1968-69 Toronto Maple Leafs Season
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1968%E2%80%9369 Toronto Maple Leafs Season
1968-69 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division4th East
1968-69 record35-26-15
Goals for271
Goals against202
Team information
General ManagerPunch Imlach
CoachPunch Imlach
CaptainGeorge Armstrong
Alternate captainsTim Horton
Dave Keon
Bob Pulford
ArenaMaple Leaf Gardens
Team leaders
GoalsNorm Ullman (35)
AssistsNorm Ullman (42)
PointsNorm Ullman (77)
Penalty minutesJim Dorey (200)
WinsBruce Gamble (28)
Goals against averageBruce Gamble (2.80)

The 1968-69 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the Toronto Maple Leafs 52nd season of the franchise, 42nd 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.

Offseason

NHL Draft

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Club team
1 10 Brad Selwood Defence  Canada Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)

Regular season

Season standings

East Division[1]

GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 76 46 19 11 271 202 +69 103
2 Boston Bruins 76 42 18 16 303 221 +82 100
3 New York Rangers 76 41 26 9 231 196 +35 91
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 76 35 26 15 234 217 +17 85
5 Detroit Red Wings 76 33 31 12 239 221 +18 78
6 Chicago Black Hawks 76 34 33 9 280 246 +34 77


Record vs. opponents

1968-69 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET LAK MIN MON NYR OAK PHI PIT STL TOR
Boston -- 5-2-1 3-2-3 5-1 4-0-2 4-2-2 3-3-2 3-1-2 4-2 5-1 2-2-2 4-2-2
Chicago 2-5-1 -- 3-4-1 5-1 5-0-1 1-7 4-3-1 1-5 3-0-3 4-2 3-2-1 3-4-1
Detroit 2-3-3 4-3-1 -- 4-2 4-2 2-5-1 4-3-1 3-2-1 3-1-2 4-2 0-4-2 3-4-1
Los Angeles 1-5 1-5 2-4 -- 1-4-3 0-4-2 3-3 4-2-2 3-4-1 5-2-1 1-6-1 3-3
Minnesota 0-4-2 0-5-1 2-4 4-1-3 -- 0-5-1 1-5 3-4-1 2-3-3 3-5 2-4-2 1-3-2
Montreal 2-4-2 7-1 5-2-1 4-0-2 5-0-1 -- 3-4-1 2-3-1 5-1 4-1-1 5-0-1 4-3-1
New York 3-3-2 3-4-1 3-4-1 3-3 5-1 4-3-1 -- 5-1 3-1-2 5-1 3-1-2 4-4
Oakland 1-3-2 5-1 2-3-1 2-4-2 4-3-1 3-2-1 1-5 -- 4-2-2 4-2-2 1-7 2-4
Philadelphia 2-4 0-3-3 1-3-2 4-3-1 3-2-3 1-5 1-3-2 2-4-2 -- 4-1-3 1-6-1 1-1-4
Pittsburgh 1-5 2-4 2-4 2-5-1 5-3 1-4-1 1-5 2-4-2 1-4-3 -- 3-4-1 0-3-3
St. Louis 2-2-2 2-3-1 4-0-2 6-1-1 4-2-2 0-5-1 1-3-2 7-1 6-1-1 4-3-1 -- 1-4-1
Toronto 2-4-2 4-3-1 4-3-1 3-3 3-1-2 3-4-1 4-4 4-2 1-1-4 3-0-3 4-1-1 --

