Leafs Prospect Update – October 14

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Thanks were given, turkey was eaten, and hockey was played this long weekend.

Connor Brown continued his assault on the OHL with another 7 points in 3 weekend games.   The Erie Otters are second to only the Kingston Frontenacs in goals for to start the season and Brown’s league leading 22 points are a big reason why.  Brown didn’t get as much of an opportunity to shine at the Leafs‘ rookie tournament as I would have liked but those who saw him play in the OHL last season will know that he was a force on the powerplay.  What’s a little surprising about his point totals thus far is that only 4 of his 22 points have come on the man advantage.  It’s tough to put your finger on exactly what it is that makes Brown so effective but I would expect his offensive instincts to keep him among the OHL’s leaders all season.

Also making noise in the early going is Guelph Storm defenseman Matt Finn.  Taken 35th overall in the 2012 draft, Finn started last season impressively before coming down with mononucleosis, which kept him out of the lineup on two separate occasions, both for a significant portion of the season.  In his draft+2 season, Finn has been a point-per-game player with the Storm and continues to see icetime in all situations.  As much as +/- isn’t the greatest of stats, Finn’s +10 rating is indicative of his value to his team in both ends of the ice.  Finn is definitely one of the Leafs’ prospects to watch this season.

After a bit of a slow start to his season, Frederik Gauthier has bounced back to post 4 points in his last 3 games with the Rimouski Oceanique.  Gauthier was drafted because of his frame and two-way game but much was made of his untapped offensive potential in the offseason.  Gauthier is now sitting at 8 points in 9 games and only has a single goal but expectations are that he’ll be better than a point-per-game by season’s end.  The focus for Gauthier this year will be to continue to improve his skating and, if successful, he’ll be more than a handful for defensemen around the Q.

Oh, and by the way, Carter Verhaeghe is 3rd in OHL scoring in his draft+1 season.

Maple Leafs Prospect Statistics - 2013-14 Season

Last Update: Tuesday, May 27.
Leafs Prospects         

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NAMEHEIGHTWEIGHTAGEBIRTH PLACETEAMGPGAPts
TYLER BIGGS6' 2"20521BINGHAMTON, NY, USAMarlies (AHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
57
2
7
0
2
0
9
0
CONNOR BROWN5' 11"16020TORONTO, ON, CANErie (OHL)
Playoffs (OHL)
68
14
45
8
83
10
128
18
TONY CAMERANESI5' 9"16220MAPLE GROVE, MN, USAU of Duluth (NCAA)3671421
SAM CARRICK6' 0"18822MARKHAM, ON, CANMarlies (AHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
62
9
14
5
21
3
35
8
BRANDON KOZUN5'8"18024LOS ANGELES, CA, USAManchester (AHL)
Marlies (AHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
43
32
9
10
7
4
19
10
2
29
17
6
JERRY D'AMIGO5' 11"20823BINGHAMTON, NY, USAMarlies (AHL)
Maple Leafs (NHL)
Playoffs (NHL)
51
21
9
20
1
5
13
2
8
33
3
13
JAMIE DEVANE6' 5"21723MISSISAUGA, ON, CANLeafs (NHL)
Marlies (AHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
1
55
2
0
4
0
0
4
0
0
8
0
FREDERIK GAUTHIER6' 5"21419ST-LIN, QC, CANRimouski (QMJHL)
Canada (WJC)
Playoffs (QMJHL)
54
7
11
18
0
3
34
1
6
52
1
9
FABRICE HERZOG6' 2"17619FRAUENFELD, CHEQuebec (QMJHL)
Switzerland (WJC)
Playoffs (QMJHL)
61
5
5
32
3
3
26
0
2
58
3
5
GREG MCKEGG6' 0"19121ST. THOMAS, ON, CANMarlies (AHL)
Maple Leafs (NHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
65
1
9
19

