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13. Doug Gilmour: He only played seven seasons in Toronto, but in his first, he piled up 127 points on 32 goals and 95 assists, the finest season by any Leaf ever. 14. George Armstrong: "The Chief," one of the finest captains in club history, scored an empty-net goal to help the team win its final Stanley Cup in 1967. He finished with 175 points in 228 games during five seasons with Toronto.
15. Darryl Sittler: The great Hall of Famer was a two-time MVP and a four-time scoring champion with the Maple Leafs. He led the team to the 1972 Summit Series against Sweden, winning three straight games to take home the gold medal. Sittler went on to have a very successful career in Detroit where he won another two MVP awards and helped the Red Wings win the Stanley Cup in 1982.
16. Rod Gilbert: A hardworking player who spent most of his career in Toronto, the right winger had a fine offensive game with 52 goals and 109 points in 472 NHL games over 12 seasons. He won the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship in 1953.
17. Bill Barilko: The tough defenseman played nine seasons for Toronto, scoring 63 goals and adding 294 points, before dying in an ice hockey game in 1959 at the age of 28. He remains the youngest player to die while playing in the NHL.
The 2001–02 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the franchise's 85th season and the Maple Leafs' 75th season. With a record of 43-25-10-4 for 100 points, they finished second in the Northeast Division. They were defeated by the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the 2002 NHL Playoffs.
The Maple Leafs played their home games at Air Canada Centre (ACC) in Toronto. The team was led by general manager Dave Nonis and coach Mike Yeo. In 2000, the Maple Leafs hired him to be their new head coach after the dismissal of Ron Wilson. Before becoming a coach, Yeo had been the team's associate coach since 1998. He replaced Wilson who was fired on November 20, 2000.
In 2001, the Maple Leafs finished with the best record in the NHL. The team was led by star players Tim Horton's Award winner Alexei Kovalev and All-Star goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin. However, they were defeated by the Dallas Stars in the first round of the 2002 NHL Playoffs.
The Maple Leafs have competed in all but one season since their inception in 1927. They did not play during the 1944–45 season due to World War II.
Matthews just became the second-fastest player in Maple Leafs history to reach 300 points, tying Charlie Conacher. Syl Apps, the franchise leader, completed it in 284 games, while Matthews and Conacher did it in 294 games.
He won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for best display of sportsmanship and ethics in the NHL. He was only the third rookie to win the award since its inception in 1951. The others were Brad Boyes of the St. Louis Blues in 2000 and Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadians in 2005.
In addition, he was voted the MVP of the NHL All-Star Game. The event was held at Toronto's Air Canada Centre.
Matthews scored four goals and five assists for nine points in six games during the all-star game. He led all players who participated in the event with a +4 rating.
After his first three seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, during which time he has played in all but two games, Matthew's current point total is 296, fifth among Maple Leaf greats. He is expected to be a key contributor for the team this season.
Sittler led the club with five goals and 12 points in ten playoff games after leading the Maple Leafs with 41 goals and 100 points in the regular season—seven more than second-place Lanny McDonald. He finished eighth in league scoring, and his point total for the season was the second-highest in his career. The only time he had more was in 1971-72 when he scored 46 points.
The Maple Leafs won their first Stanley Cup in 1972, and it took them all of two seasons to win another one after that. They lost in the finals in 1973 to Montreal Canadiens.
Sittler left the team after that season to sign as a free agent with the New York Rangers. He played four more seasons with the franchise before retiring in 1977. During that time, he helped them reach the playoffs each year he was there. In 31 career postseason games, he had 14 goals and 28 points.
He returned for one final season in 1981-82, playing in just six games before retiring for good. Sittler ended his NHL career with three goals and seven points in six games, plus another goal in one game during the 1981 Canada-Russia Super Series. He also won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics when Canada beat Sweden 4-3 in the final.
After leaving the Maple Leafs, Sittler signed with the Philadelphia Flyers as a free agent.