Rieder, from Germany, had 27 goals and 29 assists in 52 games this season for the Kitchener Rangers in the Ontario Hockey League. Kessy had 12 goals and 13 assists in 31 games this season for the Kamloops Blazers in the Western Hockey League.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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