2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 4th Northeast
Conference 10th Eastern
2010–11 record 37–34–11
Home record 18–15–8
Road record 19–19–3
Goals for 218
Goals against 251
Team information
General Manager Brian Burke
Coach Ron Wilson
Captain Dion Phaneuf
Alternate captains Colby Armstrong (Feb–Apr)
Francois Beauchemin (Oct–Feb)
Mikhail Grabovski (Feb–Apr)
Tomas Kaberle (Oct–Feb)
Mike Komisarek
Luke Schenn (Feb–Mar)
Arena Air Canada Centre
Average attendance 19,354 (41 games, 102.9% capacity)[1]
Team leaders
Goals Phil Kessel (32)
Assists Clarke MacArthur (41)
Points Phil Kessel (64)
Penalties in minutes Colton Orr (128)
Plus/minus Mikhail Grabovski (+14)
Wins James Reimer (20)
Goals against average Reimer (2.60)

The 2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the 94th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on November 22, 1917,[2] and 84th season since adopting the Maple Leafs name in February 1927.

The Maple Leafs posted a regular season record of 37 wins, 34 losses, and 11 overtime/shootout losses for 85 points, failing to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.

Draft[edit]

The Maple Leafs did not have a first round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, having traded it to the Boston Bruins in the Phil Kessel deal. The selection ended up being the second overall pick, which the Bruins used to select Tyler Seguin. The Leafs made their first selection in the second round, having traded Jimmy Hayes to the Chicago Blackhawks for the 43rd overall pick, used on Brad Ross of the Portland Winterhawks.[3] After Ross, the Leafs made six other selections in the later rounds of the draft, including Greg McKegg, Sondre Olden, Petter Granberg, Daniel Brodin, Sam Carrick and Josh Nicholls.[4]

Off-season[edit]

On June 14, 2010, General Manager Brian Burke held a press conference to unveil the team's new sweaters for the 2010–11 season[5] and also named Dion Phaneuf the 18th captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs.[6]

Regular season[edit]

The Maple Leafs started the season significantly better than in 2009–10. On October 7, 2010, the Maple Leafs won their first home opener since October 7, 2000. On October 15, 2010, the Maple Leafs won their fourth consecutive game, beating the New York Rangers 4–3 on the road. The Leafs had started a regular season with four consecutive wins since the 1993–94 season, when they won their first 10 games.

Over the 82-game regular season, the Leafs were shut-out a league-high 11 times, tied with the Washington Capitals.[7]

Playoffs[edit]

The Maple Leafs attempted to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2003–04 season. They were officially eliminated from playoff contention on April 5, 2011, when Buffalo Sabres beat Tampa Bay Lightning 4–2, shortly before Toronto lost to the Washington Capitals in a shoot-out. They continue to hold the second longest playoff-drought streak, second only to the Florida Panthers. Neither team have reached the playoffs since the NHL lockout. The Leafs hold the longest active Stanley Cup Finals drought streak not having competed in the finals since the 1966–67 NHL season. They also are tied with the Los Angeles Kings and the St. Louis Blues for the longest drought without a Stanley Cup until the Kings won the Stanley Cup in 2012. In the 2009–10 season, the Chicago Blackhawks ended the longest drought without winning a Stanley Cup at that time, not having won the Stanley Cup since the 1960–61 season.

Standings[edit]

Northeast Division[8]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Boston Bruins 82 46 25 11 44 246 195 103
2 Montreal Canadiens 82 44 30 8 41 216 209 96
3 Buffalo Sabres 82 43 29 10 38 245 229 96
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 37 34 11 32 218 251 85
5 Ottawa Senators 82 32 40 10 30 192 250 74
Eastern Conference
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Washington Capitals SE 82 48 23 11 43 224 197 107
2 y – Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 47 23 12 44 259 223 106
3 y – Boston Bruins NE 82 46 25 11 44 246 195 103
4 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 49 25 8 39 238 199 106
5 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 46 25 11 40 247 240 103
6 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 44 30 8 41 216 209 96
7 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 43 29 10 38 245 229 96
8 New York Rangers AT 82 44 33 5 35 233 198 93
8.5
9 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 40 31 11 35 236 239 91
10 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 37 34 11 32 218 251 85
11 New Jersey Devils AT 82 38 39 5 35 174 209 81
12 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 34 36 12 29 223 269 80
13 Ottawa Senators NE 82 32 40 10 30 192 250 74
14 New York Islanders AT 82 30 39 13 26 229 264 73
15 Florida Panthers SE 82 30 40 12 26 195 229 72

bold - qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; z – Placed first in conference (and division)
AT - Atlantic Division, NE - Northeast Division, SE - Southeast Division


Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2010–11 Game Log: 37–32–11, 85 Points (Home: 19–14–8; Road: 18–18–3)

Overtime statistics[edit]

