Leafs Prospect Update – October 20th

Leafs Prospect Update – October 20th

Connor Brown had himself a bit of a weekend.

In two games, Brown put up 2 goals and 5 assists, holding on to his lead in the OHL scoring race at 29 points in 12 games.  Brown and teammate Connor McDavid have been making a mess of OHL defensemen and may just fight each other for the scoring lead all year long.  As I’ve mentioned in the past, Brown does it with smarts, hockey sense, and a well-rounded skillset rather than any particular high-end asset.  It’s a small sample so far but he’ll be among the scoring leaders in the OHL by the time all is said and done.

Niagara’s Carter Verhaeghe put up 3 assists this weekend, running his totals on the season to 25 points in 12 games which puts him alone in the 3rd in OHL scoring (3 points clear of 4th).  Verhaeghe has really thrived with the extra responsibility this year, having taken over the #1 centre spot from the now-departed Ryan Strome. He possesses a great pair of hands and, like Brown, exceptional hockey sense.  If smarts are the only thing you can’t teach, then the Leafs are well-positioned with their top-2 OHL forward prospects.

Also among the OHL’s leaders is Matt Finn, who currently sits 5th among OHL defensemen despite having played 2 fewer games than each of the defensemen ahead of him.  Finn is an all-situations defender for Guelph and should be expected to challenge for a spot on this year’s World Junior team.

Frederik Gauthier had a 3-game weekend and put up a very solid 2 goals and 3 assists in those games.  The big story for Gauthier was a 4 point (2G, 2A) performance on Saturday.  After a slow statistical start to the season, Gauthier is now up to 13 points in 13 games played and has started to show some of the offensive flair that the organization was hoping to see from him.  By all accounts his skating is greatly improved from last season and he seems poised to have a strong season in the Q.

Finally, 2013 draft pick Andreas Johnson is sitting 9th in SHL scoring in Sweden despite playing between 3 and 6 fewer minutes per game than those ahead of him.  It’s early but Johnson looks like another in a long line of solid late round selections by the Maple Leafs.

Maple Leafs Prospect Statistics - 2013-14 Season

Last Update: Tuesday, May 27.
Leafs Prospects         

Forwards

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
182 comments
Jon5200
Jon5200

I've been reading Kevin Mcgran's chat on the Star website while he is at Leafs practise and he says he has heard rumour's that Komerov's stint back home was a 1 year thing and that there's a good chance he will b back with the Leafs next year?  Anyone else hear anything with respect to Komerov.....really liked his style of pest!!!

ingy56
ingy56

Clarkson back Friday :)

deedrag
deedrag

I wish Toronto would use a soccer type approach to their play. Tiki Taka they call it . Its where you pass the ball back and forth tiring out the other team and then you strike real quick the whole time moving closer into the opponents zone. And yes this type of style is all about possession the corsi critics would love it. Or is this team not capable of this type of play right now? If not who would they have to keep and trade to make it possible? Oh and if i haven't said it before i like the work being done on this site.

mcloki
mcloki

Is Reimer going to get the start against the Ducks? I think that while it was a disappointing lose on Saturday night. They were playing Chicago. No shots got through, Chi blocked shots like crazy and took away all the shooting opportunities. The LEafs mentality is going to have to change. And I think it will when a few players return form Injury. Say what you want, Fraser is missed on the back end. 

I still think we're 2 years away from where we want the Leafs to be. Anyways we'll see how they play against the Ducks. 

phaneufoundlander
phaneufoundlander

boo hoo....thats just warms the heart...I hope Stupidban and Price are next.

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@rustynail  Ball Hockey / holy Fuck,  should be practicing clear our zone and ensuring our forwards know to come back and give our D an Outlet lol


Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@ingy56  He will be over the Top excited, 3 penalties a Fight and a Goal in a Leafs Vic !

