Smooth-skating blueliner who could become a depth piece at the NHL level.
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July 2023 – Rifai has signed a two year, $775k AAV contract with Toronto. The 25-year-old defenseman was an NCAA undrafted free-agent who signed with Toronto on a AHL-deal for 2022-23. Last season, Rifai had four goals and 16 points in 69 AHL contests. He is still a long-shot to be a real contributor at the NHL level but his development has given him an extended look with the organization. Curtis Rines