Leafs select F Fabrice Herzog 142nd overall; G Antoine Bibeau 172nd; F Andreas Johnson 202nd

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The Leafs rounded out a busy day with three selections in the final three rounds. The final 2013 draft haul is 4 forwards and a goalie taken over five selections (2nd and 4th were traded for Bolland).

The Leafs fifth round pick in the 2013 entry draft, Fabrice Herzog, is a 6-foot-1, 176-pound winger who has been plying his trade in the Swiss junior elite league for the past two seasons. He also appeared in 22 games for Zug of the top Swiss league last season, getting the chance to play on the same team as Henrik Zetterberg and Damien Brunner during the lockout. Dave Nonis has indicated that Herzog will cross the pond to play junior hockey in North America next season.

Michael Stephens offered the following insight on the Herzog selection:

 

With Garret Sparks, the Leafs lone goalie in junior last season, set to graduate to the ECHL/AHL, Dave Morrison’s team selected Antoine Bibeau of the PEI Rockets (QMJHL) in the sixth round today. Bibeau was draft eligible last June but was passed over in his first go around. The 6-foot-2, 207-pound Quebec native posted a .911SV%, 2.81GAA with 5 shutouts in 46 starts last season.

From a USA Today article in January:

“Antoine Bibeau just keeps impressing behind a decidedly mediocre PEI defense corps. Bibeau has wrested the No. 1 job away from the veteran Maxime Lagace, a Dallas Stars signee, with rock solid work. He puts his team in a position to win every single outing, and in the process has shown pretty fair athleticism for a big netminder. He gives shooters very little to look at and has proved to be a highly competitive battler.”

Morrison’s team turned the final pick of the day over to Thommie Bergman, drafting 5’10, 183-pound left winger Andreas Johnson of Frolunda Jr. of the Swedish Jr. league.

Elite Prospects describes Johnson, “A fast-skating winger with very good hands and vision. Johnson can set plays up as well as take the shot himself. Plays with lots of energy. Very nifty. (EP, 2012).”

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  • MLHS_Luke

    Boom Shack Halak – let’s start the season..

  • MLHS_Luke

    Boom Shack Halak – let’s start the season..

  • mORRganRielly

    Interesting picks.  I look forward to forgetting about them until three years later.

  • mORRganRielly

    I do like the Bibeau pick for a number of reasons.  One, it has the hallmarks of a Reimer selection.  Two, he’s French.  Three, sounds like Bieber, so we’re even more intolerable as a fan-base now.

  • daniel marois

    I do like the pick as well.  They need another goalie in the prospect system.  And taking all forwards instead of selecting at least one d-man.  We need to stock the forwards cupboard.

  • 2minutes

    Cool. Cool, cool, cool.

  • Leafbites

    Okay,
    Bolland is a dog, and I love my hounds. 
    Gauthier; no issues with this pick. I was leaning Shinkaruk at that point, but there’s a decent asset in this French monster. 
    Seeing as I’m still gleaming from the Bernier addition, I’m still on NoNo’s path. 
    One other note, I know the Subban clan get a hard time around these parts, but I’d like to say this, Mr. & Mrs. Subban have much to be proud of in their family. 
    That is all.

  • Mattmark

    Pretty good day for Leaf fans.  No obvious lemons in the draft and we’re definitely stronger in the middle to start the season.

  • leafslunch

    Central Scouting had Andreas Johnson at the #33rd ranked Euro Skater.. wonder how he fell this far to us?

    • Mattmark

      leafslunch Europe is still a long way from North America in the perception of some hockey execs.

  • MikeGartner11

    Nice of Bolland to name drop Kadri and Phaneuf as great players in his phone interview

    • Zep2

      @MikeGartner11 Have to like what Bolland brings to a young inexperienced team on the rise.
      Just stay healthy

  • Mattmark

    -Keon- Focus, Keon, focus.  😉

    • TheColborneUltimatum

      Mattmark -Keon- I’d say his priorities are in the right place.

      • Mattmark

        TheColborneUltimatum Mattmark -Keon- For another kind of forum perhaps…

    • DWCMLHS

      Mattmark -Keon- Yes, adjust the focus on the camera, so we can see her more clearly

    • Mattmark

      -Keon- I wonder if players ever start letting their attention wander around the stands when they get a big lead…

    • Mattmark

      -Keon- I wonder if players ever start letting their attention wander around the stands when they get a big lead…

    • -Keon-

      For sure

  • Xxxxxnew

    Are the people from this morning who were screaming for the Leafs to give up Rielly for Carolina’s fifth pick still here?

