Rielly was great Monday, potting his third goal of the year and chipping in two assists in a 4-1 win over the visiting Stars. Rielly has quietly been putting up some elite numbers from the back end of late, as he's now recorded six points over his last five games. He's also shooting the puck at a rate of just under two SOG per game (21 SOG in 11 contests), so if he's available on your wire, you may want to pounce on the 21-year-old before the secret gets out -- if it hasn't already.
Rielly is skating beside Matt Hunwick and is well on his way to becoming a true number one defender. He leads Leaf defenders in time on ice per game (21:59), which is boosted by his time on the penalty kill (3:02). Rielly and Hunwick drew the heavy lifting during Saturday's game against the Penguins when they hopped the boards whenever the Sidney Crosby-Phil Kessel line was on the ice. He didn't pick up any points Saturday, but does have two assists in five games with six blocked shots, nine shots and a minus-1 rating. His output this season might be a little less than exciting, but he'll be a beast in relatively short order.
Morgan Rielly will be paired with Jake Gardiner to start the season, reports Toronto's Sportsnet 590 The FAN.
Morgan Rielly picked up an assist in Saturday's shootout loss to Boston. He has four points, including three assists, in his last five games.
Morgan Rielly tallied his eighth goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Lightning.
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