The Ultimate Toronto Maple Leafs New Year’s Day Trivia

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Tim Gleason #8 of the Toronto Maple Leafs – February 4, 2014 (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) /

The Answer to Question 4

B – John Michael-Liles

On Jan. 1, 2014, the Toronto Maple Leafs swung a deal to make American defenseman, Tim Gleason, a member of the franchise. In order to complete the deal, Toronto had to send both Michael-Liles and their prospect Dennis Robertson, who was a Brown University senior at the time, to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Gleason spent just that one season with the Leafs. In 39 games, he tallied a goal and four assists and went -14. He also sat for 55 penalty minutes. Meanwhile, Michael-Liles remained in Carolina for three seasons. He played 156 games for the Canes where he scored 10 goals and 36 assists for a total of 46 points.

Robertson never managed to find his way to the NHL. He did play parts of six seasons for the Charlotte Checkers, the Hurricanes AHL affiliate. Interestingly, Robertson was traded to Carolina a second time after they had sent him to Chicago. Going the other way in the exchange was the former Maple Leafs goalie, Drew MacIntyre.

Question 5

Which Toronto Maple Leafs player scored his first-ever NHL goal on New Year’s Day in 2011?

a) Darryl Boyce

b) Joey Crabbe

c) Tim Brent

d) Carl Gunnarsson

e) James Reimer