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.