Headlined by first round draft selections Tyler Biggs (2011), Stuart Percy (2011), Morgan Rielly (2012) and Frederik Gauthier (2013), the Maple Leafs’ 2013 prospect tourney roster features one member from the 2008 (Andrew MacWilliam) and 2009 (Jamie Devane) draft classes and then four prospects from each subsequent draft class since 2010.
Representing the 2010 class are Carrick, McKegg, Ross, Granberg; the 2011 representatives include Biggs, Percy, Broll and Leivo; Rupert, Rielly, Brown and Finn are the 2012 draftees who are participating; New Leafs Antoine Bibeau, Fabrice Herzog, Carter Verhaeghe and Frederik Gauthier are the four prospects involved from the recent 2013 draft class.
Filling out the roster, Andrew Crescenzi (F) and Christopher Gibson (G) are two ’92 born free agent signings while Ryan’s brother Matt Rupert (F) and defencemen Trevor Murphy and Kevin Raine are undrafted invitees. A diminutive rearguard out of Windsor, Murphy was barely eligible for the 2013 draft having just turned 18 a month ago, and is the youngest kid at the camp; Raine, a defensive defenceman formerly of the London Knights and Sudbury Wolves, is now draft ineligible and vying for a contract. So too is Zachary Yuen, a defenceman out of Tri City who went unsigned after being drafted in the fourth round by the Winnipeg Jets in 2011.
Tickets to the three games are available here, with the action taking place at Budweiser Gardens in London.
The tournament schedule and roster courtesy of MapleLeafs.com:
Maple Leafs Rookie Camp Practice & Game Schedule
|DATE||TIME||EVENT (ALL AT BUDWEISER GARDENS)|
|Thu, Sept. 5||11:30 AM||Pre-game skate|
|Thu, Sept. 5||7:00 PM||Chicago vs. Toronto|
|Fri, Sept. 6||1:15 PM||Practice|
|Sat, Sept. 7||10:30 AM||Pre-game skate|
|Sat, Sept. 7||7:00 PM||Toronto vs. Pittsburgh|
|Sun, Sept. 8||11:30 AM||Pre-game skate|
|Sun, Sept. 8||7:00 PM||Toronto vs. Ottawa|
|Tyler Biggs||6’3||224||R||Loveland, OH||04/30/93||Oshawa (OHL), Toronto(AHL)|
|David Broll||6’3||235||L||Mississauga, ON||01/04/93||Sault Ste. Marie (OHL), Toronto (AHL)|
|Connor Brown||5’11||170||R||Toronto, ON||01/14/94||Erie (OHL)|
|Sam Carrick||6’0||207||R||Markham, ON||02/04/92||Toronto (AHL), Idaho (ECHL)|
|Andrew Crescenzi||6’5||208||L||Thornhill, ON||02/29/92||Toronto (AHL), San Francisco (ECHL)|
|Jamie Devane||6’5||220||L||Mississauga, ON||02/20/91||Toronto (AHL), San Francisco (ECHL)|
|Frederik Gauthier||6’5||214||L||Laval, PQ||04/26/95||Rimouski (QMJHL)|
|Fabrice Herzog||6’1||176||L||Frauenfeld, SUI||12/09/94||ZUG (Swis-A)|
|Josh Leivo||6’2||180||R||Innisfil, ON||05/26/93||Sudbury (OHL), Kitchener (OHL), Toronto (AHL)|
|Greg McKegg||6’0||195||L||St. Thomas, ON||06/17/92||Toronto (AHL)|
|Brad Ross||6’1||183||L||Lethbridge, AB||05/28/92||Toronto (AHL), Idaho (ECHL)|
|Matt Rupert||5’10||175||L||Grand Bend, ON||06/02/94||London (OHL)|
|Ryan Rupert||5’10||180||L||Grand Bend, ON||06/02/94||London (OHL)|
|Carter Verhaeghe||6’1||181||L||Waterdown, ON||08/14/95||Niagara (OHL)|
|Matt Finn||6’0||197||L||Toronto, ON||02/24/94||Guelph (OHL)|
|Petter Grenberg||6’2||201||R||Gallivare, SWE||08/27/92||Skelleftea AIK (SEL)|
|Andrew MacWilliam||6’2||230||L||Calgary, AB||03/25/90||North Dakota (WCHA), Toronto (AHL)|
|Trevor Murphy||5’10||173||L||Windsor, ON||07/17/95||Windsor (OHL)|
|Stuart Percy||6’1||193||L||Oakville, ON||05/18/93||Mississauga (OHL), Toronto (AHL)|
|Kevin Raine||6’1||196||R||Dryden, ON||05/28/93||London (OHL), Sudbury (OHL)|
|Morgan Rielly||6’0||205||L||Vancouver, BC||03/09/94||Moose Jaw (WHL), Toronto (AHL)|
