1987–88 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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1987–88 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 4th Norris
Conference 9th Campbell
1987–88 record 21-49-10
Goals for 273
Goals against 345
Team information
General Manager Gerry McNamara
Coach John Brophy
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Unknown
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team leaders
Goals Ed Olczyk (42)
Assists Mark Osborne (37)
Points Ed Olczyk (75)
Penalties in minutes Al Secord (221)
Wins Ken Wregget (12)
Goals against average Allan Bester (3.81)

The 1987–88 Toronto Maple Leafs season saw the Maple Leafs finish in fourth place in the Norris Division with a record of 21 wins, 49 losses, and 10 ties for 52 points. Despite posting the second-worst record in the league, they qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs on the last day of the season in part due to playing in an extremely weak Norris Division; the division champion Detroit Red Wings were the only team in the division with a winning record. Their .325 winning percentage is the third-worst in franchise history, and one of the lowest ever for a playoff qualifier. They lost to the Red Wings in six games in the Division Semi-finals.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Maple Leafs finished last in power-play goals scored (54), power-play opportunities (347) and power-play percentage (15.56%).[1]

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Detroit Red Wings 80 41 28 11 322 269 93
St. Louis Blues 80 34 38 8 278 294 76
Chicago Blackhawks 80 30 41 9 284 328 69
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 21 49 10 273 345 52
Minnesota North Stars 80 19 48 13 242 349 51

[2]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 8, 1987 7–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 1–0–0
2 W October 10, 1987 5–2 New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 2–0–0
3 L October 14, 1987 3–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 2–1–0
4 L October 16, 1987 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 2–2–0
5 W October 17, 1987 7–4 Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 3–2–0
6 L October 21, 1987 3–10 Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 3–3–0
7 L October 24, 1987 4–7 Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 3–4–0
8 W October 28, 1987 5–2 New York Islanders (1987–88) 4–4–0
9 W October 29, 1987 4–0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 5–4–0
10 W October 31, 1987 6–5 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 6–4–0
11 W November 4, 1987 7–3 Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 7–4–0
12 W November 5, 1987 7–6 @ Boston Bruins (1987–88) 8–4–0
13 L November 7, 1987 3–4 St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 8–5–0
14 L November 9, 1987 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 8–6–0
15 L November 11, 1987 2–3 Boston Bruins (1987–88) 8–7–0
16 W November 14, 1987 6–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 9–7–0
17 L November 15, 1987 4–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 9–8–0
18 L November 18, 1987 3–6 St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 9–9–0
19 T November 19, 1987 3–3 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 9–9–1
20 T November 21, 1987 6–6 OT Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 9–9–2
21 W November 24, 1987 4–3 @ New York Islanders (1987–88) 10–9–2
22 L November 25, 1987 3–5 @ New York Rangers (1987–88) 10–10–2
23 L November 28, 1987 2–4 Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 10–11–2
24 L December 1, 1987 2–3 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 10–12–2
25 L December 3, 1987 3–5 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 10–13–2
26 L December 5, 1987 2–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 10–14–2
27 W December 7, 1987 5–4 OT Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 11–14–2
28 W December 12, 1987 4–3 New York Rangers (1987–88) 12–14–2
29 L December 13, 1987 1–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 12–15–2
30 W December 15, 1987 5–3 Washington Capitals (1987–88) 13–15–2
31 L December 18, 1987 2–4 @ Washington Capitals (1987–88) 13–16–2
32 L December 19, 1987 2–6 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 13–17–2
33 T December 21, 1987 0–0 OT Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 13–17–3
34 W December 23, 1987 5–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 14–17–3
35 L December 26, 1987 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 14–18–3
36 T December 28, 1987 4–4 OT Washington Capitals (1987–88) 14–18–4
37 L December 30, 1987 1–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 14–19–4
38 L January 2, 1988 4–6 Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 14–20–4
39 T January 4, 1988 7–7 OT Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 14–20–5
40 T January 6, 1988 5–5 OT Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 14–20–6
41 L January 8, 1988 3–7 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 14–21–6
42 L January 10, 1988 3–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 14–22–6
43 T January 13, 1988 3–3 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 14–22–7
44 L January 15, 1988 3–7 @ New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 14–23–7
45 L January 16, 1988 3–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 14–24–7
46 L January 18, 1988 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 14–25–7
47 L January 21, 1988 4–5 Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 14–26–7
48 L January 23, 1988 2–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 14–27–7
49 L January 25, 1988 3–11 Calgary Flames (1987–88) 14–28–7
50 W January 27, 1988 5–2 Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 15–28–7
51 T January 29, 1988 3–3 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 15–28–8
52 T January 30, 1988 5–5 OT Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 15–28–9
53 L February 1, 1988 4–5 St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 15–29–9
54 L February 4, 1988 1–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 15–30–9
55 L February 5, 1988 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 15–31–9
56 L February 7, 1988 2–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 15–32–9
57 W February 11, 1988 4–3 New York Islanders (1987–88) 16–32–9
58 W February 13, 1988 7–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 17–32–9
59 L February 14, 1988 2–7 New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 17–33–9
60 T February 17, 1988 4–4 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 17–33–10
61 W February 19, 1988 5–0 @ Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 18–33–10
62 L February 20, 1988 0–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 18–34–10
63 L February 22, 1988 2–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 18–35–10
64 W February 24, 1988 4–2 Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 19–35–10
65 L February 27, 1988 2–6 St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 19–36–10
66 L March 2, 1988 3–4 Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 19–37–10
67 L March 3, 1988 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1987–88) 19–38–10
68 L March 5, 1988 1–10 Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 19–39–10
69 L March 8, 1988 2–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 19–40–10
70 L March 9, 1988 3–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 19–41–10
71 W March 12, 1988 6–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 20–41–10
72 L March 15, 1988 2–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 20–42–10
73 L March 16, 1988 2–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 20–43–10
74 L March 19, 1988 3–4 New York Rangers (1987–88) 20–44–10
75 L March 22, 1988 3–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 20–45–10
76 L March 24, 1988 1–7 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 20–46–10
77 L March 26, 1988 2–3 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 20–47–10
78 L March 28, 1988 4–6 Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 20–48–10
79 L April 1, 1988 3–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 20–49–10
80 W April 2, 1988 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 21–49–10

