Ranking Every Toronto Maple Leafs Starting Goalie Since the 90s

Toronto Maple Leafs - Felix Potvin #29 on September 27, 1994 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images)
Toronto Maple Leafs - Felix Potvin #29 on September 27, 1994 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – APRIL 22: Curtis Joseph #31 of the Toronto Maple Leafs   (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – APRIL 22: Curtis Joseph #31 of the Toronto Maple Leafs   (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images) /

2000-01

Once again, it was just Cujo and Glhe manning the crease. Try as he might, Healy could never get people to call him Glhe.

2001-02

Curtis Joseph played most of the games, Corey Schwab played 30 and recent Hall of Famer Tom Barrasso played four games, while Sebastian Centomo, of the “North-West” Centomos played in a single game.  This was the fourth time the Leafs made the Conference Finals, i.e The Final Four, and lost since the 90s.

2002-03

It was a good run for Cujo, but he was replaced by Ed Belfour before the 2002 season. Backing up Eddie the Eagle were Trevor Kidd and Mikhail Tellqvist.

2003-04

The same exact three guys.  As you can see, that’s been pretty rare.

2004-05

Greed sucks, kids.

2005-06

And so did the ’05 Leafs.  Belfour and Tellqvist were joined by Jean Sebastian Aubin whose 9-0-2 run couldn’t have been good for the eventual draft pick.  The Leafs didn’t make the playoffs this year, and they wouldn’t for a while.  Welcome to the Leafs Dark Years.

2006-07

Desperate to have not lost the Tukka Rask trade, the Leafs played Andrew Raycroft in 72 games.  Tellqvist played one game and Aubin played 20.  It was either a long season or the goalies stunk! Or both.

2007-08

Vesa Toskala makes his Toronto Maple Leafs debut.  Raycroft is here too, and Good Old Scottie Clemonson gets into 3 games.

2008-09

Brian Burke took over this year, and things were optimistic.

But Vesa Toskala was still the starter, and after a six-season hiatus, Curtis Joseph returned for 21 games of pure nostalgia.  And nostalgia was all we were getting because once again, this team was brutal.  We also saw Martin Gerber play a few games, while Justin Pogge himself played seven times.

2009-10

Retrospectively, I can see how the Leafs failed to make the playoffs with Jonas Gustavsson playing 42 times.  At the time I was pretty exciting about the new Phil Kessel era.  Vesa Toskala, Joey McDonald and Jean-Sebastian Gigure split the rest of the games.