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In the decades they've been in the NHL, the Toronto Maple Leafs have cycled through some great (and not so great) coaches, but who is the best Toronto Maple Leafs head coach of all time? This list ranks every Toronto Maple Leafs coach from best to worst based on user votes. Hockey fans like you have already voted, so we need you to contribute as well. Upvote your top Toronto Maple Leafs coaches, keeping stats like regular season record and playoff appearances in mind.

Hap Day won three Stanley Cup championships from 1942-1949. No other Maple Leafs head coach has won three Cups. Punch Imlach is the only other Maple Leafs head coach to win multiple Stanley Cup championships. He did so in 1964 and 1967.

If the Toronto Maple Leafs assembled a team of the best National Hockey League players ever to lace up their skates, who would you select to coach it? Vote up the winningest Toronto Maple Leafs coach, or simply just the coach that you personally liked the most, then support your faves on the list of the greatest NHL coaches ever.
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1
45 15
Mike Babcock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 55

2
34 7
Pat Quinn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 75

3
32 10
Pat Burns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Died at 58 (1952-2010)

4
26 9
Punch Imlach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time

5
16 5
Roger Neilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time

6
14 4
Hap Day is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Died at 89 (1901-1990)

7
10 2
Conn Smythe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Conn Smythe

8
8 1
King Clancy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Died at 83 (1903-1986)

9
7 4
Dick Carroll is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Dick Carroll Died at 61 (1884-1945)

10
6 3
George Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time

11
8 7
Dick Irvin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Died at 65 (1892-1957)

12
4 3
Red Kelly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 91

13
2 2
Dick Duff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 82

14
6 7
John Brophy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 85

15
4 5
Tom Watt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Tom Watt

16
4 5
Joe Primeau is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Died at 83 (1906-1989)

17
4 5
Frank Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Frank Heffernan

18
2 3
Mike Nykoluk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Mike Nykoluk age 84

19
2 3
Floyd Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 83

20
4 6
John McLellan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
John McLellan

21
2 4
Eddie Powers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Eddie Powers

22
2 4
Frank Carroll is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Frank Carroll Died at 59 (1879-1938)

23
2 4
Alex Romeril is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Alex Romeril Died at 86 (1882-1968)

24
2 4
Harvey Sproule is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Harvey Sproule

25
2 4
Charles Querrie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Charles Querrie

26
2 4
Mike Rodden is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Mike Rodden

27
2 4
Dan Maloney is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 68

28
1 3
Art Duncan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Died at 84 (1891-1975)

29
1 3
Billy Reay is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Died at 86 (1918-2004)

30
1 3
Roger Crozier is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Died at 54 (1942-1996)

31
0 2
Howie Meeker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 95

32
3 6
George O'Donoghue is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
George O'Donoghue

33
1 4
Doug Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
Doug Carpenter

34
1 4
Mike Murphy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 68

35
8 15
Paul Maurice is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 51

36
6 14
Randy Carlyle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 62

37
6 19
Ron Wilson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 63

38
0 6
Nick Beverley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time
age 71

39
1 16
Peter Horachek is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Toronto Maple Leafs Coaches of All Time