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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.
Dmitriy Ovchinnikov, Toronto Maple Leafs' fifth round draft choice

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

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...
Kristians Rubins, Latvia, Toronto Maple Leafs prospect

Maple Leafs Prospect Update: World Championships begin, Joe Miller takes home Clark Cup, Dmitri...

Welcome back to another Maple Leafs prospect update! As I mentioned last week, there are currently five players that qualify as Leafs prospects participating in...
Pontus Holmberg, 2021 SHL champion, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Prospect Update: Pontus Holmberg crowned SHL Champion and Playoff MVP, Five Leafs are...

Most Leafs prospects have finished their seasons with their respective club teams, but that doesn't mean there isn't news to cover. Let's get right into...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

For the Leafs to beat the Habs, it starts with stopping the rush

For the first time since 1979, the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs will face off in the Stanley Cup playoffs. At the beginning...
Pontus Holmberg, Toronto Maple Leafs prospect

Maple Leafs Prospect Update: Pontus Holmberg impressing in SHL Finals, Joe Miller to play...

With the season winding down, more and more Maple Leafs prospects are having their seasons come to an end. The Marlies are still playing, though....
kirill semyonov oronto maple leafs

Getting to know new Leaf Kirill Semyonov: Player Analysis, Video & Scouting Report

On Wednesday morning, the Toronto Maple Leafs inked undrafted KHL free agent Kirill Semyonov to a one-year entry-level contract. The 6'1, 176lb center is coming...
Artur Akhtyamov, Toronto Maple Leafs' fourth round draft choice

Leafs Prospect Update: Denis Malgin returns to Toronto, Artur Akhtyamov re-signs in Russia, Mikhail...

A ton of Toronto Maple Leafs prospect news has surfaced over the past seven days, both in North America and overseas. Let's start with an...
Roni Hirvonen, Toronto Maple Leafs prospect

Leafs Prospect Update: Roni Hirvonen and Kalle Loponen re-up in Finland, Filip Hallander heading...

A pair of Toronto Maple Leafs prospects re-signed in their home countries this week, while three others were eliminated in the playoffs overseas. Let's get...
Topi Niemela, Toronto Maple Leafs' third round draft choice

Leafs Prospect Update: Topi Niemela returns, William Villeneuve heating up, and the beat goes...

A few Maple Leafs prospects enjoyed very productive weeks, while one key prospect finally returned to the lineup after a long-term injury. Today's edition of...
Rodion Amirov of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs bring Rodion Amirov and Mikko Kokkonen over to Toronto

The Maple Leafs are bringing two prospects overseas to join the organization. First, the club signed 2020 first rounder Rodion Amirov to a three-year entry-level...
Pontus Holmberg, Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs Prospect Update: #AmirovWatch comes to an end, Pontus Holmberg shines in SHL...

With the playoffs ongoing in multiple leagues across the world, the past week was loaded with Maple Leafs prospect news. Let's dive right in. Four Leafs...
Rodion Amirov, Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Prospect Update: Rodion Amirov on the brink, Nick Robertson and SDA reunite, SHL...

In this week's Toronto Maple Leafs prospect update, we catch up on Rodion Amirov, Nick Robertson, Semyon Der-Arguchintsev, Fillip Hallander, Pontus Holmberg, and more. For...

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