In this monthly Leafs Milestone Watch column, we’ll be recapping the milestones of the previous month and setting up which milestones are likely (or even farfetched) to occur in the upcoming month.
October 2021 saw a couple of prominent Leafs cross off important milestones.
On October 18th against the Rangers, John Tavares notched his 200th point as a Leaf with a secondary assist on this Michael Bunting goal:
Two goals in two games for Michael Bunting #NHLonSN pic.twitter.com/nLaCxpeNpS
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 19, 2021
The point moved Tavares into 75th place all-time in Leafs history. Right behind him in 76th place? Tie Domi with 196 points.
One week later on October 25th vs. the Hurricanes, Auston Matthews scored the 200th goal of his career (and thus as a Leaf):
FIRST OF THE SEASON! 200TH CAREER GOAL! pic.twitter.com/luC9ukm1Ub
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) October 25, 2021
It took Matthews just 338 games, making him both the second-fastest player in Leafs history to notch 200 goals (Charlie Conacher, 317 games) and the youngest Leaf to ever accomplish the feat. Matthews also became the fastest American-born skater to hit the 200 goals mark. He is now 13th in all-time Leafs goal-scoring, tied with the …
Author: Mark Norman / The Leafs Nation