Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Head Coach: Dwane Casey
Team Icon: Vince Carter
D-League Affiliate: Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Arena: Air Canada Centre
Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Rock (NLL)
When Toronto was awarded an expansion franchise in 1994, the ownership group conducted extensive polling across Canada to
get the people's perspective on what the new name should be. Some of the finalist included Dragons, Bobcats, Hogs, and Beavers.
However, there was a popular movie out at the time which seemingly swayed the good Canadian people. That movie? Jurassic Park.
And so the Raptors name won the popular vote, which somehow explains that goofy cartoon dinosaur dribbling a basketball they have as a logo today.
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