Schedule and results

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 13, 1968 2-1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968-69) 1-0-0
2 T October 16, 1968 2-2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968-69) 1-0-1
3 L October 19, 1968 1-3 Chicago Black Hawks (1968-69) 1-1-1
4 W October 23, 1968 6-4 St. Louis Blues (1968-69) 2-1-1
5 W October 26, 1968 2-0 Boston Bruins (1968-69) 3-1-1
6 W October 27, 1968 5-3 @ New York Rangers (1968-69) 4-1-1
7 L October 30, 1968 0-5 Montreal Canadiens (1968-69) 4-2-1
8 L November 2, 1968 2-3 Philadelphia Flyers (1968-69) 4-3-1
9 W November 6, 1968 1-0 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968-69) 5-3-1
10 L November 9, 1968 1-3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968-69) 5-4-1
11 W November 10, 1968 3-1 @ Oakland Seals (1968-69) 6-4-1
12 T November 13, 1968 1-1 Boston Bruins (1968-69) 6-4-2
13 W November 14, 1968 5-3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968-69) 7-4-2
14 W November 16, 1968 3-1 Chicago Black Hawks (1968-69) 8-4-2
15 T November 17, 1968 1-1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968-69) 8-4-3
16 W November 20, 1968 5-2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968-69) 9-4-3
17 L November 23, 1968 2-5 Detroit Red Wings (1968-69) 9-5-3
18 L November 24, 1968 4-7 @ Boston Bruins (1968-69) 9-6-3
19 T November 27, 1968 3-3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968-69) 9-6-4
20 T November 30, 1968 3-3 Minnesota North Stars (1968-69) 9-6-5
21 L December 1, 1968 1-3 @ New York Rangers (1968-69) 9-7-5
22 W December 4, 1968 4-2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968-69) 10-7-5
23 W December 7, 1968 5-2 New York Rangers (1968-69) 11-7-5
24 W December 8, 1968 4-1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968-69) 12-7-5
25 T December 11, 1968 4-4 Montreal Canadiens (1968-69) 12-7-6
26 W December 12, 1968 1-0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968-69) 13-7-6
27 W December 14, 1968 3-2 St. Louis Blues (1968-69) 14-7-6
28 W December 18, 1968 5-2 Oakland Seals (1968-69) 15-7-6
29 W December 21, 1968 8-3 Detroit Red Wings (1968-69) 16-7-6
30 L December 22, 1968 2-3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968-69) 16-8-6
31 W December 25, 1968 4-3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968-69) 17-8-6
32 L December 26, 1968 2-4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968-69) 17-9-6
33 L December 28, 1968 1-4 Los Angeles Kings (1968-69) 17-10-6
34 W January 1, 1969 7-3 Oakland Seals (1968-69) 18-10-6
35 W January 4, 1969 5-3 New York Rangers (1968-69) 19-10-6
36 T January 5, 1969 2-2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968-69) 19-10-7
37 T January 8, 1969 4-4 Philadelphia Flyers (1968-69) 19-10-8
38 L January 9, 1969 2-3 @ Boston Bruins (1968-69) 19-11-8
39 W January 11, 1969 4-2 Los Angeles Kings (1968-69) 20-11-8
40 T January 15, 1969 5-5 Boston Bruins (1968-69) 20-11-9
41 T January 18, 1969 1-1 Detroit Red Wings (1968-69) 20-11-10
42 L January 19, 1969 3-5 @ Boston Bruins (1968-69) 20-12-10
43 W January 23, 1969 3-2 @ St. Louis Blues (1968-69) 21-12-10
44 W January 25, 1969 2-0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1968-69) 22-12-10
45 L January 26, 1969 2-3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968-69) 22-13-10
46 L January 29, 1969 1-3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968-69) 22-14-10
47 L January 31, 1969 4-5 @ Oakland Seals (1968-69) 22-15-10
48 L February 2, 1969 3-5 @ St. Louis Blues (1968-69) 22-16-10
49 T February 5, 1969 5-5 Minnesota North Stars (1968-69) 22-16-11
50 L February 8, 1969 1-4 Oakland Seals (1968-69) 22-17-11
51 W February 9, 1969 5-3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968-69) 23-17-11
52 W February 12, 1969 7-1 Minnesota North Stars (1968-69) 24-17-11
53 W February 15, 1969 6-2 New York Rangers (1968-69) 25-17-11
54 L February 16, 1969 2-4 @ New York Rangers (1968-69) 25-18-11
55 W February 19, 1969 5-1 Montreal Canadiens (1968-69) 26-18-11
56 L February 20, 1969 1-2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968-69) 26-19-11
57 L February 22, 1969 2-4 Chicago Black Hawks (1968-69) 26-20-11
58 L February 23, 1969 2-7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1968-69) 26-21-11
59 W February 26, 1969 3-2 St. Louis Blues (1968-69) 27-21-11
60 T February 27, 1969 1-1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1968-69) 27-21-12
61 T March 1, 1969 3-3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1968-69) 27-21-13
62 W March 2, 1969 2-1 Chicago Black Hawks (1968-69) 28-21-13
63 W March 5, 1969 6-4 Los Angeles Kings (1968-69) 29-21-13
64 L March 6, 1969 3-5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1968-69) 29-22-13
65 T March 8, 1969 2-2 Philadelphia Flyers (1968-69) 29-22-14
66 W March 12, 1969 4-0 @ Los Angeles Kings (1968-69) 30-22-14
67 W March 13, 1969 3-1 @ Oakland Seals (1968-69) 31-22-14
68 W March 15, 1969 7-4 Boston Bruins (1968-69) 32-22-14
69 L March 16, 1969 3-11 @ Boston Bruins (1968-69) 32-23-14
70 T March 19, 1969 1-1 @ St. Louis Blues (1968-69) 32-23-15
71 W March 22, 1969 3-1 Detroit Red Wings (1968-69) 33-23-15
72 L March 23, 1969 1-4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1968-69) 33-24-15
73 W March 26, 1969 6-4 Montreal Canadiens (1968-69) 34-24-15
74 W March 27, 1969 4-2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1968-69) 35-24-15
75 L March 29, 1969 2-4 New York Rangers (1968-69) 35-25-15
76 L March 30, 1969 0-4 @ New York Rangers (1968-69) 35-26-15

