Leafs Prospect Update – April 6

Leafs Prospect Update – April 6

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With the first round of the OHL Playoffs over, Carter Verhaeghe’s Niagara Ice Dogs have been eliminated.  The draft+1 prospect finds himself with a shiny new pro contract and spending time in the AHL — pretty nice consolation prize.

Verhaeghe’s first year as a Leaf prospect was a promising one as the youngster finished the year with 82 points in 65 games, placing him 21st among scorers in the OHL.  He still has some work to do on his skating but the instincts are there.  Here’s hoping for a strong summer of training.

Connor Brown is out to prove that the regular season which saw him place first in league scoring was no fluke.  The Leafs’ draft+2 prospect has 12 points in 7 playoff games and is tied for second in OHL playoff scoring.  Erie are currently up two games to none on the Greyhounds so the chances of the Otters moving on and Brown adding to his totals are good.  He’s as ready as any Leafs prospect for the jump to the AHL next season and will play a prominent role with Spott’s Marlies.

Matt Finn’s Guelph Storm are the best team in the OHL and should be considered among the favourites to win the Memorial Cup.  The Storm are currently up one game to none on the London Knights and Finn will play a key role in the Storm’s success during the playoffs.  His 5 points in 6 games don’t tell the whole story as it’s Finn’s defensive acumen that has really been turning heads.  The Marlies are stacked on defense so Finn will probably be eased into the AHL game next season, but he plays a mature game and will be ready to follow the path that Stuart Percy set out this season.

Frederick Gauthier and the Rimouski Oceanique are up 2-0 in their second round as well and Gauthier has managed 5 points in 6 games thus far.  He’s a long way from the league leaders but the Leafs were pretty honest from the outset with regard to their expectations for this past year’s first rounder — he’s a defense first player with some untapped offensive potential.  To the disappointment of most Leafs fans, that potential is still largely untapped, but hopefully with some added responsibility next season he’ll take a significant step forward in this regard.

Lots of good things happening in the CHL for the Leafs’ top prospects.  Wish we could say the same for the parent team.

In Marlies news, they clinched their third consecutive North Division title with a win over Utica today. Josh Leivo became the first Marlie to hit 20 goals in a rookie season. Onto the playoffs for the baby Leafs. The Marlies currently sit third in the Western Conference with 90 points and own a record of 42-22-2-4.

Maple Leafs Prospect Statistics - 2013-14 Season

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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
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745 comments
ShiFty_D
ShiFty_D

Dreger :

"last week I had a playoff team, an East Conference playoff team tell me that a game they played against the Leafs in their building on the road recently was the easiest of the season. It was like the Leafs didn't even want the puck, they weren't battling for the puck, they weren't going after the puck. It was like they didn't want to touch the puck"


Yaknowwhat
Yaknowwhat

Carlyle is out with a dislocated brain...recovery time is yet to be terminated....I mean determined..

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Leafs have had 12 GMs since 1980. Detroit has had 5.

oldhockeyfan
oldhockeyfan

@rustynail What do you expect him to say to the media? "Maurice is an idiot for benching me, or oh man my game sucks and I have not felt like really playing so the coach is totally justified in benching me". Like the media want to get dirt or fire and Evander was not biting, that was the clip for me.

ingy56
ingy56

@4evrblue  I am facing off against Doorman in the bronze medal game this week in another MLHS pool. 

Waiting4LSC
Waiting4LSC

When do you start as Consultant to NoNo?

ingy56
ingy56

@Yaknowwhat  Naw...he's been playing through it all season. He's old school, never wore a helmet you know....

ingy56
ingy56

@Xxxxxnew  Even more if you include  the three-headed monster from the Quinn era, Harold and Peddie and Tannenbaum.

Burn_the_Loov_Boats
Burn_the_Loov_Boats

@Xxxxxnew  

Patience... all we need is a little patience... yeahh yeahhhhhh.

I don't think Nonis can be criticized for signing Phaneuff and Kessel during career years.  Letting them walk for nothing would suck.  

As for Clarkson, free-agent busts happen although they suck, too.  

Carlyle is in big trouble.  GM never hired him for starters and he has a knack for pissing off players.

rustynail
rustynail

good thing we played him Saturday hurt

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Pent_House @rustynailClearly does not gel with his teammates. Having a rough year. Always rumors about his night life outside the team. To be honest, I thought he was turning a corner this year, but then that went to hell. I think the guys in the room have already made up their mind about him.  They always play better when he's out of the line-up.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Yeah, I didn't include the interference GMs. Just looked at the Detroit list of GMs and they've only had 11 GMs in the history of the franchise.

phaneufoundlander
phaneufoundlander

@ingy56 @phaneufoundlander  for sure...last night I said Phaneuf was injured from the eyebrows up...he loved it....lol


That was of course after ppl were defending him saying he was injured is why his play has dropped off....

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@4evrblue @Mind Bomb   Dude I take pride in you Victory, My Coaching and advice throughout the year, has really seen you blossom bro.


I am up for the Jack adams, in that league so.....

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Players have done it for years. I remember a buddy of mine playing with that injury, had to wear a pretty elaborate old-school brace though.