The Toronto Maple Leafs Achieved Many Milestones This Season

TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 17: Auston Matthews #34 and the Toronto Maple Leafs take a breather against the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on February 17, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Senators 2-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 17: Auston Matthews #34 and the Toronto Maple Leafs take a breather against the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on February 17, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Senators 2-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /

Going into this season, the players on the Toronto Maple Leafs had many milestones within reach, and as we come to its’ conclusion, many have been achieved.

Playing in a shortened season meant some milestones would be harder to reach.  it all depended on if the Toronto Maple Leafs could stay healthy and how many games they got to play in.

Almost every player on the roster achieved the milestones that were within reach for this 56 game season.

I took a look at these achievable milestones back in January, and now I’m going to list the milestones that have been reached.

Toronto Maple Leafs Milestones Reached

Jason Spezza

Going into this season, Jason Spezza had four milestones within reach.  He needed 27 games to reach 1,150 regular-season games played. He achieved that and surpassed it. He is currently at 1,173 games played.

The next two achievable milestones for Spezza were to reach 350 NHL goals and 600 NHL assists. He achieved both and currently has 351 goals and 617 assists.

With both of those milestones reached and surpassed, Spezza has moved into the NHL’s Top 100 in points. He currently sits in 99th place with 968 points.
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Joe Thornton

Before the season started, there were two milestones within reach for Joe Thornton, and he achieved both of them.

The veteran of 22 NHL seasons before this one was able able to reach and surpass 1,650 regular-season games played. He has currently played in 1,676 NHL games, and if he plays in the Toronto Maple Leafs remaining four games this season, he’ll reach game number 1,680.

The second milestone reached by Thornton this season was career assist number 1,100. He only just recently achieved this milestone and currently has 1,102 NHL assists.

John Tavares

The team captain John Tavares had two milestones in front of him going into this season. He was looking to reach game number 850 and was also looking for NHL career point number 800.

He easily reached both of those milestones and currently has 815 points in 866 games. He will reach regular-season game number 870 if he plays in all four of the team’s remaining four games.

Wayne Simmonds

At the start of the season, Wayne Simmonds needed just two assists to reach career NHL assist number 250. One would have thought that this would have been easy to achieve, but those two assists to reach 250 are the only assists Simmonds has this season.

His other milestone this season was reaching NHL career point number 500. This was achieved and surpassed. The rugged winger now has 508 career NHL points.

T.J. Brodie

With just four regular-season games remaining in the 2020-21 season, the Toronto Maple Leafs big free agent signing T.J. Brodie has only been able to achieve one of the possible three milestones he could have reached this season.

He needed just two goals to career number 50 but has only scored once this season. He was also just 34 points shy of reaching career point number 300 but has only recorded 13 points this season.

The milestone that Brodie was able to achieve was reaching game number 650. he passed that with ease and has currently played in 686 regular-season games.

Auston Matthews

So far this season, Auston Matthews has achieved two milestones and is close to reaching a third. He has passed game number 300 and point number 300. Matthews is currently sitting with 348 points in 330 regular-season games played.

The team’s goal-scoring machine is just three goals away from reaching career goal number 200. He has four games left to try and reach that milestone during this season.

Morgan Rielly

The Toronto Maple Leafs top defenseman Morgan Rielly needed just 30 points this season to reach career point number 300. So far the defenseman has recorded 34 points and currently has 304 NHL career regular-season points.

Mitch Marner

As one of the team’s top points producers every season since his rookie season in 2016-17, Mitch Marner needed just nine points to reach career point number 300. So far this season, he has recorded 64 points and currently has 355 career points.

His other milestone this season was scoring his 100th NHL regular-season goal. He needed 17 goals to reach the magic number and he has scored 18 goals this season to give him a career total of 101 goals.

Zach Bogosian

Before getting injured on April 20th in a game against the Vancouver Canucks, Zach Bogosian was close to reaching all three of his possible milestones for this season.

He reached 650 games played and has currently played 689 games. He also reached career point number 200 and that is his current points total. He was just three assists away from reaching career assist number 150 before getting hurt.

William Nylander

To reach career goal number 100, William Nylander needed 14 goals this season. He has currently scored 16 goals this season and sits with 102 career regular-season goals.

His 23 assists this season helped him pass the 150 career assists mark and he currently has 158. He was also able to pass the 250 points park this season and now has 260 regular-season points.

Travis Dermott

Since he has been able to play in 47 games this season, Travis Dermott was able to pass the 200 games played milestone. He has now played in 204 NHL regular-season games. He is also just three points away from reaching career point number 50.

Justin Holl

With 51 games played this season, Justin Holl easily reached and surpassed NHL game number 100. He has currently played in 132 regular NHL season games.

Nicholas Robertson

Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Nicholas Robertson played in his first NHL regular-season game and recorded his first NHL regular-season point this season. He played in a total of six games and recorded just one assist.

Two Who Came Close

Frederik Andersen

If Frederik Andersen could have stayed healthy this season, he would have reached career game number 400.  He is currently just eight games shy of that total.

Andersen was also looking to move up in the all-time games played list by a Maple Leafs goaltender. He only needed one more game to move into 6th place.

Zach Hyman

Before Zach Hyman got injured, he was just one assist away from career assist number 100 and he was also just five games shy of playing in game number 350.

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Overall, it’s been a very significant year for the Leafs player’s quest to hit their personal milestones, despite the shortened season.