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.
Yes. The Toronto Maple Leafs have won 11 Stanley Cups since they changed their name to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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Conn Smythe purchased the Toronto St. Patricks in 1927 and renamed the team as the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Maple Leafs play in the Air Canada Centre.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
The Air Canada Centre
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.