Leafs select F Fabrice Herzog 142nd overall; G Antoine Bibeau 172nd; F Andreas Johnson 202nd

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The Leafs rounded out a busy day with three selections in the final three rounds. The final 2013 draft haul is 4 forwards and a goalie taken over five selections (2nd and 4th were traded for Bolland).

The Leafs fifth round pick in the 2013 entry draft, Fabrice Herzog, is a 6-foot-1, 176-pound winger who has been plying his trade in the Swiss junior elite league for the past two seasons. He also appeared in 22 games for Zug of the top Swiss league last season, getting the chance to play on the same team as Henrik Zetterberg and Damien Brunner during the lockout. Dave Nonis has indicated that Herzog will cross the pond to play junior hockey in North America next season.

Michael Stephens offered the following insight on the Herzog selection:

 

With Garret Sparks, the Leafs lone goalie in junior last season, set to graduate to the ECHL/AHL, Dave Morrison’s team selected Antoine Bibeau of the PEI Rockets (QMJHL) in the sixth round today. Bibeau was draft eligible last June but was passed over in his first go around. The 6-foot-2, 207-pound Quebec native posted a .911SV%, 2.81GAA with 5 shutouts in 46 starts last season.

From a USA Today article in January:

“Antoine Bibeau just keeps impressing behind a decidedly mediocre PEI defense corps. Bibeau has wrested the No. 1 job away from the veteran Maxime Lagace, a Dallas Stars signee, with rock solid work. He puts his team in a position to win every single outing, and in the process has shown pretty fair athleticism for a big netminder. He gives shooters very little to look at and has proved to be a highly competitive battler.”

Morrison’s team turned the final pick of the day over to Thommie Bergman, drafting 5’10, 183-pound left winger Andreas Johnson of Frolunda Jr. of the Swedish Jr. league.

Elite Prospects describes Johnson, “A fast-skating winger with very good hands and vision. Johnson can set plays up as well as take the shot himself. Plays with lots of energy. Very nifty. (EP, 2012).”

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  • MLHS_Luke

    Boom Shack Halak – let’s start the season..

  • MLHS_Luke

    Boom Shack Halak – let’s start the season..

  • mORRganRielly

    Interesting picks.  I look forward to forgetting about them until three years later.

  • mORRganRielly

    I do like the Bibeau pick for a number of reasons.  One, it has the hallmarks of a Reimer selection.  Two, he’s French.  Three, sounds like Bieber, so we’re even more intolerable as a fan-base now.

  • daniel marois

    I do like the pick as well.  They need another goalie in the prospect system.  And taking all forwards instead of selecting at least one d-man.  We need to stock the forwards cupboard.

  • 2minutes

    Cool. Cool, cool, cool.

  • Leafbites

    Okay,
    Bolland is a dog, and I love my hounds. 
    Gauthier; no issues with this pick. I was leaning Shinkaruk at that point, but there’s a decent asset in this French monster. 
    Seeing as I’m still gleaming from the Bernier addition, I’m still on NoNo’s path. 
    One other note, I know the Subban clan get a hard time around these parts, but I’d like to say this, Mr. & Mrs. Subban have much to be proud of in their family. 
    That is all.

  • Mattmark

    Pretty good day for Leaf fans.  No obvious lemons in the draft and we’re definitely stronger in the middle to start the season.

  • leafslunch

    Central Scouting had Andreas Johnson at the #33rd ranked Euro Skater.. wonder how he fell this far to us?

    • Mattmark

      leafslunch Europe is still a long way from North America in the perception of some hockey execs.

  • MikeGartner11

    Nice of Bolland to name drop Kadri and Phaneuf as great players in his phone interview

    • Zep2

      @MikeGartner11 Have to like what Bolland brings to a young inexperienced team on the rise.
      Just stay healthy