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Why the Leafs should sign development camp invites way more often

Every year, a large group of undrafted free agents attend development camps and rookie tournaments around the league. Teams bring these players that they have varying degrees of interest in to get a closer look at them, before sending them back to their junior leagues in the hopes of being drafted the next time around….

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Breaking down the Maple Leafs rookie tournament roster

With development camp all wrapped up, the Toronto Maple Leafs officially announced their roster for the upcoming Traverse City rookie tournament, which begins Thursday. The 39 man development camp roster was cut down to 28 players, with just one player not at development camp being added to the rookie tournament roster in Marlies signing Matt…

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3 standouts from Maple Leafs development camp

Just like that, development camp is all wrapped up. The abbreviated four-day event saw three practices and two scrimmages take place. Though none were live-streamed to the public, we did get to see some highlights on the Maple Leafs Twitter feed, helping to give us some insights into who performed well. The Leafs development staff…

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Notes and quotes from Day 2 of the Leafs development camp

  Day 2 of the Toronto Maple Leafs development camp is in the books. The halfway point of development camp was marked by the first of two scrimmages to take place during the four-day event, as well as media availabilities from Semyon Der-Arguchintsev, Pavel Gogolev, and Ty Voit. I’m not sure why, but unlike years…

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Notes and quotes from Day 1 of Leafs development camp

One day down, three more to go. With medicals finished up Thursday, the Toronto Maple Leafs development camp group hit the ice for the first time on Friday for an “on-ice development” session. Firstly, four players were not in attendance for various reasons. From David Alter, Joseph Duszak (foot) and Riley McCourt (shoulder) were unavailable…

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Breaking down the Toronto Maple Leafs development camp roster

We’re finally here. After a shorter than usual offseason, the Toronto Maple Leafs finally announced their development camp roster earlier today. It was a fascinating group, one featuring numerous invites but also some intriguing names within the system that we didn’t anticipate to be attending. The 2021 Development Camp roster has been announced. Details »…

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The 2021 Top 20 Leafs Prospects: #9 Mikhail Abramov

After a couple of seasons where the Toronto Maple Leafs have struggled to graduate prospects on entry-level contracts to the NHL lineup, their 2019 draft class will be looking to change that narrative. Four of Toronto’s selections in that draft feature inside our top 10 and fourth-round pick Mikhail Abramov is a big part of…

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The 2021 Top 20 Leafs Prospects: #11 Joey Anderson

Joey Anderson is a strange player in the Toronto Maple Leafs prospect pool. Usually, players that have 53 games of NHL experience aren’t put into the “prospect” category. Anderson is somewhat of an exception, though, having played most of the past two seasons in the AHL and still being only 23 years of age. The…

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Leafs development camp and rookie tournament: What we know so far

It’s been two years since the Toronto Maple Leafs were able to get a bulk of their prospects together on one rink for what is usually their annual development camp and rookie tournament. With COVID restrictions preventing both offseason fixtures a year ago, next month will be the first time selections across two entry drafts…

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The 2021 Top 20 Leafs Prospects: #16 Semyon Der-Arguchintsev

Coming into the 2020/21 season, Semyon Der-Arguchintsev had a lot to prove in regards to his legitimacy as an NHL prospect. His Draft+1 season in 2018/19 was disappointing as he stagnated offensively but found his groove again the following year. Questions were yet to be answered about his skillset and whether he would be able…

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The 2021 Top 20 Leafs Prospects: #17 Pontus Holmberg

Pontus Holmberg burst into the consciousness of Leafs Nation during the SHL playoffs in May, playing his way to a league championship, playoffs MVP, and earning an entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Despite this fantastic run to end the season in which he won multiple accolades and a vote of confidence from Leafs…

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Toronto Six Re-Sign Forward Brooke Boquist

The Toronto Six have re-signed forward Brooke Boquist for Season 7 of the NWHL. Boquist, 25, made her NWHL debut last season with the Six after two seasons in the Swedish professional league. In the press release, Boquist shared her excitement in returning to Toronto and a full-length schedule. “I’m just ready to play another…