sign forward Kristian Huselius and with that are ready for the 2012-13 season. Our lines:
Ray Whitney -- Martin Hanzal -- Radim Vrbata
Steve Ott -- Antoine Vermette -- Shane Doan
Kristian Huselius -- Matthew Lombardi -- Mikkel Boedker
Raffi Torres -- Boyd Gordon -- Lauri Korpikoski Gilbert Brule, Paul Bissonette
Rusty Klesla -- Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Derek Morris -- Keith Yandle
Adrian Aucoin -- David Rundblad Chris Summers
Mike Smith Jason LaBarbera
We wanted to add some scoring skill, toughness, and to open up spots for our young defensmen.
Matt Lombardi had tremendous success here before signing in Nashville as a free agent two years ago, and we believe playing again in Dave Tippet's style gets him back to that level of play when he scored 19-34-53.
Steve Ott played six seasons for Tippett in Dallas and brings us some nastiness from a skill player we've been lacking the last several seasons. He's also an effective penalty killer and contributor on the power play.
Kristian Huselius has had some injury problems recently but we believe he can bounce back from those and return to a 50-60-point a year player. Like Ott, Kristian adds another scorer to what has been a weak power play for us.
Chris Summers was brought up a few times last year and showed he is ready for full-time duty in the NHL. He played an effective shutdown role when he got the opportunity to play, and showed tremendous hockey sense.
David Rundblad still has some work to do on his defensive zone play, but we love what he brings offensively. We're convinced working on lines with Adrian Aucoin, Rusty Klelsa and Derek Morris, David can become an effective defender. And everyone knows the tremendous offensive potential this kid has. He'll be another big addition to our power play.
We had a tremendous draft bringing in D Slater Koekkoek (1-19), F Scott Kosmachuk (2-49), F Tanner Richard (3-80), and F Seth Griffith.
Expected to start off the year playing at our AHL affiliate in Portland are forwards Andy Miele, Brendan Shinniman, Scott Arnold, and Chris Brown. On defense it's Michael Stone, Connor Murphy, and Maxim Goncharov whom we expect to anchor our back-end. In net Mark Visentin, Mike Lee, and Louis Domingue should provide us with solid goaltending for at least the next decade.
All-in-all we're happy with the team we'll ice on our limited budget, and believe we'll better in all aspects of the game. We're looking forward to returning to the playoffs for the fourth straight year.
The Leafs have wrapped up their moves for this off-season.
We managed to address our needs for size and physical play in our forward group by adding Dustin Penner, who we think could find himself at home playing centre ice between Kessel and Lupul. Cal Clutterbuck will add a level of grit this team has lacked, and we feel our bottom 6 lines are going to be combination of physical play and solid scoring punch. We moved out Tim Connolly via waivers, as well as moved forwards such as Matthew Lombardi in order to get back into the draft in the middle rounds, and Clarke MacArthur for an extra 2nd and 4th as Kadri will now get his chance full time in a scoring role in the NHL. The acquisition of Matt D'Agostini gives us further options up front at a very low price, which has us very excited at the different possibilities that are out there for us. While we held back on adding veterans on our forward ranks, we feel the addition of Clutterbuck gives us a guy who will lead by example which is infectious on a team like this.
We moved out Schenn to acquire Backstrom and Clutterbuck (as well as a 3rd round pick which turned into Devin Shore), as well as Franson in exchange for Rakell. We like the return we've gotten for these players, and have filled the holes left behind with a spot for Korbinian Holzer who has earned the right to play in the big leagues, as well as the FA signing of Greg Zanon who should bring solid, responsible defensize zone play and settle things down out there, while also bringing a solid veteran presence to the dressing room.
We've added our #1 in Backstrom, who is going to be able to give Reimer time to learn and refine his technique to become our goalie of the future. We feel this position is now solid for the first time in several years.
We're thrilled with the work we've done in our prospect pool. We've added high end talent and size to our forward corps in the form of Radek Faksa and Jarrod Maidens, while also adding finesse and skill in the form of Richard Rakell, AJ Michaelson, and Devin Shore. We also added a premier defensive prospect in Matthew Dumba, which has us thrilled as we look down the road to see a potential blue line of Gardiner, Dumba, Blacker, Holzer, Gunnarsson and Phaneuf. In goal, we've acquired a talent in Tyler Beskorowany who we believe is a vast upgrade over Jussi Rynnas, while also adding depth in Jake Paterson who may be the steal of the draft between the pipes.
