Leafs Prospect Update (December 28): World Junior Edition

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Andreas Johnson has 4 points in 2 games for Team Sweden.

The bad news for most of you reading this is that Team Canada doesn’t look very good right now.  The good news is that Andreas Johnson does.

Johnson has 4 points in 2 games to start the tournament including a goal and two assists in this morning’s game versus Finland.  Johnson is an undersized, skilled kid, and whether he’ll be able to bring his game over to North American ice is certainly open for debate. So far in the 2013-14 World Junior’s, he’s been the Leafs prospect to watch.  Even in the pre-tournament games, Johnson was a standout.  Those of you who were able to catch the Canada-Sweden game probably noticed the problems he was causing the Canadian defense and he was rewarded with a goal in that game as well.

As far as the Leafs’ other assets are concerned, Gauthier hasn’t really had much of an impact thus far.  To my eye, his line doesn’t seem to be getting all that much icetime (which is a bit surprising since he’s been skating with team Captain, Scott Laughton) but even when he has been on the ice, he hasn’t been that noticeable one way or the other.  He’s big and skates well but the amount of time he’s had the puck on his stick has been pretty limited thus far. Given that Canada has done the vast majority of its damage thus far on the powerplay, it’s no great surprise that Gauthier’s sitting at 0G, 1A through 2 games.

I didn’t catch either of Switzerland’s games, but Fabrice Herzog has one of the 4 Swiss goals which is about in line with the expectations that I’d have for him in this tournament.  The Swiss have played Sweden and Russia so far so the mushy part of their schedule is still upcoming.

In non-World Junior news, Connor Brown and the Erie Otters play the Kitchener Rangers tonight.  It will be interesting to see how Brown makes out with both Connor McDavid and Adam Pelech overseas.

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
  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    So….we won last night??  Cool beans!!

  • rustynail

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan you would not have known it on here :)

  • maple1967leafs

    rustynail Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Its been tough in here during games

  • wendelsfist

    Bruffins Both leafs goaltenders have been one bright spot this season but I have issues with other parts of the team though.

  • rustynail

    https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIChttps://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/417073024370622464
    Spezza is out with a lower body injury; Phillips got hurt on a blocked shot.

  • Burtonboy

    rustynail sounds like a fun evening sitting back watching them get hammered again.

  • lieffan

    Way to go little AJ!

  • Burtonboy

    No Chara eh

  • mike_84

    Eric Knodel is out scoring the forwards as a Dman. yes he’s a few years older but still surprising to see

  • mike_84

    Out of the Dman i think its the 2 local boys that have the best chance of being NHL players. Finn and Percy both look like good two way players. Macwilliam could turn into a good 3rd pairing guy

  • mike_84

    Gilbey93 who? lol

  • wendelsfist

    mike_84 Gilbey93 Tlusty?

  • wendelsfist

    Gilbey93 wendelsfist mike_84 That guy gets traded every couple years.  He never worked with Kessel as I recall – both were too soft.

  • mike_84

    Gilbey93 wendelsfist mike_84 good trade

  • wendelsfist

    mike_84 Gilbey93 wendelsfist So basically Tllusty and garbage for percy and leivo

  • reenergized

    just noticed Sidenberg is put for the rest of the year …. hmm we’re getting healthy and everybody else is starting to fall apart (not that it hurt the Penguins … those pricks keep winning) … now if only Cary could get liek a mild cuncussion followed by an ACL strain followed by broken pinky finger :)

  • lieffan

    Yaknowwhat what’s that mean? being intentionally obtuse?
    you’d like to think colborne and frattin are going to be nothing but we have no clue yet.

  • lieffan

    reenergized was that last sentence English?

  • wendelsfist

    The way Frattin is scratched, he may end up an UFA.   And scriven too as both have been surpassed in the depth charts.

  • reenergized

    @lieffan reenergized Better?

  • lieffan

    reenergized it’s Carey, but yes

  • wendelsfist

    Gilbey93 wendelsfist mike_84   I never even saw his name the first time you wrote that

  • lieffan

    Gilbey93 we should have kept stalberg

  • wendelsfist

    What game do we watch tonight?  Maybe I’ll watch UFC?

  • wendelsfist

    Gilbey93 wendelsfist mike_84  I thought the Hawks were involved and  drafted Saad with the 2nd.

  • reenergized

    @lieffan surprising …. It only took one post for me to want to do it :)

  • wendelsfist

    @lieffan reenergizedLiles (Kaberle trade 2.0) would look great beside Chara.  Make it happen Nono.

  • wendelsfist

    reenergized Liles for a first and some garbage C prospect

  • lieffan

    wendelsfist reenergized No one is taking Liles for free, let alone for a first. That’s asinine

  • reenergized

    @lieffan I was referring to your post but I guess you were to busy critiquing the grammer and spelling of others to actually understand what was written …

  • wendelsfist

    @lieffan wendelsfist reenergized I thought the same about Kaberle being traded for that.  He would be perfect as an expiring.

  • wendelsfist

    Gilbey93 wendelsfist mike_84 Oh. I see.  Sort of hindsight bias like how we should have kept Rask instead of trading for Raycroft and Keeping Pogge

  • wendelsfist

    Gilbey93 A blessed franchise.

  • wendelsfist

    Gilbey93 wendelsfist mike_84 I recall many were annoyed we didn’t draft B. Schenn but I think Kadri will be better offensively.   The on that gets me is how we were one off with Pietroangelo by drafting L. Schenn just after.  What a blue line

  • wendelsfist

    Gilbey93 Is Gauthier’s going to turn out to be closer to Getzlaf or like Steckel in his prime?

  • wendelsfist

    Yaknowwhat Is Frattin done at this point?  He is not a great fit for Kings who are so beefy but I didn’t mind him on the leafs

  • lukethenuke

    wendelsfist Gilbey93 Steckal… looks like a giraffe the way he skates

  • lukethenuke

    Yaknowwhat Bruins smash some sens hopefully

  • wendelsfist

    Gilbey93 wendelsfist Randy loves his checkers

  • wendelsfist

    Gilbey93 wendelsfist 20 minutes a night for Gauthier in a couple of year

  • Burtonboy

    Wings leading Florida 1-0

  • WendelGilmour

    YaknowwhatCole is doing the Habs game, easy decision for me.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    http://www.cp24.com/sports/toronto-maple-leafs-news/maple-leafs-choose-their-own-pre-game-soundtrack-1.1610203

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W6Jl3beOlY

  • lukethenuke

    Macarthur looks so good… wow

  • lukethenuke

    DeclanK feel this should be the victory song but hey

  • wendelsfist

    DeclanK Randy sounds like an old fart by saying these kids and their techno music

  • wendelsfist

    Gilbey93 lukethenuke  Too bad as mac didn’t fit with the team direction.   The top 6 is too soft but Clarkson hasn’t won over the wing from an even softer raymond

  • Leafs_17

    Yaknowwhat Wings

  • lukethenuke

    wendelsfist Gilbey93 lukethenuke you mean fit in with Carlyle… guy makes more enemies than anyone i know