|Assets:||Is a tremendous skater and possesses excellent offensive instincts for the game. At times, he can act as a fourth forward on the ice. Also knows how to run a power play effectively.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have ideal size for the National Hockey League game, so he must get physically stronger and prove capable of effectively defending against bigger professional forwards.|
|Career Potential:||Mobile, talented offensive defenseman with big upside.|
|WHL||East First All-Star Team||2012-13|
|1/18/2013||Returned to his junior team (Moose Jaw-WHL).|
|1/13/2013||Recalled from Moose Jaw (WHL).|
|9/15/2012||Returned to his junior team (Moose Jaw-WHL).|
|8/03/2012||Signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/22/2012||Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round (5th overall) in 2012.|
Morgan Rielly will head down to the AHL | 03/19/2013 9:02 AM
NewsMaple Leafs prospect Morgan Rielly is slated to join the AHL's Toronto Marlies by Wednesday.
ImpactThe 19-year-old defenseman finished his third WHL season over the weekend and his Moose Jaw Warriors failed to qualify for the postseason. Rielly ended up with 12 goals and 54 points in 60 games.
Morgan Rielly returns to the WHL | 01/18/2013 2:52 PM
NewsMorgan Rielly will not be part of the Toronto Maple Leafs' opening game roster.
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ImpactRielly did make an impression during the Leafs training camp, but he was a long shot to make the team. He has seven goals and 28 points in 33 WHL games this season.
Morgan Rielly skates with Dion Phaneuf | 01/17/2013 12:18 PM
NewsMorgan Rielly paired up with Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf during Wednesday's scrimmage.
Impact"I think he's playing well above his age," Phaneuf said of the 18-year-old. "He does not look out of place at all. I really like the way he carries himself." Rielly is in contention for a roster spot with Toronto, but he may only get a five-game tryout if Jake Gardiner continues to progress from his concussion-like symptoms.
Morgan Rielly impresses coach Carlyle at camp | 01/14/2013 6:54 PM
NewsMorgan Rielly has attracted the attention of Toronto coach Randy Carlyle at training camp.
Impact"He's got great vision on the ice," said Carlyle. "He can pass and move the puck. He's got NHL offensive skills. He's not intimidated. He's been a kid who has been able to absorb a lot in a short period of time and he's played in pressure situations. We're looking at playing him to his strengths." He saw some power-play time alongside Dion Phaneuf on Monday. With Jake Gardiner nursing concussion-like symptoms, Rielly could start the year with Toronto. The Leafs might decide to keep him around for a five-game tryout to open the year if he continues to impress.
Burke says Morgan Rielly to attend Leafs camp | 01/01/2013 5:09 PM
NewsMorgan Rielly will attend Toronto's training camp, if the NHL and NHLPA can hammer out a deal in the coming weeks, according to GM Brian Burke.
ImpactBurke said he prefer to see Rielly head back to the junior ranks to continue playing with Moose Jaw in the WHL, but the call will ultimately go to coach Randy Carlyle. "I think everyone knows that I have never kept an 18-year-old, I don't think (assistant GM) Dave Nonis has ever kept an 18-year-old," said Burke. "This kid is a lock to go back to Moose Jaw, except for one thing, and that is that our coach picks the team. And he (Carlyle) kept Cam Fowler as an 18-year-old (in Anaheim). He says if he wants him, he gets him. That is how things work around here." For now, Rielly is focused on the World Junior Championship, where he has one goal and three assists in four games with Team Canada.
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