1995–96 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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1995–96 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 3rd Central
Conference 4th Western
1995–96 record 34–36–12
Home record 19–15–7
Road record 15–21–5
Goals for 247
Goals against 252
Team information
General Manager Cliff Fletcher
Coach Pat Burns
Nick Beverley
Captain Doug Gilmour
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team leaders
Goals Mike Gartner (35)
Assists Mats Sundin (50)
Points Mats Sundin (83)
Penalties in minutes Tie Domi (297)
Wins Felix Potvin (30)
Goals against average Damian Rhodes (2.79)

Regular season[edit]

The Leafs headed into the 1995-96 NHL regular season with high hopes considering the fact that the club reached the playoffs for the last three years. Pat Burns was the head coach until an eight-game losing streak (and a miserable run of 3-16-3 over January and February) lead to his dismissal. General Manager Cliff Fletcher felt that Nick Beverley could get the job done for the rest of the season and named him interim coach. The team under Beverley went an impressive 9-6-2 and clinched a playoff spot on the final day of their regular season.

Offseason[edit]

NHL draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 15 Jeff Ware (D)  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)

Regular season[edit]

  • December 11, 1995: Patrick Roy earned his first victory in net as a member of the Colorado Avalanche.[1] It was a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
  • December 30, 1995: Mats Sundin scored just 6 seconds into the overtime period to give the Maple Leafs a 4-3 road win over the St. Louis Blues.[2][3] It would prove to be the fastest regular-season overtime goal ever scored and has been matched twice since.[4][5]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division
No. GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Detroit Red Wings 82 62 13 7 325 181 131
2 Chicago Blackhawks 82 40 28 14 273 220 94
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 34 36 12 247 252 80
4 St. Louis Blues 82 32 34 16 219 248 80
5 Winnipeg Jets 82 36 40 6 275 291 78
6 Dallas Stars 82 26 42 14 227 280 66

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Western Conference[6]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p – Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 62 13 7 325 181 131
2 Colorado Avalanche PAC 82 47 25 10 326 240 104
3 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 40 28 14 273 220 94
4 Toronto Maple Leafs CEN 82 34 36 12 247 252 80
5 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 32 34 16 219 248 80
6 Calgary Flames PAC 82 34 37 11 241 240 79
7 Vancouver Canucks PAC 82 32 35 15 278 278 79
8 Winnipeg Jets CEN 82 36 40 6 275 291 78
9 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 35 39 8 234 247 78
10 Edmonton Oilers PAC 82 30 44 8 240 304 68
11 Dallas Stars CEN 82 26 42 14 227 280 66
12 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 24 40 18 256 302 66
13 San Jose Sharks PAC 82 20 55 7 252 357 47

