by Ron Spence
The St. Pats/Leafs have dressed 81 goalies from 1918 until 2009 – from Art Brooks until Justin Pogge.
A couple of Hall of Famers have played the most games for the Leafs. Turk Broda played from 1937 until 1952 and Johnny Bower from 1959 until 1970.
Of the next eight Leafs’ goalies, who played the most games in a Toronto uniform, which were drafted by the Leafs – and which did they have to trade for?
John Ross Roach played 222 games from 1922 until 1928, four decades before the draft was introduced. And Bruce Gamble came before the draft and Gord McRae was a Leafs’ free agent signing.
The remaining five are: Felix Potvin, Allan Bester, Ken Wregget, Jeff Reese and Mike Palmateer and all were drafted by the Leafs from 1974 until 1990 and from the 2nd to the 5th rounds.