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This has been one heck of a season. Highs. Lows. Amazing plays. Zaitsev tripping on the blueline and falling over. What a ride.

It isn't over yet and we could see some more great things happen. Below are the big Maple Leafs individual rookie records and which players are close to breaking it.

All numbers are from Hockey-Reference.com - Hockey-Reference.com: for all your Hockey Reference needs.

Goals by a rookie:
Wendel Clark: 34
Auston Matthews: 33

Assists by a rookie:
Gus Bodnar: 40
Mitchell Marner: 39
William Nylander: 34

Assists by a rookie defenseman:
Borje Salming: 34
Nikita Zaitsev: 28

Points by a rookie defenseman:
Borje Salming: 39
Nikita Zaitsev: 31

Points by a rookie:
Peter Inhacak: 66
Auston Matthews: 58
Mitch Marner: 56
William Nylander: 52

Even strength goals:
Wendel Clark: 30
Auston Matthews 28

Power Play goals:
Tied at 9: William Nylander, Dan Daoust, Alex Steen, Walt Poddubny

Short Handed goals:
Zach Hyman: 3 - New record holder over Jimmy Jones & Russ Courtnall

Game Winning Goals:
Auston Matthews: 6 - New record holder over Steve Thomas
Mitch Marner: 5
Connor Brown: 3

With three weeks to go its a safe bet to see one or two more of these records change hands. What a season we're getting.

Here are your links:

There’s lots of Maple Leafs stuff happening out there. They beat the Blue Jackets last night, amazing eh? Fulemin has your recap here.

Roman Polak is getting itno some trouble after getting five and a game boarding Oliver Bjorkstrand, TLN has that covered.

Editor in Leaf has some opionions to share. First is Never trade Nylander, which checks out, and keep Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner apart. Interesting take there.

Mike Babcock forgot to put someone in the penalty box after Polak went out, so they were shorthanded for seven minutes. Puck Daddy explains all.

Mirtle jinxes the Leafs over at The Athletic.

Pensburgh is up to 2010 in their look back at the playoff streak.

Down Goes Brown recaps teams that ended playoff droughts with style.

This one is by me so make sure to click on it. At the Bloggers Tribune I argue that the current OHL playoff structure is bad for the best teams and it needs to be changed.

Finally, Matchsticks & Gasoline is looking for writers. If you have any interest in the Calgary Flames, or Calgary Flames accessories, go apply.

The Devils come to the ACC tonight! Go Leafs Go!

Poll

How many more Leafs rookie records get broken this season?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    One
    (0 votes)
  • 12%
    Two
    (26 votes)
  • 28%
    Three
    (60 votes)
  • 21%
    Four
    (46 votes)
  • 12%
    Five
    (27 votes)
  • 6%
    Six
    (13 votes)
  • 10%
    Seven (All that were listed in the FTB)
    (22 votes)
  • 8%
    Eight (Marner passes Matthews for game winning goals)
    (19 votes)
213 votes total Vote Now