The Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks will send a team to compete in the 2010 Toronto Maple Leafs Rookie Tournament, beginning on Saturday, Sept. 11 at John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario. Blackhawks prospects will compete in three games against rookie teams from the Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Blackhawks roster will be highlighted by 2008 first-round selection Kyle Beach
, who led the Western Hockey League with 52 goals last season, and defenseman Shawn Lalonde
, who paced the Ontario Hockey League’s Belleville Bulls with a career-high 56 points in 2009-10. They will be joined by Jeremy Morin
, who potted 47 goals for the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers and won a Gold Medal with Team USA at the World Junior Championships during the 2009-10 campaign, as well Chris DiDomenico and Phillipe Paradis, who were acquired from Toronto this summer by Chicago. A complete roster will be released at a later date.
2010 Toronto Maple Leafs Rookie Tournament Schedule
|Date ||Game ||Time (Central) ||Venue |
|Sat., Sept. 11 ||Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa ||1:00 pm ||John Labatt Centre |
|Sat., Sept. 11 ||CHICAGO vs. Toronto ||6:00 pm ||John Labatt Centre |
|Sun., Sept. 12 ||CHICAGO vs. Ottawa ||1:00 pm ||John Labatt Centre |
|Sun., Sept. 12 ||Toronto vs. Pittsburgh ||6:00 pm ||John Labatt Centre |
|Mon., Sept. 13 ||Practice (All Teams) ||TBA ||John Labatt Centre |
|Tues., Sept. 14 ||CHICAGO vs. Pittsburgh ||1:00 pm ||John Labatt Centre |
|Tues., Sept. 14 ||Toronto vs. Ottawa ||6:00 pm ||John Labatt Centre |