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@Yaknowwhat Morning Yak, they back to Back, kinda screws up things, Ideally I would start Reimer Then Bernier gets Columbus on Fri, then Reims For Pit on Saturday, although Carlyle will probably go

Bernier = Anh

Riems =Columbus

Bermier = Pit

ingy56
ingy56

@Yaknowwhat If Randy is true to his "win and you're in " philosophy, then it's Reimer. 

Jordan29
Jordan29

someone talk to me so I can see if it is.......TALK TO ME 

phaneufoundlander
phaneufoundlander

@Mind Bomb @ingy56  Can't wait....I bought a Leaf t-shirt on Saturday with my boy Clark on the back with # 17 and a C on the front, its the one with the vintage look...I left the store and put it on right outside. I walked around the mall as proud as a rooster!! hey, any update on Fraser? who sits when he comes back? Ranger?

ingy56
ingy56

@dlb eh @Yaknowwhat Just listening to TSN radio for a bit...the sky is falling apparently, "long way to go" being tossed around quite frequently after the loss to Chicago and they are already predicting a losing streak. Wonder if there's a bridge nearby...

deedrag
deedrag

@ingy56 @deedrag You all raise valid points, guess this might only work in international play because of bigger rinks.

mcloki
mcloki

@Greg Fenton @mcloki The young D will turn into a poised D. Right now we have essentially 3 rookies on D. OUr D will get tougher. Right now our D isn't punishing. Fransin and a guy like McWilliams will make us harder to play against. 

Our 1 Center position will get solved. Either internally or through a trade. Nonis will move some of our prospects for the help that we need in the top 9. Bozie will end up on the 3rd line and PK units, where he should be. Clarkson will add an element to our team that is needed. Our goaltending will just get better. Bernier looks like the real deal. but we need to find another backup goalie. That would free up Riemer as a trade option, but not unitl we find a replacement backup. 

Lupul. JVR, Kadri and Kessel will just be entering their prime so we have a potent top 6 for the next 4-5 years. 

And they need a full season to gel and solidify even more. The gelling is the important part. 

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@Greg Fenton @mcloki Morning Greg, Expirience, Bonding, our Core becomes a Team, that has battled together, its hard to Buy Championships, Hire 4 or 5 high priced free agents and that gaurentee's you nothing. The really good perenial Contenders, their core have played together

Jon5200
Jon5200

@dlb eh @Jon5200 EXACTLY dlb eh....good point.....he wasnt a Kaleta......he just finished EVERY check and got in the way of alot of opponents.....took very few penalties and was a BIG + to the team.....imho......role players like that are invaluable to a team....

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@dlb eh @Mind Bomb Maybe, and if we competed on Saturday i could see it. I dont reward bad behavior, well a select few ladies get rewarded :)))))

EugeneAronov
EugeneAronov

@ingy56 @Greg Fenton @deedrag not to mention the fact that in soccer you  can turn and protect the ball with your body and no one can touch you, in hockey you will get drilled, apples and oranges


Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@Greg Fenton @Mind Bomb @dlb eh Ahh sorry then Greg I mis-read. And if you dont know, I sneek on a work so sometimes I have to read quickly, sometimes I have to dis-appear mid conversation, dont have time to reasearch facts etc


Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@dlb eh @Greg Fenton Aye totally ridiculous comment, christ we add in Trade rather than Draft, Gardiner better than Hamilton, we add JVR, Better than Seguin the loser. 

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@Greg Fenton @Mind Bomb @mcloki Well we will not turn over our Core, It will stay the same, they will get used to playing with each other, their individual tendancies. Look at JVR from last year to this year. As the cap goes up we will add important Vet pieces that will help win in the Playoffs, a good Face off Gut, a Shutdown Vet D etc. 

I think we are ready now, I was just responding to your question


Jordan29
Jordan29

@Mind Bomb @Jordan29 no, wont be till next year sometime. I cant wait too. Never used EI before in my life other then when I went to trade school for my 4 blocks.