|Zachary Yuen||6’0||205||L||Vancouver, BC||03/03/93||Tri-City (WHL)|
|Antoine Bibeau||6’2||210||L||Victoriaville, PQ||05/01/94||PEI (QMJHL)|
|Christopher Gibson||6’1||187||L||Karkkila, FIN||12/27/92||Chicoutimi (QMJHL)|
|Garret Sparks||6’2||204||L||Elmhurst, IL||06/28/93||Guelph (OHL), Toronto (AHL)|
The Toronto Marlies announced their 2013-14 schedule today.
Courtesy of Marlies.ca:
The Toronto Marlies have announced their 76 game 2013-14 regular season schedule. Toronto will open the season at Ricoh Coliseum on Saturday, October 5 against the Grand Rapids Griffins.
As per usual with the AHL schedule, weekend games dominate the Marlies schedule this season as the team will play 31 of their 38 home games on weekend dates. The weekend home schedule is highlighted by 15 Saturday games, 14 Sunday games and two Friday night contests. Remaining home games are comprised of three Wednesday games, two Tuesday games, one Thursday game and one Monday game. The team’s only Monday game will be played on February 17 (Family Day) at 3:00 p.m. against the Texas Stars.
On Thursday, December 26, the Marlies will host the Hamilton Bulldogs at Air Canada Centre at 1 p.m. Four days later, on Monday, December 30 at 5:00 p.m., the Marlies will travel to Detroit for an outdoor game against Grand Rapids at Comerica Park.
The Marlies longest homestand stretches from February 5 to March 2 and includes 10 consecutive games on home ice. The 10-game stretch begins with a contest against the San Antonio Rampage and ends with the Lake Erie Monsters visiting Ricoh Coliseum. The club’s longest road trip spans six games, beginning with an October 27 contest in Hamilton against the Bulldogs and finishing in Lake Erie on November 14. All six games during the trip will be played against Western Conference opponents, four of those six are also against division rivals.
In all, the Marlies will take-on 19 of 30 potential opponents in the AHL. Of the 36 divisional games, the team faces its QEW-rival Hamilton a total of 12 times (six in each city), highlighted by the game at Air Canada Centre on Boxing Day. The remaining divisional games will consist of 10 contests against Rochester (five in each city), eight games against Lake Erie (four in each city) and six games versus Utica (three in each city). The Utica Comets, AHL Affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, join the North Division in place of the Abbotsford Heat, who rejoin the AHL’s West Division.
The Marlies will close out their 2013-14 regular season with a home game against Rochester on April 19 at 3:00 p.m.
For 2013-14 Marlies ticket information, including season ticket packages and group seats, call the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825) or visit marlies.ca.
|Sat., Oct. 5||vs. Grand Rapids||3:00PM||Tue., Jan. 21||@ Milwaukee||7:00PM|
|Sun., Oct. 6||vs. Lake Erie||5:00PM||Fri., Jan. 24||@ Hamilton||7:30PM|
|Sat., Oct. 12||vs. St. John’s||3:00PM||Sat., Jan. 25||vs. Chicago||3:00PM|
|Fri., Oct. 18||@ Rochester||7:05PM||Sun., Jan. 26||vs. Lake Erie||5:00PM|
|Sun., Oct. 20||vs. Hamilton||3:00PM||Thu., Jan. 30||@ Oklahoma City||7:00PM|
|Wed., Oct. 23||vs. Rockford||7:00PM||Fri., Jan. 31||@ San Antonio||7:30PM|
|Sat., Oct. 26||vs. Rochester||5:00PM||Sat., Feb. 1||@ Texas||7:00PM|
|Sun., Oct. 27||@ Hamilton||3:00PM||Wed., Feb. 5||vs. San Antonio||11:00AM|
Looking forward to watching the Leafs rookies play. Want to see them own the other teams rookies. Should be a great time.
