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72-73TorML
1972–73 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Division 6th East
1972–73 record 27–41–10
Goals for 247
Goals against 279
General Manager Jim Gregory
Coach John McLellan
Captain Dave Keon
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team leaders

The 1972–73 Toronto Maple Leafs season was Toronto's fifty-sixth season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Leafs slipped to sixth place in the East and missed the playoffs.

OffseasonEdit

Toronto lost Bernie Parent, who jumped to the new World Hockey Association (WHA).

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

East Division
Team GP W L T GF GA PIM PTS
Montreal Canadiens 78 52 10 16 329 184 783 120
Boston Bruins 78 51 22 5 330 235 1097 107
New York Rangers 78 47 23 8 297 208 765 102
Buffalo Sabres 78 37 27 14 257 219 940 88
Detroit Red Wings 78 37 29 12 265 243 893 86
Toronto Maple Leafs 78 27 41 10 247 279 716 64
Vancouver Canucks 78 22 47 9 233 339 943 53
New York Islanders 78 12 60 6 170 347 881 30

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
1LOctober 7, 19721–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 0–1–0
2TOctober 11, 19722–2 Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 0–1–1
3WOctober 14, 19726–4 Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 1–1–1
4LOctober 15, 19722–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 1–2–1
5WOctober 18, 19724–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 2–2–1
6LOctober 21, 19721–3 Detroit Red Wings (1972–73) 2–3–1
7LOctober 22, 19722–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1972–73) 2–4–1
8WOctober 25, 19724–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 3–4–1
9LOctober 28, 19722–3 Boston Bruins (1972–73) 3–5–1
10LOctober 29, 19722–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 3–6–1
11WNovember 1, 19727–1 Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 4–6–1
12WNovember 4, 19724–2 St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 5–6–1
13TNovember 5, 19722–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 5–6–2
14LNovember 8, 19722–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 5–7–2
15LNovember 11, 19720–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 5–8–2
16WNovember 15, 19722–1 Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 6–8–2
17TNovember 18, 19724–4 Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 6–8–3
18LNovember 19, 19725–6 @ Boston Bruins (1972–73) 6–9–3
19LNovember 22, 19721–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 6–10–3
20WNovember 25, 197211–0 California Golden Seals (1972–73) 7–10–3
21LNovember 26, 19724–7 @ New York Rangers (1972–73) 7–11–3
22LNovember 28, 19722–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 7–12–3
23LNovember 29, 19724–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 7–13–3
24TDecember 2, 19722–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 7–13–4
25WDecember 3, 19723–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1972–73) 8–13–4
26WDecember 5, 19725–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 9–13–4
27TDecember 9, 19725–5 Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 9–13–5
28LDecember 10, 19722–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 9–14–5
29LDecember 13, 19723–4 New York Rangers (1972–73) 9–15–5
30LDecember 16, 19721–4 Detroit Red Wings (1972–73) 9–16–5
31LDecember 17, 19720–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 9–17–5
32LDecember 20, 19723–5 @ Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 9–18–5
33WDecember 23, 19725–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 10–18–5
34LDecember 24, 19721–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 10–19–5
35TDecember 27, 19723–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 10–19–6
36WDecember 29, 19724–0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 11–19–6
37WDecember 30, 19725–4 St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 12–19–6
38LJanuary 3, 19734–8 Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 12–20–6
39WJanuary 6, 19734–2 Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 13–20–6
40WJanuary 7, 19734–0 California Golden Seals (1972–73) 14–20–6
41WJanuary 10, 19734–2 New York Islanders (1972–73) 15–20–6
42LJanuary 12, 19730–1 @ Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 15–21–6
43LJanuary 13, 19731–4 Boston Bruins (1972–73) 15–22–6
44LJanuary 16, 19734–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 15–23–6
45TJanuary 17, 19733–3 @ California Golden Seals (1972–73) 15–23–7
46WJanuary 20, 19736–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 16–23–7
47LJanuary 24, 19732–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 16–24–7
48LJanuary 27, 19732–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 16–25–7
49LJanuary 28, 19732–5 @ New York Rangers (1972–73) 16–26–7
50WJanuary 31, 19735–3 New York Islanders (1972–73) 17–26–7
51LFebruary 1, 19732–5 @ Boston Bruins (1972–73) 17–27–7
52LFebruary 3, 19731–2 Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 17–28–7
53LFebruary 6, 19732–4 @ New York Islanders (1972–73) 17–29–7
54WFebruary 7, 19735–3 California Golden Seals (1972–73) 18–29–7
55LFebruary 10, 19732–4 Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 18–30–7
56LFebruary 14, 19732–3 Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 18–31–7
57WFebruary 17, 19736–2 New York Islanders (1972–73) 19–31–7
58LFebruary 18, 19731–2 Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 19–32–7
59TFebruary 21, 19732–2 Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 19–32–8
60WFebruary 24, 19734–2 St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 20–32–8
61WFebruary 28, 19737–2 Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 21–32–8
62TMarch 3, 19733–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 21–32–9
63LMarch 4, 19730–10 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 21–33–9
64LMarch 7, 19731–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 21–34–9
65WMarch 8, 19734–1 @ New York Islanders (1972–73) 22–34–9
66WMarch 10, 19734–3 Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 23–34–9
67LMarch 11, 19732–4 @ New York Rangers (1972–73) 23–35–9
68WMarch 14, 19735–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 24–35–9
69LMarch 15, 19732–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 24–36–9
70WMarch 17, 19737–5 New York Rangers (1972–73) 25–36–9
71LMarch 18, 19731–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 25–37–9
72LMarch 21, 19731–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 25–38–9
73LMarch 23, 19734–7 @ California Golden Seals (1972–73) 25–39–9
74LMarch 25, 19734–7 @ Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 25–40–9
75LMarch 27, 19731–8 Detroit Red Wings (1972–73) 25–41–9
76WMarch 29, 19736–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1972–73) 26–41–9
77WMarch 31, 19737–3 Boston Bruins (1972–73) 27–41–9
78TApril 1, 19734–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 27–41–10

