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Introducing Zach Sill, the Leafs’ Newest Addition

Person of interest: Maple Leafs forward Zach Sill

Sill worked his way up the organization and made his NHL debut against the New Jersey Devils on Nov. 16, 2013. He logged 9:10 of ice time, registering a couple of hits and playing some brief minutes on the penalty kill.

Before Wednesday’s trade, he was beginning to establish a role on the Penguins. Entering Tuesday, he had suited up in 10 of Pittsburgh’s past 14 games and his improved play kept veterans such as Steve Downie and Craig Adams out of the lineup.

“He’s a hard forechecker,” Penguins head coach Mike Johnston told local reporters earlier in the week. “He’s got energy. He skates well. He finishes his checks 100 percent of the time.”

Here’s a couple things to know about Sill: