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Leafs Prospect Update – October 14

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.

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NAMEHEIGHTWEIGHTAGEBIRTH PLACETEAMGPGAPts
SPENCER ABBOTT5' 9"17025HAMILTON, ON, CANMarlies (AHL)64175269
TYLER BIGGS6' 2"20520BINGHAMTON, NY, USAMarlies (AHL)54729
CONNOR BROWN5' 11"16019TORONTO, ON, CANErie (OHL)
Erie (Playoffs)
68
7
45
3
83
9
128
12
TONY CAMERANESI5' 9"16220MAPLE GROVE, MN, USAU of Duluth (NCAA)3671421
SAM CARRICK6' 0"18821MARKHAM, ON, CANMarlies (AHL)56101727
BRANDON KOZUN5'8"18024LOS ANGELES, CA, USAManchester (AHL)
Marlies (AHL)
43
26
10
7
19
9
29
16
JERRY D'AMIGO5' 11"20822BINGHAMTON, NY, USAMarlies (AHL)
Maple Leafs (NHL)
46
21
19
1
11
2
30
3
JAMIE DEVANE6' 5"21722MISSISAUGA, ON, CANMarlies (AHL)
Leafs (NHL)
49
1
4
0
3
0
7
0
FREDERIK GAUTHIER6' 5"21418ST-LIN, QC, CANRimouski (QMJHL)
Canada (WJC)
Rimouski (Playoffs)
54
7
6
18
0
2
34
1
3
52
1
5
FABRICE HERZOG6' 2"17618FRAUENFELD, CHEQuebec (QMJHL)
Switzerland (WJC)
Quebec (Playoffs)
61
5
5
32
3
3
26
0
2
58
3
5
GREG MCKEGG6' 0"19121ST. THOMAS, ON, CANMarlies (AHL)
Maple Leafs (NHL)
59
1
172643
0
BRAD ROSS6' 0"17521EDMONTON, AB, CANMarlies (AHL)50628
RYAN RUPERT5' 8"18619GRAND BEND, ON, CANLondon (OHL)
London (Playoffs)
68
5
21
2
52
7
73
9
KENNY RYAN6' 0"20422FRANKLIN VILLAGE, MI, USAMarlies (AHL)4451015
DOMINIC TONINATO6' 1"16519DULUTH, MN, USAU of Duluth (NCAA)357815
JOSH LEIVO6'2"19520INSIFIL, ON, CANMarlies (AHL)
Leafs (NHL)
56
7
20
1
18
1
38
2
DAVID BROLL6'3"23520MISSISSAUGA, ON, CANMarlies (AHL)
Leafs (NHL)
59
5
313
1
16
1
CARTER VERHAEGHE6' 1"18118TORONTO, ON, CANNiagara (OHL)65
6
28
2
54
2
82
4
ANDREAS JOHNSON5'10"17218GAVLE, SWEFrolunda (SHL)
Frolunda (Playoffs)
44
7
15
1
9
0
24
1

Defencemen

NAMEHEIGHTWEIGHTAGEBIRTH PLACETEAMGPGAPTS
ANDREW MACWILLIAM6'2"22623CALGARY, AB, CANMarlies (AHL)5799
MAX EVERSON6' 1"18420EDINA, MN, USAHarvard U (NCAA)2366
MATTHEW FINN6' 0"19919TORONTO, ON, CANGuelph (OHL)
Guelph (Playoffs)
66
6
14
2
47
3
61
5
PETTER GRANBERG6' 3"20021GALLIVARE, SWEMarlies (AHL)69246
ERIC KNODEL6' 6"21623WEST CHESTER, PA, USAU of New Hampshire (NCAA)
Marlies (AHL)
36

4
7

0
19

2
26

2
VIKTOR LOOV6' 1"18720SODERTALJE, SWEModo (SHL)
Modo (Playoffs)
42
2
5
0
7
0
12
0
TOM NILSSON6' 0"17620MORA, SWEFrolunda (SHL)
Froluna (Playoffs)
50
7
2
0
2
0
4
0
STUART PERCY6' 1"18720OAKVILLE, ON, CANMarlies (AHL)6522022
ZACHARY YUEN6' 0"19620VANCOUVER, BC, CANOrlando (ECHL)
Marlies (AHL)
48
1
1
0
11
0
12
0

Goalies

NAMEHEIGHTWEIGHTAGEBIRTH PLACETeamRecordGAASV%SO
ANTOINE BIBEAU6' 3"20719VICTORIAVILLE, QC, CANCharlottetown
Val d-Or (QMJHL)
Val d-Or (Playoffs)
8-11-5
13-8-1
5-1
3.29
3.03
1.84
.911
.900
.913
1
1
1
CHRISTOPHER GIBSON6' 1"18820KARKKILA, FINMarlies (AHL)
Orlando (ECHL)
5-3-0
7-9-2
2.02
3.17
.931
.889
GARRET SPARKS6' 2"20020ELMHURST, IL, USAMarlies (AHL)
Orlando (ECHL)
10-6-1
4-6-1
2.59
2.82
.917
.916
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181 comments
dlb meh
dlb meh

next draft we're going to have to target more OHL players so i can see them play live.  we've lost most to the Marlies this year!

oldhockeyfan
oldhockeyfan

I really like Carter VerHaeghe, He seems to really have a good skill set. Connor Brown has a nose for the puck around the net and this year is a plus player. I was hoping to hear somthing about Fabrice Herzog? how is he playing?

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

Part # 2 of the note book is up 

Jordan29
Jordan29

I would still go with bernier. Keep this run going. Few more wins banged off and we would have the epically collapse to miss the playoffs

Jordan29
Jordan29

So when will Kulemin and Fraser be ready to go?

LeafsGuru
LeafsGuru

so who starts in net I have to think Reimer gets the start

LeafsGuru
LeafsGuru

when It comes to Edmonton problems I can't understand why they aren't asking for JML he is still a good defenseman with NHL experience that would defiantly help there blue line, and I'm sure they could get him for cheap maybe we could pull away a 2nd rounder  due to there desperation

add:   I would even throw in Holzer to guarantee a 2nd

CanuckUKinToronto
CanuckUKinToronto

Although Fraser and Kule went on IR, are they really unable to practice as well up until close to return or when do you think they can start to practice on ice?

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Jordan29 Kulemin should return around the same time as Clarkson, I think.  Fraser 2-3 weeks after that. 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@LeafsGuru I would go Bernier, as I suspect Minnesota is one of the teams the King's would have frequently dressed him for.  Reimer on Thursday when we're back against Eastern opponents. 

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

@LeafsGuru My guess is Reimer.   Keep him hungry but nobody knows with Carlyle and its a GREAT "problem" to have for our team.

Reversethecurse13
Reversethecurse13

@Burtonboy Is it me, or is the interview pre-recorded (2 games into the season), also in a room full of people talking? 

Jordan29
Jordan29

Nice. Kulemin and Clarkson should fill the line up out big time. We will finally see the new lineup

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

@Cameron19 @Jordan29 I keep waiting for the.....bone chip hasnt healed like we expected.

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

@Cameron19 @LeafsGuru Works for me.  I am seriously good with any decision made for the net right now.  Both deserve the opportunity to succeed, and I feel both will.

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

@-Keon- When you are stuck on the Marlies you dont even think of your NTC.  You just want back in the NHL in my opinion.

CanuckUKinToronto
CanuckUKinToronto

@TheCanucksnaphook @CanuckUKinToronto  McLaren has the finger issue but Fraser has knee and Kule ankle so harder to skate.. I was just wondering how bad it was vs. IR for cap relief but injury maybe healed 5-7 days earlier than IR period.. that was all.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@-Keon- Yep, they have more space than I thought, but still, a lot of their space is because of the bonus cushion on RNH, Schultz and Yakupov.  With those 3, I could actually see them achieving some of the scoring benchmarks to get some of those bonuses.  I

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Point is, I don't think Edmonton is interested in taking on salary for someone like Liles. 

Cameron19
Cameron19

@-Keon- Only until Gagner returns in a couple weeks, then that completely disappears. They have like 200K in cap space. 

TheCanucksnaphook
TheCanucksnaphook

@CanuckUKinToronto  I agree.  I am more concerned about Fraser as his was knee and more structural.  Bone chips heal and generally arent a big deal.