The last time Toronto’s NHL team regularly wore green and were known as the St. Pats was in the 1926-27 NHL season — one in which they failed to make the playoffs. After that, Conn Smythe bought them and changed the name to the Maple Leafs.
On March 18 against the Chicago Blackhawks, one day after St. Patrick’s Day, the Maple Leafs brought back the old name and a sharp new look, sporting bright green and white St. Pats jerseys.
It’s fair to say the jerseys, which will be used for this one game, were a hit among fans of the team an onlookers checking in.
Not to be outdone, goalie Frederik Andersen had a green mask ready to go for the special night. The sharp look not only gave a shoutout to the old St. Pats name and logo, but also features ‘The Big Irishman’, former Leafs coach Pat Quinn, and other past greats from the team.
Maple Leafs St. Pats lost the game 2-1 in overtime.