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BLOCKBUSTER: Leafs acquire Brennan Menell for a conditional 7th round pick

While it might not be the biggest news of the day, the Leafs are certainly getting to work early with acquiring a new defenseman that you might not have heard of before…

So let’s pour one out for the 7th round conditional pick (condition is signing Menell presumably), and get to learning about who Brennan Menell is…

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He’s 24 and shoots right. We’re off to a good start.

He’s 5’11 and played in the KHL last season. Alright, that’s not tiny and the KHL is a solid league.

His numbers are solid, where he was near point per game player in the KHL, but a bit penalty prone…

S TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM
2012-13  Omaha AAA Lancers 16U NAPHL 16U 15 1 3 4 0
2013-14  CYA 16U AAA HPHL 16U 25 10 17 27 37
2014-15  Vancouver Giants WHL 57 2 19 21 16
2015-16  Vancouver Giants WHL 69 7 46 53 36
2016-17  Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 70 12 59 71 29
2017-18  Iowa Wild AHL 72 8 17 25 14
2018-19  Iowa Wild AHL 70 2 42 44 25
2019-20  Minnesota Wild NHL 5 0 0 0 2
 Iowa Wild AHL 57 5 42 47 36
2020-21  Dinamo Minsk KHL 47 5 33 38 60
via eliteprospects.com

All and all, not a bad depth acquisition, and a good safety net on the right side, which always presents the biggest challenges.

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