Leafs Prospect Update – December 17

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Welcome to your slightly tardy prospect update.  This will probably be my last during the holiday season as my non-NHL focus will shift to the World Juniors — we’ll have you covered on that front, too.

My last post here at MLHS discussed the Canadian entry to the World Juniors, but Team Canada isn’t the only team that will feature members of the Leafs‘ prospect pool.  While Sweden hasn’t named its team at this stage, 2013 pick Andreas Johnson has been invited to selection camp.  Johnson is putting up impressive point totals (22 pts in 32 games) in the Swedish Elite League as an 18 year old.  As a player, Johnson is an undersized skill forward with crafty hands and good speed.

Johnson’s fellow 2013 draft pick, Fabrice Herzog will be sporting red and white at the World Juniors for Team Switzerland.  Now I know you’re probably thinking, “yeah, but I could make that team.” First of all, you’d be wrong because you suck at hockey, and second of all Herzog is putting up almost a point per game in the QMJHL right now and he doesn’t like your attitude.  The Swiss are an international program on the rise and aren’t to be taken lightly in these tournaments anymore.

In OHL news, Connor Brown is still the top point producer in the league and Matt Finn is third among defensemen in points.  Neither will feature in this year’s tournament, but both are having seasons that should make Leafs fans take note.

Until next time, I hope you guys are enjoying Nabil and Kate’s faces in that TSN promo as much as I do.

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
  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Thanks for the update, Curt! Appreciated.

  • Airfreshener

    Anyone have a scouting report on Granberg?

  • wendelsway1

    Thanks for that, Curt….always great getting updates on our youngsters….much appreciated and a Merry Christmas to you and yours.  :)

  • wendelsway1

    Still can’t believe that Connor Brown won’t be suiting up for Canada.

  • Burtonboy

    CanuckUKinToronto I’m hoping Gauthier makes the team Canada roster. Want to get a better look at him. He’s not a prolific scorer but Suter sure seems to like him

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Ugh…Feschuck…calling Dion Mr. Bentley.

  • Burtonboy

    ingy56 Of all the reporters out there he’s the biggest jerk of all. And that includes Simmons

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eruSXKFL7Nc

  • wendelsway1

    Burtonboy ingy56 I agree, Bboy….a real POS

  • Burtonboy

    DeclanK Its going to be interesting to see if this kid can carry that game into the AHL next season

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Burtonboy ingy56 
    Listening to that to. If that didn’t sound like the most jealous little kid comment.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    DeclanK Burtonboy ingy56 No kidding.

  • wendelsfist

    The leafs were outmuscled by the Penguins.  The first period, the penguins had all sorts of back pressure on the leafs who had no answer.  And then Bortuzzo taking it out on one of the smaller leafs.    I like to to bozo try that on Orr.    At any rate, at least one of Fraser/Ranger needs to slot to push back against the penguins who were imposing their size on the leafs.

  • Burtonboy

    DeclanK Burtonboy ingy56 Complete idiot. I know its best that management avoid battles with these guys but there are times I wish someone from the Leafs would call this particular asshole out on his crap

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Wow. The narrative now is that the Leafs should let Rielly go to the WJCs because they aren’t winning the cup this year, so who cares.

    Talent level on-air has been abhorrent this morning.

  • vinoa

    wendelsfist That’s what’s been missing this year…we’re not as physical as last year. Need some bang and crash!!

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Murph2417 ingy56 Does Bentley make a pick-up truck? :)

  • wendelsway1

    wendelsfist I disagree…they just needed to move their feet and start the game with a little more tenacity.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Burtonboy DeclanK ingy56 
    Sadly, there is a huge amount of the Leaf fan population that will parrot his idiotic (and wrong) opinions on the Leafs. People lap this shit up.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    DeclanK Now they are talking The Simpsons so they’ve basically erased any glimpse of credibility they may have had.

  • Mcost61

    Congrats to Reilly on his 1st of many to come. We need to string together some wins starting tonight.

  • Airfreshener

    Mcost61 I went ape shit at the bar when he scored.

  • Mcost61

    DeclanKThe doom and gloom boys after a 2-1 loss. Glad they see the future.

