NFLPA, MLBPA AND REDBIRD CAPITAL LAUNCH NEW COMPANY BASED ON ATHLETES’ GROUP RIGHTS

NFLPA, MLBPA AND REDBIRD CAPITAL LAUNCH A NEW COMPANY BASED ON ATHLETES’ GROUP RIGHTS

OneTeam is independently capitalized and dedicated to helping athletes maximize the value of their name, image and likeness rights

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, November 18, 2019 – The National Football League Players Association (“NFLPA”), the Major League Baseball Players Association (“MLBPA”) and RedBird Capital Partners (“RedBird Capital”) today launched OneTeam Partners, LLC (“OneTeam”), a company to help athletes maximize the value of their name, image and likeness rights.  RedBird Capital is making a significant capital investment as well as contributing financial and operational expertise; NFLPA and MLBPA are contributing exclusive group rights, operational expertise and personnel.

As part of the Company’s formation, OneTeam will manage and further commercialize player intellectual property, beginning with established franchises in video games and trading cards.  With existing revenue in video games (including Electronic Arts’ Madden NFL and Sony’s MLB The Show) and select trading cards as the foundation, OneTeam will develop other revenue and licensing platforms that leverage the company’s core competencies to generate commercial opportunities for male and female athletes worldwide.  These opportunities will initially include group licensing, player marketing and venture capital.


OneTeam will be led by founding CEO Ahmad Nassar, President of NFL Players Inc., and President Brent Stehlik, an Operating Partner at RedBird Capital and formerly Chief Revenue Officer of the Cleveland Browns and San Diego Padres.  The Company’s Board of Directors will include representatives from each of the founding partners – NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark, RedBird Capital Founder and Managing Partner Gerry Cardinale and RedBird Capital’s Alec Scheiner, formerly the President of the Cleveland Browns and SVP and General Counsel of the Dallas Cowboys.

“The creation of OneTeam has the potential to advance the interests of athletes in all sports,” said NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith. “We have grown through innovation in the past decade, whether through the creation of ACE Media, One Team Collective, or REP Worldwide, and OneTeam is the next step in our ability to expand our services to players and partners.”

“Athletes across all sports are interested in connecting more directly and authentically with their fans,” MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark said. “The OneTeam partnership provides a platform for athletes to provide additional value in new and innovative ways while strengthening the bonds and sense of community between athletes worldwide. We’re pleased to join with Redbird Capital and the NFLPA to launch this exciting new venture.”

Gerry Cardinale continued: “We are honored to partner with the NFLPA, the MLBPA and their players.  The commercial opportunity for collective player rights has been steadily growing in recent years, as many players associations have brought ownership of their rights back in-house as they seek new monetization opportunities.  With OneTeam, we are capitalizing a new platform company across Leagues with experienced leadership focused on maximizing the value of these rights.  Through this independent platform, all the participating associations will be able to accelerate current revenue streams, as well as develop future revenue categories on behalf of their members.”

“I am extremely pleased to have the opportunity to lead OneTeam,” said CEO Ahmad Nassar. “Our mission is to empower world-class athletes to own their individual and collective intellectual property. We see the opportunity for athlete-centric sports properties around the world to leverage and fully monetize their group licensing rights on an independently capitalized basis. To that end, we will build upon REP Worldwide, the brand management and representation business founded by the NFLPA, the Women’s National Basketball Players Association and the U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association.  Ultimately, our goal is for OneTeam to work with and support every athlete in every country.”

As part of the Company’s formation, OneTeam will launch a venture fund that includes other Players Associations including the Women’s National Basketball Players Association, U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association and the Major League Soccer Players Association.   This fund will invest in sports-related, early stage companies that can benefit players and player performance.

OneTeam will be headquartered in Washington D.C. and New York, with localized operations in every major city in the United States and select cities around the world.

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About RedBird Capital Partners

RedBird Capital Partners is a principal investment firm which provides flexible, long-term capital to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. With offices in New York and Dallas, RedBird seeks investment opportunities in growth-oriented private companies where its capital, investor network and strategic relationships enable business owners to achieve their corporate objectives.  Founded by former Goldman Sachs Partner Gerald Cardinale, RedBird has invested and/or led $2.5 billion of equity to support its entrepreneur-led platforms, connecting patient capital with business founders to help them outperform operationally, financially and strategically.  For more information, please go to www.redbirdcap.com.

About the National Football League Players Association

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is the union for professional football players in the National Football League. Established in 1956, the NFLPA has a long history of assuring proper recognition and representation of players’ interests. The NFLPA has shown that it will do whatever is necessary to assure that the rights of players are protected—including ceasing to be a union, if necessary, as it did in 1989. In 1993, the NFLPA again was officially recognized as the union representing the players and negotiated a landmark Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NFL. The current CBA will govern the sport through 2020.  For more information, please visit www.nflpa.com.

About the Major League Baseball Players Association

The Major League Baseball Players Association (www.MLBPLAYERS.com) is the collective

bargaining representative for all professional baseball players of the thirty Major League Baseball teams and serves as the exclusive group licensing agent for commercial and licensing activities involving active Major League baseball players. On behalf of its members, it operates the Players Choice licensing program and the Players Choice Awards, which benefit the needy through the Major League Baseball Players Trust (www.PlayersTrust.org), a charitable foundation established and run entirely by Major League baseball players. Follow: @MLB_Players; @MLBPlayersTrust; @MLBPAClubhouse.

Baker Mayfield wins appeal, won’t have to pay fine for criticizing officials — ProFootballTalk

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield had his $12,500 fine for criticizing officials overturned on appeal, Jake Trotter of ESPN reports. Mayfield’s criticism was deemed “not strong enough to warrant a fine,” per Trotter. Mayfield had questioned the officiating after the Browns’ loss to the Seahawks in Week Six, saying, “I’ll probably get fined for this, but…

Baker Mayfield wins appeal, won’t have to pay fine for criticizing officials — ProFootballTalk

HORNETS AT RAPTORS PREGAME NOTES: “Toronto is the only NBA team that has scored as many or more fast-break points as their opponent in every game this season.”

RAPTORS NOTES • The Toronto Raptors look to extend their unbeaten streak at home tonight when they welcome the Charlotte Hornets to Scotiabank Arena. The Raptors are one of five NBA teams to remain undefeated at home this season, joining Utah (6-0), Boston (5-0), Miami (5-0) and Philadelphia (4-0). Toronto has won five of the last seven games vs. the Hornets with both of those losses coming in the last two meetings. Toronto only plays five of their 13 games in November at home.

• On Saturday night the Raptors outscored Dallas 19-7 in fast-break points. Toronto is the only NBA team that has scored as many or more fast-break points as their opponent in every game this season. The Raptors currently lead the NBA averaging 21.7 fast-break points through 12 games played.

• The Raptors rank second in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage (.399) trailing only Detroit (.405). Toronto also ranks second in the league in percentage of points from three pointers (38.5 per cent) behind the Houston (39.7). The Raptors have made 172 threes this season ranking third in the NBA.

Pascal Siakam has scored 30+ points for in five of his 12 games this season. He had five 30-point performances in 80 games played last season after not reaching the 30-point mark in either of first two NBA seasons. Siakam finished with 15 points and seven assists Nov. 16 at Dallas.

Fred VanVleet has recorded 20+ points in three of the last four games after scoring 24 points Nov. 16 at Dallas. It marked the fourth time this season VanVleet has scored at least 20 points in a game after recording five games of 20+ points in 64 games last season. VanVleet has had at least four more assists than turnovers in each of the last seven games (Oct. 30 – Nov. 16). During this span, VanVleet has totaled 66 assists compared to just 17 turnovers.

• The Raptors currently rank first in the NBA in opponent field goal percentage (.406). Toronto has held its opponent below 40 per cent shooting from the floor five times this season. •

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson set season highs with 16 points and 11 rebounds in 26 minutes Nov. 13 at Portland – his 27th career double-double and first with the Raptors. Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 10.8 points and 6.8 rebounds over the last four games (Nov. 10-16) after being a DNP the previous five games.

ROOKIE REPORT: Matt Thomas scored a career-high 10 points Nov. 16 at Dallas … Thomas currently leads all rookies in the NBA with a .579 three-point shooting percentage (11-for-19) … ranks fourth among rookie in +/- rating … Davis has finished with a plus (or even) rating in each of the last seven games (Nov. 2-16) … Davis has scored in double figure twice this season. • CHARLOTTE CONNECTIONS: Charlotte Hornets centre Bismack Biyombo was part of the Raptors team that reached the 2016 Eastern Conference Finals … Biyombo averaged 5.5 points and 8.0 rebounds in 82 games during his lone season in Toronto (2015-16) … Former Raptors head coach Jay Triano is in his second season as an assistant with the Hornets … Charlotte assistant coach Nate Mitchell spent three seasons as an assistant with Raptors 905.

PROBABLE STARTERS

OG ANUNOBY #3 • Recorded eight points and five rebounds in 32 minutes of action Nov. 16 at Dallas. • Has scored 10 or more points six times, including a season-high 21 points Nov. 8 at New Orleans. • Ranks second in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.525); has made multiple threes in six games.

F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43 • Finished with 15 points, three rebounds and a career high-tying seven assists in 41 minutes Nov. 16 at Dallas. • Has recorded five games of 30+ points; had five 30-point performances in 80 games played last season. • Ranked ninth in the NBA in scoring (26.2) and fourth in minutes per game (37.1). C – MARC GASOL #33 • Contributed six points, a team-high nine rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes Nov. 16 at Dallas. • Reached 12,000 career points in the NBA against the Mavericks on Saturday. • Has collected 10+ rebounds three times, including a season-high 12 rebounds Nov. 2 at Milwaukee.

G – NORMAN POWELL #24 • Scored a season and team-high 26 points Nov. 16 at Dallas; made a career-best six three-point field goals. • Averaging 14.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 30.6 minutes in four games as a starter. • Has scored in double figures in four of the last five games (Nov. 8-16); averaging 15.0 points during this stretch.

G – FRED VANVLEET #23 • Recorded 24 points, five rebounds and a team high-tying seven assists in 39 minutes Nov. 16 at Dallas. • Has recorded at least five assists in all 12 games this season – the longest streak of his career. • Ranks seventh in the NBA in assists (7.6) and second in minutes per game (38.5).

MORE NOTES

• The Raptors went 3–2 on their five-game west coast road trip (Nov. 8-16). It marked the first time the Raptors finished with a winning record on a road trip of five or more games – all against Western Conference teams – since November 2001, when they went 4–2 on a trip through Utah (W), Denver (L), Sacramento (L), Golden State (W), LA Clippers (W) and Phoenix (W).

Pascal Siakam was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Nov. 4-10 – earning the honour for the second time in his career. Siakam averaged team highs of 30.3 points and 11.3 rebounds in three victories. He posted at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in all three games, and tied his career high with 44 points Nov. 8 at New Orleans.

Kyle Lowry played his 500th game as a Raptor on Oct. 26 at Chicago. He is the fifth player in franchise history to accomplish the feat; joining DeMar DeRozan, Morris Peterson, Jose Calderon and Chris Bosh. Lowry is the longest-serving member of the Raptors – entering his eighth season with the club. His five All-Star Game appearances (2015-19), including two as a starter, are tied with Vince Carter and Bosh for the most in team history.

• Following Spain’s triumph at the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China, Marc Gasol became just the second player to win an NBA title and a FIBA world gold medal in the same year, joining Lamar Odom (2010). Gasol is a highlydecorated member of the Spanish National Team, helping the country capture nine medals since 2006.

Forwards Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Stanley Johnson played one season together at Arizona (2014-15) prior to entering the 2015 NBA Draft. Johnson (13.8) and Hollis-Jefferson (11.2) ranked first and third, respectively, in team scoring that season. The duo helped the Wildcats reach the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament and captured the Pac-12 Championship. Arizona finished with a 34-4 record (.895) during the 2014-15 campaign.

• The Raptors won their first NBA Championship last June, defeating Golden State in the NBA Finals. In the 2019 postseason, Toronto went 16-8 while also eliminating Orlando, Philadelphia and Milwaukee – the top seed in the Eastern Conference. During the regular season, the Raptors won 58 games and set franchise records for points per game (114.4), assists per game (25.4), rebounds per game (45.2) and three-point field goals made (1,105).

Nick Nurse became the ninth first-year NBA head coach to win an NBA title, and first since Tyronn Lue in 2016. He is also the only head coach to have both an NBA and G League championship. Nurse won the G League title with Rio Grande Valley in 2013 and Iowa in 2011.

• Since the beginning of the NBA Lottery in 1985, the Raptors became the first team to capture the NBA title without a single lottery pick on their Finals roster. Toronto did have a lottery pick earlier in the year but traded former fifth overall selection Jonas Valanciunas to the Memphis Grizzlies for Marc Gasol. Greg Monroe, the seventh pick by Detroit in the 2010 NBA Draft, was also traded to Brooklyn at the trade deadline.

INJURY REPORT

Serge Ibaka (Right ankle sprain) – Out Kyle Lowry (Distal phalanx fracture – left thumb) – Out Patrick McCaw (Left knee surgery) — Out.

CHARLOTTE HORNETS LAST GAME’S STARTERS

0 MILES BRIDGES F • 6-6 • 225 • Michigan State PPG • 11.6 RPG • 5.1 APG • 2.2  Drafted 12th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft  Scored a career-high 20 points vs. BOS on 3/23  Scored 14 points along with six rebounds, three steals and a block in his first career start vs. WAS on 2/22
25 PJ WASHINGTON F • 6-7 • 236 • Kentucky PPG • 13.1 RPG • 5.8 APG • 1.5  Scored a franchise-record 27 points in his NBA debut on 10/23  Made an NBA-record seven threes in his first career game  Drafted 12th overall in the 2019 NBA draft

40 CODY ZELLER C • 6-11.8 • 240 • Indiana PPG • 12.4 RPG • 9.1 APG • 1.3  Missed 33 games due to injury in the 2018-19 season  Recorded a double double in each of his first four appearances this season – the first Charlotte player to do so since Okafor (05-06)

4 DEVONTE’ GRAHAM G • 6-1 • 195 • Kansas PPG • 18.8 RPG • 3.5 APG • 7.1  Collected a career-high 35 points along with four rebounds, six assists and three steals vs. IND (11/5)  Averaging a career-high 7.3 assists per game, ranking 8th among all players in the NBA this season.

3 TERRY ROZIER G • 6-1 • 195 • Louisville PPG • 16.9 RPG • 4.0 APG • 4.7
 Acquired by the Hornets on July 6, 2019  Spent first four seasons with the Boston Celtics  Career averages of 7.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 20.0 minutes per game .

HORNETS NOTES

3-TAE In the Hornets’ win over the Knicks on 11/16, Devonte’ Graham scored 29 points on 10-19 shooting, including a career-high nine made threes on 16 attempts. Graham’s final three-pointer of the game sealed the 103-102 victory with 2.1 seconds left in the game. Graham is averaging 3.5 three-point field goals per game, ranking seventh in the league this season.

COMEBACK KIDS In Charlotte’s defeat of the Knicks on 11/16 the Hornets trailed by as many as 15 points in the second half before securing the 103-102 win. In each of the Hornets’ six victories this season the team has trailed by ten-or-more points before coming back to secure a victory. Charlotte leads the league with the most double-digit comeback wins in the NBA this season, per Elias Sports.

UPTOWN MONK In the Hornets’ win over the Pistons on 11/15 reserve guard Malik Monk scored 19 points, including the game-winning shot. This follows a game in which Monk scored a season-high 20 points along with five assists and a career-high tying eight rebounds in 29 minutes (11/13). Monk scored 15-ormore points in three-straight games (11/10 – 11/15) – a career-long streak of such games.

DEVONTE’ DOUBLE DOUBLE In Charlotte’s 109-106 win over Detroit on 11/15 Devonte’ Graham finished with 19 points, ten assists and five rebounds. This is Graham’s fourth points-assists double double of the season and his career. Graham’s four points-assists double doubles have him tied with Phoenix’s Rubio for the fifth-most in the NBA this season.

HIVE HUSTLE Through 13 games both rookie Cody Martin and Devonte’ Graham have drawn six charges, tied with only each other for the fifth-most charges drawn in the league this season.

STOP AND SMELL THE ROZES In Charlotte’s loss to Memphis on 11/13 Terry Rozier scored a career-high tying 33 points (last: at SAC, 3/25/18), on 13-21 shooting, including a season-high seven three pointers on 12 attempts (prev: three, done multiple times). Rozier scored 18 of his 33 points in the first half of the loss alone, the highest first-half points total by any Charlotte player this season. This is Rozier’s third career game of 30-or-more points and the second by any Hornets player this season.