    • MikeGartner11

      Xxxxxnew I believe the lack of oxygen flow to their brains has finally taken them

    • DWCMLHS

      Xxxxxnew I don’t think anyone was “screaming” for it. I would only have done it if Barkov had made it past the Preds.

      • MikeGartner11

        DWCMLHS Xxxxxnew Even for Barkov im not sure. I think Rielly is something special our best pick in a long time. I’ve never had my hopes so high for a prospect (dont burst the bubble)

        • Mattmark

          @MikeGartner11 DWCMLHS Xxxxxnew If there’s an untouchable in the organization it’s Rielly, with Gardiner probably in second place.

        • DWCMLHS

          @MikeGartner11 DWCMLHS Xxxxxnew I really like Rielly. But the way I see it, he’s like Gardiner. A future top-4 offensive Dman and 1st unit PPQB with potential to maybe be a top-2 offensive Dman and star 1st unit PPQB. But we have a couple good D prospects in Finn and Percy, and Gardiner and Franson as offensive Dmen already on the roster. Barkov I see as a future 1st-line center with potential to maybe be a superstar center. We have no real high-end forward prospects. Barkov, despite being younger, is probably more NHL-ready, too. But to be fair, with the Bolland acquisition, there may not have been room on the roster for him this season. 
          Like I said, I really like Rielly, but I like Barkov more for the Leafs.  It’s really a moot point now, though.

        • MikeGartner11

          DWCMLHS Xxxxxnew so like most prospect debates it’t fairly subjective at this point. I think Rielly will be a superstar im not even bothering to leave myself room for disappointment. 
          At this point we can only hope Rielly becomes the player I think he will

      • Zep2

        DWCMLHS Xxxxxnew If a top 5 pick can be a sleeper, it was Barkov. Not sure I would have traded Rielly for him though

    • MikeGartner11

      -Keon- I do some of my best thinking on the can

      • Xxxxxnew

        -Keon- As long as you’re not using the iPad camera in said can ….

      • MikeGartner11

        -Keon- Don’t let modern distractions ruin your best quite time

    • Zep2

      -Keon- Im going to have a hard time getting that image out of my head. lol

      • skiingallday

        -Keon- zep2@gmail.com

      • skiingallday

        -Keon- yea, save your best for when he least expects it.

  • skiingallday

    and I think the last pick will end up being the best of those 3.

  • Jordan29

    Lupul-Kadri-Kessel
    JVR-Bozak-Grabovski
    Kulemin-Bolland-Clarkson
    Orr-Mcclement-Colborne

    I think I’m in love……

    • Jordan29

      We are not really ready yet

    • Cloud09

      Jordan29 Grabo on the wing??

      • Jordan29

        I think we try this. Don’t hurt having 6 centres in the lineup who can play wing

    • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ LeoTheLion

      Jordan29 Get rid of Grabo so we can re-sign Bozak? Why?

    • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ LeoTheLion

      Jordan29 Why bring back Bozak and push Grabo to the wing?

    • Black_Hawk

      Jordan29 if the cap can work out……..

  • Ze_theLeafsFan

    -Keon- Name? or pic?

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrunhttps://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrun/status/351528611972526080
    Montreal, Detroit and Anaheim inquired on Alex Edler. Wings made an offer. Habs may circle back. But nothing close at this point

    • dlb eh

      Loric76 
      we won’t have the parts to get Edler.  too bad, but moving on…

  • Cloud09

    Just got in, what’s the general consensus on the Bolland deal? Nonis is talking about using him more than just a 3rd line role. I’m not too keen on giving him the keys to the 1st or 2nd lines with Kadri and Grabo ahead of him. Other than that I like the deal, sure does put the writing on the wall for Bozak though.

    • Jordan29

      No nonis seems quite confident we will sign Bozak. I think people are too quick to forget all the shit Bozak did for us including face offs PK and everything else a lot of our players were garbage at

      • Cloud09

        Faceoffs were about the only thing he was really good at. And it doesn’t mean much if he can’t keep the puck in the O-Zone afterwards. I’m ready to move on, I hope that Nonis does the same.

      • Cloud09

        Faceoffs were about the only thing he was really good at. And it doesn’t mean much if he can’t keep the puck in the O-Zone afterwards. I’m ready to move on, I hope that Nonis does the same.

      • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ LeoTheLion

        Jordan29 That’s simply not enough for the cash it’s gonna take to keep him. Bozak at 3 mill sounds OK, anything more than that… take a walk

        • Jordan29

          I would go 4 but that’s close to too much

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ LeoTheLion

          Jordan29 That’s craziness, especially if we’ve got all of Bolland, Grabo, Kadri, McClement already.

      • Burtonboy

        Jordan29 Funny how people take different thing from interview. I didn’t get that he was confident he would sign just that he wouldn’t mind having him back. Got a feeling Nonis is going to hold pretty firm on what he thinks is a fair price for Bozie so its going to be up to him whether he wants to play in Toronto or not .

        • DJBrianBurke

          Burtonboy Jordan29 Can’t take 5+ if Bozak wants to play on this up and coming team. He can either be part of it or not, it’s up to him now. I hope Nonis doesn’t move.

        • Burtonboy

          DJBrianBurke Burtonboy Jordan29 In reality he can’t . The room just isn’t there

  • skiingallday

    wow. NHL.com has him at 5’9″ and 158pds………..

    • leafslunch

      skiingallday and Elite Prospects has him at 5’10 172lbs, not sure who to go on but its safe to say he’s a diminutive winger with some skill.

      • skiingallday

        leafslunch skiingallday really hope he’s what Elite Prospects is reporting, because damn, if the NHL.com is right then unless he puts on 40 pounds this guy likely won’t ever make it.

    • leafslunch

      skiingallday and Elite Prospects has him at 5’10 172lbs, not sure who to go on but its safe to say he’s a diminutive winger with some skill.

  • The_Duke

    just saw Brodeur drafting his son ..what a great moment for both of them

    • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ LeoTheLion

      The_Duke I wouldn’t like that if I were the son.. only if I deserved it… Clearly wouldn’t have been drafted if it wasn’t by NJ in the last round.

  • The_Duke

    just saw Brodeur drafting his son ..what a great moment for both of them

  • DJBrianBurke

    -Keon- Give it time, he;s a Leafs now. Someone is bound to dig some up and post it on Youtube.

  • Zep2

    At the end of the day we are stronger up the middle , have a player with 2 rings on his fingers and Gardiner and Rielly are still ours
    I still think the Depietro deal is possible,  and a Bickell/Horton/Clarkson is close to a shoe in.
    Good nit folks and Happy Canada Day

    • Jordan29

      Bickel is gone

    • Jordan29

      Bickel is gone

    • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ LeoTheLion

      Zep2 We acquired Bolland so they could sign Bickell and they did

  • skiingallday

    -Keon- because it’s Apple.

    • skiingallday

      -Keon- I’ll provide the Alcohol to fuel that “great” idea.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ LeoTheLion

    -Keon- Apple no like flash

  • DWCMLHS

    Overall, not a bad draft day. I like these no-name Euros, because we seem to find the good ones. Gauthier isn’t a bad pick, but Shinkaruk was the BPA by far at 21. I’m in “wait and see” mode on the Bolland deal. If it means a scoring role for Grabo, and Bozak gone, it’s awesome. If it means Grabo is gone, it’s brutal. I don’t know what Nonis has in mind at this point.

    • hoogy

      DWCMLHS Not big enough at 5’10” not for what the Leafs need and need coming up.

  • skiingallday

    I liked last years draft better. I dunno, the feeling that I had afterwards was better than I did this year. But hey, maybe I’ll be wrong, I guess it might be due in part to getting two great Dmen in Reilly and Finn

    • DJBrianBurke

      skiingallday It was 5th overall pick vs 21st. Big difference. Let’s hope they pan out :)

      • Loric76

        DJBrianBurke skiingallday exactly, plus no 2nd or 4th.

        • Loric76

          DJBrianBurke skiingallday getting Bolland hasn’t sunken in yet either

        • skiingallday

          Loric76 DJBrianBurke skiingallday also I liked the later picks more. Even before the season started (which most of them excelled) the word was that Brown Loov and Toninato all had significant upside, and that Loov was a huge steal… oh and Rupert being advertised as the ultimate pest

        • DJBrianBurke

          Loric76 DJBrianBurke skiingallday True. I can’t complain too much, I wanted a vet. on the forward unit and he has 2 rings. That’s pretty good experience with the added 3-1 come from behind on the Wings.
          What a nice bonus if Clarkson was added.

    • peterbleafs

      skiingallday I agree but am still very happy with this years results already.

