These celebrities are fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Sep 16 2021, 6:00 pm

It’s no secret that a number of celebrities are fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

With arguably the NHL’s largest fanbase, the Leafs have attracted some of the world’s biggest celebrities to come cheer for them.

Here’s a list of some of the biggest names that love the Blue and White:

Justin Bieber

International pop star Justin Bieber remains one of the world’s most recognized musical artists.

Born in Stratford, Ontario, Bieber played rep hockey while growing up, and his love for the Leafs has been on display with his frequent appearances at home games.

Having practised with the team way back in 2013, Bieber even released a “love letter” to the Leafs in a music video earlier this year.

As he’s now good friends with Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner, it’s likely he’ll be back at Scotiabank Arena sooner rather than later.

Keanu Reeves

The star of The Matrix, John Wick, Speed, and many other action classics, Keanu Reeves actually first developed his reflexes as a hockey goalie while growing up in Toronto. Reeves even has his own page on EliteProspects, and was offered a tryout with the Windsor Spitfires.

Reeves eventually chose acting over the hockey route, but with his career success, it’s hard to blame him.

Edge

Canadian WWE star Edge has been known for his antics in a wrestling ring, but growing up in Orangeville, Ontario, it was all about hockey for him as a child.

Edge said he even saw his first professional wrestling match at Maple Leaf Gardens.

“There’s a mood in the house, and it shifts one way or the other depending on how the Leafs are doing,” Edge’s wife, Beth Phoenix, said in a 2020 feature.

Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield set a record back in 2013 where he became the furthest Leafs fan away in history.

Hadfield actually once “dropped the ceremonial puck” from space prior to a game against the Buffalo Sabres.

Hadfield was even wearing a Leafs shirt back on his descent to Earth from a mission at the International Space Station during the Leafs’ infamous Game 7 collapse to Boston back in 2013, coming back to Earth and immediately asking his wife about the game’s score.

Hayden Christensen

The man known for playing Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise is a self-described “massive” Leafs fan. Born in Vancouver, Hayden Christensen said in a 2018 interview with Intelligencer that his sporting ties lie with Toronto, whether it be the Leafs, Raptors, Jays, or Toronto FC.

Will Arnett

The narrator of the upcoming All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs series, Arnett has been a fixture at Leafs games whenever he’s been in town. Born in Toronto, Arnett once hilariously said hey to Mitch Marner in the middle of a post-game interview.

Mike Myers

A friend of Arnett’s, the star of Austin Powers and Shrek has also been one of the most longstanding public Leafs fans. If the 2008 film The Love Guru about the Leafs’ Stanley Cup draught didn’t show you that, in his movie Austin Powers in Goldmember, a fake news ticker reads “Maple Leafs win Stanley Cup” during a broadcast.

Peter Mansbridge

The former national news anchor for CBC, one of Canada’s most iconic TV voices in Peter Mansbridge has always shown love to his Leafs over his career spanning five decades.

Sometimes known for interviewing celebrities rather than being thought of as one, Mansbridge and his family have been Leafs fans ever since moving to Canada from London, England.

Mansbridge even livetweets the games just like any other diehard fan, making fun of Toronto’s underperforming power play last season.

Shawn Mendes

Pickering native Shawn Mendes sold out the Rogers Centre for a concert back in 2019, but he’s also been one of the most well-known celebrities to find himself mingling amongst Leafs fans.

Bianca Andreescu

The 2019 US Open champion, Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu has always been known to rep Toronto wherever she goes. Andreescu came out back in 2019 to drop the puck for a game against Boston.

Jim Carrey

Born in Newmarket, Ontario, and growing up for parts of his childhood in Scarborough, actor Jim Carrey has never been shy about his love for the Leafs.

Back in 2014, Carrey even wore a Leafs jersey on set while hosting Saturday Night Live.

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