June 27 2015 10:40AM
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I'm beginning to think that "small, skilled forwards" was a major priority for the Leafs this year.
Dipping into the QMJHL for their 5th round selection, the Toronto Maple Leafs have drafted Dmytro Timashov of the Quebec Remparts. A 5'9, 192lb winger, Timashov scored 19 goals and a team-leading (and rookie-leading) 90 points in 66 games this season. In the playoffs, Timashov added another 18 points in 22 games.
June 27 2015 10:27AM
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Amidst all the hype and speculation about who the Toronto Maple Leafs would trade away or draft, the team has thrown the masses a curveball, by actually acquiring some present talent. In a late morning shocker, the blue and white have sent Brad Ross and a 4th round pick to the Edmonton Oilers for Martin Marincin.
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 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.