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Morgan Rielly | Defenseman

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (20) / 3/9/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
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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." Jun 28 - 5:33 PM
Source: TSN.ca

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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.
Apr 16 - 8:26 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.
Mar 30 - 11:11 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.
Jan 16 - 10:48 AM

Morgan Rielly will not join Team Canada for the World Juniors.

The Toronto Maple Leafs seemed to seriously consider letting him compete, but ultimately opted to keep him. He has 10 points and is averaging 17:58 minutes in 27 games this season.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 12:11:00 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs are still debating whether or not to loan Morgan Rielly to Team Canada for the World Junior Championships.

"We're going to have a tough decision here, that's for sure," said coach Randy Carlyle. Rielly scored his first NHL goal in Monday's loss to Pittsburgh and the rookie blueliner has 10 points in 26 games with Toronto this season. The club's decision should be coming shortly.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 07:31:00 AM

Morgan Rielly scored his first career NHL goal in Toronto's 3-1 loss to the Penguins on Monday.

The young rearguard potted a power play goal to tie the score at 1-1 in the second period of the game. He has recorded 10 points in 26 games for the campaign to-date.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 10:07:00 PM

Morgan Rielly was back in Toronto's lineup Wednesday night versus Los Angeles.

He was a healthy scratch for three straight games prior to Wednesday's return. Rielly was paired with Jake Gardiner against the Kings and the tandem had a very strong showing. The Leafs still have until next week to decide if they will loan Rielly to Team Canada for the World Junior Championships.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 10:30:00 AM

Damien Cox of the Toronto Star believes that the Leafs should loan Morgan Rielly to Canada's World Junior squad.

He can play against top players in his age group and regain some confidence. Rielly owns a team-worst minus-11 rating and he has nine assists in 22 games. A trip to Sweden could do him some good. John-Michael Liles or T.J. Brennan are two potential replacements who could be recalled to take his place.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 08:38:00 AM

Morgan Rielly collected two assists in Toronto's 4-2 loss to Nashville.

The rookie blueliner has eight helpers in 17 games. There weren't many bright aspects of Toronto's game Thursday night, but Rielly helped generate offense and displayed some flashes of his potential. It will probably take another year or two before he's relevant in fantasy hockey, but he is a good target for keeper formats.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 10:31:00 AM

Morgan Rielly is a healthy scratch Saturday night.

Such is the life a 19-year-old rookie and the risk of burning his entry-level contract. Rielly figured to deal with some rookie growing pains and tonight he'll make it a learning experience as he watches from the press box for the third time this season. Rielly has five assists and is a plus-three this season. The Leafs went with seven defensemen last night, but they won't Saturday. Carter Ashton is back in the lineup.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 07:11:00 PM

Morgan Rielly looks like he'll be a healthy scratch Friday.

The Maple Leafs are expected to get Mark Fraser back in the lineup, so Rielly will head to the press box. He had a minus-3 rating and logged just 14:14 of ice time against Vancouver last Saturday, so it's probably a good time for him to take breather anyway.
Source: Toronto Sun
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 09:37:00 AM

Morgan Rielly finished a game-low minus-three in the Maple Leafs' 4-0 loss to the Canucks on Saturday night.

It was an all-around ugly performance from the Leafs, so this one isn't going to be pinned just on one player. Still, it's a good reminder that as a 19-year-old, Rielly will go through his fair share of ups and downs, no matter how mature he is for his age. Phil Kessel had a team-high five shots on goal, to go with seven penalty minutes. Colton Orr (15) and David Clarkson (12) led the way in penalty minutes.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 10:41:00 PM

Morgan Rielly will remain with the Toronto Maple Leafs beyond the nine-game trial period.

He was told by the Leafs to move out of his hotel room. Rielly has skated in eight NHL games and he has collected four assists. Once he plays 10 games the first year of his entry-level contract goes into effect.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 12:55:00 PM

Morgan Rielly contributed two assists and a plus-1 rating in Toronto's 4-1 win against Minnesota.

However, coach Randy Carlyle wasn't thrilled with rookie's work in his own end of the rink. "He made some mistakes," the Leafs bench boss said. "One mistake was pretty glaring in the third period. He tried the curl and drag at the blueline in a 3-1 hockey game. Those are ones that send a little shiver." He saw 17:57 of ice time Tuesday night, which was the fewest among the team's defensemen and he was credited with three giveaways. The Leafs still haven't decided if they going to keep Rielly or return him to junior, but now he has played in five games.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Bozak
2Nazem Kadri
3Petri Kontiola
4Mike Santorelli
5Peter Holland
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Matt Frattin
3David Booth
4Frazer McLaren
5Daniel Winnik
6Jerred Smithson
RW1Phil Kessel
2Joffrey Lupul
3David Clarkson
4Leo Komarov
5Colton Orr
6Troy Bodie
D1Dion Phaneuf
2Jake Gardiner
3Cody Franson
4Morgan Rielly
5Stephane Robidas
6Roman Polak
7Petter Granberg
G1Jonathan Bernier
2James Reimer