Brian Burke, president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday that the hockey club has assigned forwards Andre Deveaux, Alex Foster, Ryan Hamilton and Ben Ondrus to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. All four players will join the Marlies in time for the ‘Ice Hockey Homecoming’ tournament which begins Thursday, September 24 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
In 2009 preseason action with the Maple Leafs, Deveaux collected seven penalty minutes on September 16 versus Boston, Ondrus accumulated 12 penalty minutes on September 17 at Philadelphia, and Foster registered three shots on September 18 at Pittsburgh. Hamilton did not play in the preseason.
The Marlies begin their fifth season in Toronto when they host the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens) on Sunday, October 4 at Ricoh Coliseum at 4 p.m. For ticket information, including season ticket packages and group seats, visit www.torontomarlies.com or call the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK.