League: Eastern Conference Atlantic Division
Head Coach: Sheldon Keefe
Team Mascot: Carlton the Bear
Year Opened: 1999
City / State: Toronto / Ontario
Rivalries & Top Games to Attend
Maple Leafs vs Canadiens
Rival Team: Montreal Canadiens
The rivalry between the Maple Leafs and Canadiens extends beyond the ice and is a reflection of the rivalry between Toronto and Montreal. The two teams are the most decorated in the NHL having won 13 and 24 Stanley Cups respectively. They have also met in the Stanley Cup Finals five times over the years with their most recent clash taking place in 1967. There is always a lot at stake when these two get together, so make sure to be in attendance for the hotly contested Maple Leafs-Canadiens games.
Battle of Ontario
Rival Team: Ottawa Senators
The Battle of Ontario between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators has all the makings of a great rivalry. The two teams have been in the same division since the Senators entered the league in 1992 and have met in the playoffs several times. The Leafs may have won all four playoff series, but the Sens hold an edge the all-time series of this in this tightly contested series. There are always plenty of fans from both sides in the arena for these contests, so be in attendance for Leafs-Sens games if you want to see one of the best matchups of the season.
Maple Leafs vs Sabres
Rival Team: Buffalo Sabres
The close proximity of Toronto and Buffalo make a Leafs-Sabres game a must see event. Fans of both teams fill the arena creating a great atmosphere. Flames were added to the rivalry recently when the Leafs beat out the Sabres in signing head coach Mike Babcock further intensifying things.
Maple Leafs vs Red Wings
Rival Team: Detroit Red Wings
The Maple Leafs and Red Wings are once again in the same division thanks to realignment making a Wings-Leafs game a can’t miss proposition. These two Original Six teams have met in the playoffs more times than anyone else except for the Bruins and Canadiens, so there is always bad blood when they get together. Most recently, the rivalry between these two was heightened once again when former Red Wings coach Mike Babcock signed with the Leafs. No matter where these two teams are in the standings a Maple Leafs-Red Wings games is always must see entertainment.