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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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Mike Babocock believes that when Morgan Rielly and Jake Gardiner will eventually become important parts of Toronto's team.
"Gardiner and Rielly, even though they make mistakes, they look like important pieces," Babcock said. "Once we get them to be less erratic defensively, they will be real good players for us." Don't be surprised if both blueliners struggle out of the gate, but improve as the season goes on. They are both capable of surpassing the 30-point mark this season. Oct 4 - 11:41 AM
Source: Toronto Sun

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Leafs coach Mike Babcock wants to see Morgan Rielly and Jake Gardiner improve in their own end.

"They gave up some chances today," Babcock said of Rielly and Gardiner on Saturday, after the duo participated in a high-tempo scrimmage. "They’ve both got to get much better with their stick and defensively. They’re going to, though. But they’re both elite skaters. They’re guys who like to try. I think we need to help them out. Just all in all, our defence, I think we can make them a lot better. So that’s the process we’re in."
Sep 20 - 10:46 AM

Morgan Rielly could be in line for a breakout season for the Leafs in 2015-2016.

As a 20-year-old, Rielly scored eight goals with 21 assists in 81 games played last season after scoring two goals and 25 assists in his rookie season in 2013-2014. Although his fantasy value has been hampered by his poor plus/minus ratings of minus 16 last season and minus 13 two years ago; he is a gifted offensive defenseman that has the potential to take his game to the next level. He also should be one of the Leafs’ top power-play point men which should increase his power-play point production from nine last year. Target Rielly in the later rounds of fantasy drafts and hope he puts all together next season.
Aug 9 - 10:09 PM

Morgan Rielly potted his eighth goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Tampa Bay.

He found the back of the net just 24 seconds into the third period when he jumped into the rush. Rielly has earned a point in three straight games to give him 28 on the year.
Apr 1 - 12:34 PM

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

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

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C1Nazem Kadri
2Tyler Bozak
3Peter Holland
4Nick Spaling
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Joffrey Lupul
3Shawn Matthias
4Leo Komarov
5Michael Grabner
6Daniel Winnik
RW1P. A. Parenteau
2Mark Arcobello
3Brad Boyes
4Casey Bailey
5Nathan Horton
D1Dion Phaneuf
2Morgan Rielly
3Jake Gardiner
4Roman Polak
5Frank Corrado
6Matt Hunwick
7Martin Marincin
8Stephane Robidas
G1Jonathan Bernier
2James Reimer