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156th pick becomes the Leafs’, and they take Pontus Holmberg

After a trade, the Leafs have nabbed a pick to get Pontus Holmberg from Vaxjo in Sweden. #Sabres trade 156th overall to #Leafs for a 2019 6th rounder. — Brennan Klak (@nhlupdate) June 23, 2018 Holmberg played most of the year in the 3rd tier men’s league in Sweden, Hockeyettan (Division 1), with VIK Västerås. He…

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Leafs take Filip Kral at 149th overall

The Leafs’ 5th pick at this year’s draft is Filip Kral of the Spokane Chiefs. This is the 4th defenseman that the Leafs have added in the draft. The Czech defenseman has already seen time in the Czech men’s league with HC Kometa Brno in 2016-17. In 2017-18, similar to Sandin, he made a early…

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The Leafs select Der-Arguchintsev with the 76th overall pick

The third round selection for the Leafs, which was picked up from trading down their 25th pick to 29th, has been made. The player is Semyon Der-Arguchintsev from the Peterborough Petes. While it’s tough to project how good a 3rd round selection may be, this pick seems like an intelligent risk to take. He had…

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Maybe Later: Linus Nyman

The first round of the draft completed last night and we saw the Leafs __________. Today, the later rounds of the draft will have their selections made, and the Leafs have a lot more work to do. Succeeding in the first round is hard, but pulling in NHL talent in the later rounds is even…