2009–10 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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2009–10 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 5th Northeast
Conference 15th Eastern
2009–10 record 30–38–14
Home record 18–17–6
Road record 12–21–8
Goals for 214
Goals against 267
Team information
General Manager Brian Burke
Coach Ron Wilson
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Francois Beauchemin
Tomas Kaberle
Mike Komisarek
Dion Phaneuf (Mar–Apr)
Arena Air Canada Centre
Average attendance 19,260 (102.5%)
Team leaders
Goals Phil Kessel (30)
Assists Tomas Kaberle (42)
Points Phil Kessel (55)
Penalties in minutes Colton Orr (239)
Plus/minus Carl Gunnarsson (8)
Wins Jonas Gustavsson (16)
Goals against average Jean-Sebastien Giguere (2.49)

The 2009–10 Toronto Maple Leafs season is the franchise's 93rd, and their 83rd as the Maple Leafs. The Leafs have not qualified for the post-season since the 2003–04 season. The team began the regular season with its worst start in franchise history by recording no wins in the first eight games.

Team business[edit]

The team moved to a new practice facility, the MasterCard Centre, from their former practice facility, the Lakeshore Lions Arena. Built next door to the old arena, the new facility has four ice sheets, allowing the Maple Leafs and their farm team the Toronto Marlies to practice simultaneously on separate sheets.

Off-season[edit]

At the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the Maple Leafs chose centre Nazem Kadri with their first round pick, seventh overall.

In free agency, the Maple Leafs signed two defencemen of note – Mike Komisarek of the Montreal Canadiens and Francois Beauchemin of the Anaheim Ducks, signing both to multiple-year deals. At the same time, defenceman Pavel Kubina was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers for fellow defenceman Garnet Exelby. The Leafs also signed free agents Colton Orr and Tim Brent.

After extensive talks, the Leafs were able to sign highly regarded Swedish free agent goaltender Jonas Gustavsson, who was considering offers from several NHL teams.

The Leafs dealt for Boston Bruins' forward Phil Kessel, trading two first round draft picks and a second round draft pick. Kessel started the season on the injured list as he was recovering from an off-season shoulder surgery.

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Leafs got off to a slow start to the NHL season, with a record of 0–7–1, the worst start for the Leafs since the NHL formed in 1917. Additionally, the Leafs surrendered the first goal to their opposition in each of their first 11 games, and 17 of their first 19 games.

The Leafs struggled on the power play during the regular season, finishing 30th in power-play percentage, at just 13.97% (44 for 315). They also struggled on the penalty kill, allowing the most power-play goals in the League, with 73, and having the lowest penalty-kill percentage, at 74.65%.[1]

Divisional standings[edit]

Northeast Division[2]
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 y – Buffalo Sabres 82 45 27 10 235 207 100
2 Ottawa Senators 82 44 32 6 225 238 94
3 Boston Bruins 82 39 30 13 206 200 91
4 Montreal Canadiens 82 39 33 10 217 223 88
5 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 38 14 214 263 74

Conference standings[edit]

Eastern Conference[3]
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals SE 82 54 15 13 318 233 121
2 y – New Jersey Devils AT 82 48 27 7 222 191 103
3 y – Buffalo Sabres NE 82 45 27 10 235 207 100
4 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 47 28 7 257 237 101
5 Ottawa Senators NE 82 44 32 6 225 238 94
6 Boston Bruins NE 82 39 30 13 206 200 91
7 Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 41 35 6 236 225 88
8 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 39 33 10 217 223 88
8.5
9 New York Rangers AT 82 38 33 11 222 218 87
10 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 35 34 13 234 256 83
11 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 35 37 10 230 256 80
12 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 34 36 12 217 260 80
13 New York Islanders AT 82 34 37 11 222 264 79
14 Florida Panthers SE 82 32 37 13 208 244 77
15 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 30 38 14 214 267 74

bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; p – Won Presidents' Trophy (and division)

AT - Atlantic Division, NE - Northeast Division, SE - Southeast Division

Game log[edit]

2009–10 Game Log
Hockey Hall of Fame Game
Schedule

Overtime Statistics[edit]

Games Won Lost Goal Scorers
Overtime 15 5 10 Kulemin (2), Kessel (1), Grabovski (1), Phaneuf (1)
Shootout 8 4 4
23 9 14

