Tyler Bozak: Toronto Maple Leafs Rookie Is as Good as a Top Three Draft Pick

April 27th, 2010 by Albi Baraku Leave a reply »
When Brian Burke was named general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, hope was in the air through Young Dundas Square to the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Brian Burke added many pieces to the puzzle, such as Mike Komisarek, Francois Beachumein, Jonas Gustavsson, Phil Kessel, Colton Orr, and on one hot, dry, summer day, came along a kid that goes by the name of Tyler Bozak.

Over 20 teams were interested in acquiring Bozak including all of the six Canadian teams.

"We are absolutely thrilled that Tyler has chosen to sign with the Maple Leafs." Those were the words of Brian Burke when he announced Bozak had decided to chose Toronto as his future destination. You weren't the only one Brian.

The Saskatchewan native started his profesional career in the American Hockey League with the Toronto Marlies, the affilate team for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was called up for one game in October and registered a point. However in the second half of the season, he drastically made an impact on the team and the signing back in summer time started to really pay off, and much sooner then anyone thought it would.

Tyler Bozak registered 27 p ...

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