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Josh Simpson is a hockey analyst from Burlington, Ontario. Josh currently works as an Analytics Intern for the OHL’s Sarnia Sting, and previously worked for the OHL Hamilton Bulldogs for three years. Josh is known in the public sphere for his scouting/player development-related hockey analysis, and he closely follows the Maple Leafs and their prospects.
Topi Niemela, Toronto Maple Leafs prospect

Maple Leafs ink promising Finnish prospects Topi Niemela, Roni Hirvonen to three-year ELCs

This morning, the Maple Leafs inked a pair of Finnish prospects selected in the 2020 NHL Draft, C/W Roni Hirvonen and D Topi Niemela,...
Axel Rindell, Toronto Maple Leafs' sixth round draft choice

Defense prospect Axel Rindell signed to future two-year entry-level contract by Maple Leafs, set...

The Maple Leafs announced the signing of 21-year-old Finnish right-shot defenseman Axel Rindell, a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, to a two-year...
Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Nick Abruzzese

When smarts overcome a lack of size: Breaking down Nick Abruzzese’s game ahead of...

Drafted in the fourth round by the Maple Leafs as a double overager out of the USHL, forward Nick Abruzzese will never be known...
Timothy Liljegren, Toronto Maple Leafs #37

Evaluating Timothy Liljegren’s play in his first full NHL season

There has been a lot of online discourse surrounding Maple Leafs defenseman Timothy Liljegren as of late. Some consider him to be a top-four defenseman...
Dmitriy Ovchinnikov, Toronto Maple Leafs' fifth round draft choice

Maple Leafs prospect Dmitri Ovchinnikov signs entry-level deal, expected to join Toronto Marlies

The Maple Leafs have signed forward prospect Dmitri Ovchinnikov to a three-year entry-level contract, the club announced on Friday. https://twitter.com/mapleleafs/status/1494695720364003328?s=21 Ovchinnikov -- a fifth-round selection in...
Rodion Amirov of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Midseason Maple Leafs Prospect Report: European Skaters

Nearly halfway through the NHL schedule, a lot of hockey has been played by the Maple Leafs prospect pool in 2021-22. As such, it's time...
Rodion Amirov, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Prospect Update: Rodion Amirov seeing limited ice time since return, Roni Hirvonen wears...

Welcome back to another Leafs prospect update. I was unfortunately out of the lineup last week due to exams, so this prospect update will cover...
Ty Voit, Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick

Maple Leafs ink Ty Voit to three-year, entry-level contract

We have some positive Maple Leafs news! Today, the club announced the signing of 2021 fifth-round pick Ty Voit to a three-year, entry-level deal: https://twitter.com/mapleleafs/status/1472620273614606345?s=10 Voit leads...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Ondrej Kase & Victor Hedman

Leafs Report Cards: Turnovers prove costly as Toronto drops 5-3 game to Tampa Bay

Sometimes, you outshoot the other team but a couple of notably bad mistakes aren’t bailed out by your goaltender and prove to be the...
Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Ryan Tverberg

Leafs Prospect Update: Matthew Knies and Ryan Tverberg invited to World Juniors Camps, Rodion...

What a week it was in the world of Maple Leafs prospects. In addition to the usual individual game highlights I always share with you,...
Joe Miller, Maple Leafs

Leafs Prospect Update: Joe Miller extends impressive point streak, Roni Hirvonen back on track,...

Welcome back to another Leafs Prospect Update! Let’s dive right into what happened this week in the world of Leafs prospects. Joe Miller extends impressive point...

Leafs Prospect Update: Matthew Knies shines, Braeden Kressler back on track, Joe Miller stays...

Welcome back to another Maple Leafs prospect update. Let's get into this week’s top performers followed by a couple of prospect notes. Matthew Knies What a freshman...
William Villeneuve, Toronto Maple Leafs' fourth round draft choice

Leafs Prospect Update: William Villeneuve and Veeti Miettinen bump slumps, Ryan Tverberg scores in...

Plenty of Maple Leafs prospects from all over the globe found the scoresheet this past week. Many found success while representing their home country at...
Ryan Tverberg, Toronto Maple Leafs prospect

Leafs Prospect Update: Axel Rindell and Topi Niemela lead Karpat to 2-0 week, Roni...

The 2020 draft class is showing early indicators of positive returns. We'll start with a couple of Finnish prospects from the organization's '20 class in...
Nick Abruzzese, Toronto Maple Leafs prospect

Leafs Prospect Update: Nick Abruzzese returns in style, Dmitri Ovchinnikov turning a corner, Joe...

A number of Maple Leafs prospects are coming off of really strong weeks in their respective leagues. Let’s dive into it in the latest Leafs...
Dmitriy Ovchinnikov, Toronto Maple Leafs' fifth round draft choice

Leafs Prospect Update: Dmitri Ovchinnikov and Kalle Loponen tally milestone goals, Mike Koster hurt...

We all need to distract ourselves from the struggles of the big club right now, and what better way to do it than to...
Topi Niemela, Toronto Maple Leafs prospect

Leafs Prospect Update: Knies & Koster vs. Miettinen, Niemela and Voit start hot, and...

Welcome back to another season Leafs Prospects Updates here at Maple Leafs Hot Stove! For those of you just tuning in, I wrote these articles...
Nikita Gusev, Maple Leafs

Can the Maple Leafs unlock Nikita Gusev?

On Friday, the Maple Leafs invited Russian winger Nikita Gusev to training camp on a Professional Tryout Agreement. The 28-year-old will likely battle alongside...
Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Should the Maple Leafs trade Mitch Marner? Weighing the arguments for and against

If you've logged onto social media at all in the aftermath of the loss, you're aware that Mitch Marner has been taking a lot...
Dmitriy Ovchinnikov, Toronto Maple Leafs' fifth round draft choice

Leafs Prospect Update: Filip Hallander makes World Championships debut, Dmitri Ovchinnikov wraps up Black...

The action has been calming down as of late, but there are still Leafs prospects playing games across the world. Let's dive right into what...

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