Gary Leeman – Toronto Maple Leafs Right-Winger 1983-1992
The Toronto Maple Leafs drafted Gary Leeman in the 2nd round (24th overall) in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft.
Gary Leeman was known for his speed, grit and goal scoring ability and would play nine seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Though most of his seasons with the Leafs were during the 1980’s, his best season by far was the 1989-90 season.
During the 1989-90 season, Gary Leeman would lead the Toronto Maple Leafs with 51 goals and 95 points in 80 games. That’s the fourth most goals and ninth most points scorer by a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs in franchise history.
Fun Story: When I was seven or eight years old, my grandma worked at a bank in Toronto and Gary Leeman was one of her clients. He gave her an autographed photo and she gave it to me. I didn’t really know who he was, but it was my very first autograph and I kept it in a frame in my room.
The autograph was made out to my grandma though, which was kind of weird, but when my grandma saw him again, she told him that she gave the photo to me, so he gave her another autographed photo made out to me and I gave her the other photo back.
Achievements with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1990’s
#53 on Top 100 Toronto Maple Leafs
4th in NHL All-Star Team voting 1990
7th Most NHL Goals 1989-90
Led Toronto Maple Leafs in Goals and Points 1989-90
4th Most Single Season Goals in Toronto Maple Leafs History 1989-90 (51)
9th Most Single Season Points in Toronto Maple Leafs History 1989-90 (95)