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Olczyk, EdEd Olczyk C 80 42 33 75 55 -22 14 4 3
Leeman, GaryGary Leeman RW 80 30 31 61 62 -6 6 0 0
Osborne, MarkMark Osborne LW 79 23 37 60 102 -3 4 2 0
Iafrate, AlAl Iafrate D 77 22 30 52 80 -21 4 3 4
Fergus, TomTom Fergus C 63 19 31 50 81 5 5 0 0
Courtnall, RussRuss Courtnall RW 65 23 26 49 47 -16 6 3 1
Damphousse, VincentVincent Damphousse C 75 12 36 48 40 2 1 0 2
Secord, AlAl Secord LW 74 15 27 42 221 -21 2 0 0
Frycer, MiroslavMiroslav Frycer RW 38 12 20 32 41 8 1 0 2
Ihnacak, PeterPeter Ihnacak C 68 10 20 30 41 -6 0 0 0
Lanz, RickRick Lanz D 75 6 22 28 65 -12 3 0 0
Salming, BorjeBorje Salming D 66 2 24 26 82 7 1 0 0
Gill, ToddTodd Gill D 65 8 17 25 131 -20 1 0 3
DeGray, DaleDale DeGray D 56 6 18 24 63 4 1 0 1
Clark, WendelWendel Clark LW/D 28 12 11 23 80 -13 4 0 1
Terrion, GregGreg Terrion LW 59 4 16 20 65 -6 1 0 1
Daoust, DanDan Daoust C 67 9 8 17 57 -7 0 0 1
McKenna, SeanSean McKenna RW 40 5 5 10 12 -11 0 0 1
Richardson, LukeLuke Richardson D 78 4 6 10 90 -25 0 0 0
Yaremchuk, KenKen Yaremchuk C 16 2 5 7 10 -7 0 0 0
Blaisdell, MikeMike Blaisdell RW 18 3 2 5 2 -5 0 0 1
Semenko, DaveDave Semenko LW 70 2 3 5 107 -8 0 0 0
Wregget, KenKen Wregget G 56 0 5 5 40 0 0 0 0
Kotsopoulos, ChrisChris Kotsopoulos D 21 2 2 4 19 -3 0 0 0
Allison, MikeMike Allison LW 15 0 3 3 10 0 0 0 0
Bester, AllanAllan Bester G 30 0 3 3 6 0 0 0 0
Curran, BrianBrian Curran D 7 0 1 1 19 3 0 0 0
Dallman, MartyMarty Dallman C 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Fauss, TedTed Fauss D 13 0 1 1 4 6 0 0 0
Stothers, MikeMike Stothers D 18 0 1 1 42 -6 0 0 0
Verstraete, LeighLeigh Verstraete RW 3 0 1 1 9 -2 0 0 0
Jarvis, WesWes Jarvis C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Laxdal, DerekDerek Laxdal RW 5 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
McRae, ChrisChris McRae LW 11 0 0 0 65 0 0 0 0
Reese, JeffJeff Reese G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Wregget, KenKen Wregget 3000 56 12 35 4 222 4.44 2 1712 1490 .870
Bester, AllanAllan Bester 1607 30 8 12 5 102 3.81 2 879 777 .884
Reese, JeffJeff Reese 249 5 1 2 1 17 4.10 0 128 111 .867
Team: 4856 80 21 49 10 341 4.21 4 2719 2378 .875