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific

bold – Qualified for playoffs; p – Won Presidents' Trophy


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 7, 1995 3–8 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 0–1–0
2 W October 10, 1995 7–3 New York Islanders (1995–96) 1–1–0
3 L October 14, 1995 0–2 New York Rangers (1995–96) 1–2–0
4 W October 17, 1995 7–2 San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 2–2–0
5 W October 20, 1995 4–3 OT Calgary Flames (1995–96) 3–2–0
6 L October 21, 1995 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 3–3–0
7 L October 24, 1995 1–6 Florida Panthers (1995–96) 3–4–0
8 W October 26, 1995 2–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 4–4–0
9 T October 28, 1995 2–2 OT Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 4–4–1
10 L October 29, 1995 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1995–96) 4–5–1
11 W November 1, 1995 4–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 5–5–1
12 T November 3, 1995 4–4 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 5–5–2
13 T November 4, 1995 3–3 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 5–5–3
14 W November 7, 1995 6–3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 6–5–3
15 W November 10, 1995 6–1 Washington Capitals (1995–96) 7–5–3
16 W November 11, 1995 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1995–96) 8–5–3
17 L November 14, 1995 2–5 @ Florida Panthers (1995–96) 8–6–3
18 W November 16, 1995 5–4 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 9–6–3
19 W November 18, 1995 2–1 Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 10–6–3
20 W November 21, 1995 5–2 St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 11–6–3
21 L November 24, 1995 0–4 Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 11–7–3
22 T November 25, 1995 2–2 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 11–7–4
23 L November 28, 1995 3–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 11–8–4
24 L November 30, 1995 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 11–9–4
25 T December 2, 1995 4–4 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 11–9–5
26 W December 5, 1995 4–1 Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 12–9–5
27 W December 7, 1995 2–1 @ New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 13–9–5
28 W December 9, 1995 3–1 Dallas Stars (1995–96) 14–9–5
29 L December 11, 1995 1–5 Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 14–10–5
30 W December 14, 1995 4–1 @ San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 15–10–5
31 W December 16, 1995 6–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 16–10–5
32 W December 17, 1995 3–2 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 17–10–5
33 L December 20, 1995 2–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 17–11–5
34 T December 21, 1995 3–3 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 17–11–6
35 W December 23, 1995 6–1 Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 18–11–6
36 L December 27, 1995 0–4 @ Calgary Flames (1995–96) 18–12–6
37 L December 29, 1995 2–3 @ Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 18–13–6
38 W December 30, 1995 4–3 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 19–13–6
39 W January 1, 1996 1–0 @ Dallas Stars (1995–96) 20–13–6
40 T January 3, 1996 4–4 OT Boston Bruins (1995–96) 20–13–7
41 L January 5, 1996 1–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 20–14–7
42 W January 6, 1996 5–2 Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 21–14–7
43 W January 10, 1996 5–4 Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 22–14–7
44 L January 11, 1996 3–4 @ New York Islanders (1995–96) 22–15–7
45 L January 13, 1996 2–5 Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 22–16–7
46 L January 17, 1996 2–4 Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 22–17–7
47 T January 24, 1996 2–2 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 22–17–8
48 T January 27, 1996 2–2 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 22–17–9
49 L January 30, 1996 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 22–18–9
50 L January 31, 1996 0–4 St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 22–19–9
51 L February 3, 1996 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 22–20–9
52 L February 5, 1996 4–6 @ San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 22–21–9
53 W February 7, 1996 2–1 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 23–21–9
54 L February 8, 1996 3–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 23–22–9
55 T February 10, 1996 2–2 OT Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 23–22–10
56 W February 12, 1996 4–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 24–22–10
57 W February 14, 1996 4–3 San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 25–22–10
58 L February 16, 1996 3–4 @ Washington Capitals (1995–96) 25–23–10
59 L February 18, 1996 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 25–24–10
60 L February 21, 1996 2–3 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96) 25–25–10
61 L February 22, 1996 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 25–26–10
62 L February 24, 1996 2–3 Dallas Stars (1995–96) 25–27–10
63 L February 28, 1996 3–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 25–28–10
64 L March 2, 1996 1–5 @ Dallas Stars (1995–96) 25–29–10
65 L March 3, 1996 0–4 @ Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 25–30–10
66 T March 6, 1996 2–2 OT New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 25–30–11
67 L March 8, 1996 4–7 @ Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 25–31–11
68 W March 9, 1996 4–3 Calgary Flames (1995–96) 26–31–11
69 T March 13, 1996 3–3 OT Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 26–31–12
70 W March 15, 1996 3–0 Dallas Stars (1995–96) 27–31–12
71 W March 17, 1996 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 28–31–12
72 L March 19, 1996 5–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 28–32–12
73 L March 20, 1996 3–4 OT Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 28–33–12
74 L March 23, 1996 0–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 28–34–12
75 W March 25, 1996 4–2 @ Calgary Flames (1995–96) 29–34–12
76 W March 27, 1996 6–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 30–34–12
77 W March 30, 1996 4–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 31–34–12
78 L April 3, 1996 2–5 Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 31–35–12
79 W April 4, 1996 3–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 32–35–12
80 W April 6, 1996 5–1 St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 33–35–12
81 L April 11, 1996 2–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 33–36–12
82 W April 13, 1996 6–3 Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 34–36–12

Playoffs[edit]

Round 1: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. St. Louis Blues[edit]

