In light of James Reimer's recent emergence, we take a look back on some of the greatest goalies of Toronto Maple Leafs past. Did we miss anybody? Would you choose a different "number one?" Why? It's your call. Use the comment feature at the bottom of the page to weigh in on the discussion.
10. Mike Palmateer
When Mike Palmateer took the reigns between the pipes, the Leafs were considered a serious threat for the Stanley Cup for the time since 1967. Playing in 365 games – which includes a brief stint with the Washington Capitals – Palmateer registered a respectable 149 wins.
9. Grant Fuhr
Despite only playing two seasons in Toronto, Grant Fuhr was still a shoo-in for this list of greats. Although he retired in 1999, Fuhr still holds four significant NHL records: Longest unbeaten streak by a rookie goalie (23), most assists in a single season by a goaltender (14), most games played in a single season by a goaltender (79), and most consecutive games played in a single season by a goaltender (76).
8. Jacques Plante
Although Jacques Plante, the pioneer who introduced the goalie mask to hockey, played the majority of his career for the Montreal Canadiens, he still ranks among the very best of those who have donned the blue and white. Plante was the first goalie to regularly play the puck outside of his crease, revolutionizing the way that goalies play today.
7. Curtis Joseph
As famous for his snarling dog-painted helmet as he was for his consistent play, Curtis Joseph, or "Cujo," as he's better known by, was easily one of the best keepers to ever suit up in T.O. With 454 career wins, Joseph holds the record for most wins by a goalie who never played on a Stanley Cup-winning team.
6. Terry Sawchuck
While Terry Sawchuck only played three seasons with the blue and white, there is no denying his all-world talent. The 11-time all-star held the record for most shutouts by a goalie (103) for 39 years, until it was broken by New Jersey's Martin Brodeur in 2009.
5. Harry Lumley
At 17 years of age, Harry Lumley became the youngest goalie to ever play in an NHL game – a record that still holds true today, 68 years later. Obviously, the kid showed promise. Lumley went on to play for five NHL clubs – including the Leafs – bringing impressive play wherever he went.
4. Ed Belfour
Eddie "The Eagle" Belfour's appearance on this list is simply a no-brainer. He won a Cup, he won an Olympic gold medal, he won the Calder, he won the Vezina twice, he was a six-time all-star, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility and he holds the Toronto Maple Leafs record for most wins in a single season by a goaltender with 37.
3. Felix Potvin
One of very few NHL greats that were actually selected, developed and made famous by the Maple Leafs, Felix Potvin was arguably the best goaltender in franchise history. While he doesn't have the hardware to boast like our top two choices do, "The Cat," as he was known for the obvious cartoon reference and his feline-like reflexes, had a solid rookie campaign, posting a league-leading 2.50 GAA and .910 save percentage while backstopping the Buds to the Stanley Cup Conference Finals.
2. Turk Broda
Turk Broda played his entire 14-year NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, helping establish one of the earliest winning cultures in Leafsland. With 13 shutouts and a superb GAA of 1.98 in post-season action, he helped the Buds bring home five Stanley Cups.
1. Johnny Bower
Leading the Leafs to four Stanley Cups, winning two Vezina Trophies and being a Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Johnny Bower comes in at number one – and unanimously at that. Despite hanging up the pads some 41 years ago, Bower is still actively involved with the club. While not technically a "Community Representative" of the Toronto Maple Leafs, he still shows his adorable 86-year-old face at almost every Leafs-related event.