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Maple Leafs Announce Schedule for 2017-18 Season

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced their schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 season.

by Staff Writer MapleLeafs / MapleLeafs.com

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced their schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 season, with this year's campaign commencing in Winnipeg on Wednesday, October 4 before the team holds its home opener at Air Canada Centre against the New York Rangers on Saturday, October 7. Toronto wraps up their 2017-18 campaign on home ice on April 7, 2018 against the Montreal Canadiens.

The Maple Leafs will host the Carolina Hurricanes at 2 p.m. on December 19, 2017, commemorating exactly 100 years since the Toronto Arenas played the first game in franchise history on December 19, 1917, as part of the first game day in NHL history. Additional details on the club's plans to commemorate this historic occasion will be made available at a future date.  

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NHL and adidas Unveil New Uniforms for 2017-18 Season

The National Hockey League (NHL®) and adidas today unveiled the new ADIZERO Authentic NHL jerseys and uniforms for all 31 NHL teams, including the Toronto Maple Leafs, which will make their on-ice debut with the 2017-18 season.

by Toronto Maple Leafs / MapleLeafs.com

At the forefront of innovation, design and craftsmanship, the new ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey takes the hockey uniform system and hockey jersey silhouette to the next level by redefining fit, feel and lightweight construction.

  • Lighter - Featuring new cresting materials and construction technology, the ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey reduces crest weight by up to 46%, while a single layer perforated numbering system reduces number weight by up to 60%, in order to deliver a new jersey that is up to 19% lighter when compared to the current NHL Jersey. 
  • Cooler - The ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey features adidas Clima® technology in each of the jersey fabrics to deliver breathability and enhanced performance. Combining moisture management technology and a streamlined silhouette to maximize air flow circulation with materials that are up to 133% more permeable than fabrics currently used on ice allows athletes to be cooler.
  • Stronger - Constructed for durability, the ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey fabrics are up to 27% stronger in burst testing and up to 72% tougher in abrasion testing compared to the current NHL jersey.
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Leafs Prepare for Expansion Draft

Adam Proteau looks back at past expansion drafts in Maple Leafs history

by Adam Proteau Proteautype / MapleLeafs.com

As the Las Vegas Golden Knights prepare to stock their roster in Wednesday's expansion draft, the Maple Leafs are ready for anything that comes their way: the loss of a player - every NHL franchise must have one player selected by the league's newest team - or more significant moves made as teams shake up their own rosters. But as an Original Six club, the Leafs are accustomed to the process of losing a talent or two to the league's new organizations. In fact, over the past half-century of NHL expansion drafts, some notable Leafs legends have been involved with the process.

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The Maple Leafs Head Outdoors for 2018 Stadium Series

Maple Leafs and Capitals to face off in 2018 Stadium Series

by Maple Leafs MapleLeafs / MapleLeafs.com

NEW YORK (May 29, 2017) -The National Hockey League announced today that The Washington Capitals will play host to the Toronto Maple Leafs outdoors at the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. on March 3, 2018. Over the next several years, the League plans to stage a series of outdoor games at the venues of the other respective U.S. Service Academies.

The Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs have faced each other in 141 regular-season games since 1974-75, with Capitals holding a 24-point edge (WSH 71-54-16-158; TOR 60-67-14-134). The Capitals and Maple Leafs lone post-season matchup took place during the First Round of the 2017 Stanley Cup® Playoffs, won by Washington in six games. All six games were decided by one goal, with five contests going to overtime.

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MLSE and Toronto Maple Leafs to Host 2017 Rookie Tournament

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Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) and the Toronto Maple Leafs are pleased to announce that the 2017 Rookie Tournament will take place at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto from September 8-10, 2017. This year's tournament, which marks the start of a new Centennial for the Toronto Maple Leafs, will feature the franchise's top prospects as well as prospect teams from Canadian rivals, Montréal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators. Each team will play two games beginning Friday, September 8.

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Maple Leafs Sign Callé Rosen & Andreas Borgman

by Toronto Maple Leafs / MapleLeafs.com

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Tuesday that the hockey club has signed free agent defencemen Calle Rosén and Andreas Borgman to two-year entry level contracts.

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Top 12: Mark Blinch's Pictures of The Season

Maple Leafs photographer Mark Blinch shares his favourite photos from the 2016-17 season.

by Staff Writer MapleLeafs / MapleLeafs.com

MapleLeafs.com recently asked team photographer Mark Blinch to share with us his favourite photos from the 2016-17 season and tell us the story behind how they came to be. The 12 images selected cover goals and hits, celebration and concentration and provide a great insight into Blinch's work and the season that was. 

"This picture was taken using an overhead remote camera. We install these cameras three hours prior to a game in the roof of the ACC by clamping it to a catwalk rail. The goal of shooting from this angle is to produce a nice graphical top-down view of the game and so you can see into the net when a goal is scored." - Mark Blinch

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Zaitsev Earns Multi-Year Contract After Strong Rookie Campaign

The Maple Leafs made their first big move of the off-season Tuesday, locking up Nikita Zaitsev, a valuable component of their defence corps, to a seven-year contract.

by Adam Proteau Proteautype / MapleLeafs.com

The 25-year-old blueliner just completed his first NHL season after growing his game in his native Russia for the previous seven years, and Toronto GM Lou Lamoriello was more than pleased at what he saw from Zaitsev in his transition season to the North American brand of the sport.

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Maple Leafs Sign Ben Smith to One-Year Deal

by Toronto Maple Leafs / MapleLeafs.com

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has signed forward Ben Smith to a one-year contract worth $650,000.

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Maple Leafs Sign Zaitsev to Seven-Year Extension

The annual value of the contract is $4.50 million in each season through to 2023-24.

by Toronto Maple Leafs / MapleLeafs.com

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Tuesday that the club has signed defenceman Nikita Zaitsev to a seven-year contract extension. The annual value of the contract is $4.50 million in each season through to 2023-24.

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