Blujus, 20, was a second-round pick (No. 40) in the 2012 NHL Draft. He had four goals and 30 points in 55 games this season for the North Bay Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound player had four goals and 10 points in 22 playoff games. Blujus led all North Bay defensemen in goals in the playoffs, with three on the power play. He helped the Battalion reach the OHL finals.
Blujus has 17 goals and 119 points in 256 OHL games in four seasons with Brampton and North Bay.
We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.
— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff