Category Archives: AHL

PHPA Feature: Andrew Campbell

Excerpt from PHPA Article “A lot has been made of the young, exciting Toronto Marlies. Run by Maple Leafs Assistant General Manager, Kyle Dubas, the Marlies are flush with dynamic prospects who are being groomed for the NHL, along with a mix of veteran talent.  Last season’s Marlies were an offensive juggernaut, finishing atop the AHL standings with 114 points,

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PHPA Feature: Tom McCollum

This is my second professional interview and article written for the Professional Hockey Players’ Association. Like Ben Harpur, Tom McCollum is a former Guelph Storm because… well to be honest when I submitted a list of potential interview candidates I just fired off former junior players that I was familiar with. Coincidentally Ben and Tom know each other despite never

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PHPA Feature: Ben Harpur

I am very excited to announce that the Professional Hockey Players’ Association (US National Labor Relations Board collective bargaining representative for all professional hockey players within the AHL and ECHL) has given me the opportunity to interview players from the AHL and ECHL for the purposes of writing featured articles for their website. To say that this new opportunity excites me

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Welcome to the Bench: Rinat Valiev

Born: 5/11/1995 (20 years old) Nizhnekamsk, Russia Drafted: 3rd round (68th overall) in 2014 by Toronto Maple Leafs Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs (2016) Position: Defense Height: 6’2″ Weight: 208 lbs Shoots: Left HockeyDB Profile The Call-Up March 12, 2016 the Toronto Maple Leafs called up Rinat Valiev on an emergency basis.

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Bench Hall of Fame: David Ayres

Last Friday night David Ayres was living every Canadian kid’s dream. Within 24 hours, he went from being a run-of-the-mill zamboni driver, to living the life of a professional goalie. Ayres, the Toronto Marlies zamboni driver, was signed to an amateur tryout by the Marlies on an emergency basis. The whole situation unfolded when James Reimer went down with an

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