The Toronto Maple Leafs look pretty set in net on the NHL level, but it never hurts to add options in cases of emergency or even future moves. With that in mind, they’re taking a look at free agent netminder Cal Heeter in training camp, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston.
Heeter, 25, made his way to the Philadelphia Flyers organization after finishing his college career at Ohio State. He played 44 games for the Adirondack Phantoms last season, going 16-25-2 with a .912 save percentage while losing in his lone NHL appearance. The Flyers decided to pass on qualifying him during this offseason, which made him available for the Leafs’ perusing.
Judging by this handy Goalie Guild depth chart, one would assume that Heeter may battle Garret Sparks and/or Christopher Gibson for AHL reps if he impresses.
Heeter rarely put up eye-popping numbers, yet he boasts a pretty big frame. Still, he might be best known at this point for being involved in this line brawl: