|Date of Birth||3/9/1994|
|Height, Weight||6'1", 221 lbs|
|Drafted||2012 - Rd 1|
Rielly scored a goal Saturday in a 6-2 loss to the Senators.
It was a beauty shot -- off the inside of the post and in. Rielly is the first defender this season to hit 20 goals. He's putting up a Norris-worthy performance and should be in your lineup every Leafs game, even when they stink up the joint like they did Saturday.
Rielly scored a power-play goal and added an assist at even strength in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Blackhawks.
The 25-year-old now has four goals and 10 points in his last 11 games, keeping Rielly among the NHL's scoring leaders off the blue line -- his 19 goals ranks first, while his 67 points is second only to the Sharks' Brent Burns. The Leafs have a playoff spot all but locked up, but with home-ice advantage at least through the first round on the line, expect Rielly to continue seeing a big workload and making a big impact down the stretch.
Based on the findings of an investigation from the NHL, Rielly did not utter a homophobic slur at an official in Monday's game against the Lightning, therefore, the case is closed, TSN reports.
According to this report, both Rielly and the official, Brad Meier -- among others -- were interviewed about the alleged incident, and audio was reviewed before the league issued an official statement on the matter. Rielly and the Maple Leafs can now focus their attention on Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks.