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.
Toronto will play the franchise's third outdoor game when the team visits the Washington Capitals as part of the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. on March 3, 2018. The Maple Leafs have won their two previous outdoor games - the 2014 Winter Classic in Ann Arbor, Mich., and 2017 Centennial Classic in Toronto - both of which were played against the Detroit Red Wings.
The club will host the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, who play their inaugural season in 2017-18, on November 6, 2017 at Air Canada Centre before playing their first game in Las Vegas on December 31, 2017.
Click here to view the Maple Leafs 2017-18 schedule in its entirety.
Priority access to purchase regular season tickets will be made available as part of a pre-sale for Maple Leafs season ticket members, as well as members of Leafs Nation on July 11, 2017. Fans looking to gain access to the pre-sale for regular season tickets are encouraged to register for Leafs Nation at leafsnation.club by 12 p.m. on July 10, 2017 to be eligible for the pre-sale. Following the pre-sale, any remaining regular season tickets will be available to the public on July 12, 2017 via Ticketmaster.
The Maple Leafs also released their 2017 NHL Preseason Schedule today. The club will play eight preseason games in total, with three of their four home games taking place at Ricoh Coliseum, home of the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies. This year's preseason schedule includes home-and-home series with four Atlantic Division rivals; the Ottawa Senators, Buffalo Sabres, Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings.
Tickets for Maple Leafs pre-season games at Ricoh Coliseum will start as low as $20 and will be available through Ticketmaster. Priority access to tickets will be made available to Maple Leafs season ticket members and Leafs Nation members on July 5, 2017. Fans are encouraged to register for Leafs Nation by 12 p.m. on July 4, 2017 to be eligible for the pre-season ticket pre-sale. Any remaining tickets to pre-season games will be available to the public on July 6, 2017.
The Maple Leafs' 2017 pre-season schedule is available below.
|DATE ||TIME ||OPPONENT ||VENUE |
|Mon., Sep. 18 ||7:30 p.m. ||at Ottawa ||Canadian Tire Centre |
|Tue., Sep. 19 ||7:30 p.m. ||vs. Ottawa ||Air Canada Centre |
|Fri., Sep. 22 ||7:30 p.m. ||vs. Buffalo ||Ricoh Coliseum |
|Sat., Sep. 23 ||7:00 p.m. ||at Buffalo ||Key Bank Center |
|Mon., Sep. 25 ||7:30 p.m. ||vs. Montreal ||Ricoh Coliseum |
|Wed., Sep. 27 ||7:00 p.m. ||at Montreal ||Videotron Centre (Quebec Only) |
|Fri., Sep. 29 ||7:30 p.m. ||at Detroit ||Little Caesars Arena |
|Sat., Sep. 30 ||7:00 p.m. ||vs. Detroit ||Ricoh Coliseum |
Further details, including broadcast information, and the team's training camp schedule will be released at a future date.
An additional breakdown of the Maple Leafs' 2017-18 schedule is available below.
- Longest home stand: Six games - January 2 to January 16
- Longest road stretch: Five games - December 20 - December 31
- Number of back-to-back games: 14
- Busiest month: November - 15 games
- Busiest home months: January and February - 8 games
- Busiest road month: December - 10 games
- Busiest day of the week: Saturday - 23 games
MAPLE LEAFS 2016-17 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN
| ||OCT ||NOV ||DEC ||JAN ||FEB ||MAR ||APR ||TOTAL |
|HOME ||7 ||6 ||3 ||8 ||8 ||7 ||2 ||41 |
|AWAY ||5 ||9 ||10 ||4 ||6 ||6 ||1 ||41 |
|TOTAL ||12 ||15 ||13 ||12 ||14 ||13 ||3 ||82 |
BY DAYS OF THE WEEK
| ||MON ||TUE ||WED ||THU ||FRI ||SAT ||SUN ||TOTAL |
|HOME ||10 ||4 ||10 ||4 ||1 ||11 ||1 ||41 |
|AWAY ||3 ||5 ||5 ||10 ||4 ||12 ||2 ||41 |
|TOTAL ||13 ||9 ||15 ||14 ||5 ||23 ||3 ||82 |
- Total number of back-to-back games: 14
- Home game, followed by home game: 0
- Home game, followed by road game: 4
- Road game, followed by home game: 4
- Road game, followed by road game: 6