1986–87 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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1986–87 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 4th Norris
Conference 8th Campbell
Team information
General Manager Gerry McNamara
Coach John Brophy
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Unknown
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team leaders
Goals Wendel Clark 37
Assists Russ Courtnall 44
Points Russ Courtnall 73

The 1986–87 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the 70th season of operation of Toronto in the National Hockey League.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 6 Vincent Damphousse (C)  Canada Laval Voisins (QMJHL)

Regular season[edit]

Francis "King" Clancy, former defenceman with Ottawa and Toronto, had to undergo surgery to remove his gall bladder. Unfortunately, infection from the gall bladder seeped into his body during surgery, causing him to go into septic shock. He died November 10, 1986.

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
St. Louis Blues 80 32 33 15 281 293 79
Detroit Red Wings 80 34 36 10 260 274 78
Chicago Blackhawks 80 29 37 14 290 310 72
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 32 42 6 286 319 70
Minnesota North Stars 80 30 40 10 296 314 70

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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 9, 1986 7–4 Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 1–0–0
2 T October 11, 1986 5–5 OT Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 1–0–1
3 T October 14, 1986 1–1 OT St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 1–0–2
4 W October 17, 1986 3–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 2–0–2
5 W October 18, 1986 3–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 3–0–2
6 L October 22, 1986 1–7 Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 3–1–2
7 L October 25, 1986 3–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 3–2–2
8 T October 26, 1986 3–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 3–2–3
9 W October 28, 1986 2–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 4–2–3
10 W October 30, 1986 6–2 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 5–2–3
11 W November 1, 1986 2–0 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 6–2–3
12 W November 5, 1986 6–4 St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 7–2–3
13 L November 6, 1986 1–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 7–3–3
14 L November 8, 1986 3–5 Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 7–4–3
15 L November 12, 1986 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 7–5–3
16 W November 15, 1986 6–0 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 8–5–3
17 W November 16, 1986 7–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 9–5–3
18 T November 19, 1986 2–2 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 9–5–4
19 L November 20, 1986 4–6 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 9–6–4
20 L November 22, 1986 1–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 9–7–4
21 L November 24, 1986 2–3 Boston Bruins (1986–87) 9–8–4
22 W November 26, 1986 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 10–8–4
23 L November 28, 1986 3–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 10–9–4
24 L November 29, 1986 2–7 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 10–10–4
25 L December 4, 1986 3–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 10–11–4
26 L December 7, 1986 3–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 10–12–4
27 W December 10, 1986 8–2 Washington Capitals (1986–87) 11–12–4
28 L December 12, 1986 3–8 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 11–13–4
29 W December 13, 1986 3–2 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 12–13–4
30 L December 17, 1986 2–3 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 12–14–4
31 L December 18, 1986 5–6 OT Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 12–15–4
32 W December 20, 1986 5–4 OT Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 13–15–4
33 W December 23, 1986 4–3 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 14–15–4
34 L December 26, 1986 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 14–16–4
35 T December 27, 1986 5–5 OT Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 14–16–5
36 W December 31, 1986 6–1 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 15–16–5
37 W January 3, 1987 7–2 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 16–16–5
38 L January 4, 1987 3–8 @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 16–17–5
39 W January 6, 1987 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 17–17–5
40 L January 7, 1987 4–6 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 17–18–5
41 L January 10, 1987 2–3 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 17–19–5
42 L January 12, 1987 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 17–20–5
43 L January 14, 1987 2–3 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 17–21–5
44 W January 15, 1987 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 18–21–5
45 L January 17, 1987 4–7 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 18–22–5
46 W January 21, 1987 4–2 St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 19–22–5
47 L January 23, 1987 5–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 19–23–5
48 L January 24, 1987 0–3 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 19–24–5
49 L January 26, 1987 5–6 OT Calgary Flames (1986–87) 19–25–5
50 L January 28, 1987 0–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 19–26–5
51 L January 29, 1987 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 19–27–5
52 L January 31, 1987 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 19–28–5
53 W February 2, 1987 8–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 20–28–5
54 W February 4, 1987 5–4 Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 21–28–5
55 L February 7, 1987 5–8 @ Boston Bruins (1986–87) 21–29–5
56 W February 8, 1987 5–4 @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 22–29–5
57 W February 14, 1987 5–4 Boston Bruins (1986–87) 23–29–5
58 T February 16, 1987 1–1 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 23–29–6
59 L February 18, 1987 2–9 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 23–30–6
60 L February 20, 1987 2–7 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 23–31–6
61 L February 22, 1987 2–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 23–32–6
62 L February 25, 1987 2–4 New York Rangers (1986–87) 23–33–6
63 W February 28, 1987 8–6 Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 24–33–6
64 L March 3, 1987 3–4 St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 24–34–6
65 W March 5, 1987 7–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 25–34–6
66 W March 7, 1987 7–2 New York Islanders (1986–87) 26–34–6
67 L March 9, 1987 2–3 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 26–35–6
68 W March 11, 1987 4–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 27–35–6
69 L March 13, 1987 2–10 @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 27–36–6
70 W March 14, 1987 6–4 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 28–36–6
71 L March 18, 1987 3–6 Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 28–37–6
72 L March 20, 1987 4–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 28–38–6
73 L March 21, 1987 4–9 @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 28–39–6
74 W March 24, 1987 6–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 29–39–6
75 L March 25, 1987 2–6 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 29–40–6
76 W March 28, 1987 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 30–40–6
77 W March 29, 1987 6–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 31–40–6
78 L March 31, 1987 2–4 @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 31–41–6
79 W April 4, 1987 3–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 32–41–6
80 L April 5, 1987 2–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 32–42–6