CHARLOTT3 HORN3TS Through 13 games the Hornets are shooting 36.8% from three, good for eighth-best in the league and are ninth in three pointers made per game with 12.9. In the 10/23 win over the Bulls the Hornets connected on a franchise-record 23 three-point field goals on 44 attempts (prev: 22 at CLE, 4/9/19). The 23 threes in the season opener are the most by any NBA team in their season debut (prev: 19, done multiple times).

TEN-GAME TOTALS Through the first ten games of the 2019-20 season (10/23 – 11/10) Devonte’ Graham recorded 179 points, 76 assists, 36 rebounds and nine steals. Graham is the first player in NBA history to record 175-or-more points and 75-or-more assists off the bench through the first ten games of his season.

SCARY TERRY In his first year with the Hornets Terry Rozier is averaging career highs in points (17.0), assists (4.9), steals (1.3) and blocks (0.3) in 32 minutes per game. Rozier recorded 20-or-more points in a career-long streak of three straight games (10/30 – 11/5). Rozier has scored 15-or-more points in eight of his 12 appearances this season.

THREE-J WASHINGTON Through 13 games PJ Washington ranks third among all rookies in total threes made (22), third in threes per game (1.7) and is shooting 50.0% from three – second-highest percentage among all rookies (min: ten attempts). In the season-opening win over Chicago on 10/23, PJ Washington scored 27 points on 9-17 shooting, including 7-11 from three. The rookie’s seven three-point field goals set an NBA record for three pointers by a rookie in his career debut (prev: 5, done twice).

SWARMING HORNETS The Hornets have made a conscious effort to get out in transition this year and are taking 16.1% of all their field goals in transition this year, good for eighth-most in the league. Devonte’ Graham is leading the Hornets efforts adding 2.9 points per 100 possessions in transition.

PJ PARTY In Charlotte’s 11/10 loss to the Sixers Hornets rookie PJ Washington scored 15 points, along with four rebounds and four steals. Washington is the first Charlotte rookie to record 15-or-more points and four-or-more steals in a game since DJ Augustin (12/12/08). Washington joins Philadelphia’s Matisse Thybulle and New York’s RJ Barrett as the only three rookies to log four-or-more steals in a single game this year.



Celtics’ Tacko Fall Issues Ominous Warning To G League Players — The DINGY💎 DIAMOND

Basketball fans can’t get enough of Tacko Fall.https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/celtics-tacko-fall-issues-ominous-warning-to-g-league-players-news.95898.html

Celtics’ Tacko Fall Issues Ominous Warning To G League Players — The DINGY💎 DIAMOND

“(Michael Hutchinson, 34 saves) was great all game. He battled all game, he was solid for us there. I don’t think there was anything he could do on the goals. He made some big saves at key times when we were sloppy in front of him, so it was really nice and I’m really happy for him, and the guys are all happy for him to get that win.” –SHELDON KEEFE.

TORONTO MARLIES (10-2-2-1 – 23 Pts) vs. TEXAS STARS (3-12-0-2 – 8 Pts)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019

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SCORING SUMMARY

Texas: M. Mersch (4) PP (E. Djuse, T. Kero), J. Nyberg (2) (J. Melnick, J. Robertson), A. Mascherin (1) (T. Kero, J. L’Esperance)
Goaltender: J. Oettinger (20/24)

Toronto: P. Engvall (7) (P. Aberg, M. Hollowell), Egor Korshkov (8) SH (K. Rubins, P. Engvall), N. Baptiste (3) (T. MacMaster, J. Lindgren), M. Read (2) (T. Gaudet, M. Hollowell),
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (34/37)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Pierre Engvall scored Toronto’s first goal of the game at 9:09 of the first period and later added the secondary assist on Korshkov’s second period goal. This is his third straight multipoint (5-2-7) game.
  • Egor Korshkov scored 11 seconds into the second period. This was his second shorthanded goal this season. Korshkov has 11 points (8 goals, 3 assists) in 15 games.
  • Nick Baptiste scored at 8:56 of the second period. Baptiste has three goals in two games.
  • Matt Read scored the game-winning goal at 17:28 of the second period. Read has four points (2 goals, 2 assists) through four games this season.
  • Pontus Aberg registered the primary assist on Engvall’s first period goal. Aberg has points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.
  • Mac Hollowell recorded the secondary assist on Engvall’s first period goal and the secondary assist on Read’s second period goal. These were his first two points with the Marlies this season through two games. Hollowell has five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in 11 games with Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • Kristians Rubins picked up the primary assist on Korshkov’s shorthanded goal in the second period. Rubins has four assists through 10 games this season.
  • Tanner MacMaster had the primary assist on Baptiste’s second period goal. He has seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) through 13 games.
  • Tyler Gaudet recorded the primary assist on Read’s third period goal. Gaudet has six points (2 goals, 4 assists) through 14 games this season.
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 34 of 37 shots he faced. Hutchinson is now 1-0-0-0 on the season with a 0.919 save percentage and a 3.00 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto was 4-for-5 on the penalty kill and was 0-for-2 on the power play. Egor Korshkov scored Toronto’s third shorthanded goal of the season in the second period. This is the first time Toronto has not scored on the power play at home.
  • Texas had a 37-24 edge in shots in all situations. Kenny Agostino led the Marlies with five shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 5-2-0-0 against Central Division opponents and are 2-0-0-0 against the Stars. This is the second of four games this season against Texas.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: P. Aberg, K. Agostino, E. Korshkov (8)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (11)
  • Points: P. Aberg, P. Engvall (16)
  • PPG: E. Korshkov (4)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (49)
  • +/-:  P. Engvall (+11)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (21)

