Marlies Trim Roster by Seven: Rookie’s Carrick and Crescenzi among the Cuts
After their pre-season sweep over the Hamilton Bulldogs, the Toronto Marlies had some tough decisions to make.
The Marlies announced earlier this afternoon that seven players have been cut from their roster. Toronto assigned three forwards to their newly partnered ECHL team, the Fort Wayne Komets, while four training camp invitees were released.
Players assigned to Fort Wayne are the following:
The 20 year old was signed by Toronto as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Crescenzi totaled 24 goals and 23 assists in his final season with the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL.
The 20-year-old, drafted by the Maple Leafs in the 5th round (144th overall) in 2010 totaled 67 points in 68 games for the Brampton Battalions last season.
Carrick registered a goal in the Marlies victory over the Bulldogs in last night’s pre-season action.
Also 20 years old, Tyler Brenner was signed by Toronto as a free agent last year after spending three years at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Brenner registered four goals and eight assists in 41 games between the ECHL and the Marlies.
The team released the following players:
The 23-year-old goaltender played two games for the Marlies last season while appearing in 51 games for the Utah Grizzlies, posting a 25-21-3 record. Engelage was a member of the 2009 Memorial Cup champions Windsor Spitfires where he posted a 46-4-1 record.
21-year-old was signed by the Marlies to a tryout contract. Hughesman recorded 51 goals in 71 games for the Tri-City Americans in the WHL last season.
The 23-year-old was originally drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 6th round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Syvret is the younger brother to Flyers defenseman Danny Syvret.
As an undrafted defenseman, Ryan spent time with the Rochester Americans of the AHL, Harvard University and the Trenton Titans of the ECHL last season. Grimshaw was captain of the Harvard squad where he appeared in 34 games.