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Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Courtnall, RussRuss Courtnall RW 79 29 44 73 90 -20 3 6 3
Vaive, RickRick Vaive RW 73 32 34 66 61 12 8 1 6
Thomas, SteveSteve Thomas LW 78 35 27 62 114 -3 3 0 7
Clark, WendelWendel Clark LW/D 80 37 23 60 271 -23 15 0 1
Leeman, GaryGary Leeman RW 80 21 31 52 66 -26 4 3 2
Fergus, TomTom Fergus C 57 21 28 49 57 1 2 1 2
Damphousse, VincentVincent Damphousse C 80 21 25 46 26 -6 4 0 1
Ihnacak, PeterPeter Ihnacak C 58 12 27 39 16 5 4 0 1
Gill, ToddTodd Gill D 61 4 27 31 92 -3 1 0 0
Iafrate, AlAl Iafrate D 80 9 21 30 55 -18 0 0 3
Allison, MikeMike Allison LW 71 7 16 23 66 1 1 3 2
Lanz, RickRick Lanz D 44 2 19 21 32 4 1 0 0
Salming, BorjeBorje Salming D 56 4 16 20 42 17 0 1 1
Jackson, JeffJeff Jackson LW 55 8 7 15 64 -11 0 0 0
Frycer, MiroslavMiroslav Frycer RW 29 7 8 15 28 -15 3 0 0
Terrion, GregGreg Terrion LW 67 7 8 15 6 -5 0 2 0
Osborne, MarkMark Osborne LW 16 5 10 15 12 -1 1 0 0
Smith, BradBrad Smith RW 47 5 7 12 172 15 0 0 2
Kotsopoulos, ChrisChris Kotsopoulos D 43 2 10 12 75 8 0 0 0
Ihnacak, MiroslavMiroslav Ihnacak LW 34 6 5 11 12 3 0 0 0
Yaremchuk, KenKen Yaremchuk C 20 3 8 11 16 0 0 0 0
Daoust, DanDan Daoust C 33 4 3 7 35 0 0 0 1
Root, BillBill Root D 34 3 3 6 37 -9 1 0 0
McGill, BobBob McGill D 56 1 4 5 103 -2 0 0 0
Wregget, KenKen Wregget G 56 0 4 4 20 0 0 0 0
Evans, DarylDaryl Evans LW 2 1 0 1 0 -2 1 0 0
Fauss, TedTed Fauss D 15 0 1 1 11 4 0 0 0
Johnson, TerryTerry Johnson D 48 0 1 1 104 -5 0 0 0
Benning, JimJim Benning D 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Bernhardt, TimTim Bernhardt G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bester, AllanAllan Bester G 36 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0
Dupont, JeromeJerome Dupont D 13 0 0 0 23 -5 0 0 0
James, ValVal James LW 4 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0
Laxdal, DerekDerek Laxdal RW 2 0 0 0 7 -1 0 0 0
Maguire, KevinKevin Maguire RW 17 0 0 0 74 -6 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Wregget, KenKen Wregget 3026 56 22 28 3 200 3.97 0 1598 1398 .875
Bester, AllanAllan Bester 1808 36 10 14 3 110 3.65 2 991 881 .889
Bernhardt, TimTim Bernhardt 20 1 0 0 0 3 9.00 0 7 4 .571
Team: 4854 80 32 42 6 313 3.87 2 2596 2283 .879

