MARLIES ANNOUNCE ROSTER

TORONTO MARLIES ANNOUNCE 2020-21 OPENING NIGHT ROSTER

The Toronto Marlies announced today the hockey club’s 2020-21 opening night roster. The Marlies roster consists of 27 players: 15 forwards, 9 defencemen and three goaltenders. The full roster is below.

The Marlies roster has four veteran players, one exempt veteran and 10 rookies. The average age of the group is 23.4 years old.

The Marlies begin their season tonight against the Manitoba Moose at 6:00 p.m. (CST) at Bell MTS Place. Toronto will play in the Canadian Division this season against the Belleville Senators (Ottawa), Laval Rocket (Montreal), Manitoba Moose (Winnipeg) and Stockton Heat (Calgary). For more information on the 2020-21 schedule, please visit Marlies.ca.

The Toronto Marlies are the primary development program for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The current Toronto Maple Leafs roster features seven players who were developed with the Marlies (Travis Dermott, Pierre Engvall, Justin Holl, Martin Marincin, William Nylander, Morgan Rielly and Joseph Woll).

SENATORS-MAPLE LEAFS PREGAME NOTES

OTTAWA SENATORS (3-12-1 – 7 Points) vs.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (11-3-1 – 23 Points)

FEBRUARY 15, 2021 ▪ 7:00 PM EST

SCOTIABANK ARENA (TORONTO, ON) ▪
TV: TSN4 ▪ RADIO: TSN 1050

MAPLE LEAFS HISTORY versus OTTAWA

ALL-TIME RECORD:57-54-3-11 (125 Games)
ALL-TIME at HOME:31-22-2-7 (62 Games)
2020-21:1-1-0
LAST FIVE:4-1-0
LAST 10:6-4-0

MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS versus OTTAWA

GAMES PLAYED:Joe Thornton (57), John Tavares (36), Wayne Simmonds (30)
GOALS:Joe Thornton (17), Auston Matthews (14), Wayne Simmonds (10)
ASSISTS:Joe Thornton (30), John Tavares (14), Mitch Marner (12)
POINTS:Joe Thornton (47), Auston Matthews (24), John Tavares (22)
PENALTY MINUTES:Joe Thornton (57), Wayne Simmonds (36), Zach Bogosian (23)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS TEAM STATS

 TORONTOOTTAWA
GOALS FOR (Rank):53 (t-2nd)34 (23rd)
GOALS AGAINST (Rank):       38 (t-15th)64 (30th)
POWER PLAY [%] (Rank):15/44 [34.1%] (3rd)10/48 [13.1%] (25th)
PENALTY KILL [%] (Rank):40/52 [76.9%] (t-21st)47/59 [74.6%] (24th)
SHOTS PER GAME (Rank):28.8 (23rd)31.9 (3rd)
SHOTS AGAINST PER GAME (Rank):27.7 (7th)30.8 (21st)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPTS FOR (Rank):605 (10th)724 (2nd)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % (Rank):49.8% (17th)50.2% (t-14th)
FACEOFF % (Rank):53.2% (4th)48.4% (24th)

MAPLE LEAFS – SENATORS NOTES

First Matchup between Clubs:Oct. 20, 1992 (Toronto 5, Ottawa 3)
All-Time Record:57-54-3-11 (125 Games)
All-Time Record at Home:31-22-2-7 (62 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road:26-32-1-4 (63 Games)
Last Win vs. Opponent at Home:Feb. 1, 2020 (Toronto 2, Ottawa 1 OT)
  

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

CATEGORYLEADER
GOALS11 (Matthews)
ASSISTS15 (Marner)
POINTS22 (Marner)
POWER PLAY POINTS(Marner)
SHORTHANDED POINTSN/A
PIMs22 (Simmonds)
SHOTS60 (Matthews)
FACEOFF WIN%64.0% (Spezza)
5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT %66.3% (Thornton)
BLOCKED SHOTS29 (Muzzin)
TAKEAWAYS12 (Matthews)
HITS28 (Muzzin)
TOI PER GAME23:54 (Rielly)
PP TOI PER GAME3:08 (Matthews)
SH TOI PER GAME3:31 (Holl)

MAPLE LEAFS PLAYER NOTES

Frederik Andersen– Tied for the NHL lead in wins (9).- Fourth among NHL goaltenders in saves made (329).- Has a 6-2-0 record with a 2.00 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage in eight games on home ice this season.
TJ Brodie– Averaging 18:57 in even-strength ice time, which ranks second among Toronto skaters.- Fourth among Maple Leafs defencemen in points (0-4-4).
Justin Holl– Ranks 26th among NHL right handed defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (16:56) with a shot attempt percentage of 52.1%.- Tied 11th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time (16:56) with a goals for percentage of 60%.- Ranks 12th in the NHL in shorthanded ice time per game (3:31).
Zach Hyman–  Leads Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:37).- Has the highest on-ice goals for percentage (73.9%) at 5-on-5 among Toronto forwards who have appeared in at least 10 games.- Became the Toronto franchise leader in empty net goals on February 10 at Montreal.
Alex Kerfoot– One of four Maple Leafs to average over 1:00 in ice timer per game on the power play (1:09) and 1:00 per game on the penalty kill (1:39).- Ranks seventh among Toronto forwards in shifts per game (19.9).
Mitch Marner– Tied for third among NHLers in points (7-15-22).- Tied for third in the NHL in even-strength goals (7).- Leads NHL forwards in time on ice per game (22:55).- Has played 41.4% of Toronto’s shorthanded ice time.
Auston Matthews– Leads the NHL in goals (11).- Averaging 22:01 in time on ice per game, which ranks fourth among NHL forwards.- Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage (51.7%).- Ranks fourth in the NHL in shots on goal (60).-Registered his 300th career NHL point on February 8 vs. Vancouver to become the second-fastest Maple Leaf to reach the mark, tying Charlie Conacher (294 games).
Ilya Mikheyev– Ranks third among Maple Leafs forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:08).- Has an average of 15.0 shot attempts per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time, which ranks fourth among NHLers who have played at least 30 minutes of shorthanded ice time.  
Jake Muzzin– Tied for 15th among NHL skaters in shorthanded ice time per game (3:26).- Ranks 34th among NHL defencemen who average at least 15 minutes per game in 5-on-5 ice time (17:13) in shot attempts per 60 minutes (11.84).- Has started 45.8 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which is the lowest mark among Toronto defencemen.
William Nylander– Has the sixth highest points per 60 minutes at 5-on-5 (2.13) among Toronto skaters who have appeared in over five games.- Has a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.4%, which is the second-highest percentage among Maple Leafs forwards who have appeared in at least five games.- Has 15 points (4-11-15) in 18 career games against Ottawa. 
Morgan Rielly– Leads Maple Leafs in average time on ice (23:54).- Tied for eighth among NHL defencemen in points (2-9-11).- Has five points (2-3-5) in eight games on home ice this season.
Jason Spezza– Has the fourth-highest points per 60 minutes rate (2.86) among Maple Leafs who have appeared in over five games.- Recorded his eighth career hat trick on February 4 vs. Vancouver.
John Tavares– Tied for fourth in the NHL in power play goals (4).- Has a goal and an assist in two games against the Senators this season.- Has the fifth-highest faceoff win percentage (60.1%) among NHLers who have taken at least 200 faceoffs (213).- Has four goals and three assists in eight games on home ice this season.
  

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

Zach HymanAssists (2) and points (1-2-3) in two consecutive games.
Auston MatthewsAssists (2) in two consecutive games and points (9-3-12) in nine consecutive games.
  

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach BogosianThree points from 200 NHL points
Justin HollFour games from 100 career NHL games
Auston MatthewsFour games from 300 career NHL games
Jake MuzzinTwo assists from 200 NHL assists
Two games from 100 games as a Maple Leaf
  

RECENT MILESTONES

Auston Matthews300th NHL point (Feb. 8 vs. VAN)
  

INJURY REPORT

Jack Campbell (Leg)On injured reserve.
Wayne Simmonds (Wrist)On injured reserve.
Joe Thornton (Rib)On long term injured reserve.
 Man Games Lost: 35
  

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Feb. 13Reassigned defenceman Martin Marincin and forward Scott Sabourin to the taxi squad.
Loaned forwards Adam Brooks and Nick Robertson, as well as defenceman Rasmus Sandin to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).