Toronto Maple Leafs: Will Jerry D’Amigo Make the Club in 2010-11?

August 29th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
When you consider the lack of scoring prowess expected from the Toronto Maple Leafs top-six forwards, general manager Brian Burke is hoping someone—anyone—will emerge as a legitimate scoring threat.

Prospects Nazem Kadri (who has plenty of offensive upside) and Luca Caputi (projected to be more of a grinder) are expected to make a big push to make the 2010-11 roster, as is Jerry D’Amigo, who may very well evolve into a legitimate scoring threat.

Originally drafted 158th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry draft, D’Amigo impressed at the 2009 World Junior Championships where he led Team USA with four goals and 13 points—tying him for third overall in the tournament.

After Team USA’s gold-medal victory, D’Amigo continued to impress at the U.S. college level, where he posted 10 goals and 35 points in 35 games.

Known as a highly competitive, speedy forward with physical prowess and great offensive anticipation, D’Amigo has been compared to Zach Parise of the New Jersey Devils and, to a lesser extent, Mike Cammalleri of the Montreal Canadiens—which is pretty high praise.

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