|Assets:||Owns good skill for lower levels, as well as the feisty attitude required to be an effective bottom-six forward at the National Hockey League level. Is good at agitating opponents. Skates well.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have ideal NHL size, so he must get stronger in order to play his aggravating style at the highest level. Also, he is not going to put up big numbers against the world's best defenders.|
|Career Potential:||Agitating winger with a little upside.|
|Olympic||Olympic Bronze Medal||2014 (Finland)|
|1/28/2015||Missed 5 games (upper body injury).|
|1/14/2015||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/31/2014||Missed 14 games (concussion).|
|12/28/2014||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|12/02/2014||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/01/2014||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a four-year contract.|
|6/10/2013||Signed with Dynamo Moscow (KHL).|
|4/06/2013||Missed 6 games (upper body injury).|
|3/23/2013||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|1/13/2013||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|11/16/2012||Signed with Dynamo Moscow (KHL).|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|5/29/2012||Signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a one-year entry-level contract.|
|6/24/2006||Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 6th round (180th overall) in 2006.|
Toronto forward Leo Komarov scored two goals in Wednesday's loss to the Penguins. | 11/26/2014 10:21 PM
NewsToronto forward Leo Komarov scored two goals in Wednesday's loss to the Penguins.
ImpactKomarov has been under-the-radar, but owners need to be aware that he now has 16 points through 22 games.
Leafs' Komarov is slated for a larger role | 07/02/2014 10:13 AM
NewsLeo Komarov is expected to have a larger role with the Maple Leafs this coming season.
Impact"Leo offers a lot more than even we got out of him two years ago," GM Dave Nonis said. "He's a better player offensively and he's done that on the world stage. ... He can play up and down the lineup. I don't see him as just a six-minute banger. Some people don't enjoy the way he plays against them, but he was well liked by our team." Nonis traveled all the way to Finland to speak with Komarov before free agency and the pesky forward spoke frequently about his preference to return to the Maple Leafs.
Maple Leafs sign Leo Komarov for 4 years | 07/01/2014 2:26 PM
NewsThe Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Leo Komarov to a four-year/$11.8 million contract.
Pierre LeBrun on Twitter
ImpactThe Leafs really missed his tenacity last season as he returned to the KHL to play one season for Moscow Dynamo as Toronto could not match his salary. Komarov wanted to come back to Toronto and he shall as he will see time on the third line as am energy player and a pest to the other teams. It was an ingredient that was missing from the Leafs in 2013-14.
Report: Leo Komarov, Leafs talking contract | 06/21/2014 12:52 PM
NewsLeo Komarov has reportedly had contract discussions with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Craig Custance on Twitter
ImpactThe pesky winger made it known that he would like to return to the NHL next season and that Toronto was his first choice. If something isn't worked out with the Leafs then Komarov should be able to find a job elsewhere, as he racks up hits and is a solid penalty killer.
Agent: Leafs still Leo Komarov's top choice | 05/26/2014 1:55 PM
NewsLeo Komarov's agent, Mark Gandler, said his client will play in the NHL next season and he's looking for a long-term deal.
Michael TraikosVerified on Twitter
ImpactAccording to Gandler, the Toronto Maple Leafs are still Komarov's first choice after he played 42 games with the club during the lockout-shortened season. Gandler is currently in Toronto for the draft combine, so perhaps he'll strike up a conversation with the Leafs' brass while he's in town.
Report: Leo Komarov turns down KHL option | 05/14/2014 3:32 PM
NewsLeo Komarov has reportedly passed on his contract option from the KHL Moscow Dynamo.
Risto Pakarinen on Twitter
ImpactThat's in line with his previous statements expressing a desire to return to the NHL. He had 12 goals and 34 points in 52 KHL contests this season.
Leo Komarov would like to sign with Toronto | 12/31/2013 8:25 AM
NewsLeo Komarov would like to return to the Toronto Maple Leafs when he comes back to the NHL.
Impact"I enjoyed it there, it was probably the best time of my life," Komarov told KHL.hr. "I was really happy to play with the Leafs and I hope they are going to take me back, but you never know what's going to happen. They hold my rights until July and I would love to get an offer from the Leafs." He chose to play with Dynamo Moscow of the KHL this campaign, where he has 10 goals and 28 points in 37 games, because he wanted to showcase himself better for the Olympics and he didn't get the kind of offer he wanted.
