Toronto Maple Leafs Pinball Machine
Some fans are craftier than others. This was proven in 2017 when it was revealed that a very creative and talented Leafs fan put together a truly unique Maple Leafs experience. He made a way for fans to play the Leafs in a whole new fashion, through pinball.
A Leafs pinball machine was created, complete with gorgeous casing and a light up scoreboard. An artistic rendering of Johnny Bower sprawled out making save adorns the machine’s back glass. Bower is surrounded by displays, allowing the pinball player to follow along with their score and progress.
Below Bower are the words, “Stanley Cup Winner 1967”. The incredible detail doesn’t stop there. The playfield is adorned with a large Maple Leafs logo, with a tag line beneath it reading, “the original six”. This space also contains the photos of multiple players who have worn the blue and white over the years.
The game is fully functional with bumpers and sounds and all the thrills one would expect from a pinball game. There isn’t much more known about the game or who built it, but based on its appearance, it seems like the construction was a labor of love.
It’s unclear where the machine is now, but hopefully it isn’t just collecting dust in someone’s basement. Ideally, this beautiful machine is being enjoyed by different generation of fans who love bouncing balls off Maple Leafs alumni’s faces.