2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs season
|2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs|
|General Manager||Brian Burke|
|Alternate captains||Colby Armstrong (Feb–Apr)
Francois Beauchemin (Oct–Feb)
Mikhail Grabovski (Feb–Apr)
Tomas Kaberle (Oct–Feb)
Luke Schenn (Feb–Mar)
|Arena||Air Canada Centre|
|Average attendance||19,354 (41 games, 102.9% capacity)|
|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, 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.
- 1 Draft
- 2 Off-season
- 3 Regular season
- 4 Playoffs
- 5 Standings
- 6 Schedule and results
- 7 Player statistics
- 8 Awards and records
- 9 Transactions
- 10 Draft picks
- 11 Final roster
- 12 Farm teams
- 13 See also
- 14 References
- 15 External links
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. 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.
On June 14, 2010, General Manager Brian Burke held a press conference to unveil the team's new sweaters for the 2010–11 season and also named Dion Phaneuf the 18th captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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.
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.
|1||y – Boston Bruins||82||46||25||11||44||246||195||103|
|4||Toronto Maple Leafs||82||37||34||11||32||218||251||85|
|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|
|5||Tampa Bay Lightning||SE||82||46||25||11||40||247||240||103|
|8||New York Rangers||AT||82||44||33||5||35||233||198||93|
|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|
|14||New York Islanders||AT||82||30||39||13||26||229||264||73|
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
|2010 pre-season game log: 5–3–1 (Home: 3–1–1 ; Road: 2–2–0)|
|1||September 21||Ottawa Senators||0–5||Air Canada Centre||Gustavsson||0–1–0|||
|2||September 22||Ottawa Senators||4–1||Air Canada Centre||Reimer||1–1–0|||
|3||September 23||@ Philadelphia Flyers||3–2 (SO)||John Labatt Centre||Gustavsson||2–1–0|||
|4||September 24||Philadelphia Flyers||3–4 (SO)||Air Canada Centre||Giguere||2–1–1|||
|5||September 25||@ Buffalo Sabres||1–3||HSBC Arena||Gustavsson||2–2–1|||
|6||September 27||Buffalo Sabres||5–4||Air Canada Centre||Gustavsson||3–2–1|||
|7||September 29||@ Ottawa Senators||4–3||Scotiabank Place||Giguere||4–2–1|||
|8||October 1||@ Detroit Red Wings||3–7||Joe Louis Arena||Rynnas||4–3–1|||
|9||October 2||Detroit Red Wings||4–2||Air Canada Centre||Giguere||5–3–1|||
|2010–11 Game Log: 37–32–11, 85 Points (Home: 19–14–8; Road: 18–18–3)|
October: 5–4–1, 11 Points (Home: 3–2–1; Road: 2–2–0)
November: 3–7–3, 9 Points (Home: 3–2–2; Road: 0–5–1)
December: 5–8–0, 10 Points (Home: 2–5–0; Road: 3–3–0)
January: 6–6–1, 13 Points (Home: 2–2–1; Road: 4–4–0)
February: 8–2–4, 20 Points (Home: 4–0–3; Road: 4–2–1)
March: 9–5–1, 19 Points (Home: 4–3–0; Road: 5–2–1)
April: 1–2–1, 3 Points (Home: 0–1–1; Road: 1–1–0)
|Overtime||7||2||5||Kessel (1) Grabovski (1)|
|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.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.
Awards and records
|Phil Kessel||NHL First Star of the Week||February 28, 2011|
|James Reimer||NHL Rookie of the Month||March 2011|
|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||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|
The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.
Toronto's picks at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, California.
|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)|
Updated April 8, 2011.
- The Maple Leafs continue their affiliation with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League and the Reading Royals of the ECHL.
- "NHL Attendance Report – 2010-11". ESPN. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved December 9, 2010.
- National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 123. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
- "Draft Central 2010 – Toronto Maple Leafs". Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved December 6, 2010.
- "Leafs make seven selections on Day 2". Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved December 6, 2010.
- "New Jerseys unveiled" (Press release). Toronto Maple Leafs. June 14, 2010.
- "Phaneuf named captain" (Press release). Toronto Maple Leafs. June 14, 2010.
- "2010–2011 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League.
- "2010–2011 Regular Season Stats – Points – Toronto Maple Leafs – Statistics". Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
- Kessel leads NHL's 'Three Stars of the Week'
- Leafs' Reimer named March's 'Rookie of the Month'
- Wilson gets 600th coaching win as Leafs top Sharks
- A Busy Saturday For Leafs
- Leafs Acquire Mike Brown From Ducks
- Day 2 provides more wheeling and dealing
- Leafs Obtain Versteeg From Blackhawks
- Maple Leafs Acquire Matt Lashoff In Trade
- Leafs Acquire Brunnstrom
- Leafs Acquire Lupul From Ducks
- Versteeg Traded To Flyers
- Voros Obtained From Anaheim
- Leafs Acquire Colborne, First Round Pick
- Mitchell to Rangers
- Leafs Agree To Terms With Rynnas
- Leafs Ink Goalie Ben Scrivens
- Armstrong Added To The Fold
- Brett Lebda Signs With Maple Leafs
- Leafs Sign Marcel Mueller
- Leafs Sign Three Players
- Maple Leafs Sign Free Agent Clarke MacArthur
- Leafs Sign Andrew Crescenzi
- Leafs Sign Tyler Brenner
- Leafs Sign Mark Owuya
- "Rickard Wallin signed for Farjestad" (in Swedish). Färjestad BK. May 25, 2010. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
- "Jonas Frogren back to Farjestad" (in Swedish). Färjestad BK. May 25, 2010. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
- Oilers sign Ben Ondrus
- Preds Sign Veteran Forward Jamie Lundmark
- Blackhawks sign Exelby, assign to Rockford
- Leafs' Van Ryn joins IceDogs
- "Leafs sign 2006 draftee Korbiner Holzer" (Press release). Toronto Maple Leafs. May 27, 2010.
- "Leafs Re-Sign Kulemin" (Press release). Toronto Maple Leafs. July 2, 2010.
- Report: Leafs Sign John Mitchell
- D'Amigo Signs With Maple Leafs
- Maple Leafs Sign Christian Hanson
- Brown Signs New Contract With Leafs
- Leafs Sign Jake Gardiner
- Leafs Sign Greg McKegg
- Leafs Sign Matt Frattin
- "Toronto Maple Leafs – Team – Roster". Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved April 8, 2011.