Player-A-Day: Colton Orr
The Leafs new Tie Domi, the guy that teammates and management love. The guy that Leaf fans enjoy watching, mainly because they know he is physical and will likely fight that game. That guy is Colton Orr.
Last Season Colton Orr played in all 82 games last season, notching 4 goals and 2 assists for a total of 6 points. That also includes a whopping 236 PIMs and a decent -4 rating.
Just from that you can clearly tell what Colton was brought in to do.... fight. At 1 million per year it's a bargain for the type of impact Orr has on the team. Opposing players will be less likely to take a run at Phil Kessel, Tyler Bozak or Kris Versteeg, why? They know in the back of their mind that Colton Orr will be coming to get them next time they are on the ice together.
He won't add much offensively but will protect our "star" players.
MY PREDICTION: 79 GP 3G 5A 8P 225 PIMs -2
Colton will lose some PIMs due to the fact that he has some backup in Mike Brown. He will be a bit better offensively in terms of points but not goals.
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