On Tuesday afternoon it was announced that Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews had been named to represent the Atlantic Division at the 2017 NHL All-Star Game.
At 19 years of age, Matthews is now the youngest Maple Leafs representative at the annual showcase since the 1985-86 season when Wendel Clark was the face of the franchise at this game.
Complete rosters for 2017 NHL All Star Game in LA… pic.twitter.com/Swwz1fF9w0
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Further to that exciting news, it was also announced that the Maple Leafs had claimed Goalie Curtis McElhinney former of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The 33 year old goalie was put on waivers yesterday by his former team in Columbus after posting a .924 Save percentage and a 2.39 GAA. All signs would point to him becoming the new backup goalie to Frederik Andersen with the parent club, Maple Leafs.
Toronto claims Curtis McElhinney on waivers from Columbus
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