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|