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The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to stockpile draft picks, having traded down once again. Striking a deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Leafs have moved down from 29th overall for both the 34th and 68th overall picks.
To paint a larger picture, Toronto has flipped the 24th pick for the 34th, 61st and 68th picks. That’s two second round picks and a third.
This might come as a disappointment to some, but don’t despair. While TLN favourites Travis Konecny (Philadelphia Flyers), Anthony Beauvillier (New York Islanders) and Nicholas Merkley (Arizona Coyotes) were all selected after Toronto moved down the draft order, there are going to be some seriously talented players still available at #34.
In our TLN Draft Rankings, we named AIK’s Oliver Kylington, Sherbrooke’s Jeremy Roy, Charlottetown’s Daniel Sprong, Prince George’s Jansen Harkins, the USNTDP’s Jeremy Bracco, and Barrie’s Rasmus Andersson among our top 30 prospects… All of them are still available after tonight’s festivities.
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