Leafs Select Andreas Johnson in 7th Round

Justin Fisher
July 01 2013 02:21PM

With their final selection of the day, the Toronto Maple Leafs took Swedish winger Andreas Johnson in the seventh round, 202nd overall.

"He's a skilled, strong winger. Not tall, but he's got a thicker build. Very intelligent and skilled… We wanted to take a chance on that skill," Dave Morrisson told reporters of the Johnson pick following the draft.

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Leafs Draft Goaltender Antoine Bibeau in 6th Round

Justin Fisher
July 01 2013 12:46PM

Adding some depth at the goaltending position, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected P.E.I. Rocket netminder Antoine Bibeau with their sixth round pick, 172nd overall. 

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Leafs Take Fabrice Herzog in 5th Round

Justin Fisher
July 01 2013 10:07AM

(Photo: Liechtenstein Vaterland)

With their fifth round pick, 142nd overall, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected Swiss winger Frabcrie Herzog, the 59th ranked European skater according to NHL Central Scouting

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Leafs Select Verhaeghe in 3rd Round

Justin Fisher
June 30 2013 08:17PM

(Photo: www.niagaraicedogs.net)
(Photo: www.niagaraicedogs.net) 

With their third round pick, 82nd overall, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected Niagara Ice Dogs centre Carter Verhaeghe.

Known for his two-way play and penalty killing abilities, Verhaeghe scored 18 goals and 26 assists in 67 games this season, and won a gold medal with Canada's U18 World Championship squad (where he played with Toronto's first rounder Frederik Gauthier).

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Leafs Play it Safe with Gauthier Pick

Justin Fisher
June 30 2013 06:47PM

With the 21st overall pick, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected the Rimouski Oceanic's Frederik Gauthier, a hulking centre with high-end defensive skills.

To be honest, it's a little underwhelming.

One can't be too upset with the Gauthier selection. It's not often a team has the opportunity to add a 6'5, 214lb shutdown centre to their stable. If anything, criticism of the pick is rooted in the notion that the Leafs played it too safe. Gauthier appeared in 62 games this past season, scoring 22 goals and 38 assists for 60 points. Not a bad stat line, but not indicative of a future point-producing juggernaut.

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