  • Burtonboy

    wendelsway1 Speed kills WW. Look at the SJ.Anaheim,Blackhawks, and St Louis. They are all fast teams . Even the Bruins realize this and are in the process of retooling the’re back end with the likes of Krug and others. The days of the slow ponderous dman are fast coming to an end in this league

  • wendelsway1

    Burtonboy wendelsway1 I agree and a much more exciting game it is when our young speedsters get it going……really fun to watch.

  • Airfreshener

    Murph2417 ingy56 Id drive a cheap car and bank that ched.

  • Airfreshener

    wendelsway1 doesnt he lead the league in scoring?

  • Great Dane

    DeclanK – Curt
    There is factual error is this blog that should be corrected. The SHL is the top league in Sweden – Previous is was known as Elitserien, but in order to be more “North-American” the name was changed in the Swedish Hockey Leaguer or SHL.
    So Andreas Johnsson playing in the top league in the Sweden for the second placed Frölunda.
    The second league in the Sweden is All-Svenskan

  • Airfreshener

    Murph2417 Airfreshener ingy56 well they need to live lavishly for another 30 years+ after retiring 😉

  • Burtonboy

    Murph2417 wendelsway1 Burtonboy No . What you need is a combination of both . You will never win in the NHL if you play only a rush game

  • Airfreshener

    Murph2417 Airfreshener ingy56 well call me old fashioned lol

  • wendelsway1

    Airfreshener wendelsway1 Leads the league in points

  • Airfreshener

    Murph2417 Airfreshener ingy56 Mind you i still wouldn’t drive a sunfire :p Cheap is a relative term. I’d own a nice vehicle just not that nice.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    TheCanucksnaphook Murph2417 DeclanK Well, they have talked to BOTH Simmons and Feschuk this morning. As I can attest to personally, I feell mor stuipider for litsening 2 the.m See?

  • Airfreshener

    Murph2417 Airfreshener ingy56 Dion won’t be in the league 7-10 years, he’s a plug 😉

  • Mind Bomb

    Airfreshener Mcost61 Monday Night at a bar, man I miss my single days lol

  • wendelsway1

    Murph2417 Airfreshener ingy56 Not to mention the fact that he’s married to a celebrity…..and as such, is required to attend bigwig functions with her…..I’m sure they’re not hurting for money.

  • wendelsfist

    TheCanucksnaphook It might have to be done.   Other players are shying away from Mclaren simply because he outmatches most anyone in the NHL.  Same thing with Orpik/Thornton.   And so bring in some hungry AHL talent that can play a few minutes on the 4th as well.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Airfreshener Murph2417 ingy56 I liked Scrivvy’s beater pickup truck:)

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Airfreshener Murph2417 ingy56 He’s got a nice ’67 Camaro too, the Bentley is just his winter beater.

  • Airfreshener

    Murph2417 Airfreshener ingy56 Gotta get a utilitarian vehicle. I hear f550s are best inc lass fuel economy.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Airfreshener Mcost61 “Do you know who I am??????”

  • wendelsway1

    Murph2417 ingy56 TheCanucksnaphook DeclanK LOL…I’m still impressed with the restraint Lucic displayed….considering the condition he appeared to be in..lol

  • Airfreshener

    Murph2417 ingy56 TheCanucksnaphook DeclanK You are so smart smrt.

  • wendelsfist

    Burtonboy wendelsway1 What good did all the speed do the team last night?   The leafs are constructed poorly.  The leaf forwards don’t match up to the skill of the Hawks and nor the size/skill of the blues or San Jose.   

    Those teams use speed to complement skills and in some cases size and not speed to compensate for lack of adequate size or skills

  • Airfreshener

    Mind Bomb Airfreshener Mcost61 Went with my gf 😉 almost as big of a leaf fan as i am. lol

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Murph2417 ingy56 Airfreshener Wedding present from Elisha

  • wendelsfist

    Burtonboy Murph2417 wendelsway1 This statement I agree with.  There need to be a good balance of speed, size and skill and the leafs have yet to find that formula.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Murph2417 ingy56 Airfreshener Mcost61 Shortly afterwards the paramedics would have been asking him the same question.

  • Airfreshener

    Murph2417 ingy56 Airfreshener A walk in closet the size of my house ?