Best Answer

The Toronto Maple Leaf hockey franchise began in the newly-formed National Hockey League (NHL) as the Toronto Arenas (1917-1919). It became the Toronto St. Patricks from 1919 to 1926. Conn Smythe purchased the franchise and renamed it the Toronto Maple Leafs, which it has been since 1927.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2009-10-02 14:25:03
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides


1 card


See all cards
No Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What was the name of the Toronto Maple Leafs before they were the Toronto Maple Leafs?
Write your answer...
Related questions

Have the Toronto Maple Leafs ever won the Stanley Cup?

Yes. The Toronto Maple Leafs have won 11 Stanley Cups since they changed their name to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

What was the original name of the Toronto maple leafs?

Toronto. No moniker.

What is toronto's hockey team name?

Toronto maple leafs

What year did the Toronto Maple Leafs get their name?

Conn Smythe purchased the Toronto St. Patricks in 1927 and renamed the team as the Toronto Maple Leafs.

What is the name of the place where the Toronto Maple Leafs play?

The Maple Leafs play in the Air Canada Centre.

How did Toronto get there name the Maple Leafs?

The team used to be known as the Toronto Arenas, and later as the Toronto St Pats. Conn Smythe bought the Toronto St Pats in 1927 and changed their name to Toronto Maple Leafs.

What is the name of the Toronto maple leafs mascot?

Carlton the bear

Who is the founder of the Toronto Maple Leafs?

Some like to think the founder was Conn Smythe. He was the one who changed the team's name to Toronto Maple Leafs. The team however had been around for a decade before he bought them.

Do the Toronto Maple Leafs have more Stanley Cups then the Detroit Red Wings?

This depends on if you count all 13 of the Maple Leafs' Stanley Cups. The Detroit Red Wings have won 11 Stanley Cups. The Toronto Maple Leafs have won 13 Stanley Cups: 11 as the Toronto Maple Leafs, and one each as the Toronto Arenas and the Toronto St. Patricks. The name was changed from Arenas to St. Patricks in 1919 and from the St. Patricks to the Maple Leafs in 1927.

What is the name of the arena that The Toronto Maple Leafs play in?

The Air Canada Centre

Why did Toronto get there name the maple leafs?

Conn Smythe renamed the Toronto St. Pats the Maple Leafs when he bought them due to his strong patriotic feelings toward Canada's national emblem.

How many times have the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup?

The Toronto Maple Leafs have won 11 Stanley Cups as the Toronto Maple Leafs. 1932, 1942, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967. The franchise also won the Stanley Cup twice before their name was changed to the Maple Leafs. 1922 Toronto St. Patricks 1918 Toronto Arenas Before the formation of the NHL (National Hockey League) in 1917, the Toronto Blue Shirts won the Stanley Cup twice, as the Stanley Cup was a challenge cup.

What year were the Toronto maple leafs formed?

They were a charter member of the NHL in 1917, competing without a nickname for the 1917-18 season. They became the Toronto Arenas in 1918 and the St. Pats in 1919 before being Purchased by Conn Smythe in 1927 and having their name changed to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

What year did the Toronto Maples Leafs start And what was their name before that?

The Toronto Maple Leafs were founded in 1917 as a charter member of the NHL, although the franchise was simply known as "Toronto" at the time. Today we refer to them as the Toronto Arenas, since they were owned and operated by the Toronto Arena Company. In 1919 the NHL transfered the team to new owners who named it the Toronto St. Patricks. In 1927 the team was sold to Conn Smythe, who renamed them the Maple Leafs.

What is the origin of the name the Toronto Maple Leafs?

The teams original name was Toronto Saint Patricks. Then the name changed to be more patriotic towards Canada.

Why are the Toronto Maple Leafs not the Toronto Maple Leaves?

The team was named by Conn Smythe, a military man, who had the Toronto franchise name changed from the St. Pats to Maple Leafs, the name of a World War I fighting unit, the Maple Leaf Regiment. He also switched the uniform colours to blue and white from green and white. See the related link for further information.

What country is known for maple leaf hockey and provinces?

the Maple Leafs is the name of a hockey team in the city of Toronto in the province of Ontario which is a province in Canada.

This former Toronto maple leafs left wing had his number retired by leafs on November 22 2008 who is he and what is his name?

The player is the best leaf ever and that is Wendel Clark

When did the Toronto Maple Leafs name Ron Wilson head coach?

On June 10th 2008 the Toronto Maple Leafs named Ron Wilson as their new Head Coach succeeding the unsuccessful Paul Maurice who did not make the playoffs in each of the two seasons he coached the team

When did the leafs change their name from st pats to maple leafs?


Name the first NHL player to have number and jersey retired?

Ace Bailey #6 retired by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1934.

Why would a team from Toronto be called the maple leafs?

It would be called the Toronto MAPLE LEAFS, because Toronto is more or less the pride of Canada, which in its flag has a huge red maple leaf on it. Just like the Washington CAPITALS the logo and team name is used to represent their respected countries. ---------- Hate to break it to the above poster but he's wrong. In 1927, Conn Smythe bought the Toronto St. Pats NHL team and quickly renamed them the Maple Leafs. The current Canadian flag was adopted in 1965. The truth is nobody knows why they are actually called the Maple Leafs. Some speculate it was after a local minor league baseball team also called the Toronto Maple Leafs. The most common belief is that they were named after a World War 1 Battalion which Smythe was apart of although we probably will never know for sure.

Which Toronto Maple Leafs captain presented Terry Fox with his 1980 NHL All-Star team sweater?

His name was Darryl Sittler.

How did the Toronto maple leafs get their name?

The name of the Toronto Maple Leafs is a bit of a mystery. There have been theories, including that it was named after a local baseball club. The most common theory -- and by virtue, the most accepted by fans -- is that the team was named after Conn Smythe's World War I regiment. One thing that is most commonly mistaken is that the team was named after the Maple Leaf on the Canadian flag. This is positively, absolutely, FALSE. The current flag of Canada was not adopted until 1965, while the franchise was renamed the Maple Leafs in 1927.

Name the years in which the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley cup?

1932 1942 1945 1948 1949 1951 1962 1963 1964