Komarov

 

Leo Komarov, RW/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 5-11

Weight: 198

Born: 1987-01-23

Hometown: Narva, Estonia

Drafted: 2006 by Toronto,180th overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

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.

 

Fantasy Outlook: D

Has an upside of 30 points and 120 PIM.

 

Footage:

Komarov highlight reel:

 

 

 

Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):

 

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Leo Komarov statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects


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