Maple Leafs Look Ahead: Colton Orr Ready To Prove He’s NHL’s Toughest

April 30th, 2010 by Jon Neely Leave a reply »

When Colton Orr joined the Toronto Maple Leafs last summer, after playing four years as a member of the New York Rangers, he was hoping to come into a rebuilding situation, add some experience, and toughness to a young team.

Little did anyone know he would impact the team as much as he did.

His toughness was never in question through the early years of his career, but after the season he had with the Leafs, he almost assuredly sits a top the league as far as tough guys are concerned.

It also doesn't hurt that he set a career high in almost every statistical category—not that his previous numbers were that tough to beat.

He had a career high in goals (four), points (six), shots (43), and penalty minutes (239). When given more minutes closer to the end of the season, he was able to prove he was more than just a pair of knuckles.

He was bumped up to play on the third line on a number of occasions and even saw power play min ...

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