Toronto Maple Leafs

a.k.a. Toronto Arenas (1917-19),
Toronto St. Pats (1919-27)


Toronto Arenas

1917-18
Toronto's entry in the new NHL carried over the uniforms from its NHA predecessors, the Toronto Blue Shirts, whom the NHL does not recognize as being part of the current franchise's history.


1918-19
With the team officially nicknamed Arenas, they added that word to their jerseys -- three letters each flanking the "T." Stripes were also added to the sleeves.


Toronto St. Pats

1919-20, 1921-22
New owners who rescue the team from bankruptcy rename the team the St. Patricks in honor of Toronto's growing Irish population. The team's colors change to green and white.


1920-21
The jersey becomes solid green.


1922-25
The jersey becomes white with a green band around the chest area, inside which a new logo is placed.


1925-26
The jersey becomes solid green once again with subtle differences from its 1920-21 jersey.


1926-27
A white panel and a new wordmark is added to the front.


Toronto Maple Leafs

1927
Conn Smythe purchases the team in the middle of the 1926-27 season and renames it the Maple Leafs. He outfits his new team in plain white jerseys with a green crest and green numbers for the remainder of the season.


1927-30
The team's colors change to blue and white, and a white jersey is added for games against teams who also wear blue jerseys. You may be asking yourselves if the team uses Canada's national symbol as its crest why it chose blue as its color instead of red. Very simple -- the current flag of Canada was not adopted until 1965 -- nearly four decades after the christening of the Toronto Maple Leafs.


1930-34
The numbers on the blue jersey change to a white outline with nearly unnoticeable black trim.


1934-37
The crest on the blue jersey changes, and stripes are added to the white jersey.


1937-38
The crest on the blue jersey changes back to what it originally was, and the stripes on the white jersey change to match those on the blue jersey.


1938-45, 1948-58
The crests on both jerseys are redesigned.


1945-48
The lettering inside the leaf on the blue jersey becomes red for three seasons.


1958-62
The neck changes to a tie-down, and a blue shoulder yoke is added to the white jersey.


1962-63
Numbers are added to the sleeves.


1963-67
An outline is added to the crests on both jerseys.


1967-70
The uniforms are redesigned in time for the Maple Leafs' 1967 Stanley Cup run. The crest is redone to match the shape of the leaf on Canada's new flag.


1970-72, 1973-75
A new 11-point leaf is introduced as the team's new logo, and the jerseys undergo another redesign.


1972-73, 1975-78
The neck is changed to a V-neck.


1978-92
Kicking and screaming, the Maple Leafs cave in to NHL pressure and add names to the backs of the jerseys.


1992-97
The Maple Leafs change the stripes on the jersey to reflect those from previous eras. Also a new shoulder patch is created.


1997-2000
The letter and number fonts change to a more stylized typeface.


2000-07
The number fonts change to a block font with a silver outline, but the nameplate font remains the same from the previous three seasons. Also, a new "TML" shoulder patch makes its debut. The vintage jersey that had been worn in 1998-99 commemorating the closing of Maple Leaf Gardens is resurrected as the team's alternate jersey.


2007-08
The tail stripes and shoulder patch disappear when the Reebok Edge uniform system is introduced.


2008-10
The alternate jersey from 2000-07 is reinstated.


2010-11
The home and away uniforms undergo a slight redesign. The tail stripes that were eliminated with the league-wide Edge redesign are restored, and the leaf shoulder patch returns after a decade-long absence.


2011-16
The alternate jersey changes to a replica of one the Maple Leafs wore from 1967-70, during which they won their last Stanley Cup.


2016-17
The Maple Leafs change their logo to a modified version of the one that they wore from 1938 until 1967.


2017-present
Having just changed their uniforms the season prior, including jersey construction elements featured in the new Adidas Adizero uniform system, the Maple Leafs obviously carry that design over with no changes, except in the collar treatment.


Special Event Uniforms

1991-92 NHL 75th
The Maple Leafs wore their 1963-67 jerseys in celebration of the NHL's 75th anniversary.


1996-97 MLG 65th
The Maple Leafs wore replicas of their original blue jerseys, complete with a lack of name on the back, in celebration of the 65th anniversary of Maple Leaf Gardens.


2002 Heritage Uniform
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the team changing its name to the Maple Leafs from the St. Patricks, the Leafs wore replicas of their last St. Pats uniform on March 2, 2002. The Leafs and Sabres played to a 3-3 tie.


2014 Winter Classic
The Maple Leafs wore replicas of their original blue uniform as they took on the Red Wings at Michigan Stadium, a.k.a. The Big House. The Maple Leafs won, 3-2 in a shootout.


2017 Centennial Classic
The Maple Leafs wore special uniforms as they helped kick off the NHL's 100th year on January 1, 2017. They again faced the Red Wings, winning in overtime, 5-4.


2017 Next Century Game
The Maple Leafs wore replicas of their 1918-19 Toronto Arenas uniforms as they marked the start of their second century in the NHL. They annihilated the Carolina Hurricanes, 8-1, at what was then known as the Air Canada Center. The Hurricanes did not wear special uniforms for the game.


2018 Stadium Series
The Maple Leafs wore white from head to toe as they took on the Capitals at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. The Leafs lost, 5-2.


2019-pres. Heritage Uniform
The Maple Leafs started celebrating St. Patrick's Day in the 2018-19 season by wearing replicas of their 1922-25 St. Pats uniform.


2021 Reverse Retro
It's rather difficult to reverse colors when there's only one (besides white) to work with. Therefore, the Maple Leafs created a jersey using their 1967-70 crest and their 1970-92 striping pattern, incorporating the silver from their Centennial Classic uniform from 2017 to replace the white elements.