Andreas Johnson Named Swedish League Rookie Of The Year

Photo courtesy of eliteprospects.com.

Photo courtesy of eliteprospects.com.

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Andreas Johnson was named the Swedish Hockey League Rookie of the Year after recording 24 points (15 goals) in 44 games for Frolunda. He ended the season fifth in team scoring.

The other nominees were two teammates Alexander Wennberg and fellow Leafs prospect Tom Nilsson and also Kevin Fiala from HV71.

Johnson was selected by the Leafs in the seventh round, 202nd overall during the 2013 NHL Draft. During the recent World Junior Championship, Johnson had six points (three goals, three assists) in seven games.

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World Hockey Championship Update

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The Maple Leafs will have several players wearing the Red and White at the upcoming World Hockey Championship in Belarus from May 9-25.

Players who are confirmed playing for Canada include James Reimer, Morgan Rielly and Nazem Kadri. This will be the second time Reimer has played in the World Championship while Rielly and Kadri have both represented Canada at World Junior tournaments.

The only other Leaf at this point who will definitely be playing is Jake Gardiner for the USA.

If more Leafs players are added to their respective countries, we will be sure to ...

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Leafs To Select Eighth Overall

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The 2014 NHL Draft lottery was held on Tuesday and the Florida Panthers will have the first overall selection on June 27th in Philadelphia after winning the lottery and pushing Buffalo to number two.

The Maple Leafs retained the eighth overall pick after having just a 3.6% chance of winning the first overall pick.

This will be third time in Leafs history that they will have the 8th pick in the NHL Draft. In 1970, the Leafs chose Darryl Sittler and in 1992, Brandon Convery was selected.

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Lupul To Have Knee Surgery

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Joffrey Lupul was not on the ice Monday and head coach Randy Carlyle updated the status of the Leafs forward following practice in Tampa Bay.

“He is going to have surgery done on his knee,” Carlyle said. ”It’s a meniscus procedure and will be done arthroscopically. It will be three weeks to a month recovery.”

Lupul will miss the final three regular season games and finishes the season with 44 points (22 goals, 22 assists) in 69 games.

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Brown A Finalist For Most Outstanding Player Of The Year

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Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Connor Brown is the Erie Otters finalist for the Most Outstanding Player of the Year. The award is voted on by sports writers and broadcasters in the OHL.

Brown was selected by the Leasf in the sixth round (156th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He led the Canadian Hockey League in scoring this past season with 128 points on 45 goals and 83 assists.

The Toronto native was featured on an episode of The Leaf – presented by BlackBerry. Watch the episode below or mobile users can ...

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Win Tonight During #TMLtalk

The Maple Leafs face the Ottawa Senators (7pm CBC, TSN1050 Radio) you can win the  Alpine Canada #TMLtalk TOTN.

Tonight’s #TMLtalk TOTN prize is a car audio system from Tyler Bozak and Alpine Canada.

All you need to do is include #TMLtalk in your tweets at puck drop to be entered to win!

Don’t forget there are a few rules so please read them.

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Bernier Out With A Low Grade Groin Strain

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The Maple Leafs practiced in Detroit on Monday as they get set to close out the five-game road trip against the Wings on Tuesday (7:30pm Sportsnet, FAN590).

Following the hour-long skate at Joe Louis Arena, head coach Randy Carlyle gave an update on Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier. The netminder left Thursday’s game against Los Angeles after the first period and didn’t dress in Sunday’s loss.

“Jonathan Bernier went for an MRI today and it was revealed that he has a low-grade groin strain,” Carlyle said. “We don’t believe it is week-to-week but rather ...

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Tonight’s Projected Lines

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Watch the Toronto Maple Leafs return to action as they visit their rivals Montreal Canadiens on Hockey Night in Canada (7PM, CBC, TSN 1050).

 

 

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Join Us for the Sport Chek Outdoor Practice

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Leafs Nation, you’re all invited to the Sport Chek Outdoor Practice!

Join us at Greenwood Rink (150 Greenwood Ave., Toronto) on February 21st from 10:00 – 11:00 AM as the Leafs take their practice out into the community. The rink at Greenwood Park is Toronto’s first covered outdoor rink and was recently revitalized with over $300,000 in support from the MLSE Foundation.

The event will feature all the excitement and action of a full practice with the entire Leafs team (minus our 3 Olympians) hitting the Greenwood Rink ice. Members of the ...

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Valentine’s Day Cards: #TMLTalk Edition

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Download the Valentine’s Day Cards: #TMLTalk Edition to your computer, print them out and send it to your special someone!

Phil Kessel’s Valentine’s Day card (pdf)

 

Colton Orr’s Valentine’s Day card (pdf)

 

Morgan Rielly’s Valentine’s Day card (pdf)

 

Jonathan Bernier’s Valentine’s Day card (pdf)

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Leafs/Canucks Game To Start At 6pm Saturday

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When the Maple Leafs return home to take on the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, please note that game time will be 6pm. You can watch the game on CBC and listen on Sportsnet FAN590.

