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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…