He might represent Belarus in international competition, but Mikhail Grabovski was actually born in Germany. Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday Trivia: Leafs From The Former Soviet Union


Last week, I asked ya’ll this question: Which three players won a World Championship gold medal and suited up for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the same season?

The answer: Nikolai Kulemin, Fredrik Modin and Mats Sundin.

I received six responses, and three of them came oh-so-close, guessing two of the three players correct. Unfortunately, nobody was able to come up with Mr. Modin in their answer, so nobody came away with any points.

Here is the leaderboard after three weeks:

Bob Boardway: 1

Everyone else: 0

That’s right, only a one-pont lead separates Mr. Boardway with everybody else. All you need is one correct answer to grab the co-leader position after four weeks. There is still plenty of time (not sure how much exactly, but plenty) to catch up and win an opportunity to have me write about a topic of your choosing on your blog.

We’re gonna continue with the international flavor this week. Lately, the buzz around Leafs Nation is surrounding Leo Komarov, who apparently wants to rejoin the Toronto Maple Leafs next season. Komarov, as you probably know, was born in Estonia but raised in Finland, the country he now represents in international competition. That brings me to this week’s question:

I excluded Russians because there are just too many of them and the list would be super long. By “former Soviet Union” I really mean “Ukraine and Estonia”, because none of the other former U.S.S.R. countries call Leafs native sons (at least according to HockeyDB).

Submit a response by Friday at 5 p.m. Eastern Time for your chance to grab an all-important point. Go Leafs Go!

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