Leo Komarov

Miika Arponen




Leo Komarov, RW/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 5-11

Weight: 198

Born: 1987-01-23

Hometown: Narva, Estonia

Drafted: 2006 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 180th Overall









July 2014 – Komarov will once again grace the blue & white’s faithful with excitement as he signed a four year commitment to the organization fulltime. He returned to his home continent with a bang, setting a career record for himself with 38 points in 59 games in the KHL while adding another eight in 29 games for his country in a trio of national team tournaments including the Olympic Games where he served as assistant captain of the silver medal squad. Komarov oozes character, hockey IQ and will look to contribute regularly on the score sheet this time around in the NHL. He would be a very excellent addition in deep leagues that include hits as a scoring category. Jason Banks


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August 2013 – Komarov was a crowd pleaser in the Leaf organization, but it was short lived. He has signed a contract to return to Russia for more money than the Leafs are willing to pay the third line grinder, but as a restricted free agent, Toronto will maintain his rights with a possibility of utilizing them should a unique situation arise for his return. He is a more than capable NHL role player, but in Russia he is a key player for current back to back, KHL Gagarin Cup champion, Dynamo Moskva. Jason Banks


December 2012 – Komarov was the more visible and involved Marlie during his short time in Canada. He was used many nights on the power play for his ability to distract goalies and defensemen walking the fine line in front of the net. He liked to find a hole in front of the net and spread his arms similar to Sean Avery has become famous for. Production wise, Komarov had a surprising nine points and plus seven rating in 14 games and 22 penalty minutes with only two fights. Since returning to the KHL, he has received 5 points in 4 games. Lack of income was his issue that caused him to return to Russia. Jason Banks


August 2012 – Leafs have waited a long time to finally see use of the former 2006 pick, but he is now signed to a low risk one year contract and is a much more complete, capable and mature player. He was brought into prospect camp a few weeks ago just to get accustom to North American culture and to get his bearings within the city. He was lightly used in practices and scrimmages as the organization felt he is beyond the kids, and will be better suited for main camp. Currently the Leafs have 13 forwards signed to one way contracts, but Burke has shown a willingness to bury players in the AHL if they are not pulling their weight. He may start with the Marlies, but at any time will be ready to play in the NHL. Jason Banks


May 2011 – Komarov was born in Soviet Estonia but moved in a Swedish-speaking town in Finland as a child. He can speak fluent Swedish, Finnish, Russian and English. Although relatively small, Komarov plays very physical game and likes to agitate opponents. He has quite good hands and shot. In 2010 Komarov moved to the KHL to play for Dynamo Moscow. He was voted to play in the KHL All-Star game in 2011 and he won the world championship with Team Finland after the season. He was a big part of Dynamo’s first line in 2011/12 when they won the Gagarin Cup awarded for the KHL champions. Komarov is rumoured to be heading to play for the Maple Leafs in 2012/13. Miika Arponen


Fantasy Outlook: D+


Has an upside of 30 points and 120 PIM.





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