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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
41-16-4 86
35-13-14 84
35-17-8 78
33-22-6 72
33-24-6 72
29-29-4 62
23-28-10 56
25-31-3 53

2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 16 22 10 20:38 36

Top Jake McCabe News

  • Maple Leafs' Jake McCabe: Strikes early in win

    McCabe scored a goal on two shots, added three hits and went plus-3 in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Golden Knights.

    McCabe scored exactly halfway through the first period. The defenseman has three points over his last four games, though with the Maple Leafs getting two blueliners back Thursday, he was under 20 minutes of ice time for the first time in a week. McCabe has six goals, 20 points, 55 shots on net, 139 hits, 90 blocked shots and a plus-8 rating through 50 appearances this season. He's reached 20 points four times in his career but has yet to exceed 22 points in a campaign.

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  • Maple Leafs' Jake McCabe: Goal, assist in win

    McCabe tallied a goal and an assist in Saturday's 9-2 victory over the Ducks.

    McCabe extended Toronto's lead to 3-0 in the opening period, beating Lukas Dostal from the circle off a faceoff, before picking up a second point with an assist on an Auston Matthews tally in the second. The 30-year-old McCabe had gone seven games without a point coming into Saturday's contest. He's up to five goals, 19 points, 132 hits and 82 blocked shots through 47 games this season.

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  • Maple Leafs' Jake McCabe: Deposits goal in win

    McCabe scored an empty-net goal on his only shot in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Kraken.

    Nearing the end of the third period, McCabe risked icing the puck when he shot the biscuit 180 feet down the ice with Seattle hosting an empty net in its end. He ended up hitting the center of the net to put the game away for the Maple Leafs. McCabe also got into a fight with Brandon Tanev in the first period that put him in the penalty box for five minutes. With the empty-net goal, the 30-year old has already tied the most goals in his career with four, and his 17 points have McCabe on pace to surpass his previous best of 22, set with Chicago in 2021-22.

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  • Maple Leafs' Jake McCabe: Picks up assist

    McCabe produced an assist and two hits in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Red Wings.

    McCabe has five points over his last five games, another productive run for the usually defensive-minded blueliner. He's chipped in more regularly since the start of December -- 13 of his 15 points this year have come in his last 20 contests. The defenseman has added 40 shots on net, 74 hits, 53 blocked shots, 25 PIM and an even plus-minus rating through 35 appearances.

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  • Maple Leafs' Jake McCabe: Three-point effort Tuesday

    McCabe scored an even-strength goal and added two assists, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Sharks.

    The three points were a season high for the veteran blueliner, continuing a scoring surge that has seen McCabe collect two goals and 12 points over the last 16 contests. However, he had only two points in 16 games before that, and despite his current form he's been unable to work his way into a consistent spot on the power play. The Maple Leafs' offense is potent enough to keep supporting players like McCabe being productive in spurts, but don't be afraid to cut him loose once he cools down.

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  • Maple Leafs' Jake McCabe: Surprising output in December

    McCabe has eight points, including seven assists, in his last 10 games.

    He also has 19 hits and 11 shots in that span. McCabe's scoring outburst has been unusual -- he had just two assists in 16 games prior, and his best output ever (25 points) came last season, split between Chicago and Toronto. McCabe is at his best when he provides stability for a more roving, offensive partner, so count on hits and blocks going forward as the Maple Leafs' blue line starts to stabilize. Mark Giordano has been activated off LTIR, which will presumably lead to pair changes.

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  • Maple Leafs' Jake McCabe: Three assists in last three games

    McCabe put up two assists in a 4-3 win over Ottawa on Thursday.

    McCabe has only four assists in 17 games this season, but three of those have come in his last three games. We're not convinced this will last -- his best offensive season came last year when he put up a combined 25 points (three goals, 22 assists) between Chicago and Toronto. McCabe was brought into Toronto for his edge and grit, not his offense. There's no need to roster him at this time.

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  • Maple Leafs' Jake McCabe: Returns to action Friday

    McCabe (groin) will be back in the lineup versus Calgary on Friday, according to's Dave McCarthy.

    McCabe missed the last six games, but he'll replace John Klingberg (undisclosed) on the blue line against the Flames. McCabe has gone without a point in seven games this season.

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  • Maple Leafs' Jake McCabe: Game-time call against Flames

    McCabe (groin) will be a game-time decision versus Calgary on Friday, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports.

    McCabe took part in Thursday's practice session but hasn't been given the all-clear to suit up against the Flames. Additionally, it looks like McCabe's potential return could see John Klingberg serving as a healthy scratch. In his seven games this season, McCabe has failed to get onto the scoresheet and has managed just six shots on net.

