Though the Toronto Maple Leafs hold the NHL record for the most alumni inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, there are still many former players worthy of acceptance into the great hall.
A few weeks ago, we saw this year’s inductees take their spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame including players Jarome Iginla, Marián Hossa, Doug Wilson, Kevin Lowe and Kim St-Pierre. They were all great players, but it was a Leafless class.
The latest Toronto Maple Leafs alumni to be inducted were Dave Andreychuk in 2017, Eric Lindros in 2016 and Phil Housley in 2015. The Maple Leafs seem due for more inductees soon.
What defines a Hall-of-Famer is up for debate. It seems to be some combination of winning awards, Stanley Cups, stats, international play, reputation, trailblazing and other criteria.
I’ve compiled this list of the Top 10 Toronto Maple Leafs Not in the Hall of Fame by examining all of these things. My list is up for debate, however. Let me know what you think in the comment section.
Only Hall of Fame eligible players are included. Players must be retired from pro hockey for at least three seasons to be eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Before I get into the Top 10, here are a few honourable mentions:
(All stats from HockeyReference.com)