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Morgan Rielly | Defenseman | #44

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/9/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (5) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Morgan Rielly picked up his 17th point of the year during Sunday's 5-4 overtime win past Detroit in the Centennial Classic.
it was Rielly's 16th helper of the season as well. Last year was another banner year where he posted 27 helpers and 36 points in 82 games, and it would seem that Rielly is well on his well surpassing both sums. Jan 1 - 8:36 PM

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Morgan Rielly picked up an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Minnesota.

He has contributed two helpers in the last two games. Rielly has 13 assists and one goal in 25 contests this campaign. He has been credited with 52 shots on 114 total attempts, so the goals should start coming again soon.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 08:56:00 AM

Morgan Rielly picked up a goal and three assists in Friday's 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

What makes Rielly's night even more impressive is that he picked up three primary assists in this game. He helped set up goals by Nazem Kadri, Martin Marincin, and Mitch Marner (power play). Rielly also scored a goal of his own on the man-advantage in the first period. He finished the game with a plus-2 rating, two shots on goal and four blocked shots in 25:22 of ice time. The 22-year-old has one goal and nine assists in 14 games this season.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 11:15:00 PM

Morgan Rielly doesn't mind that he isn't getting much power-play time this season.

"Me and Babcock have had that conversation and I'm really happy with the role I'm in," said Rielly. "This year, more than ever, I should take a lot of pride playing against the other team's best line and really embrace that role. When it comes to playing the power play, I don't even think about it. I just think about doing my job. Right now, that's playing against the best line. I've got my hands full with that." He leads the Leafs with 22:38 of average ice time per match and he has accumulated six assists in 13 matches. Rielly also ranks second on the team in penalty kill time even though he sits 11th in power-play minutes.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 08:59:00 AM

Morgan Rielly recorded an assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to Winnipeg on Wednesday.

He has picked up a helper in three straight games this season, which is the longest assist streak of his career and it equals his longest point streak. The 22-year-old defender has averaged 23:50 of ice time per game.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 08:52:00 AM

Morgan Rielly had an assist and a team-leading 25:45 of ice time in a 5-4 overtime loss to Ottawa on Wednesday night.

He also finished with a plus-2 rating. Unfortunately, he only logged 11 seconds of power-play time in the match. The Leafs went 0-for-4 with the man advantage in the contest, so perhaps Rielly will get more action in that capacity on Saturday.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 09:18:00 AM

Morgan Rielly stepped up for Team North America with Aaron Ekblad missing from the lineup on Monday night.

Rielly logged a team-high 23:07 of ice time and he scored a goal in North America's 4-3 loss to Russia. He also had a team-high seven shots on goal. Ekblad will miss the rest of the tournament due to an upper-body injury, so coach Todd McLellan will continue to lean on the Maple Leafs defender. "He's arguably been one of our best," said McLellan of Rielly. "I think he has the ability to play both sides of the puck. Offensively, he's been tremendous. He's defended well and been able to take huge minutes on. I had a high appreciation personally for how he played the game, but it's gone way up now that you're around him consistently day in and day out."
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 10:59:00 AM

Morgan Rielly started his off-season preparation earlier because of the World Cup of Hockey in September.

"Right now, I am trying to lift as heavy as I can, become as powerful as I can, when normally I would have an extra month to do that," Rielly said. "So you are just trying to squeeze it all in, having to do it all sooner." He added that he usually doesn't skate that much until September, but he is hoping that a good performance at the World Cup with Team North America will transfer over to the regular season. Rielly had dinner with Toronto teammate Auston Matthews a few weeks ago and they are both looking forward to the tournament. Matthews believes Team North America has the talent to win it and they all appear to be motivated by the underdog label.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 05:26:00 PM

Morgan Rielly has inked a six-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

His new deal will have an average annual value of $5 million. Rielly led the Leafs' defense corps in scoring with a career-high 36 points in 82 games this past campaign. The 22-year-old defender also averaged a team-leading 23:13 of ice time per game and he has a bright future ahead of him.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 09:50:00 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Morgan Rielly are reportedly negotiating a new contract extension.

TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger says that both sides have begun "general discussions". Dreger suggests the deal could be a five or six-year deal and it could be worth between $4.5-5.5 million per year. The 22-year-old finished the 2015-16 regular season with nine goals and 36 points in 2015-16. He's a big piece of Toronto's future and he'll be paid accordingly.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 08:04:00 PM

Morgan Rielly set a new personal high with his ninth goal of the season on Wednesday night.

It was also his first shorthanded marker. He has recorded a point in each of his last three games to give him a total of 36 on the year. That is also a career high for the 22-year-old defender. Rielly has plenty of offensive talent and he should be able to build on this season's performance.
Source: Toronto Sun
Thu, Apr 7, 2016 08:29:00 AM

Defenseman Morgan Rielly scored the Maple Leafs' lone goal in a 5-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in Toronto Wednesday night.

Rielly scored a shorthanded goal at 1:43 of the first period, but the Blue Jackets bounced back with five unanswered goals to win with ease. The season at home has mercifully come to an end for the cellar-dwelling Leafs, who posted a 14-18-9 record at the Air Canada Centre in 2015-16.
Wed, Apr 6, 2016 09:56:00 PM

Morgan Rielly picked up his 26th assist on the season in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Red Wings.

Rielly picked up the assist on Colin Greening's second period goal. The 26th assist is a new career-high for Rielly, who set his previous high back in 2013-14 during his rookie season. The 22-year-old has 34 points in 78 games this season.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 11:07:00 AM

Morgan Rielly collected two assists in a 6-5 OT win against Anaheim on Thursday night.

The 22-year-old picked up a power-play helper on a goal by Tyler Bozak and he had a hand in Toronto's game winner by Nazem Kadri. Rielly has registered 33 points in 73 games this season.
Fri, Mar 25, 2016 09:17:00 AM

Morgan Rielly scored his eighth goal of the season in Toronto's 4-1 loss to Florida on Thursday night.

With 30 points in 70 games, Rielly is forming into a top-flight defender, but the 22-year-old is playing tough minutes on an inexperienced Leafs blueline. It might be a few years until he produces consistently to his potential and fixes his -14 rating.
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 11:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Auston Matthews
2Nazem Kadri
3Tyler Bozak
4Frederik Gauthier
5Ben Smith
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Leo Komarov
3Zach Hyman
4Matt Martin
5Josh Leivo
6Joffrey Lupul
RW1Mitch Marner
2William Nylander
3Connor Brown
4Nikita Soshnikov
5Nathan Horton
D1Morgan Rielly
2Jake Gardiner
3Nikita Zaitsev
4Matt Hunwick
5Roman Polak
6Connor Carrick
7Martin Marincin
8Stephane Robidas
G1Frederik Andersen
2Curtis McElhinney