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  • Maple Leafs' Jake McCabe: Not ready Wednesday

    McCabe (groin) isn't expected to return Wednesday versus Ottawa, according to Mike Stephens of SI Now.

    McCabe skated with the Maple Leafs on Wednesday but wasn't a part of the top-three pairings during line rushes. The fact that he joined the practice at all does suggest he's getting close, so perhaps he'll be an option against Calgary on Friday. McCabe's been held off the scoresheet this season while recording a minus-4 rating, 12 hits and nine blocks in seven contests. The 30-year-old has missed Toronto's last five contests.

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  • Maple Leafs' Jake McCabe: Won't play against Lightning

    McCabe (groin) won't play Monday against Tampa Bay, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports.

    McCabe, who took part in Toronto's optional morning skate Monday, hasn't played since Oct. 26 against Dallas because of a groin injury. He hasn't hit the scoresheet yet this campaign while chipping in six shots on goal, nine blocked shots and 12 hits over seven games. Simon Benoit is expected to fill in on the back end in Monday's contest, according to Mark Masters of TSN.

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  • Maple Leafs' Jake McCabe: Expected to miss next two games

    McCabe (groin) definitely won't play against Boston on Thursday and is "unlikely" for Saturday's matchup with Buffalo as well, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports.

    McCabe is at least expected to start skating Thursday while the team is in Boston, so that's certainly a step in the right direction. Assuming he misses both contests, McCabe's groin problem will have cost him at least four games. While the blueliner's physicality might be missed -- he's dished out 12 hits in seven games -- his offensive contributions have been lacking with zero points to open the season.

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  • Maple Leafs' Jake McCabe: Won't play Tuesday

    McCabe (groin) won't play Tuesday against the Kings, according to David Alter of Sports Illustrated.

    McCabe may be able to ramp it up at practice prior to Thursday's contest against Boston, but it's unclear if he will be ready to play by then. He hasn't been in the lineup since Oct. 26 versus the Stars because of a groin injury. McCabe has six shots on goal, nine blocked shots, 12 hits and a minus-4 rating in seven games this season.

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  • Maple Leafs' Jake McCabe: MRI results encouraging

    McCabe (groin) won't play Saturday against Nashville, though his MRI results were the "best-case scenario" according to coach Sheldon Keefe, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports.

    While McCabe will miss Saturday's contest, it appears that he won't be out as long as the Leafs originally feared. The 30-year-old blueliner has yet to record a point this season, tallying 12 hits and nine blocked shots through his first seven games. William Lagesson was recalled Friday and will likely fill a bottom-pairing role in McCabe's absence.

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  • Maple Leafs' Jake McCabe: Timetable more than day-to-day

    McCabe's timetable is expected to be more than day-to-day, though the Maple Leafs are still waiting on the results of an MRI to learn more, Jonas Siegel of The Athletic reports.

    McCabe was injured early in Thursday's 4-1 win over Dallas. He has no points, a minus-4 rating, two PIM, 12 hits and nine blocks this season. With McCabe not expected to be an option for Saturday's contest versus Nashville, William Lagesson should draw into the lineup.

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  • Maple Leafs' Jake McCabe: May miss Saturday's game

    McCabe (lower body) pulled something on his first shift Thursday versus the Stars and may miss Saturday's game against the Predators, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports.

    McCabe played just 10 seconds in Thursday's contest. If he's ultimately unable to play Saturday, the Maple Leafs will need to make some moves to get another defenseman on the NHL roster. Mark Giordano and John Klingberg would likely also see more minutes to cover any potential absence for McCabe.

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  • Maple Leafs' Jake McCabe: Questionable to return

    McCabe (lower body) is questionable to return to Thursday's game versus the Stars.

    McCabe left after his first shift of the contest. The 30-year-old's status leaves the Maple Leafs with five blueliners available to finish off Thursday's game. If McCabe can't play Saturday in Nashville, Toronto would likely need to call up a defenseman from the AHL.

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  • Maple Leafs' Jake McCabe: Struggles to start season

    McCabe has struggled out of the gate and has been on the ice for a league-high 21 high-danger attempts at five-on-five.

    McCabe started with newcomer John Klingberg but that pairing was split up after two-and-a-half games -- the Maple Leafs were outscored 5-1 with that duo on the ice. McCabe couldn't stabilize Klingberg's defensive deficiencies. The Leafs need McCabe to be better, and he'll get a chance to play with rising defender Timothy Liljegren to prove he can survive in top-four minutes.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 204 lbs
Birthplace: Eau Claire, WI
Age: 30
Experience: 10
Shoots: Left