Craig Muni was the Leafs' first selection, 25th overall, in the 1980 NHL Draft—the first of three consecutive picks used by the team on defencemen that year. At age 19, the Toronto, Ontario native made his NHL debut on December 31, 1981. That evening, the Leafs remarkably employed a defence corps consisting of one 18 year-old (Jim Benning) and four 19 year-olds (Muni, Bob McGill, Fred Boimistruck and Darwin McCutcheon) as the Leafs defeated Detroit 5-2 at Joe Louis Arena.
Regarded as a defensive specialist, shot blocker, penalty killer and open-ice hitter, Muni recorded two assists in 19 career regular season games with the Blue and White from 1981 to 1986.
Muni would later sign as a free agent with Edmonton on August 18, 1986 and he became a fixture on the Oilers' Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1987, 1988 and 1990. He led the NHL in Plus Minus three times while a member of the powerhouse Oilers.
Muni played 819 regular season games over his NHL career with Toronto, Edmonton, Chicago, Buffalo, Winnipeg, Pittsburgh and Dallas . He retired following the 1997-98 season with 113 NHL playoff games played.