The Toronto Maple Leafs featured some of the franchises greatest talent during the 1990’s. Many Leafs alumni from the decade have since been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Three Toronto Maple Leafs Legends from the ’90’s have gone on to have their jersey numbers retired by the team and a couple even have statues on Legends Row in Toronto.
The 1990’s had some ups and downs for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Though they didn’t win a Stanley Cup during the decade, they made it to the Conference Finals three times. They also failed to make the playoffs four times.
Overall, it was a great time to be a Leafs fan in the 90’s and to commemorate those good times, here’s a list of the Top 10 Toronto Maple Leafs Legends of the 1990’s.
Top 10 Toronto Maple Leafs Legends of the 1990’s
In making this list, I used mainly NHL awards voting and stats to compare each player with how they ranked against other players in the NHL during each season. I didn’t compare single season totals because some seasons featured more goal scoring than others.
I also didn’t compare accumulative stat totals through the decade since that would benefit lesser players who player more seasons with team. Instead the rankings are based mostly on each player’s best seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
I included numbers from players playing from the 1989-90 season to the 1999-2000 season even though some of those seasons weren’t played entirely in the 1990’s. I figured it would just be more players to work with. Let’s be inclusive. The more the merrier. (Stats from HockeyReference.com)
Let’s start with some honourable mentions: