NHL roundup – Young stars Ekblad and Hishon stave off concussions


(pictured: Aaron Ekblad talks to Toronto reporters, Aug. 23). Having Aaron Ekblad on the ice again was a welcome site for the Florida Panthers and their fans. The 2014 first-overall draft pick skated at Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto just

Weekend roundup – Leiweke, McKegg, and analytics


Everyone loves a parade. Everyone also loves making sarcastic “plan the parade” remarks, when it comes to Leafs transactions. Leafs fans still don’t know how long it will be before they can seriously consider the feasibility of now-outgoing Maple Leafs

Leafs hire assistant to GM

Leafs Dave Nonis

On Tuesday the Maple Leafs announced the appointment of Brandon Pridham as the assistant to the general manager, David Nonis (pictured). In his new role, Pridham will assist with salary cap analysis, contract negotiations and collective bargaining agreement interpretation for

Leafs announce 2014-15 broadcast schedule


The Leafs announced Monday that all the team’s games will be televised live on Sportsnet and Rogers affiliates (56 games), and TSN4 (26 games). Sportsnet 590 The FAN and TSN Radio 1050 Toronto will once again divide the games evenly

Nylander signed to entry-level deal


The Maple Leafs announced Monday that forward William Nylander has been signed to a three-year entry-level contract. Nylander was chosen with the eighth-overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NHL draft. “Not only does William Nylander bring a

Dubas hiring brings innovation to Leafs


The hiring of Kyle Dubas as Leafs assistant general manager represents a huge philosophical shift for a franchise that has been loath to embrace the concept of hockey analytics. Dubas, who at 28 years old is younger than eight players

Affiliation with Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL


The Leafs have extended its affiliation with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL. The Leafs shared the affiliation with the Minnesota Wild in 2013-14 but Toronto will now be the Solar Bears’ sole NHL affiliate for the next two

Leafs sign Gardiner to five-year deal


The Maple Leafs have agreed to terms with Jake Gardiner on a five-year contract worth $20.25 million. Gardiner, 24, collected 10 goals and 31 points in 80 games played with Toronto last season. The native of Minnetonka, Minnesota averaged 21:04

Leafs sign forward Daniel Winnik


Tthe Toronto Maple Leafs announced Monday the hockey club has signed forward Daniel Winnik to a one-year contract. Winnik, 29, played 76 games for the Anaheim Ducks in 2013-14, registering career highs in assists (24) and points (30) while adding

Leafs sign James Reimer to a two-year contract

Leafs goalie Reimer looks on during a break in play against the Devils during the third period of their NHL hockey game in Toronto

Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis announced Friday the hockey club has agreed to terms with goaltender James Reimer on a two-year contract. Reimer, 26, will get $2.6 million next season and $2 million in 2015-16. His salary will count

Booth signs with Leafs

Florida Panthers Headshots

David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday the hockey club has signed forward David Booth to a one-year contract. Booth, 29, played 66 games for the Vancouver Canucks in 2013-14, collecting nine

Leafs name Kyle Dubas Assistant Manager


(photo credit: SaultSports.com) The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the hiring of Kyle Dubas, who served the past three seasons as General Manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, as Assistant General Manager to David Nonis. As part of a