Maple Leafs select John Piccinich 103rd overall

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The Maple Leafs have selected John Piccinich out of the USHL with their 103rd overall selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Piccinich is a 6’0, 190-pound right winger from New Jersey who is committed to Boston University for next season. He was the 135th ranked skater according to the Central Scouting Service’s final rankings.

Boston University head coach David Quinn on Piccinich:

“Makes great plays in the offensive zone… strong on his skates and gets to the dirty areas… game translates well to college hockey… another guy who people will enjoy away from the rink.”

Dave Morrison on John Piccinich:

“He’s a real hungry goal scorer kind of kid. He’s got a real thick build. He’s not a tall kid, but he’s a thick kid. He can score. It’s what he does; he’s got real good puck poise around the net. He shoots well. He’s going right into Boston University, and BU is in transition.  They’re going to go with a lot of young players next year. He’s going to get every opportunity to get a significant role next year even, in his first year as a freshman. We like him as a kid; he’s got that twinkle in his eye. He loves the game, he loves to be at the rink, and he’s got that real good stick. We’re hopeful he’s going to jump right in there next year and keep that development going.”

John Piccinich Scouting Report

“Piccinich is a playmaker who has strong vision and creativity with the puck on his stick, especially when given time and space. He has good senses and a decent shot selection. Inconsistency in his efforts need to be ironed out. ”
– Elite Prospects

John Piccinich Stats

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2012-2013YOUNGSTOWNUSHL63312154
2013-2014USA U-18USHL10000
2013-2014YOUNGSTOWNUSHL6027315831
  • Mitch_S2

    Looks like a solid pick, going to a good program. Upside and physicality.

  • Leafs_17

    Gilbey93 who cares, they brought the Mimico twins and what good did that do us

  • Mattmark

    Was ranked 136th.

  • DJBrianBurke

    Gilbey93 You’re right. I’m sure he’s losing his mind right now.

  • Coldincowtown

    I am surprised at all the Gunnar trade hand wringing. Do we really think we will even notice he is gone. Clearly Gardiner/Reilly are moving up the LD depth chart. I am happy to see a defensive minded tough RD man come back our way. As for the 4th round pick, meh, STL must have had some other offers that were comparable, but we will never know on that front. We need tougher D and tougher forwards. Step one of a few others I hope.

  • Cameron19

    Gilbey93 Who cares? He didn’t pay any attention when we spent the last 5 years drafting more Ontario born players than any other team.

  • wiski

    Gilbey93 The swede is a canadian 😉

  • Mattmark

    Coldincowtown Yeah, what’s a 4th round pick here, a second there, a free agent walking, a forced trade to avoid losing someone on waivers, etc.?  It all adds up to a frittering away of resources by non-astute management.

  • Leafs_17

    Cameron19 Gilbey93 exactly he’s often wrong so who cares

  • Cameron19

    Mattmark Coldincowtown It is embarrassing and unacceptable in an age where fans can follow along this closely.

  • wiski

    So we didn’t pick up a second I guess.

  • Yan28

    Thats disappointing.

  • Bruce Gamble

    http://www.landgrantholyland.com/2014/6/28/5836584/ohio-state-hockey-nhl-draft-profile-dakota-joshua
    Info on Dakota Joshua

  • Mattmark

    Cameron19 Mattmark Coldincowtown Death by a thousand cuts.  But the worst part is fans willing to minimize the significance of each and every one of those tiny, ‘insignificant’ cuts.

  • wiski

    Yan28 No one wanted reimer or franson, we’re gonna let everyone walk for nothing.

  • Cameron19

    Gilbey93 lol, Just awful.

  • lukethenuke

    Coldincowtown i wouldnt have minded the trade had it been a flip, but we give away a pick when we barely have any, and retain salary(?!?!) for nothing but a sideways deal.  Fuck.
    If it was Polak for Gunner, i dont lose sleep as it changes our backend dynamic.  Remember Gunner prob wasnt gonna play with Dion this year, so maybe they liked Polak with Rielly or whoever down the chart

  • lukethenuke

    https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/482923056667447297
    MTL D Josh Gorges’ name is out there in trade talk. TOR made a pitch for Gorges but no CDN team is on list of 15 teams he can be dealt to.

