1927–28 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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1927–28 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 4th Canadian
1927–28 record 18–18–8
Goals for 89
Goals against 88
Team information
General Manager Conn Smythe
Coach Conn Smythe
Captain Hap Day
Arena Arena Gardens
Team leaders
Goals Bill Carson (20)
Assists Hap Day (8)
Points Bill Carson (26)
Penalties in minutes Art Duncan (101)
Wins John Ross Roach (18)
Goals against average John Ross Roach (1.96)

The 1927–28 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the first under the Maple Leafs name for the Toronto National Hockey League (NHL) franchise. The club finished in fourth to miss the playoffs again.

Offseason[edit]

Conn Smythe left his duties as coach at the University of Toronto and became the general manager and coach of the Leafs. Smythe would be general manager for 30 years. Smythe put team captain Bert Corbeau on waivers in October. Corbeau cleared waivers and joined Toronto Ravinia of the Canadian-American Professional Hockey League. Smythe named Hap Day as team captain.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Canadian Division
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Montreal Canadiens 44 26 11 7 116 48 496 59
Montreal Maroons 44 24 14 6 96 77 549 54
Ottawa Senators 44 20 14 10 78 57 483 50
Toronto Maple Leafs 44 18 18 8 89 88 436 44
New York Americans 44 11 27 6 63 128 563 28

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Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1927-28 NHL Records
Team BOS CHI DET MON MTM NYA NYR OTT PIT TOR
Boston 4–0–2 4–2 0–2–2 2–2 3–1 2–1–3 3–1 1–2–3 1–2–1
Chicago 0–4–2 2–3–1 0–4 1–3 1–3 2–4 0–4 1–5 0–4
Detroit 2–4 3–2–1 2–2 3–1 2–0–2 2–3–1 0–3–1 3–2–1 2–2
M. Canadiens 2–0–2 4–0 2–2 2–2–2 4–2 4–0 3–2–1 2–1–1 3–2–1
M. Maroons 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–2–2 4–1–1 2–1–1 3–2–1 2–2 5–0–1
N.Y. Americans 1–3 3–1 0–2–2 2–4 1–4–1 0–3–1 1–5 2–1–1 1–4–1
N.Y. Rangers 1–2–3 4–2 3–2–1 0–4 1–2–1 3–0–1 2–0–2 3–2–1 2–2
Ottawa 1–3 4–0 3–0–1 2–3–1 2–3–1 5–1 0–2–2 2–1–1 1–1–4
Pittsburgh 2–1–3 5–1 2–3–1 1–2–1 2–2 1–2–1 2–3–1 1–2–1 3–1
Toronto 2–1–1 4–0 2–2 2–3–1 0–5–1 4–1–1 2–2 1–1–4 1–3

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L November 15, 1927 2–4 New York Rangers (1927–28) 0–1–0
2 W November 19, 1927 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 1–1–0
3 L November 22, 1927 0–1 @ Boston Bruins (1927–28) 1–2–0
4 W November 24, 1927 2–1 @ New York Americans (1927–28) 2–2–0
5 W November 26, 1927 2–1 OT @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 3–2–0
6 L December 3, 1927 1–2 Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 3–3–0
7 T December 6, 1927 0–0 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 3–3–1
8 L December 8, 1927 1–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 3–4–1
9 T December 10, 1927 0–0 OT Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 3–4–2
10 W December 14, 1927 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 4–4–2
11 L December 17, 1927 0–1 OT Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 4–5–2
12 W December 20, 1927 5–2 New York Americans (1927–28) 5–5–2
13 L December 22, 1927 2–3 OT Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 5–6–2
14 T December 24, 1927 1–1 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 5–6–3
15 W December 29, 1927 2–1 Boston Bruins (1927–28) 6–6–3
16 W January 2, 1928 4–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 7–6–3
17 L January 5, 1928 1–2 @ Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 7–7–3
18 L January 7, 1928 1–9 Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 7–8–3
19 L January 10, 1928 1–2 @ New York Americans (1927–28) 7–9–3
20 W January 12, 1928 2–1 @ Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 8–9–3
21 W January 14, 1928 6–1 New York Rangers (1927–28) 9–9–3
22 W January 17, 1928 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1927–28) 10–9–3
23 W January 21, 1928 2–1 Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 11–9–3
24 L January 26, 1928 0–1 @ Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 11–10–3
25 W January 28, 1928 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1927–28) 12–10–3
26 L January 31, 1928 0–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 12–11–3
27 W February 2, 1928 4–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 13–11–3
28 W February 4, 1928 2–0 Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 14–11–3
29 L February 7, 1928 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 14–12–3
30 T February 11, 1928 2–2 OT New York Americans (1927–28) 14–12–4
31 L February 14, 1928 2–4 Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 14–13–4
32 W February 16, 1928 3–2 @ New York Americans (1927–28) 15–13–4
33 L February 18, 1928 1–2 @ Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 15–14–4
34 T February 21, 1928 0–0 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 15–14–5
35 T February 23, 1928 2–2 OT Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 15–14–6
36 L February 28, 1928 0–1 @ New York Rangers (1927–28) 15–15–6
37 L March 1, 1928 2–4 @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1927–28) 15–16–6
38 T March 3, 1928 0–0 OT Boston Bruins (1927–28) 15–16–7
39 L March 6, 1928 1–3 @ Detroit Cougars (1927–28) 15–17–7
40 W March 8, 1928 4–2 New York Americans (1927–28) 16–17–7
41 T March 13, 1928 1–1 OT Ottawa Senators (1927–28) 16–17–8
42 W March 17, 1928 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1927–28) 17–17–8
43 W March 20, 1928 6–2 @ Boston Bruins (1927–28) 18–17–8
44 L March 24, 1928 4–8 Montreal Maroons (1927–28) 18–18–8

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Bill Carson C 32 20 6 26 36
Hap Day D 22 9 8 17 48
Butch Keeling LW 43 10 6 16 52
Danny Cox LW 41 9 6 15 27
Ace Bailey RW 43 9 3 12 72
Art Duncan D 43 7 5 12 97
Gerry Lowrey LW 25 6 5 11 29
Eddie Rodden C 25 3 6 9 36
Jimmy Herbert C/RW 31 7 1 8 40
Art Smith D 15 5 3 8 22
Bert McCaffrey RW/D 9 1 1 2 9
Beattie Ramsay D 43 0 2 2 10
George Patterson W 12 1 0 1 14
Ed Gorman D 19 0 1 1 30
Joe Ironstone G 1 0 0 0 0
Joe Primeau C 2 0 0 0 0
John Ross Roach G 43 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
John Ross Roach 2690 43 18 18 7 88 1.96 4
Joe Ironstone 70 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 1
Team: 2760 44 18 18 8 88 1.91 5

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Note:
Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Playoffs[edit]

The Maple Leafs did not qualify for the playoffs.

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy; et al., eds. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 146. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  2. ^ "1927-28 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  • Diamond, Dan, ed. (2000). Total Hockey. Total Sports Publishing. ISBN 1-892129-85-X.