This also means training camp is just around the corner. Cant wait for that! Im starving for a Leafs fix.
Go Leafs Go!
Oh yeah! Happy to see Grabo signed on with someone. Wish him the very best in Washington! Except against the Leafs.
Agent for former London Knight Nazem Kadri mum on contract talks:
@Cameron19 Let's just hope that he surprises the way Ledger did with the Joker role
@Cameron19 I can't believe a Batman vs Superman movie
@Cameron19 what's next Kevin Smith as the Joker? I guess they're going the Adam West Campy Batman route
@Cameron19 Holy Sucks
@Cameron19 Michael Keaton must not have been available
@Cameron19 My boy Robin is wicked Smaht!
@CanuckUKinToronto Premature to have Gauthier too high. Percy could be ahead of hiim and Ashton and possibly Finn for sure.
@LeafsForLife Looks like my only option for the rookie tourney is finding a stream online . Don't have Rogers and I can't get Leafs TV here in NB
@Burtonboy sounds to me like they are negotiating
lol - even if the contract were signed, Morris D would be the last guy they'd probably talk to. Think Bruce Garrioch type reporter.
I didn't mind Keaton, even though he's like 5 foot 9. Affleck seems like he will ruin the serious nature of the character they just finished spending a decade establishing. Back to George Clooney in the nipple suit now.
@Burtonboy Our team should be highly competitive, goalies suspect though.
Well, Alec should be attending the games. He can wear a helmet with a camera on top live streaming the games.
@Dink @Burtonboy I would sure hope so . Never fails though . Like Schenn a few yrs ago and Franson last yr a lot of this stuff gets blown way out of proportion. I would say both sides are working hard to find a solution they can both live with. Franson's people as well
@Cameron19 I dunno, lets be fair, Affleck has surprised now and then. He did well in Argo. I do have difficulty imagining how he and Cavill would fit in the same scene.
@Cameron19 They're going with the 70's cartoon version now I guess. You know Superfreinds, With Jan and Jana and Gleep the monkey.
@Dink @Burtonboy Hard to say about the goalies . Sparks will be there and this kid from PEI was dammed good in the rookie camp .
Thursday against Chicago and Sunday against the turds but I'm hopeless trying to post on my cell phone. Have to do an after game report.
@Dink @Burtonboy @Knights2Leafs Yeah, the thing is with all the rest of the cash the Leafs will probably have to dole out next summer to Kessel, Phanuef, Gardiner, Reimer, Bolland - Kulimen may likely be the odd man out anyway. May as well try to get a return in terms of picks/prospects, and get under the cap this year.
@Knights2Leafs @Burtonboy They can still get this done and not move anyone if they choose to go that route . It will take Kadri and Franson taking a little less on shorter term most likely but both can still get around 3 mil . It would also mean running a reduced roster for a while till more cap space becomes available. I really hope they keep Kulie. McClement -Bolland - Kulemin would be an amazing shut down line
For sure but this year is particularly bad for both the Leafs and Kadri with the cap going down. If cap room weren't an issue, both parties might be better off with a 5 year deal taking Kadri into UFA, something like JVRs, but there's no way that can fit under the cap. So really, I still see them trying to do a one year deal with a bit of discount on the promise to "reward" him next year.
I am definitely not in favour of trading Kulie, but even if that's done it frees up $2.8M but now you have to add in someone like Carter Ashton who is going to add $1M.
Actually, Morris looks a little like ProfessorRance's avatar below. Maybe he's lurking.