KHLer Leo Komarov plans to return to NHL | 08/19/2013 4:41 PM
NewsLeo Komarov will be suit up for Dynamo Moscow of the KHL this season, but he plans to return to the NHL possibly as soon as the 2014-15 campaign.
Impact"I have not finished the NHL. I want to go back there," he told sovsport.ru. "After this season, I'm a free agent." Komarov has played three seasons with Dynamo, but he played last year with Toronto. He recorded nine points and 176 hits in 42 NHL games with the Leafs.
Leo Komarov confirms return to KHL | 06/13/2013 11:04 AM
NewsLeo Komarov confirmed reports that he will return to the KHL next season after playing just one year with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL.
ImpactHe posted this on his Twitter page: "Thank you Leafs organization, fans and all my komrades in Toronto for the opportunity you gave me. I have my own reason to go to Khl and hope everybody will understand it ... i hope i will be back." Komarov was a tenacious hitter and a good penalty killer, but he had a fourth-line role with the Leafs. It's being reported that he'll get more ice time and more money when he plays in Russia.
Report: Komarov set to head back to KHL | 06/11/2013 9:00 AM
NewsAccording to reports out of Finland, Leo Komarov will rejoin Moscow Dynamo and play in the KHL next season.
ImpactToronto GM Dave Nonis said he had "no idea" if the reports were true, but said that it "wouldn't surprise" him if it happened. Komarov finished fifth in the NHL with 176 hits in 42 games with the Maple Leafs in 2013. He also chipped in nine points and 18 penalty minutes.
Leo Komarov says he's talking with KHL club | 05/21/2013 1:49 PM
NewsLeo Komarov admitted Tuesday that he's talking with the Moscow Dynamo of the KHL but said he's waiting for an offer from the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Dmitry Chesnokov on Twitter
ImpactKomarov is a restricted free agent and is free to head to Russia if he pleases. Whether he's seriously contemplating it or not, the fact is that this will likely drive the price up for whatever contract Toronto had in mind. Depending on what the KHL club is willing to offer, the cost might be too much for the Leafs to keep a player that's essentially a fourth liner.
Komarov may get more faceoff responsibility | 05/01/2013 11:55 AM
NewsCoach Randy Carlyle has spoken with Leo Komarov about assuming more faceoff responsibilities in Wednesday's playoff opener versus Boston.
ImpactTyler Bozak is expected to play in Game 1, but he may not take draws which is significant blow to the Leafs since he is the club's top faceoff man. Komarov is viewed as underrated in that regard after he won 29 of the 57 draws he took during the regular season. Komarov is slated to take his regular shifts on the fourth line with Colton Orr and Jay McClement, where he'll throw plenty of hits and try to get under the skin of the Bruins.
| 04/07/2013 3:02 AM
NewsLeo Komarov was activated from the IL on Saturday April 6.
Komarov, MacArthur may return Thursday | 04/03/2013 10:00 AM
NewsLeo Komarov (upper body) and Clarke MacArthur (upper body) took part in contact drills during Tuesday's practice.
Impact"That's the first step in them coming back into a lineup," said coach Randy Carlyle. "Hopefully they are a possibility for Thursday." Komarov has been absent from the team's past five games while MacArthur has sat out three.
Komarov ready to play Thursday | 03/30/2013 2:15 PM
NewsLeo Komarov (upper body) is on target to return to the Maple Leaf lineup Thursday.
ImpactHe will miss Saturday's game against the Sens but should be back Thursday against the Flyers. If for some reason you need Komarov, get ready to activate him for next week's games.
Leo Komarov is on the IR list | 03/23/2013 2:01 PM
NewsLeo Komarov (upper body) has been placed on the injured reserve list.
Mapleleafs.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactKomarov sustained the ailment on Thursday. He's expected to miss a week to 10 days.
Leo Komarov leaves Thursday with UBI | 03/21/2013 10:56 PM
NewsLeo Komarov departed from Thursday night's game because of an upper-body injury.
Jonas Siegel on Twitter
ImpactThat's all the specifics Leafs coach Randy Carlyle would disclose. The 26-year-old played 10 shifts, totaling 4:42. He has five points in 31 games.
