Jerry D'Amigo was a 6th round pick, his name called 151 spots after Kadri in 2009. And yet, ever since the world juniors when he led team USA to a gold medal, he's been talked about like he was chosen a hell of a lot higher.
At the Leafs orientation camp in early July, D'Amigo was showered with praise by the Leafs. However, it was a foregone conclusion that he would return to college and not jump to the pros.
Yesterday that changed:
The Toronto Sun is reporting that prospect Jerry D'Amigo is set to leave Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute (RPI) to sign a pro contract with the Leafs.
"If it ends up that he does leave, he's leaving for the right reason," RPI coach Seth Appert told the Schenectady Daily Gazette. "He's leaving because he has a chance to go make the Maple Leafs. He's made it very clear he has no interest in leaving to go to the Ontario Hockey League. But he is interested in looking at his opportunities with Toronto."