    • The_Duke

      skiingallday things might be different if it was Monahan we got …21st is not quite the same 
      Bolland is a nice pickup and Bernier a few days ago so all is good

  • The_Duke

    -Keon- you are smitten …let her know don’t keep it in

  • peterbleafs

    So far we added Bolland, Bernier and some decent prospects all for nothing.

    • Loric76

      peterbleafs like your thinking, but we can’t count the draft as nothing.  Otherwise go and look at what Calgary added “for nothing”

    • bear19

      peterbleafs both great character/team guys too.

  • Knights2Leafs

    Just got back in.  Absolutely love the Bolland pick up.  Haven’t read everything, but I assume the Leafs see him as the 3C.  Bear in mind that this guy has a ton of offensive talent and in case of injury he’s more than capable of filling in for a while in the top 6.  
    Can’t recall if he was doing any PK for Chicago, but he was one of the best Pkers I’ve ever seen for the London Knights.  I recall one game against Owen Sound where he scored a big goal while the Knights were 2 men short.
    We might sign Bozak or we might not, but it’s no longer a priority.

    • Burtonboy

      Knights2Leafs According to Nonis they expect him to be fairly versatile and move around the line up . Sounds like Nonis is far from done too.

      • Black_Hawk

        Burtonboy Knights2Leafs hope he is the shut down center

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    couldnt beat Boston in the first round this season, so what does NoNo do….brings in a certified Boston killer…..slow clap NoNo, slow clap : )

    • Loric76

      Dangle_My_Berries I said it the minute the trade broke…since RC and DN took the reins, “How do we improve this team?” has basically become “How do we beat Boston?”.  Thorton needs an ass kicking, in comes McLaren.  O’Byrne can knock Chara over, in comes O’Byrne.  Bolland rag dolls Chara, in comes Bolland.

      • Loric76

        Dangle_My_Berries and I love it lol

        • Dangle_My_Berries

          Loric76 Dangle_My_Berries Leafs vs Boston games going forward are gonna be a blood bath

    • Dangle_My_Berries

      not to mention the Canucks really hate him and thats all good in my books!

  • skiingallday

    So I just found a ridiculous fact…. None of the Leafs picks from the last 4 years have yet to play and NHL game (including this year, but that’s a given)

    • Tim Horton

      skiingallday thats common.

    • Uncle Otis

      Misleading fact….2010 and 11 we gave up firsts for Kessel

      • skiingallday

        Uncle Otis it was just an observation that I made, thought it was interesting. Just made me think because I was so surprised to see that

    • Xxxxxnew

      Guys like Dastsyuk, Zetterberg many Red wings didn’t start until they were 21, 22.. Idiotic to rush 18 year olds to the NHL.

    • mcloki

      skiingallday And it’s going to get tougher since they’ll have to beat real good players to get the job.

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/draglikepull
    Nonis says Leafs are “working on a couple things that might free up some [cap space]”. Pleasedon’ttradeGrabovskipleasedon’ttradeGrabovski

    • wendelsfist

      Burtonboy liles and komi

      • Loric76

        wendelsfist Burtonboy for DiPietro and Strome

        • Dangle_My_Berries

          Loric76 wendelsfist Burtonboy I still think something gets done with the Islanders…

        • mcloki

          Loric76 wendelsfist Burtonboy I can’t ee the Islanders eating that contract after seeing how it’s going to screw Vancouver over. Luongo is going to retire and put Vancouver into a world of hurt.

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/TheRog590https://twitter.com/TheRog590/status/351536297086697474
    Message to any player that wasn’t drafted today; don’t quit. You can still succeed. Steve Thomas did – stay positive. https://twitter.com/search?q=%232013NHLDraft&src=hash

    Speaking of, whatever happened to the other Rupert twin?  Still tied to the Leafs?

    • sniperstar

      Loric76 Don’t think he was called so if anything he can sign with us after he’s done playing Junior.

  • Burtonboy

    Here we go again lol
    Penguins’ deal with Letang held up; team won’t guarantee he won’t be traded next summer
    Read more: http://triblive.com/sports/penguins/4279936-74/letang-penguins-deal#ixzz2Xl9l0rIr

  • Burtonboy

    Here we go again lol
    Penguins’ deal with Letang held up; team won’t guarantee he won’t be traded next summer
    Read more: http://triblive.com/sports/penguins/4279936-74/letang-penguins-deal#ixzz2Xl9l0rIr

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/MapleLeafsHShttps://twitter.com/MapleLeafsHS/status/351537443532587008
    Biggest day in MLHS history. 19-20k visits and nearly 5,000 comments.

    • Ze_theLeafsFan

      Loric76 awesome stuff. I’ve been dealing with internet troubles today or else I would have spammed hah

    • Waiting4LSC

      Alec: congrats. Fully deserved recognition of this site, and the quality of your crew.

    • 2minutes

      I definitely visited like 100 times…. Does that count as 100 or 1?

      • ProfessorRance

        2minutes Great job Alec! Best site bar none.

    • Uncle Otis

      Loric76 
      Nice mark Boss…soon to be broken
      Congrats.

    • TuckerForPunishment

      Loric76 Ar least I’m not the only loser without a life.

    • Black_Hawk

      Loric76 wow thats awesome

    • mcloki

      Loric76 Congrats. You guys deserve it.

  • 2minutes

    If you get the app called puffin u can play flash. It’s kinda shitty, but works lol

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    GeorgeCastanza all about the logo on the front…

    • GeorgeCastanza

      Dangle_My_Berries GeorgeCastanza you got it!!  I loooove my Leafs!

      • Dangle_My_Berries

        GeorgeCastanza Dangle_My_Berries teams really starting to come together….I like what we’ve done today and over the last couple weeks

      • GeorgeCastanza

        Dangle_My_Berries GeorgeCastanza Man I know. Getting Clarkson will send me over the edge.

      • Dangle_My_Berries

        GeorgeCastanza Dangle_My_Berries that would really give us a new look next season. Adding Bolland and Clarkson, both guys with good skill and compete, and these are guys that are further threats to score goals, we could roll 3 lines of effective scoring next season

      • Uncle Otis

        Dangle_My_Berries 
        Yes,and who knows what surprises may arise to fill out the D
        Unlike those who value all speed,skill and points,its grit,hustle and puck battles won that the Leafs need most
        We have enough forward “talent ” already IMO

      • mcloki

        Dangle_My_Berries GeorgeCastanza It’s the addition to the PK and the addition of grit that are very welcome. All for not giving up too much.

  • Loric76

    so…how long before the Gauthier trade proposals start?

    • Uncle Otis

      Loric76 
      Cam thinks it makes Colborne expendable…he might be right.

      • Loric76

        Uncle Otis Loric76 yup cause we only need a single high end center prospect.

        • Uncle Otis

          Loric76 
          Not in agreement with him,but it might take a Colborne to get a decent D back.
          More trying to read Nonis’ mind

      • Knights2Leafs

        Uncle Otis
        The way those 6’6″ guys develop, Big Joe is safe for 4 or 5 years.

        • Uncle Otis

          Knights2Leafs 
          I don’t think we can wait until he’s 28 lol

        • Uncle Otis

          Knights2Leafs 
          I don’t think we can wait until he’s 28 lol

        • Knights2Leafs

          Uncle Otis
          I’ve already got Joe playing the wing this year in place of MacA.  Getting NHL experience and ready to fill in for injuries.

        • Uncle Otis

          Knights2Leafs 
          Works for me…time to give him a real shot

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/mirtlehttps://twitter.com/mirtle/status/351543199715696641
    NHL draft by country: Canada 96, US 57, Sweden 23, Finland 11, Russia 8, Czech 4, Swiss 4, Austria 2, Denmrk 2, Slovak 2, Latvia 1, Norway 1

  • Uncle Otis

    I wonder what Derrick Engelland would cost out of Pittsburgh? Not too much me thinks
    Solid,simple d,tough as shit and aces vs Lucic.
    Would look even better under Carlyle IMO
    Holzer and a 3rd?

    • Knights2Leafs

      Uncle Otis 
      With their cap he’s about the only cheap dman they have.

      • Uncle Otis

        Knights2Leafs 
        That’s why I thought Holzer to help out…he would likely make McLaren unnecessary

  • Black_Hawk

    Carlye probably loves to see the bolland today, finally got his shut down guy

    • McDickey

      Black_Hawk what do you think Mcclement was?

      • sniperstar

        McDickey Black_Hawk Jay was solid but didn’t have the skating ability to keep up with the best of the best. Bolland is a bit faster and should be able to do this better than Jay.

        • pbray9

          sniperstar McDickey Black_Hawk They will probably be put together on the third line to use their shutdown skills in unison. Allows a Marlie like Colbourne to come up and pivot the fourth line.

