ST. JOHN’S, NL - The Newfoundland Growlers, ECHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, are proud to announce that forward Todd Skirving has signed a Standard Player Contract (SPC) with the Growlers for the upcoming 2023-24 ECHL season.
Skirving, 31, initially became a fan favourite for his contributions to the community away from the rink but has since made major strides on the ice, coming off a career season with the Growlers in 2022-23. He finished second on the club with 31 goals last season, topped only by Pavel Gogolev’s franchise best 33.
"Our organization is delighted to welcome Todd back for his fifth season as a Growler." said Kenny O'Leary, Vice President of Hockey Operations. "Since our inaugural season, his importance to this team on the ice, in the dressing room and in the community has only strengthened year over year. We’re confident this season will be no different.”
A native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, the left-handed forward is now entering his fifth season with the Growlers. He ranks second in all-time games played with the Growlers (193) and fourth in points (59G, 59A, 118 PTS). Skirving was a member of the Growlers 2019 Kelly Cup championship squad.
“I am ecstatic to be continuing my professional playing career here in Newfoundland, a place that’s truly become a second home these last few years,” said Skirving. “Happy to make this official, now it’s time to get to work. Can’t wait to see all the fans in October.”
To add to his on-ice accolades, Skirving is also a multi-time nominee for the ECHL Community Service Award since arriving in Newfoundland in 2018.
The Growlers return to the Mary Brown’s Centre to open the 2023-24 ECHL season on Friday, October 20 as they host the Reading Royals. 3, 9 & 18 Game Flex Packs are on sale now. Visit nlgrowlers.com/tickets today for further information regarding ticket options.
About the Newfoundland Growlers
The Newfoundland Growlers are the primary 'AA' affiliate of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Toronto Marlies. Since 2018, 53 players have appeared in regular season games for both the AHL Marlies and ECHL Growlers. To date, five players have dressed for the Maple Leafs since first appearing with the Growlers: Timothy Liljegren, Kristians Rubins, Keith Petruzzelli, Bobby McMann and Mac Hollowell.