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Everything you need to know about the Maple Leafs development camp

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Kyle Cushman
4 months ago
It’s finally here! The Toronto Maple Leafs development camp is set to begin on Sunday and run through next Friday, and the team has announced the roster after much anticipation.
For starters, the Leafs are holding camp a week after nearly every other team has opened them up to inviting just about any undrafted prospect they want, which we’ll get to in a second. First, here are all of the Leafs affiliated prospects attending camp:
PlayerAcquired
Luke CavallinAHL contract
Orrin CentazzoAHL contract
Max EllisUDFA NHL signing
John Fusco2020 7th round pick
Matt Knies2021 2nd round pick
Dennis Hildeby2022 4th round pick
Braeden KresslerUDFA NHL signing
Mikey Koster2019 5th round pick
Brandon Lisowsky2022 7th round pick
Veeti Miettinen2020 6th round pick
Joe Miller2020 6th round pick
Tommy MillerAHL contract
Fraser Minten2022 2nd round pick
Nick Moldenhauer2022 3rd round pick
Keith PetruzzelliAHL contract
Marshall RifaiAHL contract
Axel Rindell2020 6th round pick
Wyatt Schingoethe2020 7th round pick
Graham SlaggertAHL contract
Ryan Tverberg2020 7th round pick
William Villeneuve2020 4th round pick
Ty Voit2021 5th round pick
The following are invites out of the CHL, meaning the Maple Leafs can sign them to an entry-level contract if they are impressed by what they see at camp, something they did last year for @Braeden Kressler:
PlayerTeam
First Year Draft Eligible
Sam AlfanoPeterborough2022
Rayan BettaharSwift Current2022
Marco CostantiniHamilton2020
Pano FimisNiagara2022
Avery HayesHamilton2021
Beau JelsmaBarrie2022
Kasper LarsenMississauga2021
Sean McGurnLondon2020
Marcus NguyenPortland2022
Michael RenwickWindsor2020
Grayden SiepmannCalgary2022
Noah Van VlietHamilton2022
Mathew WardSwift Current2022
The rest of the invites are players bound for the NCAA, meaning if they were to sign, they would have to forego their collegiate eligibility. It is very rare to see these players sign in camp, although @Trevor Moore was an example a few years back:
Player2021-22 Team
First Year Draft Eligible
Mathieu De St. PhalleWisconsin (NCAA)2018
Tyler DukeUSNTDP2022
Rastislav EliasGreen Bay (USHL)2022
Dylan JacksonNortheastern (NCAA)2019
Ty JacksonNortheastern (NCAA)2019
Ryan McAllisterBrooks (AJHL)2020
Duncan RamsayKimball Academy (USHS)2022
T.J. SemptimphelterNortheastern (NCAA)2020
Jeremy WilmerTri-City (USHL)2021
The only European-based prospect attending the development camp is @Dennis Hildeby, interesting given @Roni Hirvonen, @Topi Niemela, and Artur Akhtyamov have all been in Toronto over the past month.
Additionally, the following players are not attending development camp despite fitting the age range:
  • Mikhail Abramov
  • Nick Abruzzese
  • Ryan Chyzowski
  • Semyon Der-Arguchintsev
  • Curtis Douglas
  • Pavel Gogolev
  • Pontus Holmberg
  • Mikko Kokkonen
  • Filip Kral
  • Dmitry Ovchinnikov
  • Nick Robertson
  • Alex Steeves
  • Keenan Suthers
  • Nolan Walker
Overall, this development camp is an interesting mix of owned prospects in junior/college or just about to begin their professional career and invites with intriguing value that could be signed. No full-time Marlies are at camp, a bit of a difference from some past camps.
I’ll have lots of development camp coverage over the next week, be sure to stay tuned.
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