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Leafs Select Andreas Johnson in 7th Round

With their final selection of the day, the Toronto Maple Leafs took Swedish winger Andreas Johnson in the seventh round, 202nd overall. "He’s a skilled, strong winger. Not tall, but he’s got a thicker build. Very intelligent and skilled… We wanted to take a chance on that skill," Dave Morrisson told reporters of the Johnson…

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Leafs Select Verhaeghe in 3rd Round

(Photo: www.niagaraicedogs.net)  With their third round pick, 82nd overall, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected Niagara Ice Dogs centre Carter Verhaeghe. Known for his two-way play and penalty killing abilities, Verhaeghe scored 18 goals and 26 assists in 67 games this season, and won a gold medal with Canada’s U18 World Championship squad (where he played with…

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David Bolland provides Leafs an immediate upgrade over Tyler Bozak

On Draft Day the Toronto Maple Leafs didn’t make a big splash like last season when they flipped Luke Schenn to the Philadelphia Flyers for James van Riemsdyk, but they did make a move that will impact the team next season by acquiring David Bolland for three picks. Like I’ve mentioned, this is a low…

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Leafs Play it Safe with Gauthier Pick

With the 21st overall pick, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected the Rimouski Oceanic’s Frederik Gauthier, a hulking centre with high-end defensive skills. To be honest, it’s a little underwhelming. One can’t be too upset with the Gauthier selection. It’s not often a team has the opportunity to add a 6’5, 214lb shutdown centre to their…