Maple Leaf’s flash new Tkaronto Maple Leaf logo

By Sam Laskaris Writer Meanwhile, Saturday was also a rather significant night for 23-year-old artist Tyler Tabobondung Rushnell, a member of Wasauksing First Nation in central Ontario. That’s because Rushnell designed the Maple Leafs’ warmup jerseys. The jerseys included a Tkaronto Maple Leafs logo and a shoulder patch of a thunderbird. “I took a lot of inspiration from the leaf from my culture, the Ojibwe people,” Rushnell said. “You can see it a lot in my art on my Instagram.” Rushnell was also rather excited to see NHLers wearing jerseys that he had designed. “It means the world to me,” he said. “It’s a dream come true. It’s so surreal. It’s such an amazing feeling.” Rushnell, who lives in Trenton, Ont., has been working full-time as an artist for about…

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