Top 10 Toronto Maple Leafs Goal Scorers of the Past 30 Years

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Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs
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Phil Kessel

Phil “The Thrill” Kessel played six seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2009-2015.  He is known for eating hot dogs and his quick release.  The way his stick flexes during a shot reminds me of a pulled back catapult.

Before he was a back-to-back Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins, he led the Toronto Maple Leafs in goal scoring in five of his six seasons with the club.  Phil Kessel also scored at least 20 goals in all six seasons he played in Toronto.

The best seasons of his career so far were in 2011-12 and 2013-14 where he scored 37 goals in each of those seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs.  In 2013-14, he was also tied with Tyler Seguin for 5th most goals in the league.

Phil Kessel scored 30 or more goals four times as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  He had 30 goals in his first season with the Maple Leafs in 2009-10 and 32 goals in 2010-11.

Kessel also had 36 goals in his final season with the Boston Bruins in 2008-09 and 34 goals in 2017-18 with the Pittsburgh Penguins.  That’s six NHL seasons so far with at least 30 goals.

His 181 goals as a Toronto Maple Leaf are the 3rd most in the last 30 years and 19th in franchise history.

The next player on the list scored more goals during his NHL career than anyone else on this list: