David Broll
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David Broll

Hometown:

Mississauga Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1993-01-04

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Trade with Toronto, 2015

Weight:

216 lbs.

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History

2008-09: David Broll played 73 games with the Toronto Young Nationals (Midget AAA) and scored 31 goals with 26 assists. Broll was selected by the Erie Otters in the first round (10th overall) of the OHL Priority Draft.

2009-10: Broll scored 9 goals with 9 assists as a rookie with the Erie Otters. Four of his 9 goals came on the power play and he finished -10 with 42 PMs. Erie, after finishing fourth in the Midwest division in the regular season, was swept by eventual OHL champ Windsor in the first round of the playoffs. In four playoff games, Boll was scoreless and -2 with 2 PMs. Broll played for silver medal-winning Team Ontario in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and had 2 assists with 14 PMs in six games. Broll was invited to Team Canada’s U-20 tryout camp.

2010-11: Broll scored 8 goals with 14 assists in 41 games before a mid-season trade to Sault Ste. Marie. While the Greyhounds failed to make the playoffs, the move seemed to have a positive effect on Broll, who was +1 in 24 games after being -11 with the Otters prior to the trade. Broll scored 5 goals with 7 assists and 34 PMs with the Greyhounds. Broll slipped from 78th in the midterm rankings to 139th in Central Scouting’s final rankings of North American skaters and was selected by the Maple Leafs in the 6th round (152nd overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.  Broll signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Toronto in July 2011.

2011-12: Broll made his pro hockey debut, appearing in three late season games and two playoff contests for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies following his third junior season in the OHL. He had one major penalty with no points in limited ice time with the Marlies and was minus-one in two playoff games. Broll scored 8 goals with a career-high 25 assists in 59 game in his first full season with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and was plus-six with 18 penalty minutes. The Greyhounds finished fifth in the West Division – one point behind Windsor for the final playoff spot.

2012-13: Broll finished the year with the Toronto Marlies, joining the Leafs’ AHL affiliate in April of 2013 following his fourth OHL season. He played seven regular season games with the Marlies, finishing -2 with no points and 15 penalty minutes. Toronto finished first in the North Division and reached the second round in the AHL playoffs. Broll played in 3 of 9 playoff games and was -2 with no points and 2 penalty minutes. In his second full season with Sault Ste. Marie, he scored 17 goals with 37 assists and was +2 with 77 penalty minutes in 67 OHL regular season games. The Greyhounds finished second in the West Division and lost to Owen Sound in a first round playoff series. Broll was -2 with 2 assists and 21 penalty minutes in the series.

2013-14: Broll opened the season with the Maple Leafs — skating in five games with Toronto before being assigned to the AHL affiliate Marlies for the rest of the season. He had a second period fight with Nashville’s Matt Hendricks in his first game and recorded an assist two nights later against Edmonton for his only NHL point to date. Broll played 63 regular season games for the Marlies and scored 3 goals with 13 assists, finishing -4 with 120 penalty minutes.  Toronto finished first in the North Division and reached the Western Conference finals — falling to Texas in a seven-game series. Broll played in four playoff games and was -3 with no points and 6 penalty minutes. 

2014-15: Broll finished the season with Tampa Bay AHL affiliate Syracuse after being acquired along with Carter Ashton from the Maple Leafs in a trade in February 2015. He had 3 assists and was -3 with 40 penalty minutes in 20 games with the Crunch. Broll played 21 games for the Toronto Marlies, spending time in the ECHL with Orlando, and was -8 with no points and 79 penalty minutes. He scored 2 goals with 7 assists in 16 ECHL games with the Solar Bears and was -1 with 9 penalty minutes.

Talent Analysis

Broll has the size, strength and skating ability to be a successful fourth-line energy player. Broll dominates opponents with thunderous body checks. He has a high work ethic and plays a consistent brand of physical hockey. He’ll need to keep his conditioning in check and continue working on his defensive game to become a more effective pro.

Future

Broll attended training camp with the Leafs before being assigned to the AHL's Marlies to start the 2014-15 season. Used mostly in an enforcer role and seeing limited time he was loaned to the ECHL's Orlando Solar Bears in December 2014. He was traded along with Carter Ashton to the Tampa Bay Lightning in February 2015 in exchange for a conditional draft pick, finishing the season with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch. Broll will be in the third year of his original entry-level contract in 2015-16. His offensive potential appears limited at this time but he has some value in an enforcer role. Whether he has the potential to play in the NHL one day is uncertain.

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