The Toronto Raptors announced Monday their roster for Wednesday’s regular season opener against the Washington Wizards at Scotiabank Arena at 7:30 p.m. (TSN / Sportsnet 590 The FAN). Toronto returns eight players that finished last season with the team.
The Raptors played the entire 2020-21 season in Tampa, Florida and have not hosted a regular season game in Toronto since Feb. 28, 2020 vs. Charlotte. Only four players — OG Anunoby, Chris Boucher, Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet — remain from the team that played the Hornets that night.
The upcoming campaign marks the Raptors’ 27th season in the NBA. This is the 10th straight season and the 21st time in team history Toronto has started the regular season at home. The Raptors sport a 16-10 record in season openers, including 13-7 at home. Wednesday will mark the third time Toronto has opened the season against the Wizards. The two clubs faced off to start the 2002-03 (W 74-68) and 2005-06 (L 99-96) campaigns.
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Toronto Maple Leafs 2021-22 Matchups vs. New York: First of Three 2020-21 Record vs. New York N/A Next Game vs. New York: Thursday, Nov. 18 vs. New York Toronto Season Record: 2-1-0 Toronto Home Record: 2-0-0 TV: Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050 October 17, 2021 Goaltender Michael Hutchinson recalled on an emergency basis from the Toronto Marlies (AHL) October 16, 2021 Alex Bishop signed to a one-game amateur tryout October 11, 2021 Adam Brooks claimed off waivers by the Montréal Canadiens. October 10, 2021 Defenceman Alex Biega and forward Kurtis Gabriel have been assigned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL). October 9, 2021 Forward Kirill Semyonov has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL). Score: Maple Leafs 3, Ottawa 1 Date: Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 TOR Goals: Simmonds, Kerfoot, Bunting OTT Goals: Norris TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 20-21, .952% OTT Goaltender: Forsberg, 26-29, .897% TOR Power Play: 1/2 OTT Power Play: 0/3 Date: Friday, Oct. 22, 6:00 p.m. Opponent: vs. San Jose Sharks Broadcast Information: TSN4 (TV); Sportsnet 590 (Radio) INJURIES Petr Mrázek Groin Ilya Mikheyev Thumb Man Games Lost: 4 FAST FACTS First Matchup between Clubs: Nov. 20, 1926 (Toronto 1 vs. New York 5) All-Time Record: 288-223-95-11 (617 Games) All-Time Record at Home: 168-94-39-6 (307 Games) All-Time Record on the Road: 120-129-56-5 (310 Games) Last Win vs. Opponent at Home: December 22, 2018 (Toronto 5, New York 3) Record in Last Five Games: 1-2-2 Record in Last 10 Games: 5-2-3 Games Played: John Tavares (49), Jason Spezza (45), Wayne Simmonds (42) Goals: John Tavares (15), Jason Spezza (13), Wayne Simmonds (13) Assists: John Tavares (29), Jason Spezza (22), Wayne Simmonds (11) Points: John Tavares (44), Jason Spezza (35), Wayne Simmonds (24) Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (76), John Tavares (46), Jason Spezza (24) Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO% Toronto .667 2.33 1.67 27.3% 80.0% 35.7 29.7 59.0% NHL Rank 14th-T 22nd-T 7th 15th 12th-T 8th 19th 2nd Power Play: 3/11 (27.3%) Power Play Goal Leader: 1 (Engvall, Spezza, Nylander) Power Play Point Leader: 2 (Spezza, Nylander) 2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%) Penalty Kill: 8/10 (80.0%) Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A 2020-21 Penalty Kill: 31/144 (78.5%) Monday games 1 of 7 (3 home, 4 road) Back-to-Backs played 1 of 13 Record in first game of Back-to-Back 1-0-0 Record in second game of Back-to-Back 0-1-0 October games 4th of 9 (5 home, 4 road) RECENT MILESTONES
TRAVIS DERMOTT Skated in his 200th career NHL game on Apr. 24 at WPG. ALEXANDER KERFOOT Skated in his 100th game as a Maple Leaf on Mar. 29 vs. EDM. MITCH MARNER Scored his 100th career NHL goal on Apr. 24 at WPG. AUSTON MATTHEWS Appeared in his 300th NHL game on Feb. 20 at MTL. AUSTON MATTHEWS Recorded his 300th NHL point with a goal on Feb. 8 vs. VAN, tying Charlie Conacher to become the second-fastest Maple Leaf to reach the mark at 294 games. JAKE MUZZIN Skated in his 600th NHL game on March 1 at EDM.INJURIE WILLIAM NYLANDER Scored his 100th career NHL goal on Apr. 18 at VAN. MORGAN RIELLY Recorded his 300th NHL point with an assist on Apr. 13 vs. CGY to become the sixth defenceman in franchise history to record 300 points with the club. WAYNE SIMMONDS Skated in his 950th career NHL games played, Oct. 16 vs. OTT JOHN TAVARES Skated in his 200th game as a Maple Leaf on May 12 at OTT. JOHN TAVARES Registered his 100th assist as a Maple Leaf on April 18 at VAN. JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 800th career NHL point on April 5 at CGY.
UPCOMING MILESTONES TJ BRODIE 7 games away from 700 career NHL games played TJ BRODIE 1 goal away from 50 career NHL goals JACK CAMPBELL 8 wins away from 50 career NHL wins TRAVIS DERMOTT Two points away from 50 career NHL points PIERRE ENGVALL 7 games away from 100 career NHL games played JUSTIN HOLL Nine points away from 50 career NHL points ONDREJ KAŠE Seven goals away from 50 career NHL goals ONDREJ KAŠE Three points away from 100 career NHL points DAVID KÄMPF Nine assists away from 50 career NHL assists AUSTON MATTHEWS One goal away from 200 career NHL goals ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played MORGAN RIELLY Two assists away from 250 career NHL assists