On Friday, President and GM Brian Burke announced they have signed David Broll, their 152nd overall draft choice in the 2011 NHL entry draft to a three-year entry level contract.
The 6′-1″, 225 pound forward played in the OHL last season with the Erie Otters and the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds registering 13 goals, 21 assists, 44 points and 84 penalty minutes in 65 games played.
The Mississauga native played for Canada’s Under-18 Team at the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Czech Republic and Slovakia. In five games he recorded 2 assists and 2 penalty minutes while winning a gold medal with Canada.
Broll also participated in the Maple Leafs’ 2011 Prospect Camp held earlier this July and was said to have impressed leafs management, inevitably playing a large role in signing him to his ELC .
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The New York Rangers have re-signed defenseman Steve Eminger.
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An early look of Toronto Maple Leafs depth chart does not favour Maple Leafs top prospect Nazem Kadri this season. With the offseason addition of Tim Connolly and Mathew Lombardi, I suspect Kadri will be looking at a full time job as a winger. Kadri is a very young and talent center and will be playing at that position, at some point, long term. But having the veteran presence of Connolly and Lombardi this season; it looks to me like Kadri will be sliding over to the wing position.
Now unlike Cody Hodgson of the Vancouver Canucks who has zero chance of making it as a center with the Canucks (news @ CanucksPuck.com) because of the likes of Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler who are signed long term. There is hope for Kadri in Toronto because of the two veterans Brian Burke added this offseason, are both injury prone and are only signed in Toronto for one and two years respectively. Therefore Kadri will get his chance, but not this coming season. Overall the future is bright for Kadri.
MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens added Randy Cunneyworth and Randy Ladouceur to the team's coaching staff Friday.
Last season the Toronto Maple Leafs finished the 82-game schedule with the 25th ranked goals against per game at 2.99. It was a modest improvement from the Blue and Whites 3.21 goals against average in 2009-10 when the Leafs ranked 29th overall, but hardly good enough to be considered an elite defensive team.
The off-season saw veteran goaltender J.S. Giguere take his act to the Colorado Avalanche, leaving sophomore James Reimer and the oft-injured Jonas “the monster” Gustavsson to assume the goaltending duties in 2011-12.
Reimer recorded a 20-10-5 record with a 2.60 goals against average, .921 save percentage and three shutouts. All-in-all, Reimer’s numbers were excellent, especially when you consider Giguere’s 11-11-4 record (2.87 GAA, .900 SV%) and Gustavsson’s 6-13-2 record (3.29 GAA, .890 save percentage.
The inconsistent play from Giguere and Gustavsson (who was often injured) played a huge roll in the Buds missing the playoffs last season, but...
Veteran goaltender Patrick Lalime retired Wednesday after playing for five teams over 12 seasons.