Training camp gets underway on Friday in Niagara Falls, and the roster was released today. First, a few rules and the schedule.

The Veteran Rule

Please remember: Players on AHL contracts will be at training camp and they may play in NHL pre-season games. This is normal, and all it takes is a PTO for the Leafs to put Rich Clune in a game.

The veteran rule is in force for preseason games, and that means eight veterans have to dress for every game. Veterans are:

  • Skaters who played 30 NHL games the previous year
  • Goalies who dressed in 50 NHL games or played in 30 NHL games the previous year
  • Any player who has played 100 or more NHL games
  • A current year first round pick/

This is where Clune comes in. He meets the veteran requirement, and he comes in very handy for filling a spot. Rasmus Sandin also qualifies.

Camp Schedule and Location

The location for daily practices and other public events is the Gale Centre in Niagara Falls. Just like last year, admission is free, but you need to get a ticket to attend.

The events inside the Gale Centre, including the team practices and scrimmages and the Leafs Alumni Game on Saturday night, will be ticketed and any fans wishing to gain entry will require a paper ticket.

Tickets for all events are free.

There will be volunteers onsite throughout the Training Camp weekend accepting monetary donations in support of the Niagara Children’s Centre and the Terry Fox Foundation.

Tickets will be made available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at a first-come, first-served basis, in the morning starting at 8:30 a.m. from the Gale Centre Box Office. Fans are encouraged to arrive early as there is only a select amount of tickets each day.

The Leafs Alumni Game is on Saturday night, and you need tickets for that too:

Tickets for the Leafs Alumni Game will be available for pickup between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday from the Gale Centre Box Office. In addition, any remaining tickets will be distributed on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Gale Centre before the game.

The roster announced so far for that game is:

Wendel Clark, Darcy Tucker, Rick Vaive, Nik Antropov, Brad May, Al Iafrate, Pat Boutette, Kevin Maguire, Jack Valiquette and Mike Kostka. Plus special coaches Darryl Sittler & Curtis Joseph.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 14

  • Doors Open: 9:30 a.m.
  • Event: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (assume this will be various practice drills, all times are approximate)/

Saturday, September 15

  • Doors Open: 9:30 a.m.
  • Event: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Leafs Alumni game: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)/

Sunday, September 16

  • Doors Open: 9:30 a.m.
  • Event: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Outdoor BBQ in the parking lot: 12:20 p.m. - 3 p.m./

Preseason Games

  • Tuesday, September 18 - Leafs vs Ottawa at Lucan for the Kraft Hockeyville Game - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 19 - Leafs @ Ottawa - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, September 21 - Leafs vs Buffalo - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 22 - Leafs @ Buffalo - 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, September 24 - Leafs vs Montréal - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 26 - Leafs @ Montréal - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 28 - Leafs vs Detroit - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 29  Leafs @ Detroit - 7:00 p.m./

The Roster

The official PDF is available for you.

2018 Maple Leafs training camp opening day roster

Name#PosShHtWtBornBirthplaceNot on NHL Deal
Jeremy Bracco59RWR5'10"17103/17/97Freeport, NY, USA-
Matthew Bradley87FR6'0"20001/22/97Surrey, BC AHL
Adam Brooks77CL5'11"17505/06/96Winnipeg, MB, CAN-
Connor Brown28RWR6'0"18501/14/94Toronto, ON, CAN-
Emerson Clark58FL5'10"18012/17/92Whitby, ONAHL
Rich Clune39FL5'10"20704/25/87Toronto, ON, CANAHL
Adam Cracknell15RWR6'2"21807/15/85Prince Albert, SK, CAN-
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev85FR5'10"15909/15/00Moscow, RUSDraft Pick
Hudson Elynuik76FL6'5"19612/10/97Saskatoon, SKAHL
Pierre Engvall47LWL6'5"19605/31/96Ljungby, SWE-
Tyler Ennis63LWL5'9"16110/06/89Edmonton, AB, CAN-
Giorgio Estephan89FR6'0"19602/03/97Edmonton, AB, CANAHL
Brady Ferguson65FL6'0"19409/06/94Lewisville, TXAHL
Frederik Gauthier33CL6'5"23204/26/95Laval, QC, CAN-
Colin Greening38FL6'2"21003/09/86St. John's, NLAHL
Carl Grundstrom20RWL6'0"19412/01/97Umea, SWE-
Zach Hyman11CR6'1"21306/09/92Toronto, ON, CAN-
Andreas Johnsson18LWL5'10"18011/21/94Gävle, SWE-
Josh Jooris36RWR6'1"19707/14/90Burlington, ON, CAN-
Nazem Kadri43CL6'0"19010/06/90London, ON, CAN-
Kasperi Kapanen24RWR6'1"18707/23/96Kuopio, FIN-
Josh Leivo32LWR6'2"21005/26/93Innisfil, ON, CAN-
Par Lindholm26CL5'11"18710/05/91Kusmark, SWE-
Patrick Marleau12CL6'2"21509/15/79Aneroid, SK, CAN-
Mitch Marner16CR6'0"17505/05/97Markham, ON, CAN-
Auston Matthews34CL6'3"21609/17/97San Ramon, CA, USA-
Ryan McGregor68FL6'1"17801/29/99Burlington, ON, CANDraft Pick
Griffen Molino67FL5'11"17101/21/94Trenton, MIAHL
Ryan Moore88FL5'8"16805/09/97Troy, MIAHL
Trevor Moore42LWL5'10"18703/31/95Thousand Oaks, CA, USA-
Chris Mueller49CR5'11"19603/06/86West Seneca, NY, USA-
Zach O'Brien95FR5'11"18006/29/92St. John's, NLAHL
JJ Piccinich62FR6'0"19006/12/96Paramus, NJAHL
Scott Pooley86FR6'2"19703/28/94Granger, INAHL
Kristian Pospisil71FL6'2"19504/26/96Zvolen, SlovakiaAHL
Roman Pucek90FL6'2"16804/13/00Vsetin, CzechiaATO
Riley Stotts84FL6'0"17701/05/00Winnipeg, MB, CANDraft Pick
John Tavares91CL6'1"20809/20/90Mississauga, ON, CAN-
Dmytro Timashov41LWL5'10"19010/01/96Kirovograd, UKR-
Eli Zummack94FR5'9"17503/22/00Kelowna, BCATO
Andreas Borgman55DL6'0"21206/18/95Stockholm, SWE-
Connor Carrick8DR5'10"19204/13/94Orland Park, IL, USA-
Travis Dermott23DL6'0"20812/22/96Newmarket, ON, CAN-
Sean Durzi83DR6'0"18910/21/98Mississauga, ON, CANDraft Pick
Jake Gardiner51DL6'2"20007/04/90Minnetonka, MN, USA-
Fedor Gordeev75DL6'7"22701/27/99Toronto, ON, CANDraft Pick
Alex Gudbranson74DR6'2"22909/03/94Orleans, ONAHL
Ron Hainsey2DL6'3"20503/24/81Bolton, CT, USA-
Justin Holl54DR6'3"20501/30/92Tonka Bay, MN, USA-
Mac Hollowell81DR5'10"16509/26/98Niagara Falls, ONDraft Pick
Sam Jardine73DL6'2"20908/26/93Lacombe, ABAHL
Owen Lalonde97DR6'1"18402/01/00Windsor, ONATO
Stefan LeBlanc82DL6'0"19703/16/96Oakville, ONAHL
Timothey Liljegren37DR6'0"19004/30/99Kristianstad, SWE-
Jesper lindgren57DR6'0"16505/19/97Umea, SWE-
Vincent LoVerde45DR5'11"20904/14/89Chicago, IL, USA-
Martin Marincin52DL6'5"21202/18/92Kosice, SVK-
Andrew Nielsen56DL6'3"22411/13/96Red Deer, AB, CAN-
Igor Ozhiganov92DR6'2"20710/13/92Krasnogorsk, RUS-
Morgan Rielly44DL6'1"21703/09/94Vancouver, BC, CAN-
Calle Rosen48DL6'1"19502/02/94Vaxjo, SWE-
Kristians Rubins98DL6'4"21512/11/97Riga, LatviaECHL
Rasmus Sandin78DL5'11"18403/07/00Uppsala, SWE-
Jordan Subban46DR5'9"17503/03/95Toronto, ON, CAN-
Nikita Zaitsev22DR6'2"19510/29/91Moscow, RUS-
Frederik Andersen31G--6'4"23010/02/89Herning, DNK-
Zachary Bouthillier80G6'3"18711/08/99Chambly, QCDraft Pick
Kasimir Kaskisuo50G--6'3"19410/02/93Vantaa, FIN-
Eamon McAdam60G--6'3"19509/24/94Doylestown, PA, USA-
Curtis McElhinney35G--6'2"20005/23/83London, ON, CAN-
Calvin Pickard30G--6'1"20004/15/92Moncton, NB, CAN-
Ian Scott70G6'4"18401/11/99Calgary, AB-
Garret Sparks40G--6'2"19506/28/93Elmhurst, IL, USA-
Mason Marchment53LWL6'3"20006/18/95Uxbridge-
Josh Kestner96FR6'1"18511/08/93Huntsvill, ALAHL
Filip Kral61DL6'1"18510/20/99Blankso, CxechiaDraft Pick
Derian Plouffe64FL5'10"18701/15/95Nepean, ONAHL

Update: I’ve fixed the numbers on the table above. The original Leafs roster on their site had a bunch that had changed. One note on that for people who read a lot in to number choices: Ozhiganov’s temp-looking 92 is his regular KHL number.