Leafs Report

LANCE HORNBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 12:10 PM ET

MAPLE LEETCH

It will be a footnote on his hall of fame plaque, but New York Ranger star Brian Leetch was a Leaf for a memorable month back in 2004. Acquired for European draft picks Jarkko Immonen, Maxim Kondratiev and first and second round picks (which became non-impact players Kris Chucko and Michael Sauer), Leetch had 15 points in 15 regular season games and another eight assists in two playoff rounds.

Leetch had mild interest in coming back to the Leafs, having had good chemistry with hard shooting Bryan McCabe, who raved about the perfect passes Leetch put in his wheelhouse. But the lockout ensued and Leetch was more interested in ending his career close to his Connecticut roots and chose the Boston Bruins.

Leetch received a nice hand in the pre-game ceremony, as did Steve Yzerman, Luc Robitaille and Brett Hull, who gave dad Bobby a long hug as he made his way along a VIP line of inducted members.

As new inductee Lou Lamoriello made his way through the Leafs' bench he had a warm reception from his former Providence College player Ron Wilson.

ZIGGY STARDUST

Toronto-born centre Mike Zigomanis has 12 points over a six-game scoring streak with the Marlies, all coming on a professional tryout contract that has a few games yet to run.

"He wants to get back in the NHL," Marlies general manager Jeff Jackson said of the 28-year-old, a former second round pick of the Hurricanes who was most recently in Pittsburgh's organization. "We're talking to his agent and we'll see what happens."


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