Yesterday, while absolutely no one in Toronto seemed to care, the Montréal Canadiens rookies played the Ottawa Senators rookies. It looked on paper like the Sens had the better roster, and even though Montréal seems to have been clever with free agent signing goalie, Michael McNiven, they still lost the game 8-2 to a high-powered Ottawa offence. Their defence has some bright lights on it too. The Leafs are in for a bit of a rough ride today.
The roster for the Leafs this afternoon is a big question mark still. There’s illness, injury, an excess of caution about players who don’t have anything to prove, and the point of this event is not actually to win it. Not that anyone is ever happy to lose it.
Today’s final game is at 4 p.m. and it is on Leafs TV live. Friday’s game is rerun right before at 1:30 p.m. if you missed that. Today’s game is repeated immediately after it’s over and the post-game show is aired at 9 p.m.
If you want to watch online:
Out of the Toronto roster, a lineup will be chosen for today. There aren’t roster limits here like in the NHL, so an oversized group will be dressed, and there’s a chance for everyone to get some ice time.
2017 Leafs Rookie Tournament Roster
|Bobylev, Vladimir||F||Moscow (KHL) / Victoria (WHL) / Khimik Voskresensk ( VHL)||2016 Draft (122nd overall)|
|Bracco, Jeremy||F||Kitchener (OHL) / Windsor (OHL)||2015 Draft (61st overall)|
|Brooks, Adam||F||Regina (WHL)||2016 Draft (92nd overall)|
|Coskey, Cole||F||Saginaw (OHL)||Free Agent Invite|
|Dermott, Travis||D||Toronto (AHL)||2015 Draft (34th overall)|
|Duquette, Marc-Olivier||D||Drummondville (QMJHL)||Free Agent Invite|
|Dupuy, Jean||F||Rochester (AHL)||Signed to AHL Contract|
|Dzierkals, Martins||F||Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)||2015 Draft (68th overall)|
|Gordeev, Fedor||D||Flint (OHL) / Hamilton (OHL)||2017 Draft (141st Overall)|
|Grundstrom, Carl||F||Toronto (AHL) / Frolunda (SHL)||2016 Draft (57th Overall)|
|Kaskisuo, Kasimir||G||Toronto (AHL) / Orlando (ECHL)||Signed to NHL Contract|
|Korostelev, Nikita||F||Peterborough (OHL) / Sarnia (OHL)||2015 Draft (185th overall)|
|Liljegren, Timothy||D||Rogel BK (SHL) / Timra IK (Allsvenskan) / Rogel BK J20 (SuperElit) / Rogel BK J18 (J18 Allsvenskan)||2017 Draft (17th overall)|
|Lindberg, Tobias||F||Toronto (AHL)||Trade with OTT (2/9/16)|
|Marchment, Mason||F||Toronto (AHL) / Orlando (ECHL)||Signed to AHL Contract|
|Mattinen, Nicolas||D||London (OHL)||2016 Draft (179th overall)|
|McGregor, Ryan||F||Sarnia (OHL)||2017 Draft (172nd overall)|
|Middleton, Keaton||D||Saginaw (OHL)||2016 Draft (101st overall)|
|Moore, Trevor||F||Toronto (AHL)||Signed to NHL contract|
|Nielsen, Andrew||D||Toronto (AHL)||2015 Draft (65th overall)|
|Piccinich, J.J.||F||London (OHL)||2014 Draft (103rd overall)|
|Pospisil, Kristian||F||Sioux City (USHL)||Signed to AHL Contract|
|Rasanen, Eemeli||D||Kingston (OHL)||2017 Draft (59th overall)|
|Scott, Ian||G||Prince Albert (WHL)||2017 Draft (110th overall)|
|Smart, Jonathan||D||Kelowna (WHL) / Regina (WHL)||Free Agent Invite|
|Timashov, Dmytro||F||Toronto (AHL)||2015 Draft (125th overall)|
Friday’s highlights, and some of the lowlights, are here for your viewing pleasure: