Leafs Ready For Camp To Start

The Maple Leafs are in town and with training camp set to begin on Wednesday, Leafs TV spoke with a few players after they took to the ice Monday at the MasterCard Centre.

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David Clarkson

With hockey back in full swing, Brooke Pashley and I stop in with our first Leafs Look Ahead of the season. Everything you need to know for the next week involving your Maple Leafs in one handy video.

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Leafs Rookies Drop Tourney Finale

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The Maple Leafs ended the 2013 rookie tournament in London, Ontario with a 6-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators. The Leafs ended the tournament with a 2-1-0 record.

Toronto jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead after goals from Stuart Percy and Matt Rupert. The Senators tied the game in the second and blew the game wide open with four third period goals. The contest also featured three fights which the Leafs were decisive winners.

The Leafs didn’t dress Morgan Rielly, Matt Finn, Same Carrick and Carter Verhaeghe.

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Rookie Tourney Ends Tonight

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The Maple Leafs play their third and final game of the 2013 rookie tournament tonight in London against Ottawa (7pm Rogers TV). The two teams enter the game with 2-0-0 records.

It is expected that 2013 sixth round draft pick Antoine Bibeau will get the start in net tonight for the Leafs.  The status of Matt Finn will be determined after the morning skate as the blueliner left Saturday’s game with a shoulder stinger.

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Leafs Second Straight Shootout Win

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The Maple Leafs remained perfect at the 2013 rookie tournament thanks to another 4-3 shootout win this time over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Brad Ross scored the shootout winner as the Leafs will now face the Ottawa Senators on Sunday at 7pm to close out the three-game tournament. Both teams enter the game with perfect 2-0-0 records.

Ross was the fourth shooter and scored on a pretty backhander. The Leafs signed free agent goalie Christopher Gibson this past summer and the Finnish netminder stopped three of the four shooters and was very ...

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Clarkson & Phaneuf At NHL Media Tour

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Maple Leafs David Clarkson and Dion Phaneuf were at the NHL media tour in New Jersey and New York over the past two days.

Our Brooke Pashley was there and spoke with both players as they did a photo and video shoot on Thursday. Friday, they opened the New York Stock Exchange and visited The top of the Rock.

Take a look at the photos and video.

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Rookies Face Pens Tonight

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After Thursday’s opening win at the three-game rookie tournament, the Leafs will the play the second of three games tonight against Pittsburgh (7pm Rogers TV). The tournament wraps up Sunday against Ottawa.

It is expected that Christopher Gibson will get the start tonight with Antoine Bibeau getting the call on Sunday.

Once again you can watch all the action on Rogers TV (Channel 368 SD, 369 HD on Rogers Digital Cable across Ontario)

Here is a full list of what channel Rogers TV is in your location and where to watch the games:

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Biggs Notches Shootout Winner

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Maple Leafs rookies opened the three-game rookie tournament with a 3-2 shootout win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday. Tyler Biggs was the fifth shooter and his goal on Mac Carruth was the winner when Garret Sparks stopped Byron Froese.

Josh Leivo scored a power play goal in the first period and Brad Ross scored on a great shot to  put the Leafs leading 2-0 after two periods.  The Blackhawks replied with two third period goals forcing the game to overtime which didn’t produce a winner.

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Leafs Rookies Face Blackhawks Tonight In London

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Hockey is back…in the form of the Leafs rookie tournament as the Leafs play the first of three games tonight against Chicago (7pm Rogers TV).  After a day off on Friday, the Leafs take on  Pittsburgh and Ottawa over the weekend with both games starting at 7pm.

The Leafs roster includes Morgan Rielly, Frederik Gauthier, David Broll, Tyler Biggs, Matt Finn and more. Here is the full rookie tournament roster.

Catch all the action on Rogers TV (Channel 368 SD, 369 HD on Rogers Digital Cable across Ontario)

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Rookies Set To Start On Thursday

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The Leafs 25 player roster that will take part in the three-game rookie tournament starting Thursday in London practiced as a group for the first time Wednesday at the MasterCard Centre.

All three Leafs games can be seen on Rogers TV stations in Ontario at 7pm. We will have pre and post game reaction, in game highlights along with the Game In Six Minutes. Also, follow the Maple Leafs and the Toronto Marlies on Twitter for pictures, news and the latest video from London.

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Finn, Gauthier Score For Canada

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Maple  Leafs prospects Matt Finn and Frederik Gauthier scored for Canada in their 7-3 win over Sweden in a World Junior exhibition game taking place in Lake Placid, New York.

It was the second straight game with a goal for Gauthier who blocked a shot late in the second period and left for the dressing room. He returned for the third where his goal early in the frame restored Canada’s two-goal lead.

