WATCH: Who is Rodion Amirov? Breaking down the Toronto Maple Leafs’ first pick and the opening round of the NHL draft

The NHL’s 2020 draft got underway Wednesday night and aside from the new virtual format and a cameo from Alex Trebek, it went mostly as expected, with a few fireworks.

The New York Rangers chose Canadian Alexis Lafrenière as the first overall pick, Quinton Byfield went second to the Los Angeles Kings, and the Toronto Maple Leafs, as reported earlier, kept theirs at No. 15. However, their pick, speedy Russian forward Rodion Amirov, may have had the Leafs fan base asking, “Who?”

In the latest episode of “Indoor Recess,” Star hockey reporter Kevin McGran and digital producer Justin Smirlies discuss the newest addition to the Leafs, Kyle Dubas’ comments on Frederik Andersen and what options Toronto has for a right-handed defenceman.

Plus, we hear a little bit of Kevin’s experience from when he covered the 2013 world juniors in Ufa, Russia, the current home of Amirov in the KHL.

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Library board approves 2021 draft budgets, hears Town Halloween plan

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The St. Marys Public Library board held their monthly meeting last Thursday and among the most important outcomes was the board’s approval of their 2021 draft budget.

The approved draft budget will now be sent to Town of St. Marys staff to be presented to Town Council for their consideration. The draft budget for the adult learning center was also approved by the library board, which did see more notable changes to the library’s budget. One of these changes was a request for a $1,500 funding increase from Stratford to help cover the costs of expanded adult learning services in the city. Earlier this year, the St. Marys adult learning center increased their presence in Stratford from two days to three days, and have expanded their hours of service, thus prompting the request for more funding. Since funding for the St. Marys adult

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