Games Won Lost Goal Scorers
Overtime 7 2 5 Kessel (1) Grabovski (1)
Shootout 10 5 5
17 7 10

Player statistics[edit]

Final stats[18]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Reimer, JamesJames Reimer 37 35 2080 20 10 5 90 2.60 1134 .921 3 0 1 2
Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere 33 26 1633 11 11 4 78 2.87 777 .900 0 0 0 4
Gustavsson, JonasJonas Gustavsson 23 21 1242 6 13 2 68 3.29 620 .890 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]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Reached
Phil Kessel[19] NHL First Star of the Week February 28, 2011
James Reimer[20] NHL Rookie of the Month March 2011

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Phil Kessel 100th Career NHL Goal October 15, 2010
Mike Komisarek 400th Career NHL Game October 18, 2010
Tim Brent 1st Career NHL Assist October 26, 2010
Phil Kessel 300th Career NHL Game October 26, 2010
Fredrik Sjostrom 100th Career NHL Point October 26, 2010
Jean-Sebastien Giguere 500th Career NHL Game November 2, 2010
Mikhail Grabovski 100th Career NHL Point November 6, 2010
Korbinian Holzer 1st Career NHL Game November 6, 2010
Clarke MacArthur 100th Career NHL Point November 10, 2010
Keith Aulie 1st Career NHL Game November 13, 2010
Nazem Kadri 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
November 16, 2010
Phil Kessel 200th Career NHL Point December 14, 2010
Kris Versteeg 200th Career NHL Game December 16, 2010
Tomas Kaberle 500th Career NHL Point December 20, 2010
James Reimer 1st Career NHL Game December 20, 2010
Darryl Boyce 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
December 30, 2010
Darryl Boyce 1st Career NHL Goal January 1, 2011
Mikhail Grabovski 200th Career NHL Game January 1, 2011
James Reimer 1st Career NHL Win January 1, 2011
Ron Wilson[21] 600th Career Win (coach) January 11, 2011
Nikolai Kulemin 100th Career NHL Point January 15, 2011
Marcel Mueller 1st Career NHL Game January 15, 2011
Francois Beauchemin 100th Career NHL Assist January 24, 2011
Phil Kessel 100th Career NHL Assist January 24, 2011
Nikolai Kulemin 200th Career NHL Game January 25, 2011
James Reimer 1st Career NHL Shutout February 3, 2011
Luke Schenn 200th Career NHL Game February 3, 2011
Colby Armstrong 400th Career NHL Game February 22, 2011
Tyler Bozak 100th Career NHL Game February 27, 2011
Colby Armstrong 200th Career NHL Point March 3, 2011
Keith Aulie 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
March 8, 2011
Carl Gunnarsson 100th Career NHL Game March 16, 2011
Nazem Kadri 1st Career NHL Goal March 19, 2011
Joe Colborne 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
April 9, 2011
Matt Frattin 1st Career NHL Game April 9, 2011

Transactions[edit]

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.

Draft picks[edit]

Toronto's picks at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, California.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team (League)
2 43 (from Calgary via Chicago) Bradley Ross LW  Canada Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
3 62 Greg McKegg C  Canada Erie Otters (OHL)
3 79 (from Los Angeles) Sondre Olden LW/RW  Norway Modo Jr. (Swedish Jr.)
4 116 (from Washington) Petter Granberg D  Sweden Skelleftea Jr. (Swedish Jr.)
5 144 (from New Jersey) Sam Carrick C  Canada Brampton Battalion (OHL)
5 146 (from Washington) Daniel Brodin LW  Sweden Djurgardens IF (SEL)
7 182 Josh Nicholls RW  Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)

Final roster[edit]

