June 28 2014 10:58AM
Apparently, Dave Morrison was a big fan of American junior league players this year.
To go along with USHL picks J.J. Piccinich and Dakota Joshua, the Leafs selected 6'0, 190lb left winger Nolan Vesey with their 6th round pick, 158th overall.
June 28 2014 10:39AM
Hey, the Leafs finally did it! They made a multi-asset trade to grab immediate help! That is, if you consider a slight downgrade, retained salary, and giving up a draft pick "immediate help". In a surprise move, the Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Carl Gunnarsson and a 4th round pick for Roman Polak. Toronto will also retain $200,000 in Gunnarsson's Salary.
June 28 2014 10:31AM
With their 5th round pick, 128th overall, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected Dakota Joshua of the USHL's Sioux Falls Stampede. Joshua is a 6'2, 182lbs centre with some offensive skill.
June 28 2014 10:09AM
With their 4th round pick the Leafs looked to the USHL, selecting right winger J.J. Piccinich of the Youngstown Phantoms. Piccinich scored 27 goals and 58 points in 60 games this year, good for second in team scoring and 13th in the USHL. Piccinich stands at 5'11 and weighs 190lbs.
June 28 2014 10:04AM
The Leafs have traded defenceman Carl Gunnarsson and the 94th pick overall to the St. Louis Blues for defenceman Roman Polak.
I'm at the draft right now and when the trade was announced it was dead silent... Well, except for the guy behind me who yelled "THAT'S A HORRIBLE TRADE!" loud enough that the entire arena heard him.