Located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Toronto Maple Leafs is a professional ice hockey team. The Toronto Maple Leafs is the member of the Eastern Conference’s Northeast Division of the National Hockey League (NHL). The association is one of the "Original Six" members of the National Hockey League and is officially known as the Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club. It is the leading contributory of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE). The Toronto Maple Leafs has played at the Air Canada Centre (ACC) since year 1999, after 68 years at Maple Leaf Gardens.
The Leafs are famous for their stretched and pungent rivalry with the Montreal Canadiens. The franchise has won 13 Stanley Cup championships, eleven as the Leafs, one as the Toronto St. Patricks, and other as the Toronto Arenas, second in number to the Canadiens.
At 470 million dollars (2009), the Leafs are the most valuable team in National Hockey League, next to the New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens.
After two years out of the playoffs in the late 1990s, the Toronto Maple Leafs attained goaltender Curtis Joseph as a free agent from the Edmonton Oilers and signed Pat Quinn, who was fired by the Vancouver in the 1997 to serve as head coach.