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 2-0-1-0 when trailing after the first period and 6-0-0-0 when leading after the second period.
  • Toronto is 4-2-1-1 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 2-0-1-0 in Sunday games and are 4-2-0-1 in November.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Pontus Aberg has points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.
  • Nick Baptiste has goals (3) in consecutive games.
  • Pierre Engvall has points (5-2-7) in three consecutive games.
  • Egor Korshkov has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.
  • Tanner MacMaster has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Pontus Aberg left today’s game against Texas at the end of the third period.
  • Darren Archibald (forearm strain) did not play in today’s game against Texas. He has not dressed since November 6 against Rockford.
  • Kevin Gravel (illness) did not dress in today’s game against Texas.
  • Timothy Liljegren (knee contusion) did not dress for today’s game against Texas. He left Toronto’s game in the first period against Grand Rapids on November 9.
  • Rasmus Sandin (rib contusion) did not dress for today’s game against Texas. Heleft yesterday’s game midway through the second period.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • November 15: Recalled forward Scott Pooley from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • November 15: Reassigned defenceman Joseph Duszak by Toronto (NHL) to Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • November 12: Reassigned defenceman Joseph Duszak by Toronto (NHL) from Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • November 12: Reassigned defenceman Mac Hollowell by Toronto (NHL) from Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • November 12: Loaned goaltender Michael Hutchinson from Toronto (NHL).
  • November 12: Recalled goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • November 12: Recalled forward Nic Petan from loan by Toronto (NHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

On if the team received contributions from the full lineup:
Yeah, offensively for sure. But our depth clearly wasn’t enough for us to fight the fatigue that we had throughout the game today. It really showed in the third period. It’s been a really long week for our team. We had four really long practice days this week that I thought were really important days for our team to take some steps. I thought we saw signs of that here but I thought the combination of that and the fact that we went with five defencemen yesterday and lost Sandin who has played so much for us and is so valuable, and everybody else is playing so much more on both nights here. I think it took its toll, so I think we’re going to give our guys a bit of a pass for a lot of the stuff in the game today.

On Michael Hutchinson’s first start with the Marlies:
He was great all game. He battled all game, he was solid for us there. I don’t think there was anything he could do on the goals. He made some big saves at key times when we were sloppy in front of him, so it was really nice and I’m really happy for him, and the guys are all happy for him to get that win.

On the team’s home record:
No matter where we are, we have to pick up points. We’ve had a good start to the season here for sure, but you look around in the division and there’s a lot of really good hockey teams in our division, and they’re not all going to make the playoffs. So, it’s going to be a battle all the way through. Even though it’s early here, you’ve got to collect points when you can. We’ve been fortunate enough to do that while really not quite yet finding our game and fighting injuries and all of those types of things. Today our injury list is at six guys, and that’s been a problem for us. But the fact that we’ve been able to collect points keeps us in the fight.


NEXT GAME:

November 20 vs Laval – 7:00 p.m. ET
November 23 vs Manitoba – 4:00 p.m. ET
November 24 vs Manitoba – 4:00 p.m. ET
November 29 at Rochester – 7:05 p.m. ET
November 30 vs Utica – 1:30 p.m. ET (Scotiabank Arena)