Lou Franceschetti made an immediate impact in his first season with the Leafs. Obtained by General Manager Gord Stellick for a future mid-round draft pick, Franceschetti was one of seven 20-goal scorers on the 1989-90 Leafs. By scoring 337 goals as a team that season under coach Doug Carpenter, they remain the highest-scoring edition of the Leafs in their long franchise history. He reached career-highs in goals (21) and points (36) while playing in all 80 games that season as the team advanced to the NHL Playoffs. The energetic right-winger was fifth on the squad with 127 penalty minutes and he contributed four game-winning goals and a team-high 27.6% shooting percentage in 1989-90, his lone full season with Toronto .
Franceschetti was traded the following season, along with Brian Curran, to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forward Mike Foligno when the Leafs got off to a slow start to the season.
Born in Toronto, Franceschetti was selected by Washington with the 71st overall pick in the 1978 NHL Draft.
He recorded 59 goals, 81 assists for 140 points in 459 career NHL regular season games spent with the Capitals, Leafs and Sabres.