Jay McClement C TOR 2 Days
Jay McClement registered his first goal of the season Sunday against Boston.
He had four shots and won 14 of 19 faceoffs in the contest. McClement has three points in 30 games. He means more to the Leafs than he does in fantasy circles, as he ranks first among all players in shorthanded ice time.
Jay McClement C TOR 26 Days
Jay McClement is projected to center Toronto's second line on Friday night in Buffalo.
That will put him between Joffrey Lupul and David Clarkson. McClement is better known for his work on the penalty kill, where he averages the second-most ice time in the league at 4:37 per game, than his offensive potential. He has one assist in 17 games this season. The Leafs have limited options down the middle with Tyler Bozak and Dave Bolland injured and Nazem Kadri suspended, so McClement gets a promotion.
Jay McClement C TOR 3 Months
Jay McClement scored a goal in regulation and also produced the winning goal in a shootout to help the Toronto Maple Leafs squeeze past the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 in a preseason game Saturday night.
The Sabres had a 2-0 lead in this one after first-period goals by Mark Pysyk and Marcus Foligno but left winger Jamie Devane and McClement tied the game at 2-2 in the second period. James Reimer had a strong performance in net for the Leafs, turning aside 38 of 40 shots in regulation and overtime. Jhonas Enroth wasn't bad in the Buffalo goal, either, blocking 32 of the Leafs' 34 shots.
Jay McClement C TOR 10 Months
Jay McClement moved up to Toronto's second line in Tuesday's overtime win over Buffalo and he responded with his best showing in a Leafs uniform.
He played on the wing with Mikhail Grabovksi and Nikolai Kulemin for most of the contest and scored his first goal of the season to open the scoring. McClement played a season-high 16:59 of ice time thanks to injuries up front. The 29-year-old has also helped improve the club's much-maligned penalty killing so far this year. He signed a two-year deal with Toronto this past summer.
Jay McClement C TOR Jul 05 '12
Toronto is hoping that the addition of Jay McClement can improve their dismal record of killing penalties.
He averaged 3:06 of ice time per game while shorthanded with Colorado last season, which was the third highest total among forwards in the league. The Avalanche owned the NHL's 12th ranked penalty kill, which would be a great step up for the Leafs after they finished 28th in 2011-12. McClement is slated to occupy Toronto's third-line center spot next season.