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Olczyk, EdEd Olczyk C 6 5 4 9 2 1 1 1
Iafrate, AlAl Iafrate D 6 3 4 7 6 2 0 0
Fergus, TomTom Fergus C 6 2 3 5 2 0 1 0
Gill, ToddTodd Gill D 6 1 3 4 20 1 0 0
Osborne, MarkMark Osborne LW 6 1 3 4 16 0 0 1
Salming, BorjeBorje Salming D 6 1 3 4 8 0 0 0
Courtnall, RussRuss Courtnall RW 6 2 1 3 0 0 0 0
Blaisdell, MikeMike Blaisdell RW 6 1 2 3 10 0 0 0
Ihnacak, PeterPeter Ihnacak C 5 0 3 3 4 0 0 0
Leeman, GaryGary Leeman RW 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0
Terrion, GregGreg Terrion LW 5 0 2 2 4 0 0 0
Yaremchuk, KenKen Yaremchuk C 6 0 2 2 10 0 0 0
Marois, DanielDaniel Marois RW 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Secord, AlAl Secord LW 6 1 0 1 16 0 0 0
Damphousse, VincentVincent Damphousse C 6 0 1 1 10 0 0 0
DeGray, DaleDale DeGray D 5 0 1 1 16 0 0 0
Bester, AllanAllan Bester G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Curran, BrianBrian Curran D 6 0 0 0 41 0 0 0
Daoust, DanDan Daoust C 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Frycer, MiroslavMiroslav Frycer RW 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Johnson, TerryTerry Johnson D 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 0
Lanz, RickRick Lanz D 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
McKenna, SeanSean McKenna RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Richardson, LukeLuke Richardson D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wregget, KenKen Wregget G 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Bester, AllanAllan Bester 253 5 2 3 21 4.98 0 135 114 .844
Wregget, KenKen Wregget 108 2 0 1 11 6.11 0 62 51 .823
Team: 361 6 2 4 32 5.32 0 197 165 .838

[3]

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;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 1987-88 season.

Trades[edit]

September 3, 1987 To Chicago Blackhawks
Rick Vaive
Steve Thomas
Bob McGill
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Al Secord
Ed Olczyk
September 8, 1987 To Hartford Whalers
Bill Root
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Dave Semenko
September 17, 1987 To Calgary Flames
5th round pick in 1988 - Scott Matusovich
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Dale DeGray
December 14, 1987 To Los Angeles Kings
Mike Allison
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Sean McKenna
March 8, 1988 To New York Islanders
6th round pick in 1988 - Pavel Gross
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Brian Curran
June 10, 1988 To Detroit Red Wings
Miroslav Frycer
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Darren Veitch

Waivers[edit]

October 5, 1987 To Buffalo Sabres
Kevin Maguire

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team
Mike Blaisdell Pittsburgh Penguins
Mark Kirton Vancouver Canucks

Roster[edit]

1987-88 Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1988.html
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  3. ^ "1987-88 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 

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