When the Toronto Maple Leafs traded for Calvin Pickard last Friday, there was a very interesting quote that came from Mike Babcock:
I was scrolling through the ol’ timeline a few hours ago when Igor Eronko of Sport-Express (probably the best English-speaking follow for KHL news on Twitter at the moment) put out this quote from SKA St. Petersburg’s Sergey Kalinin:
Cal Heeter’s name will no longer be obscure trivia for those who intently follow the Toronto Marlies. The journeyman goaltender returns to the organization today, signing a 1-year AHL contract this afternoon.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are no strangers to giving AHL contracts to higher-risk prospects in their extended depth chart. That hasn’t changed much this year. Building on a class that’s already included Kristian Pospisil, Alex Gudbranson, Josh Winquist, Matias Cleland, Michael Paliotta, Jean Dupuy, and JJ Piccinich in the Under-25 category, the Toronto Marlies announced…