3
28

3
47
0
6
BRAD ROSS6' 0"17522EDMONTON, AB, CANMarlies (AHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
53
4
6
0
4
0
10
0
RYAN RUPERT5' 8"18619GRAND BEND, ON, CANLondon (OHL)
Playoffs (OHL)
68
9
21
3
52
7
73
10
KENNY RYAN6' 0"20422FRANKLIN VILLAGE, MI, USAMarlies (AHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
50
9
5
1
11
3
16
4
DOMINIC TONINATO6' 1"16520DULUTH, MN, USAU of Duluth (NCAA)357815
JOSH LEIVO6'2"19521INSIFIL, ON, CANMarlies (AHL)
Leafs (NHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
59
7
9
23
1
3
19
1
5
42
2
8
DAVID BROLL6'3"23520MISSISSAUGA, ON, CANMarlies (AHL)
Leafs (NHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
63
5
4
313
1
16
1
0
CARTER VERHAEGHE6' 1"18118TORONTO, ON, CANNiagara (OHL)
Playoffs (OHL)
65
6
28
2
54
2
82
4
ANDREAS JOHNSON5'10"17218GAVLE, SWEFrolunda (SHL)
Playoffs (SHL)
44
7
15
1
9
0
24
1

Defencemen

NAMEHEIGHTWEIGHTAGEBIRTH PLACETEAMGPGAPTS
ANDREW MACWILLIAM6'2"22624CALGARY, AB, CANMarlies (AHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
57
4
99
0
MAX EVERSON6' 1"18421EDINA, MN, USAHarvard U (NCAA)2366
MATTHEW FINN6' 0"19919TORONTO, ON, CANGuelph (OHL)
Playoffs (OHL)
66
20
14
5
47
9
61
14
PETTER GRANBERG6' 3"20021GALLIVARE, SWEMarlies (AHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
73
9
25
1
7
1
ERIC KNODEL6' 6"21623WEST CHESTER, PA, USAU of New Hampshire (NCAA)
Marlies (AHL)
36

9
7

0
19

2
26

2
VIKTOR LOOV6' 1"18720SODERTALJE, SWEModo (SHL)
Playoffs (SHL)
42
2
5
0
7
0
12
0
TOM NILSSON6' 0"17620MORA, SWEFrolunda (SHL)
Playoffs (SHL)
50
7
2
0
2
0
4
0
STUART PERCY6' 1"18721OAKVILLE, ON, CANMarlies (AHL)
Playoffs (AHL)
71
9
4
0
21
2
25
2
ZACHARY YUEN6' 0"19621VANCOUVER, BC, CANOrlando (ECHL)
Marlies (AHL)
48
3
1
0
11
0
12
0

Goalies

NAMEHEIGHTWEIGHTAGEBIRTH PLACETeamRecordGAASV%SO
ANTOINE BIBEAU6' 3"20720VICTORIAVILLE, QC, CANCharlottetown
Val d-Or (QMJHL)
Playoffs (QMJHL)
8-11-5
13-8-1
16-8
3.29
3.03
3.17
.911
.900
.913
1
1
1
CHRISTOPHER GIBSON6' 1"18821KARKKILA, FINMarlies (AHL)
Orlando (ECHL)
Playoffs (ECHL)
5-6-0
8-9-2
1-1
2.44
3.16
1.94
.916
.892
.951
GARRET SPARKS6' 2"20020ELMHURST, IL, USAMarlies (AHL)
Orlando (ECHL)
11-6-1
4-6-1
2.63
2.82
.915
.916
-
1
  • Optimustic

    Boy, Carter Verheghe sure seems to be the surprise of the early season.  Lots of promising prospects though.  Thanks for the work putting the numbers together,Curt.

  • MaxwellHowe

    I hit the link on “Brown”, hoping to learn a little more about the kid.  Went to a March MLHS article about the Mike Brown trade.  I’m too lazy to use any more effort than that.  I will imagine Conner Brown is 6 foot 8 with eyes like Maurice Richard.

  • Bring the Cup Home

    brown named OHL player of the week.  bags another 2 points in tonight’s contest.  kid is flying this year.

  • Bring the Cup Home

    goal and an assist tonight from verhaegue as well.

  • dlb eh

    -Keon- 
    you just jinxed him

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    this new threads just pop up out of nowhere….

  • DJBrianBurke

    Love the prospect write ups, thanks Snoddon! This is why MLHS is the best.

  • MaxwellHowe

    -Keon- and I’ll imagine he has a nice inspiring story of his upbringing.  Like he was adopted from gypsies or gave his kidney to his sick brother.

  • Pent_House

    Not hard to figure out why Brown scores points. His hockey IQ is ridiculous.

  • mike_84

    Pent_House Playing with McDavid prob doesn’t hurt either

  • Pent_House

    Missing Devane’s NHL GP on this list and Blacker is listed as OHL for some reason. Thanks for the update.

  • Optimustic

    Wild beat the Sabres 2 – 1.  I hope they don’t have much left in the tank for tomorrow.

