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Get to know a Dumb Jerk Leaf: Leo Komarov

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Komarov in his natural habitat
Komarov in his natural habitat
Jared Wickerham

Finnish Estonian Leo Komarov isn't the most-well-known name on the Leafs. He's no Phaneuf, Kessel, Kadri, or Reimer. But he is an important part of that team, or at least a regular roster player. Here's some info about the guy:


Leo Komarov

#47 / Right Wing / Toronto Maple Leafs

5-10

187

Jan 23, 1987


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2012 - Leo Komarov 42 4 5 9 -1 18 0 0 3 51

As you can see, he's a rookie. So maybe he gets sat for the playoffs. Who knows? Here's how he's gotten used by the Leafs. Bubble size is TOI/Game. This is as of April 9th, 2013. The other bubbles are all forwards:

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via Hockey Abstract

He's on twitter. He played for Dynamo Moscow during the lockout, and a bit for the Marlies as well. He's not all bad:

But by the same token, if he gets playing time we're going to hate the hell out of him.

The Bottom Line - In order to stop him, the Bruins will need to keep a cool head. Or at least the important ones will. Shawn Thornton might drop the gloves or something, I don't know. But we don't need Chara tracking him down and taking 17 minutes worth of penalties. That's too easy a trade for the Leafs to make. You know, like this:


And now you better know a Dumb Jerk Leaf!