This is my third Toronto Maple Leafs’ bonus trivia. The first two seemed to be enjoyed by readers.
I love the history of the NHL. As a bonus feature to the OldProf’s hockey site, about once a week I’ll create a small bonus trivia test to see how well Maple Leafs’ fans know their team’s history.
The trivia quiz for today focuses on Toronto Maple Leafs’ leading scorers in the 1980s and 1990s. There are 10 questions shaped like a riddle. See how well you do. The answer key is below.
10 Riddles about Maple Leafs Scorers from the 1980s and 1990s
Here are 10 Riddles about Maple Leafs’ Goal Scorers. They focus on the team’s scoring during the 1980s and 1990s. Read each statement, then look below the 10 riddles to the list of former Maple Leafs’ players – choose the one who fits each black behind the riddle.
You can look below at all the questions for the list of players who will slot into the space provided. The list is just above the Mats Sundin Upper Deck hockey card.
Question One: I was the Maple Leafs’ leading scorer in the 1980-81 season. I only played for the team for three seasons, and I was traded to Toronto from the Colorado Rockies as part of the Lanny McDonald and Joel Quenneville trade. Who am I?
Question Two: I was the first Maple Leafs’ player to score 50 goals in a season. I beat the record held for two decades by Frank Mahovlich of 48 in 1960-61 by six goals (I scored 54 that season). Auston Matthews beat my record last season. Who am I?
Question Three: I was the Maple Leafs’ leading scorer in the 1986-87 season. I was drafted by the Maple Leafs, but also played for these teams: Montreal Canadiens, Minnesota North Stars, Dallas Stars, Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers, and the Los Angeles Kings. Who am I?
Question Four: I was the Maple Leafs’ leading scorer in the 1989-90 season, and I scored 51 goals that season. Who am I?
Question Five: I was the Maple Leafs’ leading point producer in the 1990-91 season. I had 94 points that season. But my best season was 1992-93, when I had 97 points for the Montreal Canadiens – the city where I was born. Who am I?
Question Six: I was the Maple Leafs’ leading point producer in the 1992-93 season. It was a career season of 127 points, which is the top single season for point scoring in Maple Leafs’ history. Who am I?
Question Seven: I was the Maple Leafs’ leading goal scorer in the 1993-94 season. I have 53 goals that season. I might be better known for my many seasons with the Buffalo Sabres. Who am I?
Question Eight: I was the Maple Leafs’ leading scorer in the 1994-95 season. It was my first season in Toronto after starting out with the Quebec Nordiques. I stayed with the team for a long time. Who am I?
Question Nine: I was the Maple Leafs’ leading goal scorer in the 1995-96 season with 35 goals. It was toward the tail end of my career. I was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001, and have been the Hall of Fame’s Selection Chair since 2022.
Question Ten: I was the Maple Leafs’ leading goal scorer in the 1998-99 season with 37 goals. The Maple Leafs were my first NHL team, but I played most of my career outside of Canada. Who am I?
List of Players Who Fit into the Blanks
Here in alphabetical order are the names that fit into the spaces above. Each one goes into a single space, and there are no extra choices here – so each name fits somewhere.
Dave Andreychuk, Sergei Berezin, Russ Courtnall, Vincent Damphousee, Mike Gartner, Doug Gilmour, Gary Leeman, Wilf Paiement, Mats Sundin & Rick Vaive
Here are the answers to the riddles:
- Wilf Paiement
- Rick Vaive
- Russ Courtnall
- Gary Leeman
- Vincent Damphousee
- Doug Gilmour
- Dave Andreychuk
- Mats Sundin
- Mike Gartner
- Sergei Berezin