If you are a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2021 season. Do the Toronto Maple Leafs have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup in 2022?
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A former National Hockey League player, Keefe has 15 years of coaching experience as well. Beginning his career in 2006 in the junior ranks he got his first NHL job in 2019 with Toronto. Prior to that, he was a 47th overall draft pick in 1999 by the Tampa Bay Lighting. He only played 5 years in the NHL before quickly joining the coaching ranks. His all time W-L-OT record is 62-29-12 all coming with the Maple Leafs.
A former #1 overall pick in 2016, Matthews is heading into his sixth NHL season. Also the winner of the 2016-17 Calder award given to the rookie of the year. A prolific scorer already, he is closing in on 200 career Goals. He has scored more than 30 goals in every season he’s played for the Maple Leafs. Going along with his tremendous goal scoring ability he also has 152 career Assists, putting up at least 25 in all 5 professional seasons.
A 12 year veteran of the NHL, Tavares has played for two teams over that span. Starting his career as an Islander before moving to Toronto in 2018. He has been nothing short of great in 3 years, playing in nearly every game. Along with his dependability he has shown he can still put up great numbers. While serving as the Maple Leafs captain he has 92 Goals and 106 Assists.