This date 29 years ago marks a very important day in Leafs history
BY RYAN SMITHERAM AUGUST 18, 2023 (3:02 PM)
A few months later, on August 18, 1994, the Leafs then introduced their next captain. That next captain was none other than the man now known as "Killer", Doug Gilmour. Gilmour was named the 15th captain in franchise history following the Leafs' second straight trip to the Conference Finals. Gilmour had produced 28 points for the Leafs during that playoff run and had 111 points in that regular season.
Gilmour remained captain of the Leafs until 1997 before he went to New Jersey, paving the way for Mats Sundin. Gilmour would return to the Leafs at the trade deadline of the 2002-2003 season and played in 1 game, or rather a part of 1 game, before being injured and not returning for the rest of the season.
Gilmour didn't serve as the team's captain for long, but he was without question one of the most beloved players and leaders in Maple Leafs history.