MAPLE LEAFS-BLACKHAWKS PREGAME NOTES





INJURY REPORT

2021-22 Matchups vs. Chicago: First of Two
2020-21 Record vs. Chicago: N/A
Next Game vs. Chicago: Saturday, December 11 vs. Chicago
Toronto Season Record: 2-4-1
Toronto Road Record: 0-3-0
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
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).

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 1 at Carolina 4
Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
TOR Goals: Matthews
CAR Goals: Aho, Lorentz, Niederreiter, Svechnikov
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 32/35, .914 SV%
CAR Goaltender: Andersen, 24/25, .960 SV%
TOR Power Play: 0-for-3
CAR Power Play: 0-for-3


NEXT GAME

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Opponent: vs. Detroit Red Wings
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Petr Mrázek Groin
Ilya Mikheyev Thumb
Man Games Lost: 12

ALL-TIME VS. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS:
First Matchup between Clubs: November 17, 1926 (Toronto 1, Chicago 4)
All-Time Record: 289-265-96-3 (653 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 167-102-54-2 (325 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 122-163-42-1 (328 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent on the Road: October 7, 2018 (Toronto 7, Chicago 6 – OTW)
Record in Last Five Games: 2-3-0
Record in Last 10 Games: 3-5-2

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS:
Games Played: TJ Brodie (27), Wayne Simmonds (27), Jason Spezza (26)
Goals: John Tavares (8), William Nylander (6), Auston Matthews (5)
Assists: Jason Spezza (14), TJ Brodie (9), Auston Matthews (9)
Points: Jason Spezza (18), John Tavares (16), Auston Matthews (14)
Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (30), John Tavares (18), Nick Ritchie (16)

2021-22 AVERAGES &RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .357 1.86 3.29 13.6% 87.5% 33.6 30.3 55.6%
NHL Rank 23rd-T 29th 21st 25th-T 6th-T 9th-T 13th 3rd


THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22

Power Play: 3/22 (13.6%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 1 (Engvall, Spezza, Nylander)
Power Play Point Leader: 2 (Spezza, Nylander)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 21/24 (87.5%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A
Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Wednesday games 2 of 11 (6 home, 5 road)
Back-to-Backs played 2 of 13
Record in first game of Back-to-Back 1-1-0
Record in second game of Back-to-Back 0-2-0
October games 8th 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
Recorded his 200th NHL goal, Oct. 25 at CAR. Per NHL Stats, Matthews
required the second-fewest games to reach 200 goals in Maple Leafs
history among players who debuted with the team, trailing only Charlie
Conacher (317 games). Matthews is the 14th player in Maple Leafs
franchise history to record 200 goals with the team.
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.
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.
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs on Oct. 18 vs. NYR.

UPCOMING MILESTONES
TJ BRODIE Three games away from 700 career NHL games played
TJ BRODIE One goal away from 50 career NHL goals
JACK CAMPBELL Eight wins away from 50 career NHL wins
TRAVIS DERMOTT Two points away from 50 career NHL points
PIERRE ENGVALL Three games away from 100 career NHL games played
JUSTIN HOLL Nine points away from 50 career NHL points
ONDREJ KAŠE Six goals away from 50 career NHL goals
ONDREJ KAŠE Two points away from 100 career NHL points
DAVID KÄMPF Nine assists away from 50 career NHL assists
ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played
MORGAN RIELLY One assist away from 250 career NHL assists
HOW THE MAPLE LEAFS WERE BUILT

