June 27 2015 10:03AM
It looks like Toronto is going on a mini-run of skilled European picks.
With the 95th selection, their first of two in the fourth round, the Leafs have selected defenceman Jesper Lindgren out of MODO's J20 squad. Standing 6'0, 160lbs, Lindgren is an offensive defenceman with good speed.
June 27 2015 09:34AM
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With their second selection in the third round, the Toronto Maple Leafs have drafted Martins Dzierkals out of HK Riga of the MHL, Russia's top junior league.
You're not going to find a whole lot of info on the diminutive Latvian forward online. What we do know is that Dzierkals is a 5'11, 170lb left-handed shot that scored 10 goals and 28 points in 32 games for RIga this year. Internationally, Dzierkals represented Latvia in U18 and U20 tournaments, scoring nine points in six games at the WJC U18 tournament, and another four points in four games at the WJC U20 Division 1 - Group A tournament.
June 27 2015 08:30AM
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After trading down not once but twice, and right out of the first round yesterday, the Toronto Maple Leafs have picked up Erie Otters defenceman Travis Dermott with the 34th overall pick.
This is, to be honest, a bit of a surprise. Toronto had previously made a pretty big deal about needing to "hit a home run" with their late 1st round pick - I assume the same would apply to their early second rounder. With a number of expected first round talents still available today, such as Charlottetown's Daniel Sprong, Prince George's Jansen Harkins and AIK's Oliver Kylington, the Leafs still felt Dermott was their best option.
June 26 2015 10:12PM
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Missed out on all the of the first round action? Don't worry! Here's all the quick and dirty details from Day 1.
Leafs Land Mitch Marner
This seemed like destiny, despite all of our chit-chat about other prospects and potential trade-down scenarios involving the 4th overall pick. In the end, Toronto would sit tight and draft the highly-skilled Mitch Marner, a player that both Mark Hunter and amateur scout Lindsay Hofford were intimately familiar with.
June 26 2015 08:37PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to stockpile draft picks, having traded down once again. Striking a deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Leafs have moved down from 29th overall for both the 34th and 68th overall picks.