 108 -27 4 0 0
Hodgson, DanDan Hodgson C 40 13 12 25 12 -5 2 0 0
Benning, JimJim Benning D 52 4 21 25 71 -4 2 0 0
Salming, BorjeBorje Salming D 41 7 15 22 48 -7 3 1 1
Smith, BradBrad Smith RW 42 5 17 22 84 -8 0 0 0
Daoust, DanDan Daoust C 80 7 13 20 88 -21 1 0 0
Nylund, GaryGary Nylund D 79 2 16 18 180 -32 0 0 0
Kotsopoulos, ChrisChris Kotsopoulos D 61 6 11 17 83 -5 0 0 0
McAdam, GaryGary McAdam LW 15 1 6 7 0 -11 0 0 0
Ihnacak, MiroslavMiroslav Ihnacak LW 21 2 4 6 27 -6 1 0 0
McGill, BobBob McGill D 61 1 4 5 141 -17 0 0 0
Gill, ToddTodd Gill D 15 1 2 3 28 0 0 0 0
Jackson, JeffJeff Jackson LW 5 1 2 3 2 3 0 0 0
Jarvis, WesWes Jarvis C 2 1 0 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Bernhardt, TimTim Bernhardt G 23 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Costello, RichRich Costello C 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Muni, CraigCraig Muni D 6 0 1 1 4 -3 0 0 0
Root, BillBill Root D 27 0 1 1 29 -8 0 0 0
Wesley, BlakeBlake Wesley D 27 0 1 1 21 -4 0 0 0
Bester, AllanAllan Bester G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brubaker, JeffJeff Brubaker LW 21 0 0 0 67 0 0 0 0
Derlago, BillBill Derlago C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Edwards, DonDon Edwards G 38 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Schutt, RodRod Schutt LW 6 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Wregget, KenKen Wregget G 30 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Edwards, DonDon Edwards 2009 38 12 23 0 160 4.78 0 1140 980 .860
Wregget, KenKen Wregget 1566 30 9 13 4 113 4.33 0 901 788 .875
Bernhardt, TimTim Bernhardt 1266 23 4 12 3 107 5.07 0 727 620 .853
Bester, AllanAllan Bester 20 1 0 0 0 2 6.00 0 5 3 .600
Team: 4861 80 25 48 7 382 4.72 0 2773 2391 .862

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Thomas, SteveSteve Thomas LW 10 6 8 14 9 3 0 0
Fergus, TomTom Fergus C 10 5 7 12 6 3 0 1
Leeman, GaryGary Leeman RW 10 2 10 12 2 0 0 0
Courtnall, RussRuss Courtnall RW 10 3 6 9 8 1 0 0
Vaive, RickRick Vaive RW 9 6 2 8 9 3 0 0
Salming, BorjeBorje Salming D 10 1 6 7 14 0 0 0
Clark, WendelWendel Clark LW/D 10 5 1 6 47 1 0 1
Poddubny, WaltWalt Poddubny LW 9 4 1 5 4 0 0 3
Ihnacak, PeterPeter Ihnacak C 10 2 3 5 12 0 0 1
Daoust, DanDan Daoust C 10 2 2 4 19 0 0 0
Frycer, MiroslavMiroslav Frycer RW 10 1 3 4 10 0 0 0
Smith, BradBrad Smith RW 6 2 1 3 20 1 0 0
Iafrate, AlAl Iafrate D 10 0 3 3 4 0 0 0
Terrion, GregGreg Terrion LW 10 0 3 3 17 0 0 0
Nylund, GaryGary Nylund D 10 0 2 2 25 0 0 0
Root, BillBill Root D 7 0 2 2 13 0 0 0
Kotsopoulos, ChrisChris Kotsopoulos D 10 1 0 1 14 0 0 0
Maxwell, BradBrad Maxwell D 3 0 1 1 12 0 0 0
Gill, ToddTodd Gill D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McGill, BobBob McGill D 9 0 0 0 35 0 0 0
Stastny, MarianMarian Stastny RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wregget, KenKen Wregget G 10 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Wregget, KenKen Wregget 607 10 6 4 32 3.16 1 323 291 .901
Team: 607 10 6 4 32 3.16 1 323 291 .901

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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]

Norris Division Semi-Finals[edit]

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Black Hawks

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 9 Toronto 5 Chicago 3
April 10 Toronto 6 Chicago 4
April 12 Chicago 2 Toronto 7

Toronto wins best-of-five series 3–0

Norris Division Finals[edit]

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. St. Louis Blues

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 18 Toronto 1 St. Louis 6
April 20 Toronto 3 St. Louis 0
April 22 St. Louis 2 Toronto 5
April 24 St. Louis 7 Toronto 4
April 26 Toronto 3 St. Louis 4 (OT)
April 28 St. Louis 3 Toronto 5'
April 30 Toronto 1 St. Louis 2

St. Louis wins best-of-seven series 4–3

Roster[edit]

1985-86 Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

Transactions[edit]

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 1985-86 season.

Trades[edit]

August 21, 1985 To Quebec Nordiques
John Anderson
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Brad Maxwell
September 18, 1985 To Philadelphia Flyers
Dom Campedelli
To Toronto Maple Leafs
2nd round pick in 1986 - Darryl Shannon
4th round pick in 1986 - Ken Hulst
October 7, 1985 To Hartford Whalers
Stewart Gavin
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Chris Kotsopoulos
October 11, 1985 To Boston Bruins
Bill Derlago
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Tom Fergus

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team
Brad Smith Detroit Red Wings
Blake Wesley Quebec Nordiques
Gary MacAdam New Jersey Devils
Marian Stastny Quebec Nordiques
Rod Schutt Pittsburgh Penguins
Val James Buffalo Sabres
Chris McRae Undrafted Free Agent
Player New Team
Basil McRae Detroit Red Wings
Lee Norwood St. Louis Blues
Dave Farrish Philadelphia Flyers
Jeff Brubaker Edmonton Oilers

Awards and records[edit]

  • Wendel Clark, NHL All-Rookie Team
  • Wendel Clark, Runner-up for the Calder Trophy
  • Ken Wregget, Molson Cup (Most game star selections for Toronto Maple Leafs)

Farm Teams[edit]

The Maple Leafs were affiliated with the St. Catharines Saints of the AHL.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1985–86 Toronto Maple Leafs Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  3. ^ "1985-86 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.