BREAKING: Former Maple Leaf Cut By New Team

Published October 6, 2023 at 2:48 PM

Some sad new for a former member of the Toronto Maple Leafs as he's been released from a professional tryout contract he signed with another team.


Zach Aston-Reese played 77 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs last season. He was not re-signed when his one year contract was up. Not only did the Leafs pass on signing him, but so did every other team in the league. Aston-Reese managed to get a professional tryout contract with the Carolina Hurricanes. However, he was released from it today.

"Canes have released Zach Aston-Reese from his PTO. He scored 10 goals with the Leafs last season." - Frank Seravalli

What Now

Unfortuantely, if no NHL team was willing to sign Aston-Reese before training camps began, it's not likely they'll do so now after a failed PTO. Nothing is impossible, but Aston-Reese, 29, may have to look at starting the season either on an AHL contract, or in Europe.
October 6   |   77 answers
BREAKING: Former Maple Leaf Cut By New Team

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