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Morgan Rielly | Defenseman

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/9/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
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Morgan Rielly escaped injury Friday night and will be available against the Canucks Saturday night.
He left Friday night's contest after being checked into the boards by the Flames' Jiri Hudler, but returned to action later in the game. Rielly has played well under interim coach Peter Horachek. Of course, not Maple Leaf defenseman is worth owning at the moment. Mar 14 - 10:38 AM

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Coach Peter Horachek has been impressed with the skill of Morgan Rielly.

"He's so dynamic. Most nights, his skating ability and elusiveness is exceptional," said Horachek. "Any time he runs into problems, it's decision making, when he has the puck and where he is on the ice. That's experience. That comes as he continues to play. He can do a lot of things most people can't do. His development is really ahead of the curve." The 21-year-old blueliner has received more ice time as the season has progressed and he's collected 23 points, including seven goals on 118 shots, in 66 games.
Mar 11 - 6:08 PM

Morgan Rielly apologized for comments he made to reporters on Friday morning.

Rielly was talking about turning the Leafs' season around and he said: "you are not here to be a girl about it." Some people on social media took offence to that comment but Rielly has since apologized. "I want to apologize to any people I hurt this morning with my words," Rielly said. "It’s a phrase that has to be taken out of today’s society. I didn’t mean it the way it was taken at all and I’m sorry for the way it came across."
Source: Toronto Sun
Feb 21 - 10:45 AM

Morgan Rielly continued his recent hot streak by registering two goals in a 5-4 loss to the Rangers Tuesday night.

The young blueliner saw his average ice time increase immediately after the firing of Randy Carlyle and he has responded with seven points in his last 10 games. Daniel Winnik and Stephane Robidas also scored for the Leafs in the losing effort.
Feb 10 - 11:07 PM

Morgan Rielly believes that he has earned the trust of interim coach Peter Horachek.

"He just has a bit more confidence in me," Rielly said. "In return, I don’t want to blow it. It’s just a matter of trying to manage it and playing well. I like him a lot as a coach. I’m not sure whether it is trust or anything like that. Just pretty lucky the way things have been going.I have a bit more freedom to try to make plays and carry the puck a bit more. It helps me and give me confidence and makes me feel comfortable. It has been good."
Source: Toronto Sun
Feb 8 - 11:04 AM

One player who has benefited from the coaching change in Toronto is young defenseman Morgan Rielly.

In the last few weeks of former coach Randy Carlyle's reign, Rielly was sometimes a healthy scratch and when he did play received between 17-19 minutes of playing time. In the two games since interim coach Peter Horachek has taken over, Rielly's ice time has increased to an average of 22 minutes per game. Just something to keep an eye on.
Jan 10 - 11:53 AM

Morgan Rielly returned to the Leafs' lineup in their 5-4 win over the Rangers on Saturday.

In a surprising move, Leafs' coach Randy Carlyle made Rielly a healthy scratch in Denver on Thursday. "I told him, hang in there," said Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner. "It happens to most guys in this league. He’s a pro and a pretty positive guy." The 20-year-old has one goal and four points in 13 games this season.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 10:15:00 AM

Morgan Rielly produced two assists in Toronto's 4-0 win over Buffalo on Tuesday.

He also posted six shots in the contest to give him 25 on the season. Rielly has one goal and four points in nine games.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 12:50:00 PM

Morgan Rielly netted a goal in Toronto's opener against Montreal.

He jumped into the rush frequently and registered three shots on goal in the Leafs' 4-3 loss. Rielly's goal was a bit flukey, as it bounced off a Montreal player in front of the net, but for the most part he made good on his promise to be more active in the offensive zone.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 01:24:00 PM

Morgan Rielly intends to shoot more this season.

He recorded two goals on 96 shots during his rookie campaign, while admitting that elected to pass more than he should have. "I spent some time this off-season working on my shot," said Rielly. "When I get a chance to shoot it, I might do that a bit more often than I did last year." The sophomore defender should make positive strides in 2014-15.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 05:13:00 PM

Morgan Rielly is prepared to receive some tough love from coach Randy Carlyle.

"I can expect it. I don't take it personally if he gets angry at me, if that's the word you want to use," said the sophomore defender. "But I try to use it to get better because I know he's trying to get me to be a better player. I'm ready for it." Rielly had two goals and 27 points in 73 games during his rookie campaign and expectations are higher for him in 2014-15. He has outstanding potential as an offensive defenseman, but he may not be ready for a pick up in standard leagues just yet.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 01:41:00 PM

Morgan Rielly is likely ticketed for a top-four role next season.

The Leafs dealt Carl Gunnarsson to the Blues for Roman Polak on Saturday. Rielly spent most of last season on the bottom pair, but is due for an elevated role in his second season. The 20-year-old had 27 points in 73 games last year, mostly playing on his off side. "We are hoping that he improves next year," said general manager DaveNonis. "He may not. He might go through a year where he's not quite ready to go up the lineup, but we're comfortable that he's going to get there and he's going to be an impact player and we're going to give him an opportunity to do that."
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 05:33:00 PM

Morgan Rielly will suit up for Team Canada at the IIHF World Hockey Championships next month.

The rookie defender recorded two goals and 27 points in 73 games this season.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 08:26:00 AM

Morgan Rielly registered an assist in a 4-2 defeat on Saturday.

Rielly has been one of the positives the Maple Leafs can take from a season that's turned sour fast. The 20-year-old rookie has two goals and 26 points in 67 games this season.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 11:11:00 AM

Morgan Rielly scored his second goal of the season in Wednesday's shootout win over Buffalo.

He gave the Leafs a 3-2 lead at the time. "Obviously when you go in a bit of a drought in terms of scoring it's always nice to get one.," said the rookie defenseman. "I think I was just happy to give the team a lead and it was a big play in the game but again, I'm just happy the team won." Rielly has plenty of offensive potential and he's generated 13 points in 40 games. He still makes rookie mistakes out there, but as he gets more experience they should occur less and less.
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 10:48:00 AM

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4Trevor Smith
5Casey Bailey
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RW1Phil Kessel
2Richard Panik
3David Booth
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D1Dion Phaneuf
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4Roman Polak
5Stephane Robidas
6Eric Brewer
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