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1968–69 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Division 4th East
Conference 4th East
1968–69 record 35-26-15
Goals for 271
Goals against 202
General Manager Punch Imlach
Coach Punch Imlach
Captain George Armstrong
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team leaders
Goals Norm Ullman (35)
Assists Norm Ullman (42)
Points Norm Ullman (77)
Penalties in minutes Jim Dorey (200)
Wins Bruce Gamble (28)
Goals against average Bruce Gamble (2.80)

The 1968–69 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the Toronto Maple Leafs fifty-second season of the franchise, forty-second season as the Maple Leafs. Although the Maple Leafs made the playoffs, they were swept in the quarter-finals by Boston, suffering two crushing defeats at Boston Garden.

OffseasonEdit

NHL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Club Team

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

East Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Montreal Canadiens 76 46 19 11 271 202 103
Boston Bruins 76 42 18 16 303 221 100
New York Rangers 76 41 26 9 231 196 91
Toronto Maple Leafs 76 35 26 15 234 217 85
Detroit Red Wings 76 33 31 12 239 221 78
Chicago Black Hawks 76 34 33 9 280 246 77
[1]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 13, 19682–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 1–0–0
2TOctober 16, 19682–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 1–0–1
3LOctober 19, 19681–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 1–1–1
4WOctober 23, 19686–4 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 2–1–1
5WOctober 26, 19682–0 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 3–1–1
6WOctober 27, 19685–3 @ New York Rangers (1968–69) 4–1–1
7LOctober 30, 19680–5 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 4–2–1
8LNovember 2, 19682–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 4–3–1
9WNovember 6, 19681–0 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 5–3–1
10LNovember 9, 19681–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 5–4–1
11WNovember 10, 19683–1 @ Oakland Seals (1968–69) 6–4–1
12TNovember 13, 19681–1 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 6–4–2
13WNovember 14, 19685–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 7–4–2
14WNovember 16, 19683–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 8–4–2
15TNovember 17, 19681–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 8–4–3
16WNovember 20, 19685–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 9–4–3
17LNovember 23, 19682–5 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 9–5–3
18LNovember 24, 19684–7 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 9–6–3
19TNovember 27, 19683–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 9–6–4
20TNovember 30, 19683–3 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 9–6–5
21LDecember 1, 19681–3 @ New York Rangers (1968–69) 9–7–5
22WDecember 4, 19684–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 10–7–5
23WDecember 7, 19685–2 New York Rangers (1968–69) 11–7–5
24WDecember 8, 19684–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 12–7–5
25TDecember 11, 19684–4 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 12–7–6
26WDecember 12, 19681–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 13–7–6
27WDecember 14, 19683–2 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 14–7–6
28WDecember 18, 19685–2 Oakland Seals (1968–69) 15–7–6
29WDecember 21, 19688–3 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 16–7–6
30LDecember 22, 19682–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 16–8–6
31WDecember 25, 19684–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 17–8–6
32LDecember 26, 19682–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 17–9–6
33LDecember 28, 19681–4 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 17–10–6
34WJanuary 1, 19697–3 Oakland Seals (1968–69) 18–10–6
35WJanuary 4, 19695–3 New York Rangers (1968–69) 19–10–6
36TJanuary 5, 19692–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 19–10–7
37TJanuary 8, 19694–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 19–10–8
38LJanuary 9, 19692–3 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 19–11–8
39WJanuary 11, 19694–2 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 20–11–8
40TJanuary 15, 19695–5 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 20–11–9
41TJanuary 18, 19691–1 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 20–11–10
42LJanuary 19, 19693–5 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 20–12–10
43WJanuary 23, 19693–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 21–12–10
44WJanuary 25, 19692–0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 22–12–10
45LJanuary 26, 19692–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 22–13–10
46LJanuary 29, 19691–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 22–14–10
47LJanuary 31, 19694–5 @ Oakland Seals (1968–69) 22–15–10
48LFebruary 2, 19693–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 22–16–10
49TFebruary 5, 19695–5 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 22–16–11
50LFebruary 8, 19691–4 Oakland Seals (1968–69) 22–17–11
51WFebruary 9, 19695–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 23–17–11
52WFebruary 12, 19697–1 Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 24–17–11
53WFebruary 15, 19696–2 New York Rangers (1968–69) 25–17–11
54LFebruary 16, 19692–4 @ New York Rangers (1968–69) 25–18–11
55WFebruary 19, 19695–1 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 26–18–11
56LFebruary 20, 19691–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 26–19–11
57LFebruary 22, 19692–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 26–20–11
58LFebruary 23, 19692–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968–69) 26–21–11
59WFebruary 26, 19693–2 St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 27–21–11
60TFebruary 27, 19691–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 27–21–12
61TMarch 1, 19693–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–69) 27–21–13
62WMarch 2, 19692–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 28–21–13
63WMarch 5, 19696–4 Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 29–21–13
64LMarch 6, 19693–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 29–22–13
65TMarch 8, 19692–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1968–69) 29–22–14
66WMarch 12, 19694–0 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968–69) 30–22–14
67WMarch 13, 19693–1 @ Oakland Seals (1968–69) 31–22–14
68WMarch 15, 19697–4 Boston Bruins (1968–69) 32–22–14
69LMarch 16, 19693–11 @ Boston Bruins (1968–69) 32–23–14
70TMarch 19, 19691–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1968–69) 32–23–15
71WMarch 22, 19693–1 Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 33–23–15
72LMarch 23, 19691–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968–69) 33–24–15
73WMarch 26, 19696–4 Montreal Canadiens (1968–69) 34–24–15
74WMarch 27, 19694–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968–69) 35–24–15
75LMarch 29, 19692–4 New York Rangers (1968–69) 35–25–15
76LMarch 30, 19690–4 @ New York Rangers (1968–69) 35–26–15

