Tyler Gaudet signs with the Marlies

(NOTE: That was literally the only Leafs photo of him in our library. Sorry Tyler)
Tyler Gaudet will be back with the Marlies next season…

News: We’ve signed forward Tyler Gaudet to a one-year AHL contract. #ForeverStartsHere
Details >> https://t.co/n3KeNpk072 pic.twitter.com/b7sNg2iKuC
— Toronto Marlies (@TorontoMarlies) October 16, 2020

Gaudet had previously been on a SPC with the Leafs, but while he’ll be returning to his role on the Marlies, he’ll be ineligible for callups to the Leafs.
Gaudet has a long history with Sheldon Keefe and Kyle Dubas, having played for Keefe in Pembroke, Soo, and on the Marlies, and of course with Kyle in the last two locations. He was a surprise addition to the Leafs return to play training camp over the summer, largely because of his strong defensive zone play that Keefe and Dubas wanted to the Leafs regulars to line up against.
While the 2021 season won’t see Gaudet in a Leafs uniform, I’m not sure we’ll see the door close on a future NHL contract with the club, given the fondness for him from both the head coach and GM. He’ll certainly …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

The best headshots from Blue Jays spring training photo day

For most of us, the joy of photo day ended back in high school. But for professional athletes, the never-ending gift known as player photo day lives on. Every spring training, players parade themselves into a storage room lined with a coloured background and pose awkwardly in front of the camera.
By now, some of these players know what they’ve signed up for and treat photo day like any other spring training exercise, while others put some thought and care into their photo day poses.
The Blue Jays had their official spring training photo day last week and these are some standouts from the photo session.

Funny, that’s actually a fifty-foot hall redwood that’s been whittled down into a baseball bat for Vladdy.

Hyun-Jin Ryu looks like he’s enjoying his brand new uniform, albeit the colour scheme isn’t that much different from the Dodgers’ home whites.

Bo Bichette has perfected the “blue steel” look.

Cavan Biggio already has his album cover photo ready for his sophomore album: “Plate Recognition 2: Electric Bugaloo”.

Phillippe Aumont looks like he’s seen some stuff.

Teoscar Hernandez is elated …

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Author: Ian Hunter / Blue Jays Nation