TLN Top Twenty Prospects: No. 8 - Petter Granberg

Justin Fisher
September 04 2013 06:41AM

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Of all Toronto Maple Leafs prospects, Petter Granberg is likely the biggest riser. Amongst a prospect pool that is largely three or four years away (or more) from competing for an NHL roster spot, Granberg has emerged from the relative unknown to actually push for a job as early as this upcoming season.
 
Despite his quiet development, Granberg has accomplished quite a bit since being drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 draft. Besides appearing in 73 games for Skelleftea's men's team (with whom he won an Elitserien Championship), Granberg has an U18 World Junior Championships silver medal, a U20 World Junior Championships gold medal, and a World Championship gold medal. 

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: No. 15 - Dominic Toninato

Justin Fisher
August 26 2013 08:06AM

Dominic Toninato with Duluth East High School (Photo: wwwmnhockeyprospects.com )
 
Name: Dominic Toninato
Position: Centre
Hometown: Duluth, Minnesota
Size: 6'1, 180lbs
2013 Team: Fargo Force (USHL)
Acquired: Draft, 5th Round, 2012
 
It's inevitable that Dominic Toninato's progress will be closely tied to 2011 draft pick Tony Cameranesi's. Both were drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 5th round, both were selected out of Minnesota high schools, both spent a year in the USHL prior to starting their NCAA career, and both are now University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs.
 

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: No. 17 - Tony Cameranesi

Justin Fisher
August 22 2013 08:54AM

Name: Tony Cameranesi
Position: Center
Hometown: Maple Grove, Minnesota
Size: 5'10", 180lb
2013 Team: University of Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA)
Acquired: Draft - 5th round, 2011

Plain and simple, I don't think Tony Cameranesi has gotten the attention he deserves. As a 5th round pick from two years ago, it's understandable that the Minnesota high school product took a backseat to more high profile prospects in the Leafs system. Still, Cameranesi followed up a strong rookie season with Waterloo of the USHL with an equally, if not stronger rookie season with Minnesota-Duluth in the NCAA.

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TLN's Top Twenty Leafs Prospects - Honourable Mentions

Justin Fisher
August 18 2013 04:29PM

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So close. These guys all found their way on to somebody's Top Twenty list, but didn't receive enough votes from the Leafs Nation staff in order to get their own special profile in our upcoming countdown. It's not all bad news, however… As these guys received at least some recognition, they are now ineligible to rank anywhere in next month's TLN Worst Leafs Prospect special.

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Introducing... The TLN Top 20 Leafs Prospects

Justin Fisher
August 16 2013 07:51PM

It's Summer, and that means that The Leafs Nation Staff is completely clueless as to what we should write about. Bozak isn't very good, Bernier wasn't necessary, Nonis is the Demon Prince of Poor Sports Management... We've covered it all, and now we're sad and lethargic and out of ideas.

Naturally, that makes it as good a time as any to talk prospects, and the entire TLN staff has cast their votes for our very first (and possibly last) TLN Top 20 Leafs Prospects feature.

The Details:

  • Cam Charron, Steve Dangle, Ryan Fancey, Jon Steitzer, Jeffrey Veillette, Emily G, special guest Mark Edwards of HockeyProspect.com, and Justin Fisher (yours truly) have all cast votes for their top twenty Leafs prospects.
  • We didn't define what a 'prospect' is. We considered age, skill, professional experience, and referred to our common senses. Amazingly, we were all pretty much on the same page.
  • Each writer defined their own criteria for their rankings. We considered age, skill, experience, potential, and the likelihood of reaching that potential... and referred to our common senses.
  • We'll be kicking off this feature on Sunday with an 'Honourable Mentions' piece, then post one new player every weekday until we crown our top youngster in a month's time. Don't worry, it won't be me all month - you'll be getting prospect profiles from pretty much the entire team here.
  • Our list is bang-on, and no matter what else you read on any other site on the internet, we're right and we'll always be right. Na na na boo boo, stick your head in doo doo.

See you Sunday!

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