Draft (8) Free Agent (13) Trade (3)
2018 – Sandin (29th overall) 2021 – Kaše (July 31) 2020 – Campbell (Feb. 5)
2017 – Liljegren (17th overall) 2021 – Ritchie (July 31) 2019 – Kerfoot (July 1)
2016 – Matthews (1st overall) 2021 – Amadio (July 29) 2019 – Muzzin (Jan. 28)
2015 – Marner (4th overall) 2021 – Bunting (July 28)
2015 – Dermott (34th overall) 2021 – Kämpf (July 28)
2014 – Engvall (188th overall) 2021 – Mrázek (July 28)
2014 – Nylander (8th overall) 2020 – Hutchinson (October 30)
2012 – Rielly (5th overall) 2020 – Brodie (October 9)
2020 – Simmonds (October 9)
2019 – Spezza (July 1)
2019 – Mikheyev (May 6)
2018 – Tavares (July 1)
2015 – Holl (July 2)
NAME PRONUNCIATION NAME PRONUNCIATION
Michael Amadio MIGHK uh-MA-dee-oh Mitch Marner MIHTCH MAHR-nuhr
TJ Brodie TEE-JAY BROH-dee Auston Matthews AW-stuhn MA-thewz
Michael Bunting MIGH-kuhl BUHN-tihng Ilya Mikheyev ihl-YAH mihk-HAY-ehv
Jack Campbell JAK KAM-buhl Petr Mrázek JAYK MUH-zihn
Travis Dermott TRA-vihs DUHR-mawt Jake Muzzin JAYK MUH-zihn
Pierre Engvall pee-AIHR EHNG-vuhl William Nylander WIHL-yuhm NEE-lan-duhr
Justin Holl JUHS-tihn HOHL Morgan Rielly MOHR-guhn RIGH-lee
Michael Hutchinson MIGH -kuhl HUH-chihn-suhn Nick Ritchie NIHK RIH -chee
David Kämpf DAY-vihd KAMPF Jason Spezza JAY-suhn SPEHT-zuh
Ondej Kaše AWN-dray KAH-sheh Wayne Simmonds WAYN SIH-muhnds
Alexander Kerfoot al-ehx-AN-duhr KUHR-fut Jason Spezza JAY-suhn SPEHT-zuh
Timothy Liljegren TIH-moh-thee LIHL-yeh-grehn John Tavares JAWN tah-VAHR-ehs

2021-22 TEAM LEADERS

CATEGORY LEADER CATEGORY LEADER
GOALS 3 – Spezza BLOCKED SHOTS 16 – Holl
ASSISTS 3 – Rielly, Nylander TAKEAWAYS 9 – Nylander
POINTS 5 – Nylander HITS 17 – Ritchie
POWER PLAY POINTS 2 – Spezza, Nylander TOI PER GAME 24:16 – Rielly
SHORTHANDED POINTS N/A PP TOI PER GAME 3:26 – Nylander, Tavares
PIMs 9 – Simmonds SH TOI PER GAME 2:59 – Holl
SHOTS 25 – Tavares WINS 2 – Campbell
FACEOFF% 100% – Marner GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 2.39 – Campbell
SHOT ATTEMPT % 59.2%- Nylander SAVE PERCENTAGE .915 – Campbell

BLACKHAWKS NOTES

TONIGHT’S BROADCAST INFORMATION
TV: NBCSCH – Pat Foley (PxP) and Colby Cohen (analyst)
RADIO: WGN-AM 720 – John Wiedeman (PxP) and Paul Caponigri (analyst) and Joe Brand (studio host)
RADIO (Spanish): TUDN-AM 1200 – Miguel Esparza (PxP) and Jorge Moreno (analyst)
UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Friday, Oct. 29 at CAR, 6 p.m. CT (NBCSCH, WGN Radio)
Saturday, Oct. 30 at STL, 7 p.m. CT (NBCSCH, WGN Radio)
Monday, Nov. 1 vs. OTT, 7 p.m. CT (NBCSCH+, WGN Radio, Univision TUDN-AM 1200)
Wednesday, Nov. 3 vs. CAR, 7:30 p.m. CT (NBCSCH+, WGN Radio, Univision TUDN-AM 1200)
Friday, Nov. 5 at WPG, 7 p.m. CT (NBCSCH, WGN Radio)
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
Oct. 24 – Recalled defenseman Ian Mitchell from Rockford … Oct. 23 – Recalled forward Reese Johnson from Rockford … Oct. 21 – Placed forward
Mike Hardman in concussion protocol … Oct. 18 – Recalled forward Mike Hardman from Rockford and assigned defenseman Ian Mitchell to Rockford
… Oct. 14 – Activated defenseman Alec Regula from injured reserve (lower back) and assigned him to Rockford … Oct. 12 – Recalled forwards Philipp
Kurashev and MacKenzie Entwistle from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League … Placed forward Andrew Shaw (concussion
protocol) and defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk (right ankle sprain) on long-term injured reserve.
LAST TIME OUT
Score: Detroit (6) at Chicago (3) – Sun., Oct. 24, United Center
CHI Goals: Johnson (1), PP-Kubalik (3), Borgstrom (1)
DET Goals: Raymond (1), Rowney (1), Namestnikov (3), Bertuzzi (6), Raymond (3), PP-Raymond (4)
Goalies: CHI – Fleury (31/37, 60:00) DET – Nedeljkovic (32/35, 60:00)
CHI PP:1/4; PK:7/8 DET PP:1/8; PK: 3/4
Recap: Detroit jumped out to a one-goal advantage in the first period as Lucas Raymond scored his second goal of the year … Tyler Johnson provided
the equalizer later in the frame with his first goal as a Blackhawk … The Blackhawks and Red Wings headed into the first intermission tied at one …
Three straight goals from Detroit in the second period gave the club a 4-1 lead … Dominik Kubalik cut into the deficit with his second power-play
marker of the 2021-22 campaign … The Red Wings led 4-2 going into the final 20 minutes … Raymond added two more tallies in the third to record his
first career hat trick … Chicago struck for their third goal of the game as Henrik Borgstrom recorded his first goal in a Blackhawks uniform.
TONIGHT’S OPPONENT – TORONTO
The Maple Leafs travel to Chicago for their first game against the Blackhawks since Nov. 10, 2019 when Chicago 5-4 at the United Center … Chicago
has registered a point in 11 straight games against Toronto (8-0-3) and is 16-2-3 vs. Toronto dating back to the 2003-04 campaign … In the clubs last
matchup (Jan. 18, 2020 in TOR) the Blackhawks struck for six goals … Dominik Kubalik notched a three-point night (2G, 1A) and Erik Gustafsson
posted two helpers in 19:57 of total ice time.
2021-22 Schedule/Results: HOME: Oct. 27 AWAY: Dec. 11
2020-21 Schedule/Results: Did not play
All-Time Record: 268-286-96-3 Home: 164-120-42-2 Road: 104-166-54-1
Last Home Win: Nov. 10, 2019 (5-4) Last Road Win: Jan. 18, 2020 (6-2) Last Home Loss: Oct. 7, 2019 (7-6 OT) Last Road Loss: Oct. 9, 2017 (4-3
OT)
BLACKHAWKS VS. TOR ALL-TIME

GOALS ASSISTS POINTS
Patrick Kane 14 Patrick Kane 16 Patrick Kane 30
Jonathan Toews 7 Jonathan Toews 7 Jonathan Toews 14
Dominik Kubalik/Alex DeBrincat 2 Dylan Strome 4 Alex DeBrincat 5



