The Maple Leafs® are part of the heart and soul of Toronto and on December 19, 2017, one hundred years to the day from the very first game in NHL® history, generations of fans celebrated their beloved team on what the mayor declared to be “Toronto Maple Leafs Day”. For the past year, the Maple Leafs celebrated their historic 100 year legacy. This game, dubbed the “Next Century Game”, began the subsequent chapter in the team’s history. Thousands of fans, including children who received complimentary tickets for embodying the spirit of the new generation of Leafs Nation, filled the arena to begin the second century of Maple Leafs hockey.
Toronto Maple Leafs Panoramic Picture – Air Canada Centre