Prior to puck drop, there will be a ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Leafs 1964 Stanley Cup winning team.

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Canadian Forces Appreciation Night Saturday

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When the Maple Leafs host the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, it will be the 8th annual Canadian Forces Appreciation Night. This years theme is Humanitarian Missions. All of the individuals involved in the pre-game ceremonies and various others in attendance assisted with the efforts recently in the Philippines.

The Leafs have had a long history with the Canadian Forces. Former owner Conn Smythe served in both World Wars  ans the team logo, selected by Smythe, is rooted to the leaf emblem Canadian soldiers bore on their helmets and uniforms.

Dozens of Leafs ...

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#HockeyTalks Night On Tuesday

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The Leafs along with the other six Canadian teams are taking part in #HockeyTalks for the second consecutive year.

Hockey Talks is a month-long initiative of the seven Canadian NHL clubs to bring increased dialogue and awareness to mental health and effective treatments. The goal is to help bring this topic to the forefront in the public realm and alleviate misconceptions/stigma that has been unfairly associated with mental illness.

Leafs players will have Hockey Talks helmet decals and a group from Centre for Addiction & Mental Health will be in the Leafs community ...

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The Leafs & Saskatchewan

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There are two indispensable men in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.

One is ready to declare Saskatchewan an outpost of Leafs Nation.

The other, Mayor Rob Saunders, has to be a bit more diplomatic.

“I’m a Leafs fan, always was” said Wes Ringland, the Zamboni driver at the Centennial Civic Centre Arena that will be the centerpiece of Hockey Day in Canada, Saturday.

“They’re a good Canadian team and my favourite player is Wendel Clark. It’ll be an honour to shake his hand.”

Former Leaf Colby Armstrong, one of the favourite hockey sons of the Saskatchewan side of ...

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Clarkson, McLaren Placed On IR

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Head coach Randy Carlyle told the media following Friday’s practice at MasterCard Centre that David Clarkson and Frazer McLaren were both placed on Injured Reserve.

Clarkson has been dealing with elbow bursitis while McLaren has a bruised shoulder.  The Leafs are expected to recall someone from the Toronto Marlies. Carlyle mentioned that possible names who could be called up include Jerry D’Amigo, Troy Bodie and Jamie Devane.

Forward Dave Bolland skated once again before practice as he continues to make his way back from the lacerated ankle. Carlyle said that he “looked ...

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Kulemin, JVR & Kessel To Play In Olympics

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Maple Leafs forwards Nik Kulemin (Russia), Phil Kessel (USA) and James van Riemsdyk (USA) will represent their respective countries at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Kulemin was named to Russia’s team on Tuesday while Kessel and JVR were announced to the USA team following the Winter Classic last Wednesday.

Kessel had a goal and an assist in six games as a member of the silver-medal-winning U.S. team at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. This will be van Riemsdyk’s first Olympic experience.

Playing for the host Russians will be Kulemin’s first time playing in the Olympics although ...

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Let The Festivities Begin

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The 2014 NHL Winter Classic is just two days away but the biggest story  on Monday was the Leafs and Red Wings Alumni practices at Comerica Park. It was a chance for many old friends and foes to get caught up before they face-off against each other Tuesday afternoon (1pm CBC).

The players reacted like youngsters when Gordie Howe was escorted to the ice for the group photo.

Johnny Bower and Gordie Howe, two Hockey Hall of Famers and hockey legends shook hands and hugged at centre ice following the group photo.

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Alumni Rosters Announced

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The Leafs and Red Wings are set to face-off in the Winter Classic on January 1st but on December 31st, it will be the Alumni Showdown as Leafs and Red Wings alumni battle at Comerica Park.

There will be two games  and we know you are wondering who will be suiting up? Below are the rosters for both teams as of December 20th.

Toronto Maple Leafs – Game 1 roster

Forwards:  24 – Dan Daoust; 21 – Mark Osborne; 19 – Bill Derlago; 9 – Stew Gavin; 15 – Pat Boutette; 12 – Rob ...

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Potentially Three Leafs Prospects In World Juniors

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It appears that the Maple Leafs will have three forward prospects taking part in the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championships in Malmo, Sweden this year. Final rosters do not have to be submitted until December 25th, one day before the tournament begins.

All three players were picked at the 2013 NHL Draft. First round draft pick Frederik Gauthier (Canada), fifth round pick Fabrice Herzog (Switzerland) and seventh round selection Andreas Johnson (Sweden) look like they will be representing the Blue and White for their respective countries.

Gauthier plays for Rimouski in the QMJHL where he has ...

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24/7 To Begin This Sunday

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The countdown to the Winter Classic is on and this Sunday it is the first episode of the HBO show 24/7 Road To The Winter Classic.

A sneak peek with a look at the head coaches for the teams, Randy Carlyle and Mike Babcock.

Fans in the United States can watch the show Saturday night at 10pm while those in Canada will have to wait until Sunday, December 15th at 7:30pm to watch the show. all four episodes will air on Rogers Sportsnet.

Here is the full schedule of air times for the show ...

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