whether you believe it or not, moving him was the start of something good for the leafs.
"Damphousse spent five seasons in Toronto before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers in 1991 in a deal which sent future Hall of Famers Grant Fuhr and Glenn Anderson to Toronto. Oilers' general manager Glen Sather said of Damphousse at that time that among French-Canadian players, only Mario Lemieux was more skilled offensively."
In addition to the "Russian Five," the Maple Leafs have added Russ Courtnall, Bill Derlago, Bob McGill, all-stars Vincent Damphousse and Dave Ellett, and 50-goal scorer Gary Leeman. The six Toronto players combined for 5,463 NHL games, 1,287 goals and 3,471 points.