Updated April 8, 2011.[58]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
9 Canada Armstrong, ColbyColby Armstrong (AInjured Reserve RW R 34 2010 Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
59 Canada Aulie, KeithKeith Aulie D R 27 2010 Regina, Saskatchewan
47 Canada Boyce, DarrylDarryl Boyce C L 32 2008 Summerside, Prince Edward Island
42 Canada Bozak, TylerTyler Bozak C R 31 2009 Regina, Saskatchewan
37 Canada Brent, TimTim Brent C R 33 2009 Cambridge, Ontario
18 United States Brown, MikeMike Brown RW R 31 2010 Northbrook, Illinois
32 Canada Colborne, JoeJoe Colborne C L 27 2011 Calgary, Alberta
46 United States Crabb, JoeyJoey Crabb RW R 33 2010 Anchorage, Alaska
39 Canada Frattin, MattMatt Frattin RW R 29 2007 Edmonton
35 Canada Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere G L 39 2010 Montreal
84 Belarus Grabovski, MikhailMikhail Grabovski (A) 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 Danderyd, Sweden
43 Canada Kadri, NazemNazem Kadri C L 26 2009 London, Ontario
81 United States Kessel, PhilPhil Kessel RW R 29 2009 Madison, Wisconsin
8 United States Komisarek, MikeMike Komisarek (A) D R 35 2009 West Islip, New York
41 Russia Kulemin, NikolaiNikolai Kulemin LW L 30 2006 Magnitogorsk, Soviet Union
29 United States Lashoff, MattMatt Lashoff D L 30 2010 East Greenbush, New York
23 United States Lebda, BrettBrett Lebda D L 35 2010 Buffalo Grove, Illinois
19 Canada Lupul, JoffreyJoffrey Lupul RW R 33 2011 Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
16 Canada MacArthur, ClarkeClarke MacArthur LW L 31 2010 Lloydminster, Alberta
28 Canada Orr, ColtonColton Orr Injured Reserve RW R 35 2009 Winnipeg, Manitoba
3 Canada Phaneuf, DionDion Phaneuf (C) D L 31 2010 Edmonton, Alberta
34 Canada Reimer, JamesJames Reimer G L 29 2006 Arborg, Manitoba
38 Canada Rosehill, JayJay Rosehill LW L 31 2009 Olds, Alberta
2 Canada Schenn, LukeLuke Schenn D R 27 2008 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
11 Sweden Sjostrom, FredrikFredrik Sjostrom LW L 33 2010 Färgelanda, Sweden

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NHL Attendance Report – 2010-11". ESPN. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved December 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 123. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  3. ^ "Draft Central 2010 – Toronto Maple Leafs". Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved December 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Leafs make seven selections on Day 2". Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved December 6, 2010. 
  5. ^ "New Jerseys unveiled" (Press release). Toronto Maple Leafs. June 14, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Phaneuf named captain" (Press release). Toronto Maple Leafs. June 14, 2010. 
  7. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2011_games.html
  8. ^ "2010–2011 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. 
  9. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2010010006
  10. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2010010015
  11. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2010010025
  12. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2010010032
  13. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2010010046
  14. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2010010053
  15. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2010010070
  16. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2010010085
  17. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2010010090
  18. ^ "2010–2011 Regular Season Stats – Points – Toronto Maple Leafs – Statistics". Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  19. ^ Kessel leads NHL's 'Three Stars of the Week'
  20. ^ Leafs' Reimer named March's 'Rookie of the Month'
  21. ^ Wilson gets 600th coaching win as Leafs top Sharks
  22. ^ A Busy Saturday For Leafs
  23. ^ Leafs Acquire Mike Brown From Ducks
  24. ^ a b c Day 2 provides more wheeling and dealing
  25. ^ Leafs Obtain Versteeg From Blackhawks
  26. ^ Maple Leafs Acquire Matt Lashoff In Trade
  27. ^ Leafs Acquire Brunnstrom
  28. ^ Leafs Acquire Lupul From Ducks
  29. ^ Versteeg Traded To Flyers
  30. ^ Voros Obtained From Anaheim
  31. ^ Leafs Acquire Colborne, First Round Pick
  32. ^ Mitchell to Rangers
  33. ^ Leafs Agree To Terms With Rynnas
  34. ^ Leafs Ink Goalie Ben Scrivens
  35. ^ Armstrong Added To The Fold
  36. ^ Brett Lebda Signs With Maple Leafs
  37. ^ Leafs Sign Marcel Mueller
  38. ^ a b c Leafs Sign Three Players
  39. ^ Maple Leafs Sign Free Agent Clarke MacArthur
  40. ^ Leafs Sign Andrew Crescenzi
  41. ^ Leafs Sign Tyler Brenner
  42. ^ Leafs Sign Mark Owuya
  43. ^ "Rickard Wallin signed for Farjestad" (in Swedish). Färjestad BK. May 25, 2010. Retrieved May 25, 2010. 
  44. ^ "Jonas Frogren back to Farjestad" (in Swedish). Färjestad BK. May 25, 2010. Retrieved May 25, 2010. 
  45. ^ Oilers sign Ben Ondrus
  46. ^ Preds Sign Veteran Forward Jamie Lundmark
  47. ^ Blackhawks sign Exelby, assign to Rockford
  48. ^ Leafs' Van Ryn joins IceDogs
  49. ^ "Leafs sign 2006 draftee Korbiner Holzer" (Press release). Toronto Maple Leafs. May 27, 2010. 
  50. ^ "Leafs Re-Sign Kulemin" (Press release). Toronto Maple Leafs. July 2, 2010. 
  51. ^ Report: Leafs Sign John Mitchell
  52. ^ D'Amigo Signs With Maple Leafs
  53. ^ Maple Leafs Sign Christian Hanson
  54. ^ Brown Signs New Contract With Leafs
  55. ^ Leafs Sign Jake Gardiner
  56. ^ Leafs Sign Greg McKegg
  57. ^ Leafs Sign Matt Frattin
  58. ^ "Toronto Maple Leafs – Team – Roster". Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 

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