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Maple Leafs select Rielly with fifth selection of 2012 Draft

The Canadian Press

6/22/2012 8:16:52 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs selected Morgan Rielly with the number five pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

The six-foot, 190-pound defenceman missed most of the 2011-12 season with the WHL's Moose Jaw Warriors because a torn ACL, but still collected 18 points (3-15) in 18 games.

In 2010-11, Rielly led Moose Jaw in rookie scoring and was second among defencemen with 28 points (6-22-28) in 65 games.