Top 5 Toronto Maple Leafs General Managers of All-Time

Toronto Maple Leafs - Pat Quinn (Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have won 13 Stanley Cups. The general managers in charge played an important role. We will rank the five best in team history.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a storied history. The organization has been in place for 102 years and in that time there have been 17 general managers. As with any franchise, some who occupied the position, made decisions yielding positive results, while others were less fortunate.

With a history that long, there are many great lists that can be built to help demonstrate how impactful some have been with the organization. Such is the case here. We will identify and make the case for the top five general managers in Leafs history.

In order to break down the group of 17 and rank them, we will share the most significant moves that were made. The general managers will be based on their entire body of work and the results that came from it.

This puts current Leafs GM, Kyle Dubas, at a disadvantage. His tenure in the role is limited to just one season and his decision making has not fully borne its fruit. That provides an incomplete picture that cannot truly be assessed. As a result, Dubas does not qualify for the top five.

There may be a time where Dubas’s moves can be scrutinized and evaluated. He has already been credited with acquiring John Tavaras, Jake Muzzin, and Tyson Barrie. He was also the man who has let negotiations with Mitch Marner and William Nylander drag on far too long. Hopefully, before his time is up, he can clinch his place among the greats with multiple Stanley Cups to his name.