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Leafs Announce Rookie Tourney Roster

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Wednesday their 24 player roster that will participate in a Rookie Tournament hosted by the Leafs at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. The players will compete in four games beginning Sunday, September 6 versus prospect teams from the Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins.

Attending the rookie tournament include forward Nazem Kadri, who was Toronto’s first choice, selected seventh overall, at the NHL Entry Draft this past June. Goaltender Jonas Gustavsson will be one of three goaltenders participating for the Blue and White.

In addition, forwards Christian Hanson, Tyler Bozak, Dale Mitchell, Robert Slaney and Viktor Stalberg will bolster the attack of Toronto’s entry in the tournament.

Toronto Marlies head coach Dallas Eakins will oversee the club along with his assistant coaches Gord Dineen and Derek King.

Player Position
Alex Berry Forward
Jesse Blacker Defence
Tyler Bozak Forward
Joel Champagne Forward
Jamie Devane Forward
Andrew Engelage Goaltender
Stefano Giliati Forward
Richard Greenop Forward
Carl Gunnarsson Defence
Jonas Gustavsson Goaltender
Christian Hanson Forward
Nazem Kadri Forward
John Kurtz Forward
Simon Lacroix Defence
Brandon Manning Defence
Juraj Mikus Defence
Dale Mitchell Forward
James Reimer Goaltender
Greg Scott Forward
Robert Slaney Forward
Barron Smith Defence
Viktor Stalberg Forward
Mikhail Stefanovich Forward
Adam Wallace Defence

Check out the schedule for practice and game times:

DATE              TIME               EVENT - All at Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
Sun. Sept. 6    11 AM             Practice
Sun. Sept. 6    7 PM                Game vs. Pittsburgh
Mon. Sept. 7   8:30 AM          Practice
Mon. Sept. 7    2 PM                Game vs. Boston
Tues. Sept 8    No on-ice activities for Leafs Rookies
Wed. Sept. 9   11:30 AM        Practice
Wed. Sept. 9   7 PM                Game vs. Pittsburgh
Thur. Sept. 10 10:30 AM        Practice
Thur. Sept 10  7 PM                Game vs. Ottawa

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