World Junior coach Brent Sutter was asked about Gauthier being able to return after blocking the shot.

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Serving Up Blizzards At DQ

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David Clarkson took part in Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day on Thursday as he served Blizzard Treats at a store in Toronto.

The 11th annual Miracle Treat Day is happening at locations across Canada. During the one-day fundraiser, 100 per cent of the proceeds from every Blizzard Treat sold will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network.

The below vid is a wrap up of Clarkson’s day at Dairy Queen.

This was the first time he was behind the counter at Dairy Queen but it was all worth it.

 

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Gauthier Scores For Canada

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Three Maple Leafs prospects were in the lineup as Canada defeated Finland 5-3 in the first game of a World Junior exhibition series that is taking place in Lake Placid, NY over the next four days.

2013 first round draft pick Frederik Gauthier scored in the first period to give Canada a 2-1 lead after they fell behind just 51 seconds into the game.

London Knights forward Ryan Rupert recorded an assist on Canada’s fourth goal of the game in the third period while fellow 2012 draft pick Matt Finn was held scoreless.

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Meet Clarkson Thursday At Dairy Queen

New Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson will serve Blizzard Treats Thursday, August 8th as part of Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen (351 Bremner Blvd) from 1-2pm.

For every Blizzard treat purchased, Dairy Queen will donate $1 or more to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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Toninato To Take Part In USA Evaluation Camp

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Maple Leafs prospect Dominic Toninato will continue to take part in the USA Junior Evaluation camp this week as he will be one of 31 players taking part in three exhibition games starting on Wednesday.

Toninato was the Leafs 5th round selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The 6’1 forward from Duluth, Minnesota will be entering his freshman season at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He played last season in the USHL with Fargo and recorded 70 points (29 goals, 41 assists) in 64 games.  He was selected to  the 2012-13 All-USHL ...

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Bolland’s Day With Stanley

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2013 Stanley Cup winner Dave Bolland had his day with the Stanley Cup on Thursday. The Leafs forward started off his day in London, Ontario before bringing it to his hometown of Mimico where a parade with the Cup was held in his honour.

Bolland spoke with the media about what it would mean to win the Cup with the Blue and White.

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Leafs Sign Abbott To One-Year Deal

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The Maple Leafs announced the signing of forward Spencer Abbott to a one-year contract.

The 25-year-old Hamilton, Ontario native recorded 33 points (13 goals, 20 assists)  in 55 games with the Toronto Marlies last season. Abbott also added five points in five playoff games. He signed with the Leafs following a four-year career at the University of Maine.

Abbott was a Hobey Baker finalist following his senior season at Maine where he had 62 poits in 39 games.

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Kessel & Clarkson Take Part In Charity Ping-Pong Event

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Maple Leafs sniper Phil Kessel and the newly signed David Clarkson took part in Smashfest Thursday evening in downtown Toronto.  The ping-pong event put on by former Leaf Dominic Moore, raised money for concussion research and the Katie Moore Foundation for rare cancers.

Leafs TV was there as Kessel spoke with the media prior to the event.

Kessel is known as a pretty good table tennis player and the team has a table where they play before or after practice. Below is a bit of Kessel in action.

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Passion Re-Ignited Tonight On Leafs TV

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While we get set for the start of the 2013-14 season, look back one last time on the Leafs exciting 2013 season on Leafs TV with Passion Re-Ignited.

The hour-long show has highlights and interviews with Randy Carlyle, Dave Nonis, Dave Poulin, Joe Bowen, Paul Hendrick and many more.

One area the show discusses is the support and the passion that Leafs Nation has for the Blue and White.

You can watch tonight on Leafs TV and check the broadcast schedule for more air times throughout the week.

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Several Leafs Invited To Olympic Camps

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With the announcement that NHL players will participate in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, several countries announced the selection of players for orientation camps which will be taking place in late August.

Five Leafs players have been invited to camp by their respective countries. Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf was one of 47 players that will attend a Hockey Canada national team orientation camp from Aug. 25-28 in Calgary.  Phaneuf was also named to the selection camp for the 2010 Olympics.

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Leafs Sign Gibson To Three-Year Entry Level Deal

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The Leafs have signed goaltender Christopher Gibson to a three-year entry level contract. The 6-1, 190-pound native of Karkkila, Finland, participated in the Maple Leafs prospect camp last week.

Gibson played four seasons (2009-10 to 2012-13) with Chicoutimi in the QMJHL. He was originally selected by Los Angeles in the second round, 49th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

The 20 year-old netminder posted a record of 17-18-4 last season with a 3.08 GAA and .902 SV%

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