Top 10 Toronto Maple Leafs Legends of the 1990’s

TORONTO, ON - MAY 16: The Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate against the Vancouver Canucks during 1993-1994 NHL playoff game action at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - MAY 16: The Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate against the Vancouver Canucks during 1993-1994 NHL playoff game action at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – APRIL 16: Doug Gilmour #93 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against Jon Casey #30   (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – APRIL 16: Doug Gilmour #93 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against Jon Casey #30   (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images) /

Doug Gilmour – Toronto Maple Leafs Centre 1992-1997, 2003

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Doug Gilmour from the Calgary Flames on January 2, 1992 with Jamie Macoun, Kent Manderville, Ric Nattress and Rick Wamsley for Craig Berube, Alexander Godynyuk, Gary Leeman, Michel Petit and Jeff Reese.  It was the most players traded in one deal in NHL history.

Doug “Killer” Gilmour played seven seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs and was team captain from 1994 to 1997.

I’ve chosen Doug Gilmour as the greatest member of the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1990’s for a few reasons.  For one, he was closer to winning the Hart Trophy than any other Leaf that decade when he was runner-up in 1993 behind only the legendary Mario Lemieux.

He also won the biggest NHL award of any Toronto Maple Leafs player during the 1990’s when he won the Selke trophy in 1993.

In 1994, Doug Gilmour was also fourth in Hart trophy voting behind John Vanbiesbrouck, Dominik Hasek and winner, Sergei Fedorov.  He was also runner-up for the Selke trophy that year behind Sergei Fedorov.

Doug Gilmour also holds the Toronto Maple Leafs franchise record for the most single season points with 127 points in 1992-93, and had the third most single season points in franchise history with 111 points in 1993-94. No other member of the Toronto Maple Leafs hit the 100 point mark during the 1990’s.

Gilmour has been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and has had his #93 retired by the Toronto Maple Leafs.  He doesn’t have a statue on Legends Row, but if there are ever plans on an expansion, I’m sure he’ll be next in line.

Achievements with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1990’s

Number “93” Retired by Toronto Maple Leafs
#13 on Top 100 Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs Captain 1994-1997
Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee
Frank J. Selke Trophy Winner 1993
Hart Trophy Runner-Up 1993
Selke Trophy Runner-Up 1994
4th in Hart Trophy voting 1994
5th in Selke Trophy 1992
9th in Hart Trophy voting 1992
3rd in NHL All-Star Team voting 1993
3rd in NHL All-Star Team voting 1994
Two NHL All-Star Games
Led Toronto Maple Leafs in Points twice
2nd Most NHL Assists twice 1992-93, 1993-94
6th Most NHL Assists 1996-97
4th Most NHL Points 1993-94
7th Most NHL Points 1992-93
Most Single Season Points in Toronto Maple Leafs History 1992-93 (127)
3rd Most Single Season Points in Toronto Maple Leafs History 1993-94 (111)
9th Most Career Assists in Toronto Maple Leafs History (321)
14th Most Career Assists in NHL History (964)
19th Most Career Points in NHL History (1414)

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What’s your favourite decade in Toronto Maple Leafs history?  Let me know in the comment section.