June 25 2016 11:16AM
Like 2015, Toronto has again gone all over the globe to make their selections. With the first pick of the last round, they've selected forward Nikolai Chebykin of the MHL (Russian Junior Hockey League). If that league rings any bells, it's the same one the Leafs took Latvian-born Martins Dzierkals from last summer.
June 25 2016 11:03AM
With the 179th pick, a pick at the end of the 6th round that they acquired in last year's Olli Jokinen trade with St. Louis, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected London Knights defenseman Nicolas Mattinen.
Here's OHL guru Brock Otten on Mattinen:
June 25 2016 10:37AM
The theme of the day for Toronto has been scooping up prospects who are in their 2nd or even 3rd year of draft eligibility. "Overagers" relative to the draft, essentially. They've grabbed another prospect fitting this bill with Jack Walker of the WHL's Victoria Royals.
June 25 2016 10:07AM
With the 122nd overall pick, and the first of the fifth round, the Leafs selected Victoria Royals forward Vladimir Bobylev.
Here's HockeyProspect.com on Bobylev:
June 25 2016 09:55AM
The Leafs continue to spread out their selections, drafting defenceman Keaton Middleton with the 101st overall pick.