Your 2012/2013 Toronto Maple Leafs
Joffrey Lupul - Dustin Penner - Phil Kessel
Nazem Kadri - Mikhail Grabovski - Nikolai Kulemin
Matt Frattin - Tyler Bozak - Cal Clutterbuck
Mike Brown - Dave Steckel - Colby Armstrong
Dion Phaneuf - Carl Gunnarsson Greg Zanon - Jake Gardiner
John-Michael Liles - Mike Komisarek
1. Nazem Kadri, C
2. Jesse Blacker, D
3. Matt Frattin, RW
4. Carter Ashton, RW
5. Greg McKegg, C
6. Tyler Biggs, RW
7. Stuart Percy, D
8. Brad Ross, LW
9. Korbinian Holzer, D
10. Ben Scrivens, G
11. Mark Owuya, G
12. Jerry D'Amigo, LW
13. Nicolas Deschamps, LW
14. Josh Leivo, LW
15. Josh Nicholls, RW
16. Juraj Mikus, D
17. Spencer Abbott, C
18. Tyler Brenner, RW
19. Daniel Brodin, LW
20. David Broll, LW
21. Tony Cameranesi, LW
22. Sam Carrick, C
23. Sondre Olden, LW
24. Kenny Ryan, RW
25. Jamie Devane, LW
26. Garrett Sparks, G
TRADE # 1
MIN 3rd 2012
TRADE # 2
NYR 7th 2012
PHX 4th 2012
TRADE # 3
TRADE # 4
TOR 2nd 2013
WPG 1st 2012
TRADE # 5
TBL 2nd 2012
TBL 4th 2012
TRADE # 6
TRADE # 7
TOR 4th 2013
1st Round, 5th Overall : Matthew Dumba - Defence - Red Deer Rebels - Western Hockey League
1st Round, 10th Overall : Radek Faksa - Centre - Kitchener Rangers - Ontario Hockey League
2nd Round, 35th Overall : Jarrod Maidens - Centre - Owen Sound Attack - Ontario Hockey League
2nd Round, 39th Overall : Nicolas Kerdiles - Left Wing - US National Training & Development Program
3rd Round, 68th Overall : Devin Shore - Centre - Whitby Fury - Ontario Junior A Hockey League
4th Round, 100th Overall : A.J. Michaelson - Centre - Waterloo Black Hawks - United States Hockey League
4th Round, 104th Overall : Jake Paterson - Goaltender - Saginaw Spirit - Ontario Hockey League
FREE AGENT SIGNINGS
Dustin Penner, C/LW, 2 years, 7M$
Greg Zanon, D, 2 years, 4.3M$
OTHER PLAYER MOVEMENT
WAIVED - Tim Connolly
CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR ROSTER
My Custom Lineup
Joffrey Lupul ($4.250m) / Dustin Penner ($3.500m) / Phil Kessel ($5.400m)
Nazem Kadri ($1.720m) / Mikhail Grabovski ($5.500m) / Nikolai Kulemin ($2.150m)
Matt Frattin ($1.000m) / Tyler Bozak ($1.500m) / Cal Clutterbuck ($1.400m)
Mike Brown ($0.737m) / David Steckel ($1.100m) / Colby Armstrong ($3.000m)
Matt D'Agostini ($1.650m) / (NaN)
Joey Crabb ($0.600m) /
Dion Phaneuf ($6.500m) / Carl Gunnarsson ($1.325m)
Greg Zanon ($2.150m) / Jake Gardiner ($1.117m)
John-Michael Liles ($3.875m) / Mike Komisarek ($4.500m)
Korbinian Holzer ($0.605m) /
Niklas Backstrom ($6.000m)
James Reimer ($1.800m)
Darcy Tucker ($1.000m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $67,000,000; CAP PAYROLL: $62,378,333; BONUSES: $1,062,500
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $4,621,667
It was very hard to lose Max but adding a top line center that we lacked for years is a chance we couldn't pass up
We are very happy to have acquired Max and Yannick. They are both incrediblely talented players; Max up front with all the firepower he bring and Yannick from the back end with his right-handed shot. Yannick although he was injured for part of the year, was 3rd in scoring for d-men on Montreal and Max had a career high 33 goals and 32 assists adding up to 65 pts in 79 games. They are both great young players that will be important players for us for a long time.
We'd like to thank Ryan for his time here and for being our captain. He had a bad year, but he'll turn it around. We wish him the best in Montreal.