Rookie Tourney Roster, Marlies 2013-14 Schedule Announced

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Morgan Rielly

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

DATETIMEEVENT (ALL AT BUDWEISER GARDENS)
Thu,  Sept. 511:30  AMPre-game  skate
Thu,  Sept. 57:00  PMChicago  vs. Toronto
Fri,  Sept.   61:15  PMPractice
Sat,  Sept.  710:30  AMPre-game  skate
Sat,  Sept.  77:00  PMToronto  vs. Pittsburgh
Sun,  Sept. 811:30  AMPre-game  skate
Sun,  Sept. 87:00  PMToronto  vs. Ottawa

 

FORWARDS (14)

PLAYERHTWTSBIRTHPLACEBORN2012/13 CLUB
Tyler Biggs6’3224RLoveland, OH04/30/93Oshawa (OHL), Toronto(AHL)
David Broll6’3235LMississauga, ON01/04/93Sault Ste. Marie (OHL), Toronto (AHL)
Connor Brown5’11170RToronto, ON01/14/94Erie (OHL)
Sam Carrick6’0207RMarkham, ON02/04/92Toronto (AHL), Idaho (ECHL)
Andrew Crescenzi6’5208LThornhill, ON02/29/92Toronto (AHL), San Francisco (ECHL)
Jamie Devane6’5220LMississauga, ON02/20/91Toronto (AHL), San Francisco (ECHL)
Frederik Gauthier6’5214LLaval, PQ04/26/95Rimouski (QMJHL)
Fabrice Herzog6’1176LFrauenfeld, SUI12/09/94ZUG (Swis-A)
Josh Leivo6’2180RInnisfil, ON05/26/93Sudbury (OHL), Kitchener (OHL), Toronto (AHL)
Greg McKegg6’0195LSt. Thomas, ON06/17/92Toronto (AHL)
Brad Ross6’1183LLethbridge, AB05/28/92Toronto (AHL),  Idaho (ECHL)
Matt Rupert5’10175LGrand Bend, ON06/02/94London (OHL)
Ryan Rupert5’10180LGrand Bend, ON06/02/94London (OHL)
Carter Verhaeghe6’1181LWaterdown, ON08/14/95Niagara (OHL)

 

DEFENCEMEN (8)

PLAYERHTWTSBIRTHPLACEBORN2012/13 CLUB
Matt Finn6’0197LToronto, ON02/24/94Guelph (OHL)
Petter Grenberg6’2201RGallivare, SWE08/27/92Skelleftea AIK (SEL)
Andrew MacWilliam6’2230LCalgary, AB03/25/90North Dakota (WCHA), Toronto (AHL)
Trevor Murphy5’10173LWindsor, ON07/17/95Windsor (OHL)
Stuart Percy6’1193LOakville, ON05/18/93Mississauga (OHL), Toronto (AHL)
Kevin Raine6’1196RDryden, ON05/28/93London (OHL), Sudbury (OHL)
Morgan Rielly6’0205LVancouver, BC03/09/94Moose Jaw (WHL), Toronto (AHL)
Zachary Yuen6’0205LVancouver, BC03/03/93Tri-City (WHL)

 

GOALTENDERS (3)

PLAYERHTWTSBIRTHPLACEBORN2012/13 CLUB
Antoine Bibeau6’2210LVictoriaville, PQ05/01/94PEI (QMJHL)
Christopher Gibson6’1187LKarkkila, FIN12/27/92Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
Garret Sparks6’2204LElmhurst, IL06/28/93Guelph (OHL), Toronto (AHL)

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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.

 

DATE OPPONENTTIMEDATEOPPONENTTIME
Sat., Oct. 5vs. Grand Rapids3:00PMTue., Jan. 21@ Milwaukee7:00PM
Sun., Oct. 6vs. Lake Erie5:00PMFri., Jan. 24@ Hamilton7:30PM
Sat., Oct. 12vs. St. John’s3:00PMSat., Jan. 25vs. Chicago3:00PM
Fri., Oct. 18@ Rochester7:05PMSun., Jan. 26vs. Lake Erie5:00PM
Sun., Oct. 20vs. Hamilton3:00PMThu., Jan. 30@ Oklahoma City7:00PM
Wed., Oct. 23vs. Rockford7:00PMFri., Jan. 31@ San Antonio7:30PM
Sat., Oct. 26vs. Rochester5:00PMSat., Feb. 1@ Texas7:00PM
Sun., Oct. 27@ Hamilton3:00PMWed., Feb. 5vs. San Antonio11:00AM

 

FULL SCHEDULE HERE.

