Rob Ramage, in his two seasons with the Leafs, played in every game and is the only Leaf to have been named captain before he played his first game for Toronto. In 160 games as a Leaf, Ramage was well respected as a strong defender while totalling 86 assists in his short career with the Leafs.
Wendel Clark brought a wicked shot and unquestioned toughness to the Leafs and led the team by example. In his nine seasons, Wendel was a crowd favourite with over 200 goals and 1,300 penalty minutes. Wendel was brought back to the Leafs on March 13, 1996 and scored the game winning goal in his first game back.
Doug Gilmour earned his term as Leaf captain with record setting point totals and fiery competitiveness. His touch with the puck and passionate approach to the game made him an excellent 15th captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs. His playing style spoke for itself and allowed Gilmour to lead by example. His acquisition from Calgary turned the Leafs' fortunes around and Gilmour earned the respect and admiration of his teamates during his seasons with the Blue and White.
Mats Sundin became the first European captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs when he was introduced as the 16th captain of the Leafs on Sept. 30, 1997. His speed, size and agility combine to make Mats a dangerous offensive threat for Toronto. His commitment to the team system of play and desire for the team to succeed allows Mats to fulfill the responsibilities as leader of this storied franchise. Mats also recognizes his important position in Toronto's community and supports numerous charities and programs, including Big Brothers and inner city community street and ice hockey youth programs.