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Maple Leafs Announce Rookie Tournament Roster
Toronto Maple Leafs
Aug 26, 2008, 12:07 PM EDT
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The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Tuesday their 23 player roster that will participate in a three-day Rookie Tournament hosted by the Leafs at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. The players will compete in three games beginning Saturday, September 13 versus prospect teams from the Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins.
Attending the rookie tournament include defenceman Luke Schenn (external - login to view)
, who was Toronto’s first choice, selected fifth overall at the NHL Entry Draft this past June. Other Maple Leafs’ 2008 draft choices playing in the tournament include Mikhail Stefanovich (external - login to view)
(third choice, 98th overall) and Joel Champagne (external - login to view)
(fifth choice, 129th overall).
Six players who played professionally for the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies last season will compete in the tournament including Darryl Boyce (external - login to view)
, Stefano Giliati (external - login to view)
, Dale Mitchell (external - login to view)
, Kyle Rogers (external - login to view)
, Max Taylor and Phil Oreskovic (external - login to view)
Toronto’s coaches for the rookie tournament include Maple Leafs’ director of player development Dallas Eakins, and Marlies’ assistant coaches Doug Gilmour and Joe Paterson.
Maple Leafs Rookie Practice & Game Schedule
Sat. Sept. 1311 AM PracticeSat. Sept. 136 PM Game vs. PittsburghSun. Sept. 1410 AM PracticeSun. Sept. 14 6 PMGame vs. OttawaMon. Sept. 15 10 AM PracticeMon. Sept. 15 7 PMGame vs. FloridaCheck out the full roster. (.pdf) (external - login to view)