Record based on Toronto (or opposition) scoring first goal(s)[edit]

updated to game played April 10, 2010

Score (ONLY) Games Team
Record
Score (ONLY) Games Team
Record
Score
(AT LEAST)
Games Team
Record
Score
(AT LEAST)
Games Team
Record
1–0 14 5–4–5 0–1 20 7–7–6 1–0 30 18–6–6 0–1 52 12–32–8
2–0 6 5–1–0 0–2 17 5–11–1 2–0 16 13–2–1 0–2 32 5–25–2
3–0 7 5–1–1 0–3 10 0–9–1 3–0 10 8–1–1 0–3 15 0–14–1
4-0+ 3 3–0–0 0-4+ 5 0–5–0 4–0 3 3–0–0 0–4 5 0–5–0
Total 30 18–6–6 52 12–32–8
  • Toronto's score listed first

Playoffs[edit]

The Toronto Maple Leafs were trying to achieve their first qualification since the 2003–04 NHL season, however they were mathematically eliminated after their 77th game. They were the first team eliminated in the Eastern Conference. Currently, only the Florida Panthers have failed to qualify for the playoffs for more consecutive years.

Player statistics[edit]

Final stats[4]

Skaters[edit]

Goaltenders[edit]

Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Gustavsson, JonasJonas Gustavsson 42 39 2340 16 15 9 112 2.87 1146 .902 1 0 2 2
Toskala, VesaVesa Toskala 26 23 1393 7 12 3 85 3.66 676 .874 1 0 0 4
Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere 15 15 915 6 7 2 38 2.49 451 .916 2 0 0 0
MacDonald, JoeyJoey MacDonald 6 5 319 1 4 0 17 3.20 157 .892 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Maple Leafs. Stats reflect time with Maple Leafs only.
Traded mid-season.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Tomas Kaberle[5] NHL First Star of the Week November 2, 2009
Niklas Hagman[6] NHL Third Star of the Week November 30, 2009
Jean-Sebastien Giguere[7] NHL Second Star of the Week February 8, 2010

Transactions[edit]

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 2009–10 season.

Draft picks[edit]

Jesse Blacker was a Maple Leafs second pick in round two

Toronto's picks at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, Quebec.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team (League)
1 7 Nazem Kadri C  Canada London Knights (OHL)
2 50 (from NY Rangers) Kenny Ryan RW  United States Boston College Eagles (H-East)
2 58 (from Carolina via Edmonton and Buffalo) Jesse Blacker D  Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
3 68 Jamie Devane LW  Canada Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
4 118 (From Carolina via Tampa Bay) Forfeited because of Jonas Frogren contract
5 128 Eric Knodel D  United States Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (AYHL)
6 158 Jerry D'Amigo RW  United States Rensselaer Engineers (ECAC)
7 188 Barron Smith (D)  United States Peterborough Petes (OHL)

Roster[edit]

Updated April 11, 2010.[45]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
22 Canada Beauchemin, FrancoisFrancois Beauchemin (A) D L 36 2009 Sorel-Tracy, Quebec
42 Canada Bozak, TylerTyler Bozak C R 31 2009 Regina, Saskatchewan
33 Canada Caputi, LucaLuca Caputi LW L 28 2010 Toronto, Ontario
7 Canada Exelby, GarnetGarnet Exelby D L 35 2009 Ste. Anne, Manitoba
4 United States Finger, JeffJeff Finger D R 37 2008 Houghton, Michigan
35 Canada Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere G L 39 2010 Montreal, Quebec
84 Belarus Grabovski, MikhailMikhail Grabovski C L 33 2008 Potsdam, East Germany
36 Sweden Gunnarsson, CarlCarl Gunnarsson D L 30 2007 Örebro, Sweden
50 Sweden Gustavsson, JonasJonas Gustavsson G L 32 2009 Stockholm, Sweden
20 United States Hanson, ChristianChristian Hanson C R 31 2009 Glens Falls, New York
44 Canada Irwin, BraydenBrayden Irwin C R 30 2010 Toronto, Ontario
15 Czech Republic Kaberle, TomasTomas Kaberle (A) D L 39 1996 Rakovník, Czechoslovakia
81 United States Kessel, PhilPhil Kessel RW R 29 2009 Madison, Wisconsin
8 United States Komisarek, MikeMike Komisarek (AInjured Reserve D R 35 2009 West Islip, New York
41 Russia Kulemin, NikolaiNikolai Kulemin LW L 30 2006 Magnitogorsk, Soviet Union
16 Canada Lundmark, JamieJamie Lundmark C R 36 2010 Edmonton, Alberta
39 Canada Mitchell, JohnJohn Mitchell C L 32 2003 Oakville, Ontario
28 Canada Orr, ColtonColton Orr RW R 35 2009 Winnipeg, Manitoba
3 Canada Phaneuf, DionDion Phaneuf (A) D L 31 2010 Edmonton, Alberta
18 Canada Primeau, WayneWayne Primeau C L 40 2009 Scarborough, Ontario
2 Canada Schenn, LukeLuke Schenn D R 27 2008 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
11 Sweden Sjostrom, FredrikFredrik Sjostrom LW L 33 2010 Färgelanda, Sweden
45 Sweden Stalberg, ViktorViktor Stalberg LW L 31 2006 Gothenburg, Sweden
26 Canada Van Ryn, MikeMike Van Ryn Injured Reserve D R 37 2008 London, Ontario
51 Sweden Wallin, RickardRickard Wallin C L 36 2009 Stockholm, Sweden

