June 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Morgan Rielly puts on a jersey after being selected as the number five overall draft pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2012 NHL Draft at CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Leafs Participating In Rookie Tournament


The Toronto Maple Leafs will be participating in this year’s National Hockey League rookie tournament in September. The competition will be held in London, Ontario and will also feature the Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks, and Pittsburgh Penguins. The games will be played at Budweiser Gardens.

Tickets for the event go on sale this Saturday and each team will be playing three games. The Leafs take on Chicago first on September 5th, followed by a matchup against Pittsburgh on September 7th, and then they close out the tournament against Ottawa on September 8th.

I actually attended this event a couple of years ago in Oshawa and it was a great opportunity to see future NHL stars up close. As far as this year goes, Leaf fans will want to keep a close eye on Morgan Rielly, who figures to be featured on Toronto’s blue line for years to come.

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