Playoffs

Quarter-finals

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L April 2, 1969 0-10 @ Boston Bruins 0-1
2 L April 3, 1969 0-7 @ Boston Bruins 0-2
3 L April 5, 1969 3-4 Boston Bruins 0-3
4 L April 6, 1969 2-3 Boston Bruins 0-4

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Player statistics

Regular season

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Norm Ullman 75 35 42 77 41
Dave Keon 75 27 34 61 12
Paul Henderson 74 27 32 59 16
Murray Oliver 76 14 36 50 16
Ron Ellis 72 25 21 46 12
Mike Walton 66 22 21 43 34
Tim Horton 74 11 29 40 107
Floyd Smith 64 15 19 34 22
Bob Pulford 72 11 23 34 20
Jim Dorey 61 8 22 30 200
George Armstrong 53 11 16 27 10
Larry Mickey 55 8 19 27 43
Pierre Pilote 69 3 18 21 46
Bill Sutherland 44 7 5 12 14
Mike Pelyk 65 3 9 12 146
Rick Ley 38 1 11 12 39
Pat Quinn 40 2 7 9 95
Brit Selby 14 2 2 4 19
Wayne Carleton 12 1 3 4 6
Marcel Pronovost 34 1 2 3 20
Forbes Kennedy 13 0 3 3 24
Gerry Meehan 25 0 2 2 2
Johnny Bower 20 0 0 0 0
Mike Byers 5 0 0 0 2
Terry Clancy 2 0 0 0 0
Bruce Gamble 61 0 0 0 2
Gary Marsh 1 0 0 0 0
Jim McKenny 7 0 0 0 2
Al Smith 7 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Bruce Gamble 3446 61 28 20 11 161 2.80 3
Johnny Bower 779 20 5 4 3 37 2.85 2
Al Smith 335 7 2 2 1 16 2.87 0
Team: 4560 76 35 26 15 214 2.82 5

Playoffs

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Dave Keon 4 1 3 4 2
Ron Ellis 4 2 1 3 2
Murray Oliver 4 1 2 3 0
Norm Ullman 4 1 0 1 0
Jim Dorey 4 0 1 1 21
Paul Henderson 4 0 1 1 0
Pierre Pilote 4 0 1 1 4
George Armstrong 4 0 0 0 0
Johnny Bower 4 0 0 0 0
Bruce Gamble 3 0 0 0 0
Tim Horton 4 0 0 0 7
Forbes Kennedy 1 0 0 0 38
Rick Ley 3 0 0 0 9
Larry Mickey 3 0 0 0 5
Mike Pelyk 4 0 0 0 8
Bob Pulford 4 0 0 0 2
Pat Quinn 4 0 0 0 13
Brit Selby 4 0 0 0 4
Floyd Smith 4 0 0 0 0
Mike Walton 4 0 0 0 4
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Johnny Bower 154 4 0 2 11 4.29 0
Bruce Gamble 86 3 0 2 13 9.07 0
Team: 240 4 0 4 24 6.00 0

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Awards and records

Transactions

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

Trades

Intra-League Draft

Roster

Farm teams

References

  1. ^ "1968-1969 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-20. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "1968-69 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved .
  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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