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ACC on Bay St and CN Tower

The Air Canada Centre, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs since 1999

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a professional team based in Toronto, Ontario. The team is a member of the Northeast Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL) and is one of the Original Six teams of the NHL. There have been 36 head coaches in their franchise history; one during the era of the Toronto Arenas (1917–1919), six during the era of the Toronto St. Patricks (1919–1927) and the rest under the Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–present). Five Maple Leafs coaches have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as players: Dick Irvin, Joe Primeau, King Clancy, Red Kelly and Dick Duff while four others have been inducted as builders: Conn Smythe, Hap Day, Punch Imlach and Roger Neilson.

Frank Carroll has the highest winning percentage of any Maple Leafs coach, with a .625 record from the 24 games he coached from 1920 to 1921. Neither Mike Rodden nor Dick Duff, who coached only two games each in 1927 and 1980 respectively, won a game with the team. Dan Maloney has the worst record of any who coached more than a season, with a .328 winning percentage from 160 games. Punch Imlach coached the most games of any Maple Leafs coach with 750 games from 1959 to 1969. Pat Burns is the franchise's only coach to win the Jack Adams Award awarded to the head coach "adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success". Pat Quinn also won the award, but with two different teams prior to coaching the Maple Leafs. The current coach of the Maple Leafs is Ron Wilson, who signed a four year contract with the team after Paul Maurice was released at the end of the 2007–08 season.

KeyEdit

# Number of coaches–a running total of the number of coaches, any coach who has two or more separate terms is only counted once.
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
OT Overtime/shootout losses
Win% Winning percentage
* Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame
Spent entire professional head coaching career with the Maple Leafs

CoachesEdit

Statistics are up to date as of the end of the 2008–09 season.

# Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards Reference
GC W L T/OT Win% GC W L T
Toronto Arenas
1 Dick Carroll 19171919 40 18 22 0 .450 2 1 1 0 Stanley Cup (1918)
Toronto St. Patricks
2 Frank Heffernan 1919–1920 12 5 7 0 .417
3 Harvey Sproule 1919–1920 12 7 5 0 .583
4 Frank Carroll 1920–1921 24 15 9 0 .625
5 George O'Donoghue 19211923 29 15 13 1 .534 2 1 0 1 Stanley Cup (1922)
6 Charles Querrie 1923–1924 43 21 21 1 .500
7 Eddie Powers 19231926 66 31 32 3 .492 2 0 2 0
Charles Querrie 1926–1927 29 8 17 4 .345
Toronto Maple Leafs
8 Mike Rodden 1927 2 0 2 0 .000
9 Alex Romeril 1927 13 7 5 1 .577
10 Conn Smythe* 19271931 134 57 57 20 .500 4 2 2 0
11 Art Duncan 1931–1932 49 22 16 11 .561 2 0 1 1
12 Dick Irvin* 19321940 427 216 152 59 .576 66 33 32 1 Stanley Cup (1932)
13 Hap Day* 19401950 546 259 206 81 .462 80 49 31 0 Stanley Cup (1942, 1945, 1947–49)
14 Joe Primeau* 19511953 210 97 71 42 .562 15 8 6 1 Stanley Cup (1951)
15 King Clancy* 19531956 210 80 81 49 .498 14 2 12 0
16 Howie Meeker 1956–1957 70 21 34 15 .407
17 Billy Reay 19571959 90 26 50 14 .367
18 Punch Imlach* 19591969 750 360 267 123 .563 89 44 45 0 Stanley Cup (1962–64, 1967)
King Clancy* (interim) 1966 10 5 5 0 .500
19 John McLellan 19691973 295 117 136 42 .462 11 3 8 0
King Clancy* (interim) 1972 15 9 3 3 .750
20 Red Kelly* 19731977 318 133 123 62 .516 30 11 19 0
21 Roger Neilson* 19771979 160 75 62 23 .541 19 8 11 0
22 Floyd Smith 1979–1980 68 30 33 5 .477
23 Dick Duff* 1980 2 0 2 0 .000
Punch Imlach* 1980 10 5 5 0 .500 3 0 3 0
24 Joe Crozier 1980–1981 40 13 22 5 .388
25 Mike Nykoluk 19811984 280 89 144 47 .402 7 1 6 0
26 Dan Maloney 19841986 160 45 100 15 .328 10 6 4 0
27 John Brophy 19861988 193 64 111 18 .378 19 9 10 0
28 George Armstrong 1988–1989 47 17 26 4 .404
29 Doug Carpenter 19891991 91 39 47 5 .456 5 1 4 0
30 Tom Watt 1991–1992 149 52 80 17 .406
31 Pat Burns 19921996 281 133 107 41 .546 46 23 23 0 Jack Adams Award (1993)
32 Nick Beverley 1996 17 9 6 2 .588 6 2 4 0
33 Mike Murphy 19961998 164 60 87 17 .418
34 Pat Quinn 19982006 574 300 196 78 .591 80 41 39 0
35 Paul Maurice 20062008 164 76 88 22 .463
36 Ron Wilson 2008–present 82 34 35 13 .494


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