The Toronto Maple Leafs are on pace for the best regular season in team history.
With one more win, the Toronto Maple Leafs will have 106 points. The previous record of 105 points was set during the 2017-18 season. Before that, it was 103 points set during the 2003-04 season.
There are five players on this year’s roster that were on the 2017-18 team that earned 105-points. Morgan Rielly, Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, Justin Holl, and William Nylander. These five join a small list of Toronto Maple Leafs players who have played in three 100-point seasons.
The only other players to do so are Mats Sundin, Tomas Kaberle, Darcy Tucker, Tie Domi, and Nik Antropov. Only ten players in the team’s 104-season history have managed to help the team earn 100 or more points.
Players from this year’s team are also having very successful individual seasons. Some have already set new career highs, while others are close to setting new career highs. With eight games left in the regular season, there is still time for those new highs to happen.
Toronto Maple Leafs Players Having a Successful Season
Auston Matthews is having his best goal-scoring season with 58 goals and counting. He is also having a career year in assists (44) and points (102). Matthews joins Darryl Sittler and Doug Gilmour as the only Maple Leafs players to record 100 points in a season.
Morgan Rielly is having the second-best season of his career. He currently has 65 points and is just 8 points shy of reaching 73 points, which would be a new career-best. Rielly’s 55 assists this season is a new career-best for him. His previous best was 52 assists in the 2018-19 season.
William Nylander currently has 72 points which is 11 points more than his previous career-best of 61 points. He is two goals shy of setting a new career-best in goals and has a new career-best in assists with 42.
Mitch Marner has set a new career-high in goals with 33 this season. He is just nine assists away from a personal best in assists. Two more points will give him a new career-best in points (95). He could join Matthews with 100 or more points. It would be the first time in team history that two players would reach 100 points in the same season.
Michael Bunting is having a very successful rookie season. He currently has 23 goals and 38 assists for 61 points. Those 61 points have him sitting in first place in points by all rookies. His 23 goals put him one behind the rookie goal leader Tanner Jeannot.
Pierre Engvall currently has 13 goals and 17 assists for 30 points. Those are all career-best for the Toronto Maple Leafs’ bottom-six forward. He has proven himself to be a key depth forward for Toronto. Engvall is an effective penalty killer and has also found success on the power play. He has stepped up this season, and Toronto is benefitting from it.
Alex Kerfoot has set new career highs in assists (36) and points (49). He is a valuable player for the Maple Leafs. One area where he was successful last season was in the playoffs. He recorded six points in seven games. Toronto will be looking for him to be successful again this year.
As a fan, it has been fun watching these players doing so well this season. The season that Matthews is having should be considered legendary. Bunting has been a pleasant surprise as has Engvall. For some of these players, the best is yet to come.