  • Burtonboy

    That group of forwards are gonna be very difficult to play against. Whole lotta nasty going on there  .

  • ShawnMacLean

    Zachary Yuen is a fantastic invite. I hope he sticks with an AHL contract, at minimum. The guys is talented and could be a decent NHL defender in 2-3 years.

  • ShawnMacLean

    The smallest guys these are the Ruperts, and they just might be the toughest guys there!

  • Burtonboy

    ShawnMacLean Not familiar with him at all . Can you tell us a bit more about him, what kind of game he plays ?

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Burtonboy ShawnMacLean Would be curious to hear as well.
    He went unsigned after getting drafted by the Jets in 2011.. these fans seem a little more familiar with him – http://forum.canucks.com/topic/346111-zachary-yuen-goes-unsigned-discuss/

  • Burtonboy

    Alec Brownscombe Burtonboy ShawnMacLean Hmmmm sounds like an interesting player Alec

  • ShawnMacLean

    Former Jets pick. Went unsigned and undrafted in 2013. The Christopher Gibson of D-men.
    Puck moving D who plays smart and simple. Not shy on physical play but doesn’t go looking for it. Capable defender. The question mark is translation of his offence to a pro-game. He’s similar to Matt Dumba in that respect. Not a racial comparison.. Don’t worry. He’s a guy I watched a lot when I was living in Calgary and following Red Deer a lot.
    He has the potential to be a fantastic AHL D or a quiet but steady NHL D. I look at him and see characteristics of Carl Gunnarsson. That would be his peak if he put it all together.

  • daveybolland

    Gotta figure Matt Rupert eventually gets a Marlies contract, eh?

  • daveybolland

    ShawnMacLean He looks (appearance wise) and sounds like a less polished Percy type.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    @daveybolland Yeah, when he’s old enough I imagine he will. He’ll be 20 next June. Outproduced his twin in the reg  season, but Ryan had a shoulder injury early in the year and then killed it in the playoffs. Matt picked up a leg injury or something later on in the year.
    Both struggle with injuries being smaller guys who are rough and tumble. And suspensions.

  • ShawnMacLean

    Percy is actually a decent comparison. Though I think Yuen’s offensive game is stronger even without a pro-game played. Simple style and strong hockey IQ. Not fancy but he’ll get the job done. If given the right chance in the AHL he could put up 25pts in his rookie year and 40pts in his 2nd.

  • ShawnMacLean

    Toughness has more to do with attitude than just size and strength. Those guys are beasts and their size gives them confidence. To have that same confidence and edge at 5’10, they are fearless and tough SOBs.
    So less literal than you took it. They’d lose in a fight, obviously..

  • daveybolland

    Alec Brownscombe Cool, interesting stuff. Would be so cool to have Ryan centering Matt on our 4th line some day

  • ShawnMacLean

    @daveybolland Alec Brownscombe I want to see a Marlies line with Rupert – Rupert – Ross!

  • daveybolland

    ShawnMacLean Alec Brownscombe Three balls of fury. That line would be insane.

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/dchesnokov
    Confirmed that Mikhail Grabovski will officially join the https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Caps&src=hash in the coming days. A one year deal
    .

  • ShawnMacLean

    Burtonboy One year is good. I wish there was a way that he could be a Leaf again after that.. He was my favourite. Now I feel bandwagon-y picking Kadri as my favourite..

  • ShawnMacLean

    So how do you think the lines in this rookie tourney will go? I think it’s obvious it will be rotated, but who cares.. not enough hockey talk in August.
    Leivo – Gauthier – Biggs
    Herzog – Verhaege – Brown
    Rupert – Rupert – Ross
    Broll – Crescenzi – McKegg
    Carrick
    Devane
    Percy – Granberg
    MacWilliam – Rielly
    Finn – Yuen
    Murphy – Raine
    Sparks
    Gibson
    Bibeau
    I think this tourney gives Bibeau a taste in goal.. but just a taste. This is probably what helps decide which of Sparks/Gibson gets the starts MacIntyre doesn’t get.
    Keeping in that same mindset, I think the newest ‘rookies’ will get a lot of looks, which is why you see guys like McKegg and Ross on my lower lines. They are AHL bound, give the kids a look see before returning to junior. Partner them with an older, leader-type player to show them the ropes and allow them the opportunity to play.
     