PlayoffsEdit

Quarter-finals

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LApril 2, 19690–10 @ Boston Bruins 0–1
2LApril 3, 19690–7 @ Boston Bruins 0–2
3LApril 5, 19693–4 Boston Bruins 0–3
4LApril 6, 19692–3 Boston Bruins 0–4

[2]

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman 75 35 42 77 41
Keon, DaveDave Keon 75 27 34 61 12
Henderson, PaulPaul Henderson 74 27 32 59 16
Oliver, MurrayMurray Oliver 76 14 36 50 16
Ellis, RonRon Ellis 72 25 21 46 12
Walton, MikeMike Walton 66 22 21 43 34
Horton, TimTim Horton 74 11 29 40 107
Smith, FloydFloyd Smith 64 15 19 34 22
Pulford, BobBob Pulford 72 11 23 34 20
Dorey, JimJim Dorey 61 8 22 30 200
Armstrong, GeorgeGeorge Armstrong 53 11 16 27 10
Mickey, LarryLarry Mickey 55 8 19 27 43
Pilote, PierrePierre Pilote 69 3 18 21 46
Sutherland, BillBill Sutherland 44 7 5 12 14
Pelyk, MikeMike Pelyk 65 3 9 12 146
Ley, RickRick Ley 38 1 11 12 39
Quinn, PatPat Quinn 40 2 7 9 95
Selby, BritBrit Selby 14 2 2 4 19
Carleton, WayneWayne Carleton 12 1 3 4 6
Pronovost, MarcelMarcel Pronovost 34 1 2 3 20
Kennedy, ForbesForbes Kennedy 13 0 3 3 24
Meehan, GerryGerry Meehan 25 0 2 2 2
Bower, JohnnyJohnny Bower 20 0 0 0 0
Byers, MikeMike Byers 5 0 0 0 2
Clancy, TerryTerry Clancy 2 0 0 0 0
Gamble, BruceBruce Gamble 61 0 0 0 2
Marsh, GaryGary Marsh 1 0 0 0 0
McKenny, JimJim McKenny 7 0 0 0 2
Smith, AlAl Smith 7 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Gamble, BruceBruce Gamble 3446 61 28 20 11 161 2.80 3
Bower, JohnnyJohnny Bower 779 20 5 4 3 37 2.85 2
Smith, AlAl Smith 335 7 2 2 1 16 2.87 0
Team: 4560 76 35 26 15 214 2.82 5

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Keon, DaveDave Keon 4 1 3 4 2
Ellis, RonRon Ellis 4 2 1 3 2
Oliver, MurrayMurray Oliver 4 1 2 3 0
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman 4 1 0 1 0
Dorey, JimJim Dorey 4 0 1 1 21
Henderson, PaulPaul Henderson 4 0 1 1 0
Pilote, PierrePierre Pilote 4 0 1 1 4
Armstrong, GeorgeGeorge Armstrong 4 0 0 0 0
Bower, JohnnyJohnny Bower 4 0 0 0 0
Gamble, BruceBruce Gamble 3 0 0 0 0
Horton, TimTim Horton 4 0 0 0 7
Kennedy, ForbesForbes Kennedy 1 0 0 0 38
Ley, RickRick Ley 3 0 0 0 9
Mickey, LarryLarry Mickey 3 0 0 0 5
Pelyk, MikeMike Pelyk 4 0 0 0 8
Pulford, BobBob Pulford 4 0 0 0 2
Quinn, PatPat Quinn 4 0 0 0 13
Selby, BritBrit Selby 4 0 0 0 4
Smith, FloydFloyd Smith 4 0 0 0 0
Walton, MikeMike Walton 4 0 0 0 4
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Bower, JohnnyJohnny Bower 154 4 0 2 11 4.29 0
Gamble, BruceBruce Gamble 86 3 0 2 13 9.07 0
Team: 240 4 0 4 24 6.00 0

[3]

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 1968-69 season.

TradesEdit

September 30, 1968 To Los Angeles Kings
Gary Croteau
Brian Murphy
Wayne Thomas
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Grant Moore
Lou Deveault
October 1, 1968 To Vancouver Canucks (WHL)
Darryl Sly
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Cash
March 2, 1969 To Philadelphia Flyers
Gerry Meehan
Mike Byers
Bill Sutherland
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Brit Selby
Forbes Kennedy
May 1, 1969 To Vancouver Canucks (WHL)
Brad Selwood
Rene Robert
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Ron Ward
May 30, 1969 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Forbes Kennedy
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Cash

Intra-League DraftEdit

June 11, 1969 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Al Smith
June 11, 1969 To Montreal Canadiens
Larry Mickey
June 11, 1969 From Pittsburgh Penguins
Marv Edwards

RosterEdit

THIS IS AN INCOMPLETE LIST

Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers


  • GM:
  • Coach:

Farm TeamsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.162, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
  2. http://www.databasehockey.com/teams/teamscores.htm?tm=TOR&yr=1968
  3. 1968-69 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-27.
  4. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 222, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5


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