St. Louis won series 4–2


Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Sundin, MatsMats Sundin 76 33 50 83 46 8 7 6 7
Gilmour, DougDoug Gilmour 81 32 40 72 77 -5 10 2 3
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy 82 12 49 61 34 -2 8 0 1
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner 82 35 19 54 52 5 15 0 4
Andreychuk, DaveDave Andreychuk 61 20 24 44 54 -11 12 2 3
Hogue, BenoitBenoit Hogue 44 12 25 37 68 6 3 0 5
Jonsson, KennyKenny Jonsson 50 4 22 26 22 12 3 0 1
Muller, KirkKirk Muller 36 9 16 25 42 -3 7 0 1
Gill, ToddTodd Gill 74 7 18 25 116 -15 1 0 2
Gagner, DaveDave Gagner 28 7 15 22 59 -2 1 0 1
Ellett, DaveDave Ellett 80 3 19 22 59 -10 1 1 0
Craig, MikeMike Craig 70 8 12 20 42 -8 1 0 1
Wood, RandyRandy Wood 46 7 9 16 36 -4 1 0 0
Clark, WendelWendel Clark 13 8 7 15 16 7 2 0 1
Momesso, SergioSergio Momesso 54 7 8 15 112 -11 4 0 1
Warriner, ToddTodd Warriner 57 7 8 15 26 -11 1 0 0
Domi, TieTie Domi 72 7 6 13 297 -3 0 0 1
Hendrickson, DarbyDarby Hendrickson 46 6 6 12 47 -2 0 0 0
Yushkevich, DmitryDmitry Yushkevich 69 1 10 11 54 -14 1 0 0
DiPietro, PaulPaul DiPietro 20 4 4 8 4 -3 1 0 0
Macoun, JamieJamie Macoun 82 0 8 8 87 2 0 0 0
Convery, BrandonBrandon Convery 11 5 2 7 4 -7 3 0 1
Schneider, MathieuMathieu Schneider 13 2 5 7 10 -2 0 0 0
Baumgartner, KenKen Baumgartner 60 2 3 5 152 -5 0 0 1
Kolesar, MarkMark Kolesar 21 2 2 4 14 0 0 0 0
Presley, WayneWayne Presley 19 2 2 4 14 -4 1 0 0
Hudson, MikeMike Hudson 27 2 0 2 29 -5 0 0 0
Berg, BillBill Berg 23 1 1 2 33 -6 0 0 0
Kypreos, NickNick Kypreos 19 1 1 2 30 0 0 0 0
Nedved, ZdenekZdenek Nedved 7 1 1 2 6 -1 0 0 0
Fairchild, KellyKelly Fairchild 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Zettler, RobRob Zettler 29 0 1 1 48 -1 0 0 0
Beaupre, DonDon Beaupre 8 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0
Haggerty, SeanSean Haggerty 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harlock, DavidDavid Harlock 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heward, JamieJamie Heward 5 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Martin, MattMatt Martin 13 0 0 0 14 -1 0 0 0
Potvin, FelixFelix Potvin 69 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Rhodes, DamianDamian Rhodes 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
White, PeterPeter White 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Potvin, FelixFelix Potvin 4009 69 30 26 11 192 2.87 2 2135 1943 .910
Rhodes, DamianDamian Rhodes 624 11 4 5 1 29 2.79 0 301 272 .904
Beaupre, DonDon Beaupre 336 8 0 5 0 26 4.64 0 170 144 .847
Team: 4969 82 34 36 12 247 2.98 2 2606 2359 .905

