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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.

Here is a preview of the ...

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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.

The Leafs will be well represented at the Team USA camp with three players taking part in the ...

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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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Infographic: Breaking Down The 2013-14 Schedule

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With the 2013-14 regular season schedule now released, get a closer look at the important dates, key schedule notes, the division realignment and more.

 

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Leafs Prospects To Take Part In World Junior Camp

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The Maple Leafs will be well represented at Canada’s national junior team development camp from August 4-10 in Montreal and Lake Placid, NY with four players attending. The Leafs are sending the most players to the camp with three other teams sending three players.

Defencemen Morgan Rielly (Moose Jaw) and Matt Finn (Guelph) along with forwards Frederik Gauthier (Rimouski) and Ryan Rupert (London) will be taking part in the camp which is the first step in selecting Canada’s World Junior team for the tournament running from December 26-January 5 in Malmo, Sweden.

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Kadri Hits The Links For Charity

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On a cloudy and rainy Sunday in Georgetown, Ontario, Nazem Kadri hit the links with over 140 golfers for the 3rd annual Nazem Kadri Golf Classic in support of Islamic Relief and SickKids Foundation’s efforts to improve the care for children in Palestine.

Kadri  was happy to be on the course for the worthy cause.

“This is the third annual and each year it seems to get bigger and bigger,” he said. “It’s for Islamic Relief to help kids in third world countries who are less fortunate and this year we’ve teamed up the SickKids Foundation as well ...

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Flying High On Canada Day

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These two photos were sent to us from the HMCS Toronto as a team signed Toronto Maple Leafs flag was raised on Canada Day.

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Leafs Use Compliance Buyout On Komisarek

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The Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday used a compliance buyout, as allowed by the NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, on defenceman Mike Komisarek’s contract which is valid until the end of the 2013-14 season.

Komisarek, 31, signed with the Leafs as a free agent in 2009 and played in 158 games over four seasons recording 19 points.

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Iaboni Recap: Leafs Make Five Picks On Draft Day

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The Maple Leafs ended the 2013 NHL Draft making five selections as picked four forwards and one goaltender.

Frederik Gauthier was the Leafs first selection 21st overall. The 18-year-old native of Mascouche, Quebec was a member of Canada’s Gold Medal winning team at the 2013 IIHF World U18 Championships. He finished his first season with Rimouski in the QMJHL as a 20-goal scorer and a solid two-way player.

With the acquisition of Dave Bolland, the Leafs traded their second round pick which meant the Leafs next selection was in the third round ...

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Iaboni Recap: Leafs Acquire Bolland

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The Maple Leafs added depth at centre during Sunday’s draft when the team acquired Mimico, Ontario native Dave Bolland from the Chicago Blackhawks for three draft picks (No. 51 and 117 this year and a 4th Rd. pick in 2014).

Bolland scored the Stanley Cup winning goal for the Blackhawks and has won two cups with Chicago. He finished the season with 14 points in 35 games and had six points in 18 playoff games.

Leafs GM Dave Nonis spoke with the media to give his thoughts on the trade.

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Iaboni Recap: Gauthier Selection

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The Maple Leafs selected centre Frederik Gauthier with the 21st overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Gauthier played for Rimouski last season and is a two way forward who had 22 goals and 60 points in 62 games. He is also the middle sibling with two sisters.

Here is an NHL.com profile of Gauthier and his all around game

Leafs GM Dave Nonis spoke to the media about the selection of the 6’4 214lbs centre.

 

 

 

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Making A List & Checking It Twice

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The 2013 NHL Draft is just one day away and the Maple Leafs have their list for Sunday all set.

“We have the list on lockdown,” Leafs Director of Amateur Scouting Dave Morrison said.

The team brought 26 players to the team hotel in Short Hills, New Jersey for interviews with Morrison, team pyschologist Dana Sinclair, strength and conditioning coach Anthony Belza and team doctor Dr. Noah Forman.

“The interview could be 40-45 minutes if they speak with myself, Dana, Anthony  and Noah,” Morrison said.

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The Cake Boss & Hudson Shores

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With the NHL Draft just 48 hours away, a few of the NHL’s top prospects met with the media on the shores of the Hudson River Friday afternoon.  This is an annual event and allows the prospects to speak just days before one of the biggest moments of their lives.

The town of Weehawken, New Jersey is just steps away from Hoboken where the TLC reality show ‘Cake Boss’ is filmed. Before hooking up with the prospects I stopped into Carlo’s Bakery. I didn’t see Buddy but the pastries were awesome!. We took ...

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Prospects Hit Manhattan

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Four of the NHL’s top prospects, Seth Jones, Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Druin and Darnell Nurse took in a New York Yankees game Thursday followed by a visit to the Empire State Building.

I documented the stop at the Empire State Building which you can see below as they spoke with the media and posed for photos just a few days before the 2013 NHL Draft.

Also check out a few of the photos from the visit.

The view to Manhattan

On the observation deck

 

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An Early Morning With Lupul And Blackberry

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BlackBerry became the Official Computing Partner of MLSE this week and the Leafs wanted to help spread the exciting news to Leafs Nation.

Joffrey Lupul and the Raptors Terrence Ross were on CP24 Breakfast and Breakfast Television in Toronto to talk about the partnership and give out some great gifts inluding home opener tickets and Blackberry’s.

Our Brooke Pashley covered it all with Story Maker on the BlackBerry Z10 and the results are below:

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