        • McDickey

          sniperstar McDickey Black_Hawk Whether that is true about the skating ability I’m not sure, I’ve seen bolland and like him and see the next Tucker or Corson in our future. However my only point was when we got Mcclement almost everybody was posting that Carlisle has finally got his shutdown guy so I found the comment funny when we get Bolland and you and probably others say Carlisle finally has his shutdown guy lol

        • McDickey

          sniperstar McDickey Black_Hawk Whether that is true about the skating ability I’m not sure, I’ve seen bolland and like him and see the next Tucker or Corson in our future. However my only point was when we got Mcclement almost everybody was posting that Carlisle has finally got his shutdown guy so I found the comment funny when we get Bolland and you and probably others say Carlisle finally has his shutdown guy lol

  • wendelsfist

    Nonis best chance at getting dman is trading contract for contract.   That really leaves Liles or Grabbo for comparable d salary.  Maybe Phoenxix with Michalek for Grabbo?   Or Liles for Volkenchov?    The UFA market is weak for dmen so maybe nothing happens with the defense.

    • Uncle Otis

      wendelsfist 
      I think that’s currently our achilles…wonder if Ferrence would be enough

      • Savo43

        Uncle Otis wendelsfist Personally i think Ference would be solid. I think he’s probably the best option for the 3rd line of defense to start next to a guy like Blacker.

    • Savo43

      wendelsfist Ballard is definitely better than he’s shown in Vancouver…only 2 years left on his contract. Wonder what he could bring to the table.

      • dlb eh

        Savo43 wendelsfist 
        for that salary he’d better bring the table, and chairs, and silverware, and a bib

        • Savo43

          dlb eh Savo43 wendelsfist Lol yeah 4.2 is way too much for him.

        • wendelsfist

          Savo43 dlb eh wendelsfist Everyone wants to trade their bad contracts for picks.   Leafs need to somehow find a partner trade from area of abundance (PMD liles) to an area of need (shutdown dmen).   The only forward we may trade is Grabbo – he is very good but also a bit expensive so we could take an expensive contract back but ideally with less cap and less years left.   

          I think UFA market will be to spend cap on wingers .

  • Black_Hawk

    Still think van fucked it today

  • .JVR.

    Lupul   –   Kadri   –   Kessel
    JVR   –   Grabovski   –   Clarkson
    McClement   –   Bolland   –   Kulemin
    McLaren   –   Gordon   –   Orr

    • .JVR.

      Gunnarsson   –   Phaneuf
      Gardiner   –   Franson
      Fraser   –   Blacker/Granberg/Holzer

      • McDickey

        .JVR. liles? clearly in there over blacker, granberg, holzer

  • Xxxxxnew

    Nonis on Gauthier:
    “He fills a need long-term for us,” said Nonis. “I don’t expect that we’ll see him shortly but he’s come a long way in a short amount of time. He was playing midget hockey not too long ago.”
    Gauthier will come to rookie camp with the Leafs.
    “Someone asked me earlier how long is it going to take for him. It’s going to take as long as it takes,” said Nonis. “There’s not going to be any rushing of any of these players. We want to do a better job of being as deep as we can be so we can keep the players where they should be playing until they’re developed and ready to come and play for us.”

  • Pent_House

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIXVYlIAraA 
    #22

    • Uncle Otis

      Pent_House 
      His wingspan really stood out in that vid PH…simply Chara like.
      Skating for a big man is above avr to excellent.
      Great anticipation, puck retrieval/theft.
      Only thing he seemed to lack was finish..and almost a little clumsy in tight.
      Paired with skilled wingers,this kid is no 3rd line plug
      Thanks for the vid,sleeping better tonight :)

      • Pent_House

        Uncle Otis Pent_House Takes it to the net hard, and his wheels are impressive for such a big guy. Definitely 2C potential here.

    • Xxxxxnew

      Still growing into that big frame at the U18! Lots to like. Seems very dedicated to his defensive play. Has a head in his shoulders. Looks like there’s some offensive upside there too. I like the way he picks off pucks out of nowhere, which reminded me of, dare I say, the way Espo used to pick players pockets.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Hey nightcrawlers – Draft Day Recap: http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2013/07/01/draft-day-recap-leafs-get-deeper-at-center/ from Mr. Petrielli

    • ProfessorRance

      Alec Brownscombe Awesome. Thanks for this Alec and Anthony!

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Hey nightcrawlers – Draft Day Recap: http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2013/07/01/draft-day-recap-leafs-get-deeper-at-center/ from Mr. Petrielli