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Gilmour, DougDoug Gilmour 6 1 7 8 12 1 0 0
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner 6 4 1 5 4 2 0 1
Muller, KirkKirk Muller 6 3 2 5 0 2 0 0
Sundin, MatsMats Sundin 6 3 1 4 4 2 0 1
Clark, WendelWendel Clark 6 2 2 4 2 1 0 0
Schneider, MathieuMathieu Schneider 6 0 4 4 8 0 0 0
Warriner, ToddTodd Warriner 6 1 1 2 2 0 0 0
Domi, TieTie Domi 6 0 2 2 4 0 0 0
Gagner, DaveDave Gagner 6 0 2 2 6 0 0 0
Macoun, JamieJamie Macoun 6 0 2 2 8 0 0 0
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy 6 0 2 2 4 0 0 0
Kolesar, MarkMark Kolesar 3 1 0 1 2 0 1 0
Beaupre, DonDon Beaupre 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Convery, BrandonBrandon Convery 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Craig, MikeMike Craig 6 0 0 0 18 0 0 0
Ellett, DaveDave Ellett 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Gill, ToddTodd Gill 6 0 0 0 24 0 0 0
Kypreos, NickNick Kypreos 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Potvin, FelixFelix Potvin 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Presley, WayneWayne Presley 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Yushkevich, DmitryDmitry Yushkevich 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zettler, RobRob Zettler 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Potvin, FelixFelix Potvin 350 6 2 4 19 3.26 0 198 179 .904
Beaupre, DonDon Beaupre 20 2 0 0 2 6.00 0 13 11 .846
Team: 370 6 2 4 21 3.41 0 211 190 .900

[7]

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 1995-96 season.

Trades[edit]

August 30, 1995 To Philadelphia Flyers
1st round pick in 1996 - Dainius Zubrus
4th round pick in 1996 - Mikael Simons
2nd round pick in 1997 - Jean-Marc Pelletier
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Dmitry Yushkevich
2nd round pick in 1996 - Francis Larivee
October 2, 1995 To Colorado Avalanche
Warren Rychel
To Toronto Maple Leafs
7th round pick in 1997 - Shawn Thornton
December 4, 1995 To Edmonton Oilers
Kent Manderville
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Peter White
4th round pick in 1996 - Jason Sessa
January 23, 1996 To New York Islanders
Damian Rhodes
Ken Belanger
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Don Beaupre
Kirk Muller
January 28, 1996 To Dallas Stars
Randy Wood
Benoit Hogue
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Dave Gagner
6th round pick in 1996 - Dmitri Yakushin
January 29, 1996 To Chicago Blackhawks
Cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Mike Pomichter
February 29, 1996 To New York Rangers
Sergio Momesso
Bill Berg
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Nick Kypreos
Wayne Presley
March 13, 1996 To New Jersey Devils
Dave Andreychuk
To Toronto Maple Leafs
2nd round pick in 1996 - Marek Posmyk
4th round pick in 1998 - Kristian Antila
March 13, 1996 To New York Islanders
Darby Hendrickson
Sean Haggerty
Kenny Jonsson
1st round pick in 1997 - Roberto Luongo
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Wendel Clark
Mathieu Schneider
D.J. Smith
March 20, 1996 To Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Ken Baumgartner
To Toronto Maple Leafs
4th round pick in 1996 - Kim Staal
June 14, 1996 To San Jose Sharks
Todd Gill
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Jamie Baker
5th round pick in 1996 - Peter Cava
June 22, 1996 To Phoenix Coyotes
Mike Gartner
To Toronto Maple Leafs
4th round pick in 1996 - Vladimir Antipov
June 22, 1996 To Calgary Flames
Dave Gagner
To Toronto Maple Leafs
3rd round pick in 1996 - Mike Lankshear

Waivers[edit]

October 2, 1995 To St. Louis Blues
Pat Jablonski
January 4, 1996 To St. Louis Blues
Mike Hudson

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team
Mike Hudson Pittsburgh Penguins
Player New Team
Grant Jennings Buffalo Sabres

Playoffs[edit]

The Maple Leafs played their last playoff series at Maple Leaf Gardens.

Toronto vs. St. Louis
Date Away Home
April 16 St. Louis 3 1 Toronto
April 18 St. Louis 4 5 Toronto OT
April 21 Toronto 2 3 St. Louis OT
April 23 Toronto 1 5 St. Louis
April 25 St. Louis 4 5 Toronto OT
April 27 Toronto 1 2 St. Louis
St. Louis wins series 4–2

Awards and records[edit]

Farm Teams[edit]

  • The Maple Leafs farm team was the St. John's Maple Leafs in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Roster[edit]

1995-96 Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

References[edit]