See also[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2010.html
  2. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. 
  3. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. 
  4. ^ "2009–2010 Regular Season Stats – Points – Toronto Maple Leafs – Statistics". Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  5. ^ Kaberle, Rinne and Nabokov named NHL 'Three Stars' of the week
  6. ^ Sidney Crosby named first star of the week, Brodeur and Hagman second and third
  7. ^ Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin once again named NHL first star of week
  8. ^ Leafs Acquire Exelby & Stuart From Atlanta
  9. ^ Leafs Acquire Primeau and Draft Pick From Calgary
  10. ^ Leafs Trade Justin Pogge To Anaheim Ducks
  11. ^ Leafs Obtain Kessel From Bruins
  12. ^ Maple Leafs Acquire Prospect Philippe Paradis
  13. ^ a b Maple Leafs Complete Two Major Trades
  14. ^ Leafs Acquire Caputi, Skoula For Ponikarovsky
  15. ^ Leafs Get Fifth Round Pick From Devils
  16. ^ Leafs Deal Stempniak To Coyotes
  17. ^ Ducks Acquire Goalie MacDonald from Toronto
  18. ^ Penguins Acquire 2010 Sixth-Round Draft Pick From The Toronto Maple Leafs In Exchange For Chris Peluso
  19. ^ Leafs Sign Defenceman Mike Komisarek
  20. ^ Leafs Add Tough-Guy Colton Orr
  21. ^ a b c d e Leafs Re-Sign Ondrus, Hamilton, Ink Three More Forwards
  22. ^ Beauchemin Signs With The Maple Leafs
  23. ^ Leafs Sign Jonas Gustavsson
  24. ^ Leafs Sign Forward Rickard Wallin
  25. ^ Maple Leafs Sign Goaltender Joey MacDonald
  26. ^ Leafs Ink Brayden Irwin To Two-Year Deal
  27. ^ Wild signs defensemen Fraser, Sifers
  28. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Jay Harrison
  29. ^ a b Wings agree to terms with three players
  30. ^ Gerber follows Emery path
  31. ^ Lugano verpflichtete Jeff Hamilton (in Swedish)
  32. ^ COYOTES SIGN HOLLWEG TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT
  33. ^ Red Wings sign Brad May
  34. ^ Leafs Claim Lundmark, Assign Hanson, Stalberg To Marlies
  35. ^ Olaf Kolzig Retires After 14 NHL Seasons
  36. ^ CURTIS JOSEPH ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE NHL
  37. ^ Leafs Re-Sign Mikhail Grabovski
  38. ^ Leafs Sign First Round Pick Nazem Kadri
  39. ^ Leafs Re-Sign Andre Deveaux
  40. ^ a b Boyce, Foster Re-Sign With Maple Leafs
  41. ^ Justin Pogge
  42. ^ KESSEL TRADED TO MAPLE LEAFS, SIGNS 5-YEAR, $27M CONTRACT
  43. ^ Leafs Sign Jesse Blacker
  44. ^ Leafs Re-Sign Gustavsson To Two-Year Deal
  45. ^ "Toronto Maple Leafs – Team – Roster". Retrieved March 11, 2010. 

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