At an afternoon press conference at Real Sports Bar & Grill, the Toronto Maple Leafs made official the worst kept secret in the NHL by naming Dion Phaneuf the 18th captain in the club’s long and storied history (22nd if you count the St.Pats and the Arenas).
The Maple Leafs also unveiled the team’s new jersey design.Â The new jerseys return the horizontal white stripes to the bottom of the sweater, in homage to past tradition.Â For more on the new designs, please see Alec’s earlier post regarding the jerseys.
SeeÂ the full list ofÂ TML captains after the jump.
The passing of Pit Martin this past weekend prompted me to look up his hometown, which was reported as Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, a town I most closely associated with my favourite Maple Leaf of all time, Dave Keon.
November 20, 1974
Toronto’s Dave Keon played in his 1,000th career NHL game, and scored his fifth career hat trick, as the Maple Leafs lost 8-5 to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Keon became the third player to appear in 1,000 games with Toronto.
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After several years of coaching and playing the game, and many more than that spent as a Leaf fan, I have finally got some time to pursue my other passion, writing about the Toronto Maple Leafs. Alec has allowed me the privilege of becoming a regular blogger on this site and I hope to provide an entertaining, passionate read on our favourite subject. Allow me to introduce myself.