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Clark, WendelWendel Clark LW/D 13 6 5 11 38 3 0 1
Allison, MikeMike Allison LW 13 3 5 8 15 1 0 2
Daoust, DanDan Daoust C 13 5 2 7 42 0 0 2
Courtnall, RussRuss Courtnall RW 13 3 4 7 11 1 0 0
Vaive, RickRick Vaive RW 13 4 2 6 23 1 0 0
Ihnacak, PeterPeter Ihnacak C 13 2 4 6 9 0 0 0
Damphousse, VincentVincent Damphousse C 12 1 5 6 8 1 0 0
Thomas, SteveSteve Thomas LW 13 2 3 5 13 0 0 0
Gill, ToddTodd Gill D 13 2 2 4 42 0 0 0
Iafrate, AlAl Iafrate D 13 1 3 4 11 1 0 0
Lanz, RickRick Lanz D 13 1 3 4 27 0 0 1
Osborne, MarkMark Osborne LW 9 1 3 4 6 0 0 0
Salming, BorjeBorje Salming D 13 0 3 3 14 0 0 0
Smith, BradBrad Smith RW 11 1 1 2 24 0 0 1
Terrion, GregGreg Terrion LW 13 0 2 2 14 0 0 0
Root, BillBill Root D 13 1 0 1 12 0 0 0
Fergus, TomTom Fergus C 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Leeman, GaryGary Leeman RW 5 0 1 1 14 0 0 0
Wregget, KenKen Wregget G 13 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Bester, AllanAllan Bester G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Evans, DarylDaryl Evans LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ihnacak, MiroslavMiroslav Ihnacak LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jarvis, WesWes Jarvis C 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Johnson, TerryTerry Johnson D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kotsopoulos, ChrisChris Kotsopoulos D 7 0 0 0 14 0 0 0
Maguire, KevinKevin Maguire RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McGill, BobBob McGill D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yaremchuk, KenKen Yaremchuk C 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Wregget, KenKen Wregget 761 13 7 6 29 2.29 1 368 339 .921
Bester, AllanAllan Bester 39 1 0 0 1 1.54 0 17 16 .941
Team: 800 13 7 6 30 2.25 1 385 355 .922

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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]

Transactions[edit]

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 1986-87 season.

Trades[edit]

August 18, 1986 To New York Rangers
Walt Poddubny
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Mike Allison
September 6, 1986 To Chicago Blackhawks
FA signing of Gary Nylund
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Jerome Dupont
Ken Yaremchuk
4th round pick in 1987 - Joe Sacco
October 2, 1986 To Vancouver Canucks
Brad Maxwell
To Toronto Maple Leafs
5th round pick in 1988 - Len Esau
October 3, 1986 To Calgary Flames
Jim Korn
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Terry Johnson
December 2, 1986 To Vancouver Canucks
Jim Benning
Dan Hodgson
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Rick Lanz
February 4, 1987 To Philadelphia Flyers
5th round pick in 1989 - Pat MacLeod
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Mike Stothers
March 5, 1987 To New York Rangers
Jeff Jackson
3rd round pick in 1989 - Rob Zaumner
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Mark Osborne

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team
Ted Fauss Montreal Canadiens
Daryl Evans Washington Capitals
Marty Dallman Los Angeles Kings
Player New Team
Gary Nylund Chicago Blackhawks

Awards and records[edit]

  • Rick Vaive, Molson Cup (Most game star selections for Toronto Maple Leafs)

Roster[edit]

1986-87 Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1986–87 Toronto Maple Leafs Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  3. ^ "1986-87 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.