  • whalz

    lol.his 3rd yr in league has something to do with it aswell methinks

  • Cameron19

    Man, who are the Oilers going to fire if this losing continues?

  • Komas Taberle

    Cameron19 Lowe

  • Mattmark

    If Rielly is returned to junior after his nine-game stint, he can still be recalled, right?

  • DWCMLHS

    Mattmark I think so, but his ELC kicks in when he plays his 10th game, no matter what.

  • Jmessih

    Mattmark No he cannot. He could could only be recalled in an “emergency basis” which I believe has a max of three games (I believe).

  • Mattmark

    Jmessih Mattmark So, contract considerations aside, if the big club sends him down now it’s pretty much the equivalent of writing off his services for the season?

  • lukethenuke

    Komas Taberle Cameron19 whats lowe’s role even?

  • Pent_House

    Mattmark Jmessih yup

  • Mattmark

    Pent_House Mattmark Jmessih No wonder they’re agonizing.

  • Bobsyouruncle

    Probably better to send Rielly back and let Jake have the minutes. Gardiner needs playing time to build some trade value.

  • LeafsForLife

    MaxwellHowe -Keon- …and then raised by wolves.

  • Cameron19

    Mattmark No, he cannot be recalled.

  • Cameron19

    Bobsyouruncle Really hope we don’t trade Gardiner.

  • Jmessih

    Mattmark Pent_House Jmessih Yes they can but the first year of his ELC will have been spent

  • Jmessih

    Cameron19 Bobsyouruncle Agreed, I do not want Gardiner traded

  • Bobsyouruncle

    Cameron19 I hope we get something good for him.

  • LeafsForLife

    Great job on the update of our junior players. Always great to hear how awesome theyre doing. I wonder if this quick start will get Connor Brown an invite to WJC.

  • Cameron19

    Jmessih Cameron19 Bobsyouruncle Looking around the NHL, it seems speed and skating is becoming an increasingly valuable asset. Doesn’t make much sense to move an asset like him in this climate.

  • Mattmark

    Jmessih Mattmark Pent_House Okay, Thanks.
    I have a feeling Carlyle may want to keep him.  After all, the team is obviously stronger with him… and as the team goes, so goes the coach’s job security.

  • Cameron19

    Mattmark Jmessih Pent_House I’m guessing he’ll be retained.

  • Mattmark

    Cameron19 Mattmark Jmessih Pent_House Think Carlyle’s sense of self-interest will factor into the decision?  It’s hard to see how it couldn’t play a role…

  • LeafsForLife

    I have a question about the way the letters are done on the standings. On TSN, they have…
    GP W L OT ROW etc etc.
    I know what everything is except the ROW. Can someone tell me what that is please?

  • Jmessih

    Cameron19 Jmessih Bobsyouruncle Exactly my thoughts, there is a reason players like Luke Schenn, and Tyler Myers 2 once highly touted defenceman are being forgot in this NHL. Speed kills and it will continue to be like that.

  • Bobsyouruncle

    LeafsForLife Regulation and Overtime Wins. First tie breaker

  • LeafsForLife

    Bobsyouruncle LeafsForLife Tyvm sir.

  • Cameron19

    Mattmark Cameron19 Jmessih Pent_House It could, but I think it’s just that Rielly knows he belongs, so sending him back now would be strictly to manage the contract status.

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Big mac saying oilers on the cusp of cracking and dealing for a goalie

  • Mattmark

    Dangle_My_Berries We’ve got one gathering rust.  Wonder why Yakupov sat out last game…

  • mORRganRielly

    Gauthier goal at 1:10.  Make sure you have a change of pants around.
    http://oceanic.qc.ca/video/index/id/39015c48df301f0fe1e555f8192d9004

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Supposedly dallas way of getting the kid to watch guys play defence

  • Mattmark

    Dangle_My_Berries He should sit out the whole team for that.

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    What speed, and backhand filth

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Ya mackenzie just did a cameo on NHL tonight which i beleive is a spin off of tsn.

  • Mattmark

    The guys with the greatest interest in seeing Rielly returned to junior are Brennan, Blacker, Percy  and MacWilliam.  (Wonder if they got together and started the Gardiner trade speculation too…)

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Carter Ashton took the direct approach and made his spot free lol

  • Mattmark

    Dangle_My_Berries Yeah.  How come he hasn’t woken up to a spray of machine gun bullets in the front lawn from McLaren’s buddies?

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Np, said that oilers are under pressure to improve goaltending very soon