    That’s why I’ve got Leivo with Gauthier. A fierce competitor and leader, and Biggs on the other side hoping to see some offense. Brown is already a mentor to McDavid, why not Verhaege? Herzog is a year older and plays the ‘opportunity for offense’ on this line a-la Biggs. Then the pest line. I want this line in the AHL in 2014/15. Fourth line rotates so all players get ice-time.
    Percy and Granberg is likely a pairing we will see in the AHL all season long, barring suprises. Rielly is either NHL bound or junior bound, so playing him on his off-hand side is no big deal. If he makes the NHL, it will likely be on that side anyway. If he’s stuck in junior with ‘no challenge’ maybe he could switch sides for the year to become a more complete defender?
    A lack of right-handed D probably sees Yuen (the smartest hockey player of the 3 invites, in my opinion) playing with Finn. Even if Raine is the only other right-hander, he is a longshot to earn a contract/ATO. So Yuen gets the nod.
    Discuss!

  • Burtonboy

    ShawnMacLean Burtonboy I’m not a real big Grabo fan myself but I wish him well . I would like to know the full extend of his relationship with Carlyle because it sure got nasty at the end

  • ShawnMacLean

    Shift_Disturber1 ShawnMacLean Burtonboy There is tons to like, and I was a fan from day one.. but to make him the defacto favourite after a stellar half-season seems like what every fan-boy/girl is doing.
    I’d pick Kulemin, but he’s likely not a Leaf next year, and Kessel/Phaneuf (actually have a Dion jersey) are question marks with this cap mess to return..

  • ShawnMacLean

    Burtonboy ShawnMacLean He was tough as nails, slick as hell and a sound-byte machine. If you didn’t love him for his Habs/Kostitsyn hate alone.. man, I question your sanity. Hahaha.

  • Burtonboy

    ShawnMacLean Granberg and Percy are both right d so that pair is unlikely unless someone switches . Hard to even guess at lines as there will be a lot of mixing

  • Jimmy Keating

    Big forwards, small D. More emphasis on PMD these days.

  • ShawnMacLean

    Burtonboy ShawnMacLean Both Carlyle and Spott are notoriously against playing D men on their off-hand unless they have no other choice. With Granberg, Holzer and Blacker.. you’re going to see it match up properly this year.
    Pretty damn sure it will be Percy, MacWilliam, Ranger/Faser on LD.. with Granberg, Blacker and Holzer on RD.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Jimmy Keating Pretty clear Burke had that adapt or die realization about the premium on strong skating puck movers once he saw how the Beauchemin, Komisarek, Schenns of the world performed for him. Traded for, signed, drafted defencemen with an emphasis on skating.

  • Burtonboy

    ShawnMacLean Burtonboy The leafs are really blessed with our left d propects and weaker on the right side . I have a hard time seeing Percy being switched

  • Jimmy Keating

    Alec Brownscombe Jimmy Keating  
    Absolutely.

  • ShawnMacLean

    Burtonboy ShawnMacLean If Percy stays RD, it will be because Holzer makes the Leafs as a 6-7th D.
    Pray that doesn’t happen..

  • Burtonboy

    ShawnMacLean Burtonboy or traded

  • ShawnMacLean

    Burtonboy ShawnMacLean That assumes Holzer has value. Assumes a lot.
    If anything, it means Franson was traded.. in which case I’m pissed and questioning Nonis all the more.

  • Burtonboy

    ShawnMacLean Burtonboy I’m not at all worried about Franson . He will sign . He always signs late anyway. I also don’t see Ranger back with the Marlies either . He would be claimed on waivers for sure

  • ShawnMacLean

    Alec Brownscombe Jimmy Keating Aside from Komisarek, those non-puck moving defencemen worked out pretty well for us netting us Lupul, Gardiner and JVR though. Perhaps he was less adapting and more ahead of the game to move them for valuable pieces.
    Or incredibly lucky..

  • Alec Brownscombe

    ShawnMacLean Alec Brownscombe Jimmy Keating oh, of course moved two of those pieces for great returns. He’s a fucking King of the trade.

  • ShawnMacLean

    Burtonboy ShawnMacLean I’m a bit worried that Franson will be moved. I hope he isn’t.. his performance in the playoffs with Nashville was better than Weber’s.. and his performance in the playoffs for the Leafs was the best of any player on the team not named Reimer.
    If Ranger is claimed, he’s claimed. My only concern is him playing with the Leafs. I’m curious as to how that will work out with Gunnarson, Gardiner, Fraser, Liles and Phaneuf all left shots. Only Phaneuf and Liles can play RD.. and Franson, of course.
    So..
    Gunnarson – Phaneuf
    Gardiner – Franson
    Ranger – Liles/Fraser/Holzer (with one of the 3 demoted)
    That’s the only way it works with the roster as is..