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Sittler, DarrylDarryl Sittler C 78 29 48 77 69-11801
Kehoe, RickRick Kehoe RW 77 33 42 75 20-11205
Keon, DaveDave Keon C 76 37 36 73 24826
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 65 20 35 55 10-18301
McKenny, JimJim McKenny D 77 11 41 52 556500
Ellis, RonRon Ellis RW 78 22 29 51 22-1412
Jarry, PierrePierre Jarry LW 74 19 18 37 42-13202
Dupere, DenisDenis Dupere LW 61 13 23 36 10-4400
Henderson, PaulPaul Henderson RW 40 18 16 34 182203
Thompson, ErrolErrol Thompson LW 68 13 19 32 84201
Monahan, GarryGarry Monahan LW 78 13 18 31 53-3003
Ferguson, GeorgeGeorge Ferguson C 72 10 13 23 34-17301
Pelyk, MikeMike Pelyk D 72 3 16 19 118-20001
Glennie, BrianBrian Glennie D 44 1 10 11 542000
Lundrigan, JoeJoe Lundrigan D 49 2 8 10 204101
Grisdale, JohnJohn Grisdale D 49 1 7 8 76-22000
Fortier, DaveDave Fortier D 23 1 4 5 63-10000
McIntyre, LarryLarry McIntyre D 40 0 3 3 266000
Baun, BobBob Baun D 5 1 1 2 4-5000
Osburn, RandyRandy Osburn LW 26 0 2 2 0-5000
Clancy, TerryTerry Clancy RW 32 0 1 1 6-10000
Low, RonRon Low G 42 0 0 0 40000
McRae, GordGord McRae G 11 0 0 0 00000
Moffat, LyleLyle Moffat LW 1 0 0 0 0-1000
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante G 32 0 0 0 00000
Smedsmo, DaleDale Smedsmo LW 4 0 0 0 00000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Low, RonRon Low 2343 42 12 24 4 152 3.89 1
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante 1717 32 8 14 6 87 3.04 1
McRae, GordGord McRae 620 11 7 3 0 39 3.77 0
Team: 4680 78 27 41 10 278 3.56 2

[1]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes; PPG=Power-play goals; SHG=Short-handed goals; GWG=Game-winning goals
      MIN=Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SO = Shutouts;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 1972-73 season.

TradesEdit

March 3, 1973 To Boston Bruins
Jacques Plante
3rd round pick in 1973 - Doug Gibson
To Toronto Maple Leafs
1st round pick in 1973 - Ian Turnbull
Future Considerations
May 15, 1973 To Minnesota North Stars
11th round pick in 1973 - Russ Wiechnik
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Cash
May 15, 1973 To Philadelphia Flyers
Bernie Parent
2nd round pick in 1973 - Larry Goodenough
To Toronto Maple Leafs
1st round pick in 1973 - Bob Neely
Future Considerations
May 15, 1973 To New York Islanders
Cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
10th round pick in 1973 - Lee Palmer
11th round pick in 1973 - Norm McLeod

Free agentsEdit

Player Former Team
Borje Salming Brynas IF Gavle (SEL)
Inge Hammarstrom Brynas IF Gavle (SEL)

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1972-73 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.

External linksEdit


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