Toronto Picks Andrew Nielsen at 65th Overall

Ryan Fancey
June 27 2015 09:28AM

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The Leafs have selected defenceman Andrew Nielsen from the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the WHL with their 65th overall pick.

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Toronto Selects Jeremy Bracco With The 61st Overall Pick

Shawn Reis
June 27 2015 09:27AM

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Toronto went a little bit off the board with their first pick of the day, taking Erie defenseman Travis Dermott 34th overall with names like Kylington, Sprong, and Harkins still on the board.

To end the second round though, the team took a player that was ranked 24th by TLN in our final draft rankings.  With the 61st pick in the draft, Toronto took USNTDP winger Jeremy Bracco.

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Toronto Selects Travis Dermott with the 34th Overall Pick

Justin Fisher
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.

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10 Targets for the Leafs at #34

Shawn Reis
June 27 2015 04:48AM

I hope you had lots of fun yesterday because we're about to do it all again.

The Leafs entered the first round of the draft with two first round picks - one at 4 and one at 24.  They used their first pick to select London winger Mitch Marner, but elected to trade down from 24 a couple of times to acquire some extra draft picks.

The Leafs now have 9 picks on Day 2, lead by the 34th overall selection very early in the second round.  Let's take a look at a few players who might be a fit for the Leafs there:

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Wrapping Up The Leafs' First Round

Justin Fisher
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.

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