Leafs’ Dave Bolland declines invite to White House

Dave Bolland with the Chicago Blackhawks. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Dave Bolland with the Chicago Blackhawks. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Before you start thinking all Tim Thomasy, Dave Bolland‘s decision to not visit the White House with his former team the Chicago Blackhawks is not a political one. Bolland met with US President Barack Obama the season after winning the Cup as a Hawk in 2010. So, it’s not his first opportunity to experience the presidential visit.

Regarding his invitation to the US capital, Bolland told the Toronto Sun, “it’s flattering, but I’m a Toronto Maple Leaf now. Besides, I’ve already been there once.” Read full article by Mike Zesiberger here.

Although he will not be attending the White House with his former club, Bolland did profess his love for the boys back in Chicago when he said, “it’s a nice gesture, but I’m not going to go. I hope the boys have fun.”

The Leafs new centre has played extremely well under heightened expectations in Toronto. Through 14 games he has 10 points, including 6 goals (2 game winners), and a +5 rating. In case you were wondering, Mikhail Grabovski also has 10 points this season.