Leafs Prospect Update – November 10

62
Photo: Toronto Star

Matt Finn is your reigning OHL Defenseman of the month.

With Finn, the points never quite tell the whole story, but for the sake of a ‘once upon a time,’ the captain of the Storm has registered 18 points in 18 games to start the year, putting him fourth in OHL scoring among defensemen.  Add to this the news that Finn has been named to Team Canada in the upcoming Subway Super Series, and that he’s led Guelph to the best record in the OHL to start the season, and it’s been a great start for the 19-year old defenseman.

Finn continues to play in all situations with the Storm and at the OHL level he excels at everything.  His skating is strong, his shot is heavy, and he makes smart plays with and without the puck.  The only real weakness in his game, if there is one, is that he doesn’t play a particularly physical game.  Finn is a legitimate candidate for this year’s World Junior team and he looks like he’ll be more than ready to make an impact with the Marlies this time next year.

Connor Brown is still leading the OHL scoring race and Verhaeghe, despite a somewhat less productive two weeks (though he did have a hattrick…), remains in 7th.

2013 first round pick Frederik Gauthier picked up 3 points in 2 games this weekend and is now registering a point per game after a slow statistical start to the season.  I haven’t seen him play yet this year so I’ll defer to a good twitter-follow Tobias Drundridge: “my only complaint is that he doesn’t seem to have any confidence in his shot. Always dishing. Other than that I like what I see.”

Have a good Remembrance Day, everyone.

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
  • mike_84

    Brown looking pretty good for a 6th round pick

  • Optimustic

    Thanks for the update Curt,  Always nice to know what’s happening with our future.
    Marlies lost 6 – 3 tonight, but Abbott and Brennan had 2 assists in the loss.  Leivo Smith and D’Amigo had the goals, and Carrick and Broll had an assist each.  
    Great to see Brennan racking up the points.

  • mike_84

    Optimustic Wonder if/when Brennan will get a chance

  • http://www.bluechipprospects.blogspot.com/ bcphockeyblog

    -Keon- MacWilliam is young and has some warts so he’ll probably be the odd man out from time to time.  Not sure if this was a healthy scratch or a maintenance situation though

  • Optimustic

    -Keon- yeah, it was 4 – 3 until the last couple of minutes when the Heat scored on a penalty shot and added an empty netter.  We lost two nights in a row to them now,

  • mike_84

    -Keon- I was really impressed with MacWilliam in preseason. Could be a replacement for Fraser in the years to come.

  • http://www.bluechipprospects.blogspot.com/ bcphockeyblog

    -Keon- That’s true enough but pro-speed is an adjustment

  • http://www.bluechipprospects.blogspot.com/ bcphockeyblog

    mike_84 Optimustic Me too.  Bit of a logjam on the backend though.  Have to think after the look Nonis gave at the end of last night’s game that he’d love to swap out one of our 6-7 defensemen for a serviceable forward

  • Optimustic

    mike_84 Optimustic Good question. He played 11 games with the Sabres and 19 with the Panthers, you’d have to think he’ll get a look sometime.

  • mike_84

    Optimustic mike_84 I wonder if part of it has to do with the fact he would probably be exposed to waivers to get sent back down.  With the numbers he’s putting up i could see a team pick him up at 600k