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What to expect from Adam Brooks this summer

Adam Brooks made his NHL debut in late December after spending the last two and half seasons with the Toronto Marlies. As a player who was passed over in his initial year of draft eligibility and selected in the fourth round of the 2016 draft as an overager, he has beaten the odds to develop…

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Notes from Kyle Dubas’ media availability

After the team announced their initial training camp roster earlier in the day, Leafs GM Kyle Dubas spoke to the media on Sunday afternoon and there was plenty to talk about leading into the opening of training camps tomorrow. First of all, let’s get this one out of the way: Leafs GM Kyle Dubas says…

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Update: Nic Petan added to phase 3 roster

General manager Kyle Dubas has announced that forward Nic Petan will replace defenceman Mac Hollowell on the Leafs phase 3 training camp roster. General Manager Kyle Dubas announces that forward Nic Petan will replace defenceman Mac Hollowell on the Phase 3 Return to Play roster. https://t.co/udF4o2yCkT — Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) July 12, 2020 The…

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Maple Leafs announce roster for phase 3 training camp

For the first time in months, we have some Leafs lineup news to chew on. Well, kind of. On Sunday morning the team announced their roster for phase 3 of the NHL’s Return to Play: Off to summer camp. Phase 3 Return to Play roster announced. #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/GncCslBpO6 — Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) July 12,…

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What to expect from Auston Matthews this summer

Auston Matthews was the best Maple Leaf this season and it wasn’t particularly close. He’s been a star since the first time he stepped onto NHL ice but he took his game to another level this season, clearly establishing himself as the engine of this Leafs team. He was a consistent scoring threat right from…

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What to expect from Pierre Engvall this summer

Pierre Engvall has travelled a long road to get to the NHL as a 7th round draft pick unearthed by Swedish super scout, Thommie Bergman, in the 2014 draft. Always a long shot, he would spend four more seasons playing in Sweden before joining the Marlies to finish the 2017-2018 season. After a full season…

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What to expect from Jake Muzzin this summer

When Kyle Dubas acquired Jake Muzzin from the Los Angeles Kings in January of 2019 it changed the makeup of not only the Leafs’ blue line, but their entire roster. Muzzin immediately added some nastiness and championship experience to a Leafs team that was short on both, becoming a stabilizing presence on the way to…

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Leafs prospect Kalle Loponen is headed back to Finland

The Maple Leafs’ 7th round selection in the 2019 draft is set to continue his career in Finland after making the jump across the pond to play for the OHL’s Sudbury Wolves for the 2019-2020 season. It is expected that 19 year old defenceman Kalle Loponen will re-join Karpat in Finland’s top professional league whenever…

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Nick Robertson named CHL Sportsman of the Year

The Canadian Hockey League announced on Thursday that top Maple Leafs prospect Nick Robertson has been named the CHL Sportsman of the Year, beating out fellow nominees Jakob Pelletier of the Moncton Wildcats and Seth Jarvis of the Portland Winterhawks for the award. The 2019-20 #CHL Sportsman of the Year Award presented by Cavendish Farms…

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Blue Aces: Candidates for the Leafs’ expanded playoff roster

With the NHL rolling out their Return to Play Plan earlier this week, the hockey world is set for an unprecedented finish to the 2019-2020 season. Everything about this is going to be different than what we’re used to. From empty arenas, to the number of teams involved and the format they’ll play under, right…