Maple Leafs to wear green St. Pats jerseys on March 18

As the Maple Leafs continue to celebrate their centennial season, the team announced on Tuesday that they will wear the green jerseys of the Toronto St. Pats in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks on March 18.

Prior to being named the Maple Leafs, the top professional hockey team in Toronto were known as the St. Pats, named after the Toronto St. Patrick’s Ontario Hockey Association team, which purchased the struggling Toronto Arenas franchise. As the St. Pats, the team won the Stanley Cup in 1921-22.

The team was known as the St. Pats until 1927, when new owner Conn Smythe renamed the team the Maple Leafs.