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Joshua Leivo (born May 26, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Leivo was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round (86th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Josh Leivo
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Leivo at the 2016 AHL All-Star Challenge
Born (1993-05-26) May 26, 1993 (age 26)
Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Vancouver Canucks
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft 86th overall, 2011
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2012–present

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Playing careerEdit

 
Leivo with the OHL Kitchener Rangers during the 2012–13 season.

Leivo played three seasons (20102013) of major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), scoring 74 goals and 102 assists for 176 points, while earning 150 penalty minutes, in 193 games played.[1] Leivo was selected 86th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.[2]

Leivo was traded in a multi-player deal to the Kitchener Rangers on January 8, 2013.[3] Leivo finished the 2012–13 season with the Rangers and signed an Amateur Tryout contract with the Toronto Marlies, the Maple Leafs American Hockey League affiliate. He was reassigned to the Marlies on April 16, 2013.[4]

After being cut from the Leafs training camp, Leivo began the 2013–14 in the American Hockey League with the Marlies.[5] However, in the early stages of the 2013–14 season, on October 10, 2013, Leivo made his NHL debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 4–0 win over the Nashville Predators.[6] He later scored his first NHL goal, against Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes on October 17, 2013.[7]

Leivo was named to the 2016 AHL All-Star Classic on January 7, 2016, after a stellar first half to the 2015–16 season.[8] Following another stellar season in the AHL, along with decent production in his few NHL appearances, Leivo was rewarded with a two-year contract by the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 21, 2016.[9] The deal came a few hours after the signing of top draft choice Auston Matthews, and is worth an annual average of $612,500. On February 3, 2018, it was reported by Nick Kypreos that Leivo had requested a trade, citing his lack of use by the team as the primary reason.[10] However, on February 12, 2018, General manager Lou Lamoriello denied rumours that Leivo had requested a trade.[11]

After appearing in 27 games for the Leafs during the 2018–19 season, a career high, Leivo was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Michael Carcone on December 3, 2018.[12] In Vancouver, Leivo changed his number from 32 to 17 in honour of his father who wore 17 when he played hockey.[13]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Sudbury Wolves OHL 64 13 17 30 37 8 6 7 13 4
2011–12 Sudbury Wolves OHL 66 32 41 73 61 4 2 1 3 6
2011–12 Toronto Marlies AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Sudbury Wolves OHL 34 19 25 44 34
2012–13 Kitchener Rangers OHL 29 10 19 29 18 10 3 9 12 8
2012–13 Toronto Marlies AHL 4 0 2 2 2 3 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Toronto Marlies AHL 59 23 19 42 27 12 3 5 8 2
2013–14 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 7 1 1 2 0
2014–15 Toronto Marlies AHL 51 11 21 32 44 5 1 5 6 0
2014–15 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 9 1 0 1 4
2015–16 Toronto Marlies AHL 51 17 31 48 14 15 4 8 12 12
2015–16 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 12 5 0 5 6
2016–17 Toronto Marlies AHL 5 0 0 0 6
2016–17 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 13 2 8 10 4
2017–18 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 16 1 3 4 6
2018–19 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 27 4 2 6 7
2018–19 Vancouver Canucks NHL 49 10 8 18 25
NHL totals 133 24 22 46 52

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Top 25 Under 25 - #9 Josh Leivo". pensionplanpuppets.com. August 27, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "MAPLE LEAFS SELECT SUDBURY WOLVES WINGER JOSH LEIVO WITH THIRD-ROUND PICK". thehockeynews.com. June 25, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "Rangers and Wolves Complete Trade". kitchenerrangers.com. January 8, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "Additional Rangers Assigned to AHL". kitchenerrangers.com. April 16, 2013. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  5. ^ McGran, Kevin (September 17, 2013). "Maple Leafs cut 14, including top pick Frederik Gauthier". Toronto Star. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "Leafs' Bernier shuts out Preds; Kessel gets three points". cbssports.com. October 10, 2013. Retrieved December 7, 2018. LW Josh Leivo and LW David Broll made their NHL debuts
  7. ^ Zwolinski, Mark (October 18, 2013). "Maple Leafs: Penthouse: Josh Leivo scores first NHL goal; Doghouse: Jonathan Bernier lets in own goal". Toronto Star. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "Playing Rosters Announced for 2016 Toyota American Hockey League All-Star Classic". Toronto Marlies. January 7, 2016. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  9. ^ "Maple Leafs sign Josh Leivo to two-year deal". Toronto Maple Leafs. July 21, 2016. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  10. ^ Beneteau, Josh (February 3, 2018). "Maple Leafs forward Josh Leivo has asked for a trade". sportsnet.ca. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  11. ^ Wegman, Josh (February 12, 2018). "Leafs' Lamoriello denies that Leivo requested trade". thescore. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  12. ^ "Maple Leafs Acquire Carcone From Vancouver". NHL.com. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  13. ^ Johnson, Patrick (December 4, 2018). "Patrick Johnston: New Canuck winger Josh Leivo ready for new role, old number". The Province. Retrieved December 7, 2018.

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