The Most Famous Toronto Maple Leafs Player: A Ranking of Legends

Choose the player you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 07:19
Attention all Toronto Maple Leafs fans! It's time to settle the debate once and for all - who is the most famous Maple Leafs player in history? At StrawPoll, we're hosting the ultimate ranking of your favorite Leafs legends. From iconic goal-scorers to defensive maestros, we've got a star-studded lineup waiting for your vote. Don't see your top pick on the list? No problem - you can suggest a missing option and rally support for your hockey hero! So, lace up your skates, grab your jerseys, and head on over to cast your vote in this epic ice battle of fame and glory. Who will emerge as the ultimate Maple Leafs icon? You decide!

Who Is the Most Famous Toronto Maple Leafs Player?

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    Auston Matthews
    Azadeh Kashani · CC BY-SA 4.0
    Matthews is the current face of the Toronto Maple Leafs and one of the most talented players in the NHL. He was the first overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and has since become a three-time NHL All-Star.
    Auston Matthews in other rankings
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    32
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    Doug Gilmour
    Newsker93 · CC BY-SA 3.0
    Gilmour played for the Maple Leafs from 1991-1997 and was a key player in the team's run to the Conference Finals in 1993 and 1994. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.
    Doug Gilmour in other rankings
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    Sundin was the Maple Leafs' captain from 1997-2008 and is the franchise's all-time leader in points. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.
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    votes
    Johnny Bower
    Unknown authorUnknown author · Public domain
    Bower was a goaltender for the Maple Leafs from 1958-1970 and helped the team win four Stanley Cup championships. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976.
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    Darryl Sittler
    Horge · CC BY 3.0
    Sittler played for the Maple Leafs from 1970-1982 and is best known for his ten-point game against the Boston Bruins in 1976. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989.
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    Wendel Clark
    Horge · CC BY 3.0
    Clark was a fan favorite during his two stints with the Maple Leafs from 1985-1994 and 1995-1998. He was known for his physical play and leadership on the ice.
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    Salming was a defenseman for the Maple Leafs from 1973-1989 and was one of the first European players to make a significant impact in the NHL. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996.
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    Tim Horton
    Arnie Lee (Arnielee) · CC BY 3.0
    Horton played for the Maple Leafs from 1952-1970 and was a key member of the team's Stanley Cup championship teams in the 1960s. He is also known for founding the popular Tim Hortons restaurant chain.
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    Dave Keon
    Unknown authorUnknown author · Public domain
    Keon played for the Maple Leafs from 1960-1975 and was a key player on the team's Stanley Cup championship teams in the 1960s. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1986.
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    Armstrong played for the Maple Leafs from 1949-1971 and served as the team's captain from 1957-1969. He helped lead the team to four Stanley Cup championships and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975.

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Ranking factors for famous player

  1. Skill and Performance
    Consider the player's on-ice abilities, achievements, records, and statistics. This includes things like their goals, assists, points, awards, championships, and longevity of a successful career.
  2. Impact on the Team
    Evaluate the player's influence and impact on the Toronto Maple Leafs franchise. This includes their leadership, contributions to team success, and their role in helping the team achieve milestones or championships.
  3. Popularity and Fanbase
    Consider the player's popularity among fans and their overall reputation within the hockey community. This includes factors such as jersey sales, fan support, media coverage, and overall fan excitement when the player is on the ice.
  4. Historical Significance
    Assess the player's historical significance and their impact on the franchise and the sport of hockey as a whole. This includes factors like breaking barriers, being a pioneer, or creating a lasting legacy.
  5. Cultural and Community Impact
    Evaluate the player's impact off the ice, including their contributions to the community, philanthropy, and involvement in social causes. This includes factors like charitable work, community engagement, and being a role model both on and off the ice.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous Toronto Maple Leafs player. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or player is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!

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Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each player once every 24 hours. The rank of each player is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous toronto maple leafs player

The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the most storied franchises in the history of the National Hockey League (NHL). Founded in 1917, the team has won 13 Stanley Cup championships, the most recent of which came in 1967. Over the years, the Maple Leafs have boasted some of the greatest players in the sport, including legends like Darryl Sittler, Borje Salming, and Wendel Clark. But who is the most famous Maple Leaf of all time? That's a question that has long been debated among hockey fans, and one that we aim to answer through this poll. By gathering opinions from fans around the world, we hope to finally settle the score and determine once and for all who deserves the title of the most famous Maple Leaf player in history.

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