The Toronto Maple Leafs organization has been around for 106 years. Being able to say you are in one of the team’s top ten lists is a huge milestone.
Mitch Marner registered four points in the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, March 11th, 2023.
He has now entered into Toronto’s top ten for points. His four points brought him to 538 points and helped him pass former Maple Leafs captain Rick Vaive (537 points). (Stats from hockey-reference.com)
During Toronto’s game on Monday night against the Buffalo Sabres, Marner registered another two points and now sits at 540 points.
The next name on the all-time points list for Marner to pass is Ted Kennedy (560 points). The Toronto Maple Leafs have 16 games left this season, so it is possible for Marner to catch Kennedy’s 560 points. He might even pass Bob Pullford’s 563 points and finish the season in 8th place on the all-time points list.
Marner has two more years on his contract after this season. At 25 years old, Marner is right in his prime. By the end of his current contract, Marner could be in Toronto’s top five. To do so, he will need to pass George Armstrong and his 713 points. Something that shouldn’t be a problem if Marner keeps registering 90+ points a season. Marner will look to continue climbing the all-time points list on Wednesday night against the Colorado Avalanche.
Auston Matthews Also Climbing Toronto Maple Leafs All-Time Points List
Auston Matthews is currently 12th on Toronto’s all-time points list with 524 points. He needs 14 more points to pass Rick Vaive for 11th on the list. Matthews is having a bit of a down year for goals and points. Fans might have to wait until next season for him to climb into the top ten.
Once Matthews enters Toronto’s top ten in all-time points, he will become the first American to do so. The current top ten has eight players from Canada and two from Sweden. Matthews is already the highest-producing American in team history. The next closest American is Phil Kessel, who sits 24th on the list with 394 points.
For Marner or Matthews to even think about getting into Toronto’s top three, both will need to sign long-term extensions. Third place is Dave Keon, with 858 points. Second place is Darryl Sittler with 916 points, and first place is Mats Sundin with 987 points. Will a Toronto Maple Leafs player finally reach the 1,000 points mark? We’ll have to wait and see, but Mitch Marner has the best chance.