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Morgan Rielly | Defenseman | #44

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/9/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 214
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (5) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 20 - 8:52 AM

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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.
Oct 13 - 9:18 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."
Sep 21 - 10:59 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.
Aug 12 - 5:26 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.
Apr 13 - 9:50 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.
Apr 11 - 8:04 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
Apr 7 - 8:29 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.
Apr 6 - 9:56 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
Apr 3 - 11:07 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.
Mar 25 - 9:17 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.
Mar 17 - 11:39 PM

Morgan Rielly scored a goal in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

The Leafs found themselves down 3-0 in the second period after the Preds got a hat trick from forward Filip Forsberg. Rielly's goal at the 17:37 mark of the third frame cut the Preds' lead to 3-2, but that's as close as Toronto would come to tying the game. The 21-year-old has six goals, 25 points and a minus-11 rating in 58 games this season. Josh Leivo also scored for the Maple Leafs.
Feb 23 - 10:37 PM

Morgan Rielly is believed to be "untouchable" on Toronto's roster with the trade deadline just around the corner.

"I don't know if that's true and I don't put a whole lot of merit into what I hear from outside sources," Rielly said. "With the deadline coming up, there are probably going to be moves because that's the nature of the business. All the players are worried about is playing hard and trying to be a part of this team. I don't pay too much attention to that stuff." Rielly has outstanding potential, especially offensively. The 21-year-old defender is still learning defensively, but he has played against the best players on the opposition this year. Rielly has five goals and 22 points in 48 games in 2015-16.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jan 29 - 8:39 AM

With another pair of helpers in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Montreal, Morgan Rielly is on the cusp of new high in points.

Rielly now has 17 assists and 22 points on the season, well within striking distance of his career highs of 25 assists and 29 points in a season. It seems likely the future of the Maple Leafs' blue line sits with this fine young man.
Jan 23 - 11:35 PM

Morgan Rielly scored in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Rielly scored Toronto's only goal at the 3:47 mark of the third period with his team trailing 3-0. Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau and Shawn Matthias picked up the assists on the goal. Rielly has five goals and 20 points in 42 games in '15-16.
Jan 15 - 10:21 PM

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All Positions
C1Auston Matthews
2Nazem Kadri
3William Nylander
4Tyler Bozak
5Peter Holland
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Matt Martin
3Josh Leivo
4Joffrey Lupul
RW1Leo Komarov
2Mitch Marner
3Connor Brown
4Zach Hyman
5Seth Griffith
6Ben Smith
7Nathan Horton
D1Morgan Rielly
2Jake Gardiner
3Matt Hunwick
4Martin Marincin
5Nikita Zaitsev
6Roman Polak
7Frank Corrado
8Connor Carrick
G1Frederik Andersen
2Jhonas Enroth