Coach Carlyle likes Komarov's versatility | 03/09/2013 2:19 PM
NewsLeo Komarov is third in the NHL with 105 hits in 25 games this campaign, but he's also been pretty good when called upon in the faceoff circle.
ImpactHe's lost just 12 times on 33 draws for a 63.6 percent success rate. "I played a lot of center when I was younger," said Komarov. "Maybe the last time I was 18. Then after that I only played when I was needed. But I like playing center. You get the puck more." The 26-year-old rookie has proven to be a versatile player for coach Randy Carlyle. He has an agitating style on the ice, but the room he creates hasn't translated into much offense for himself with one goal and four assists so far.
Leo Komarov is given two diving penalties | 02/19/2013 11:20 AM
NewsLeo Komarov was whistled twice in Monday's game for diving, but he only agreed with one of the calls.
Impact"The first one was a good call, but the second one, I did not do anything stupid," Komarov said. "But it's okay. (Stuff) happens. I have had a couple of those before, so it is nothing new." The Toronto forward doesn't want to be labelled as a diver, but he is quickly gaining a reputation as a bothersome forward to play against who frequently finishes his checks. Komarov is currently second in the NHL with 63 hits in 16 games.
Leo Komarov scores first NHL goal vs. Habs | 02/10/2013 12:00 AM
NewsLeo Komarov scored his first NHL goal in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 6-0 win Saturday.
ImpactKomarov scored the game's first goal only 59 seconds into the first period. His new linemate, Nikolai Kulemin set up the goal with a pretty cross-ice pass that Komarov just had to tap into an open net. Komarov won't score 50 goals and is more of a pest than anything, but he could be worth a look in deeper leagues if he starts producing decent offensive numbers.
Leo Komarov may play on Buds' 2nd line | 02/09/2013 2:28 PM
NewsBased on Saturday's pre-game skate, Leo Komarov could displace Jay McClement on Toronto's second line against Montreal.
Jonas Siegel Twitter
ImpactKomarov skated alongside Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin. Just an FYI.
Leo Komarov 'a pain in the ass' teammate says | 01/18/2013 12:11 AM
NewsAmong the newest Maple Leafs on the Toronto roster this winter could be Leo Komarov, a 25-year-old forward.
ImpactIf Komarov makes the team, he is certain to be a nuisance for opposing East foes and likely to emerge as a fan favorite in Toronto. "He's a pain in the ass," smirked teammate Carl Gunnarsson, who has competed against Komarov internationally. "He never stops working, he keeps going." An Estonian who grew up in Finland, Komarov is a pest in the simplest terms, the very sort of tick known to drive an opposing team wild with a constant battery of rough and tumble hockey. "This is a player who's in your face all night," said Korbinian Holzer, a member of the German national team who also is in the Leafs' camp. "He knows which buttons he has to push to get you pissed off and get you going and get you off your game." A 2006 selection, Komarov won the KHL championship as a part-time captain with Moscow Dynamo last year, and he is intent on landing an NHL job.
Leo Komarov in a dogfight for NHL job | 01/16/2013 3:20 PM
NewsLeo Komarov is battling for a roster spot with Toronto at training camp.
Impact"The coach has got a big problem this year," said Komarov on Tuesday. "A lot of guys are here and only a couple of days to choose the team. It's going to be hard for the coach. It's going to be harder for the players. But I'm used to it. I love everything like this. It's a big competition out there." He worked with Matt Frattin and Jay McClement during Tuesday's practice, but he does possess the skill to play higher in the lineup. During the lockout, he skated on the same line as Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom in the KHL. On paper, Komarov seems like he would be a good fit on a Randy Carlyle-coached team because he finishes his hits, can agitate, penalty kill and chip in offensively. However, that doesn't guarantee him a roster spot.
|Goals||2||at Pit||Nov 26|
|Assists||2||at NYR||Oct 12|
|Points||2||4 times-last:at Pit||last:Nov 26|
|Penalty Minutes||2||3 times-last:vs. Wsh||last:Jan 7|
|Plus/Minus||2||vs. NYR||Nov 8|
|Power Play Goals||0||30 times-last:at NJ||last:Jan 28|
|Power Play Points||1||vs. Bos||Nov 12|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||30 times-last:at NJ||last:Jan 28|
|Shorthanded Points||1||2 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Nov 8|
|Shots||5||at Col||Nov 6|
|Penalty Minutes||18||2012-13 (Tor)|
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