LAYING THE LUMBER: The Blackhawks logged 41 hits on Sunday against the Red Wings … It was their most in a single game since Oct. 27, 2019
against the LA Kings dating back to the 2011-12 campaign … Since that season Chicago has notched 40 or more hits in a game on just three occasions
… The 41 hits against Detroit share fifth for most hits in a single game this year.
500 CLUB: Connor Murphy skated in his 500th career National Hockey League game on Sunday vs. Detroit … He joined his father, Gord (862 games
played) in reaching the milestone … The Murphy’s are at least the 17th father-son duo to each play 500 NHL games … Their 1,362 combined games
played would put them 13th on the all-time list.
MARATHON MAN: Seth Jones skated in a game-high 27:06 of total ice time on Sunday night against the Red Wings … It was the third time this season
he skated in over 27:00 of ice time … The Arlington, Texas native is currently ninth in the National Hockey League averaging 25:54 of TOI … He
averaged a career-best 25:49 of TOI during the 2018-19 season with the Blue Jackets … Duncan Keith paced the club in average TOI in each of the
past 16 seasons.
SPECIAL TEAMING UP: The Blackhawks killed off a season-high seven of eight power-play chances by the Detroit Red Wings in Sunday’s game …
Chicago currently ranks third in the NHL in penalty kill percentage, killing off 20 of 22 (90.9 percent) opponent power plays this season … The
Blackhawks have recorded a power-play marker in five of their six games this season (6-for-23; 26.1 percent) … Their six power-play goals this season
are tied for the third most in the NHL … The Blackhawks finished 11th in the National Hockey League with a 21.7% PP% during the 2020-21 season …
Dominik Kubalik’s two power-play markers share seventh in the league … He recorded four goals on the man advantage in each of his first two
seasons in the league.
KIRBY FULLY LOADED: Third-year forward Kirby Dach recorded a three-game point streak (2G, 1A) from Oct. 15-19 … His career long is five games,
which he accomplished twice during his rookie season … Dach netted a goal in consecutive games (Oct. 15 and 16) for the first time since his rookie
season (Nov. 10 and Nov. 13, 2019) … Dach shares 10th in the league with seven takeaways this year, including registering a season high of three on
Sunday.
HELLO MY NAME IS: The Blackhawks featured six players in their opening-night lineup who made their team debuts … Henrik Borgstrom, Tyler
Johnson, Jujhar Khaira, Seth Jones, Jake McCabe and Marc-Andre Fleury appeared in their first games in a Blackhawks sweater … The group
includes five Stanley Cup rings, 10 All-Star Game appearances, one Vezina Trophy and over 2,700 games of National Hockey League experience.
FOLLOW THE LEADERS: On Oct. 12, Head Coach Jeremy Colliton named Jonathan Toews team captain and announced that Patrick Kane,
Connor Murphy and Alex DeBrincat would serve as alternate captains during the 2021-22 campaign … Murphy will wear an “A” on the road, while
DeBrincat wears an “A” at the United Center … Toews is the second-longest tenured captain in the league, trailing only Sidney Crosby who was named
the Penguins captain prior to the 2007-08 season.
CAT TRICK: Alex DeBrincat recorded two points (1G, 1A) in last year’s season finale to extend his career-long goal streak (9G) to seven games and
his point streak to eight games (9G, 3A) … The point streak matched a season high and was the longest by a Blackhawk during the 2020-21
campaign … He matched Darryl Suter and Bill Mosienko for the third longest goal streak by a Blackhawks player age 23 or younger … It was his 15th
multi-point outing of the season … The Farmington Hills, Michigan native is the seventh U.S.-born skater in National Hockey League history with a 30+
and 40+ goal campaign within their first four seasons per NHL Stats … His 32 markers during the 2020-21 campaign were third in the National Hockey
League … His 1.08 points per game average last year was a new career high.
UPCOMING MILESTONES
Ryan Carpenter
Needs 6 games for 250 career
Marc-Andre Fleury
Needs 8 wins for 500 career
Patrick Kane
Needs one goal to match Larmer for third on the Blackhawks all-time goals list and three points to match Savard for third on the team’s all-time points
list
BLACKHAWKS FRANCHISE LEADERS
GAMES POINTS GOALS ASSISTS

  1. Stan Mikita 1,396 1. Stan Mikita 1,467 1. Bobby Hull 604 1. Stan Mikita 926
  2. Duncan Keith 1,192 2. Bobby Hull 1,153 2. Stan Mikita 541 2. Denis Savard 719
  3. Brent Seabrook 1,114 3. Denis Savard 1,096 3. Steve Larmer 406 3. Patrick Kane 688
  4. Bobby Hull 1,036 4. Patrick Kane 1,093 4. Patrick Kane 405 4. Doug Wilson 554
  5. Patrick Kane 1,034 5. Steve Larmer 923 5. Denis Savard 377 5. Bobby Hull 549
  6. Eric Nesterenko 1,013 6. Jonathan Toews 817 6. Jonathan Toews 345 6. Duncan Keith 520
  7. Bob Murray 1,008 7. Doug Wilson 779 7. Dennis Hull 298 7. Steve Larmer 517
  8. Jonathan Toews 949 8. Dennis Hull 640 8. Tony Amonte 268 8. Jonathan Toews 472
  9. Doug Wilson 938 9. Pit Martin 627 9. Jeremy Roenick 267 9. Pierre Pilote 400
  10. Dennis Hull 904 10. Duncan Keith 625 10. Bill Mosienko 258 10. Chris Chelios 395

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