  • ShawnMacLean

    Alec Brownscombe ShawnMacLean Jimmy Keating I wonder what he would have done this half-season if he hadn’t been let go. I think Frattin and Scrivens would be here, that’s for damn sure.. but I think Grabovski and MacArthur were goners either way..

  • Burtonboy

    ShawnMacLean Burtonboy They have to find a way if they expect to keep him. Rumor has it that as many as 18 different teams where interested in Ranger and now he’s on a cap friendly contract as well . I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t stay with the Leafs

  • ShawnMacLean

    Burtonboy ShawnMacLean I want him to make the team, I really do. But I look at the cap-crunch and Liles is clogging the damn thing up.
    Bolland to a lesser extent. At least that’s 3mil+ more that’s free next year. I doubt he’s more than a 1 year guy for us.. I expect Fraser gone after this season too.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Nice looking crop of young players. Impressive.

  • wiski

    Some big boys up front, will the tourney be televised ?

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    ShawnMacLean Alec Brownscombe Jimmy Keating 
    Burke was asked after the Grabo buyout if he would have done it…and he answered no.  I agree that he likely would not have traded for Bernier (but I’m very content with the Bernier deal….I think he’s gonna be elite by all accounts).  
    As much as I liked Burke (and I really do think he was the right man for the job here in the big smoke)….I’m down with the moves Nonis has made.  I like the direction this team is taking.  It all started with Burke….but Nonis is doing a good job so far (and I like that he is a Burke disciple with a mind of his own to try other things).

  • Burtonboy

    ShawnMacLean Burtonboy All depends how Bolland plays this season but form the sounds of what management are saying they’re very high on Bolland . I think Fraser is in a major battle with Ranger for that 3 pair spot myself and I can see Ranger coming out on top of that one

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    wiski Weren’t they replayed on Leafs TV last year? Seem to remember they were (not live though).

  • ShawnMacLean

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan ShawnMacLean Alec Brownscombe Jimmy Keating No one in their right mind would have bought out Grabovski! I think Burke could have managed to creatively move Grabovski.

    Probably to Anaheim. 😛

  • wiski

    ingy56 wiski I watched on the net last few years not sure where though maybe here http://ourleafs.blogspot.ca/

  • ShawnMacLean

    Burtonboy ShawnMacLean Yeah, depends on his play and how much the cap goes up. I assume Liles will be suiting up for Toronto for the last time this season. Either bought out next off-season because he sucked or traded between now and start of 2014/15 season because he regained form.
    If Phaneuf and Kessel are to be retained, Gardiner extended, McClement retained, Kulemin retained (unlikely, but I hope so!) and Reimer given a raise… something is going to have to give..
    That something is either Liles and/or Bolland exiting or losing a valuable key player along with a generous cap ceiling raise.

  • ShawnMacLean

    Shift_Disturber1 ShawnMacLean Burtonboy Where’s the next Mats Sundin when you need him?

  • Burtonboy

    ShawnMacLean Burtonboy All depends on where the cap goes and what it cost to re-sign Phil and Dion. Hopefully he has a chance to move Liles but its probably be a slim one. Our only hope is someone has a PMD go down early and are desperate. Seems obvious he has no intention of using a regular buyout or he would have done it this yr. The hit in the 2nd yr is still very high at over 2 mil even next summer

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/NHLhttps://twitter.com/NHL/status/370682286720557056
    RT https://twitter.com/NHLJensen: Bernier or Reimer in https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NHLFantasy&src=hash? Draft both. Most promising goalie tandem in NHL. Here’s why: http://t.co/zU4WJEFOa6 https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Leafs&src=hash

  • ShawnMacLean

    Burtonboy ShawnMacLean Each year that passes it goes down and is shorter, so who knows? Maybe this is his last shot.
    Hopefully Dion signs for no more than 6mil, and Phil signs for 8mil or less and this team can stay intact.

  • Burtonboy

    ShawnMacLean Burtonboy Yep but we have to keep in mind we have 2.6 mil coming off the books next yr for buyouts and the like. Thats will help a lot. The team won’t remain the same. We have kids in the system who will be knocking on the door real real soon ( Reilly ,Granberg for example) and given we live in a cap world its necessary to have a couple of cheap ELC’S in the line up. No way we can keep the team together so we have to make sure we decide who are our core players and get them signed long term.