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There is no shortage of personal milestones to be hit by Leafs players this season

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Photo credit:Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
Jon Steitzer
1 month ago
It’s training camp time, which means we are spending the next three weeks anticipating a season that is essentially an eight month long transaction to get us to the hockey that we really care about, the playoffs. I think we should be reasonably comfortable with the idea the Leafs are a playoff team, and even if the biggest pessimists will grant the Leafs the bare minimum of a wild card spot in the playoffs, while we’re waiting for that hockey we need something to keep us interested and to some degree that will include players hitting personal milestones.
That is partially why I spent some time putting together a list of what the Leafs’ individual players could achieve.
WhoMilestoneHow far away
Joey Anderson1st Leafs goal1 goal
Joey Anderson1st Leafs point1 point
Joey Anderson100 games played42 games
Nic Aube-Kubel100 games played31 games
Jordie Benn600 games played5 games
TJ Brodie800 games played28 games
Michael Bunting100 games as a Leaf21 games
Michael Bunting100 points as a Leaf37 points
Michael Bunting100 points23 points
Kyle Clifford800 games played49 games
Carl Dahlstrom100 games played33 games
Pierre Engvall200 games played32 games
Pierre Engvall100 points38 points
Adam Gaudette100 points30 points
Mark Giordano100 games as a Leaf80 games
Mark Giordano1100 games76 games
Mark Giordano600 points56 points
Mark Giordano400 assists7 assists
Justin Holl100 points36 points
Calle Jarnkrok600 games played26 games
David Kampf100 games as a Leaf18 games
David Kampf100 career points16 points
Alex Kerfoot400 games played40 games
Alex Kerfoot200 points13 points
Timothy Liljegren100 games played26 games
Denis Malgin200 games played8 games
Denis Malgin100 points40 points
Denis Malgin1st Leafs goal1 goal
Denis Malgin1st Leafs point1 point
Mitch Marner500 games played73 games
Mitch Marner500 points45 points
Mitch Marner400 assists83 assists
Mitch Marner9th on the Leafs alltime assists list (321 tied with Doug Gilmour)4 assists
Mitch Marner8th on the Leafs alltime assists list (330 tied with Ted Kennedy)13 assists
Mitch Marner7th on the Leafs alltime assists list (349 tied with Tim Horton)32 assists
Mitch Marner10th on the Leafs alltime points list (537 tied with Rick Vaive)82 points
Auston Matthews300 goals41 goals
Auston Matthews200 assists2 assists
Auston Matthews500 points43 points
Auston Matthews8th on the Leafs alltime goals list (260 with Wendel Clark)1 goal
Auston Matthews6th on the Leafs alltime goals list (296 tied with Mahovlich and Armstrong)37 goals
Auston Matthews5th on the Leafs alltime goals list (299, tied with Vaive)40 goals
Auston Matthews10th on the Leafs alltime points list (537 tied with Rick Vaive)80 points
Matt Murray300 games played54 games
Matt Murray150 wins18 wins
Matt Murray20 shutouts9 shutouts
Jake Muzzin700 games played21 games
Jake Muzzin200 games as a Leaf17 games
Jake Muzzin100 points as a Leaf20 points
Jake Muzzin300 points7 points
William Nylander500 games played61 games
William Nylander400 points57 points
Morgan Rielly700 games played46 games
Morgan Rielly400 points27 points
Morgan Rielly4th all time in Leafs defensive points (414 tied with Ian Turnbull)41 points
Morgan Rielly5th all time in Leafs defensive games played (717 tied with Jim Thomson)63 games
Ilya Samsonov100 games played11 games
Ilya Samsonov10th shutout4 shutouts
Rasmus Sandin100 games played49 games
Alex Steeves1st NHL goal1 goal
John Tavares1000 games played51 games
John Tavares300 games as a Leaf20 games
John Tavares400 goals9 goals
John Tavares900 points5 points
John Tavares300 points as a Leaf26 points
Some of these are more aspirational than others. An 83 assist season from Marner is a lot to wish for as is a 30 point season from Gaudette or a 40 point season from Malgin, but dream big I say.
The player to watch immediate seems to be John Tavares, who is five points from 900 and nine goals from 400. Auston Matthews’ next goal also moves him into a tie for 8th on the Leafs all time goal scoring list with Wendel Clark, so it will take half a period of game one for that to happen too.
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