  • wiski

    Cameron19 Gilbey93 wait and see what you get for the rest of them 😉

  • Mattmark

    lukethenuke Coldincowtown Nonis really does seem inclined to pay a premium for the privilege of dealing with other teams.  Makes you think the word is out on him.  Hang tough, he’ll cave!

  • wiski

    Gilbey93 lukethenuke hab dmen seem to shit the bed when the put on the blue and white.

  • Cameron19

    Alec, Declin – Any tips to get livefyre working for me again? It’s really frustrating not being able to see my posts for 3-5 minutes, and being way behind the conversation. Tried clearing my cache and all the browsers.

  • lukethenuke

    Cameron19 chrome

  • wiski

    Gilbey93 wiski lukethenuke decent and asking too much

  • Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

    wiski 
    what swede is a canadian?

  • Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

    wiski 
    If youre talking about William Nylander.
    Then a swedish dad and swedish mum and playing for sweden makes you canadian then you must be in charge of Canadas foreign policy.
    If a dog is born in a stable, does a dog think its a horse.

  • Cameron19

    lukethenuke Cameron19 Using Chrome. It doesn’t work.

  • wiski

    lukethenuke Cameron19 chrome’s been acting up try firefox cam it worked for bon

  • wiski

    Gilbey93 again?

  • Cameron19

    wiski Cameron19 Gilbey93 God our organization is such a joke.

  • wiski

    Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs wiski Both my parents are polish but my passport has a maple leaf on it, just sayin 😉

  • Bruce Gamble

    http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=174829
    Here’s stats on Leafs 6th rd pick

  • Bruce Gamble

    http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=174829
    Nolan Vesey

  • deedrag

    This is great news? I’m feeling real good about Connor McDavid being reunited with Connor Brown now 2015 draft is almost a lock.

  • Leafs_17

    deedrag not with the changes that have been talked about to the draft

  • Cameron19

    wiski lukethenuke Cameron19 Firefox can’t even load the site.

  • deedrag

    Leafs_17 deedrag  I’m being sarcastic he he.

  • Leafs_17

    deedrag Leafs_17 ya i know i just wanted to believe that

  • deedrag

    Leafs_17 deedrag  Lol.

  • leafmealone

    Anyone else think that trading for Polak means we might be buying out Gleason?

  • Leafs_17

    leafmealone no

  • dlb Mad

    leafmealone 
    wrong thread
    http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2014/06/28/maple-leafs-trade-carl-gunnarsson-4th-round-pick-for-roman-polak/

  • Coldincowtown

    Mattmark Cameron19 Coldincowtown I’m not minimizing the pick, just saying we do not know what else STL had on the table and if we really wanted Polak that was probably the difference. In any case, you both missed my point, will we really miss gunnar. Get off the cliff, everything is fine.

  • TuckerForPunishment

    dlb Mad leafmealone This is confusing as hell.  And quite franlkly a damn shame to be putting up with right now.

  • dlb Mad

    Mattmark
    in the video game era where fans can trade 5th, 6th and 7th round picks in combination until they get 3 first rounders in every draft … yeah, it seems a lot worse than it is

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Cameron19 wiski lukethenuke
    Are you on a Vic 20?

  • dlb Mad

    Leafs_17
    actually, i can’t think of a single TV or radio personality who has been right or ahead of the curve on more issues than Cherry has over the course of his HNIC career.
    when you have as many opinions and deliver them the way he does you’re bound to be wrong sometimes, and your bound to have people hate you no matter what you say.
    i also think some people are jealous of him.  that’s unfortunate for them.

  • Coldincowtown

    Mattmark lukethenuke Coldincowtown You are hilarious, ever consider comedy.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Cameron19 wiski lukethenuke
    Site is getting absolutely smoked with traffic right now and there are conversations going on every article. Livefyre was never meant to be live chat, which is what it essentially is on this right now. Tried on all the browsers and it works fine for me. 
    I flushed all the caches for the site and that may free things up a bit (usually does).

  • Coldincowtown

    Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs wiski Born and raised in Calgary. The best kind of swede possible!