MLDN’S Top Leafs Prospects By Position.
Although we’re past the days of having the likes of Mitch Marner, William Nylander, and Kasperi Kapanen coming up the pipelines The Leafs in The Kyle Dubas Era have shown they can hit in later rounds and 1st up on our list is a prime example of that.
LEFT WING – Nick Robertson
After leading The OHL in goals before turning the age of 19 Robertson ranks #1 on The Leafs depth charts for all prospects, not just at LW. The 2nd round, 53rd overall pick in 2019 NHL Entry Draft had 55 goals & 86 points in 46 games with the Peterborough Pete’s this season.
HM: (Y)Egor Korshkov
RIGHT WING – Jeremy Bracco
After a season in which Bracco missed a large chunk due to personal reasons it was easy to have him drop off of your radar and down your depth charts. However in his last full season The 2nd round pick in 2015 had 22 goals and 79 points in 75 games with The Toronto Marlies making him still rank #1 at Right Wing in the leafs organization for the time being, with a few players nipping at his heels.
HM: Mikhail Abramov
CENTER – Adam Brooks
Center happens to be one of the weaker areas for The Toronto Maple Leafs, having some NHL experience it was an easy decision to make him #1 on the depth charts. The former Regina Pat and 4th round pick in 2016 had 20 points in 29 AHL games and 3 points in his first 7 career NHL games in 2019-2020.
HM: Nick Abruzzese
RH DEFENSE – Timothy Liljegren
After being called “The Steal” of The 2017 NHL entry draft, falling to 17th overall time has shown us that maybe Liljegren went right where he was supposed to go. Although his offense has translated to The Pro level (AHL) with 30 points in 40 games his 11 game stint in The NHL this year has shown us there is a lot of work still to do on the defensive aspects of his game.
HM: Joseph Duszak
LH DEFENSE – Mikko Lehtonen
After landing The KHL Superstar to a 1 year ELC last week Mikko instantly jumped to #1 on The Leafs depth charts at LHD. Although The Finnish defenseman is 26 years old he has still yet to step foot in The NHL classifying him as a prospect. The Organization expects big things out of him after leading The KHL in scoring by a defenseman with 49 points in 60 games with Jokerit.
HM: Teemu Kivihalme
GOALIE : Ian Scott
Although 2019-2020 has been an injury riddled season for The 4th round pick in 2017 an unforgettable, record breaking season with Prince Albert still sits freshly in our minds. The WHL Goaltender Of The Year whom posted a 1.83 GAA & .932 SV% will look to regain that form in 2020-2021.
HM: Joseph Woll
Nick’s Picks: SDA (C) Robertson (LW) Abramov (RW) Woll (G) Duszak (RHD) Lethonen (LHD)
Big Mac’s picks: Brooksie (C) Robertson (LW) Bracco (RW) Liljegren (RHD) Lehtonen (LHD) Scott (G)
Wheeler’s Picks: Brooks (C) Robertson (LW) Bracco (RW) Liljegren (RHD) Lehtonen (LHD) Scott (G)
Chris’ Picks: Abruzzese (C) Robertson (LW) Bracco (RW) Liljegren (RHD) Lehtonen (LHD) Scott (G)
Brian’s picks: Brooks (C) Korshkov (LW) Bracco (RW) Liljegren (RHD) Lehtonen (LHD) Scott (G)
Michael’s picks: Robertson (LW) Bracco (RW) Brooks (C) Liljegren (RHD) “Sandin” (LHD) Woll (G)