Toronto Maple Leafs Roster

Player Name Position Age Height Weight (lbs) Nation Take
Frederik Andersen Goaltender 28 6ft 4in 230 Acquired in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks in 2016, Frederik Andersen has become Toronto’s workhorse in net. He has a large frame, plays well positionally, and has very good reflexes. While he can be prone to cold streaks, Andersen bounces back and handles pressure well.
Andreas Borgman Defence 22 6ft 0in 212 Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2017, Andreas Borgman is a talented all-around defenceman with upside. He has to transition to the North American game, but is a strong skater with good puck moving ability who doesn’t shy away from physical play.
Tyler Bozak Centre 31 6ft 1in 199 An undrafted college signing by the Leafs back in 2009, Tyler Bozak has been a great soldier for the franchise during some ugly times. He skates well, can produce offensively, and is responsible in his own zone.
Connor Brown Right wing 24 6ft 0in 185 Connor Brown is one of those players who is continually told they won’t excel at the next level due to size, but proves people wrong. After having a prolific junior career and success in the AHL, he’s carved out a role as a key middle-six scorer on the Leafs due to his excellent offensive instincts.
Connor Carrick Defence 23 5ft 10in 192 Connor Carrick is a smooth skating defenceman who was acquired from the Washington Capitals in a salary cap dump involving Brooks Laich. He’s undersized for a typical defenceman, but moves the puck effectively and skates very well, making him a nice offensive threat.
Jake Gardiner Defence 27 6ft 2in 200 Perhaps one of the biggest conundrums among Leafs fans, Jake Gardiner is revered by the analytics community while being ostracized by those with a traditional view. He’s an incredible skater with great vision who can generate offence, but often comes up short on the defensive side of the puck due to his risk taking style.
Ron Hainsey Defence 36 6ft 3in 205 A veteran of nearly 1000 NHL games, Ron Hainsey brings a stabilizing presence on the Leafs blueline. He has excellent mobility, can play on both ends of the ice, and is capable of logging a lot of minutes if necessary.
Zach Hyman Left wing 25 6ft 1in 213 Zach Hyman is a hard working winger who’s loved by head coach Mike Babcock. He’s found a role alongside Auston Matthews on the wing on Toronto’s top line due to his energy, responsible two-way play, and nose for the net.
Nazem Kadri Centre 27 6ft 0in 190 It took quite some time, but Nazem Kadri has evolved into a very good two-way centre at the NHL level. He was chosen with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 draft and has evolved from an immature offence-only forward to a true 200-foot player and leader on the Leafs.
Leo Komarov Centre/LW 31 5ft 11in 209 Drafted by the Leafs in 2006, Leo Komarov didn’t come to North America until 2012-13. Since then, he’s become an endearing agitator, capable of getting under the other team’s skin with his physical play and trash talking in multiple languages. He’s also known on the team as Uncle Leo.
Josh Leivo Left wing 24 6ft 2in 210 Josh Leivo has become very familiar with the press box over the past year. He was a prolific sorcerer in junior with the skill to perform at the NHL level, but has got caught behind a logjam of skilled wingers and Matt Martin.
Patrick Marleau Left wing 38 6ft 2in 215 A future Hall of Famer, Patrick Marleau spent 19 seasons with the San Jose Sharks, amassing 508 goals and 1082 points. He joined the young Leafs as a free agent over the summer, giving Toronto a leader who’s seen it all in the NHL.
Mitch Marner Centre/RW 20 6ft 0in 175 A prolific scorer at the OHL level, the Leafs drafted local boy Mitch Marner with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 draft. Despite being undersized for the NHL, Marner possesses all world skill and goos skating ability, making him an excellent scoring threat.
Matt Martin Left wing 28 6ft 3in 220 The Leafs inked Matt Martin to a four-year deal during the 2015 off-season which was met by criticism from fans. Despite not producing anything offensively, Martin is a well liked teammate and is Toronto’s enforcer.
Auston Matthews Centre 20 6ft 3in 216 The prize of Toronto’s rebuild and new face of the franchise, Auston Matthews has produced at a Hall of Fame clip over his young career. Through his first 100 games, Matthews scored 52 goals and has already become one of the best talents in the NHL. He’s big, poised, has great hands, and is extremely creative in the offensive zone with a nose for the net.
Curtis McElhinney Goaltender 34 6ft 2in 200 Curtis McElhinney is Toronto’s veteran backup goaltender. He has good size and has a great attitude, making him ideal for the position though he doesn’t have the skill to be a consistent game changer.
Dominic Moore Centre 37 6ft 0in 192 In his 12th season in the league, Dominic Moore returned to Toronto after spending a brief amount of time with the Leafs back in 2007-08. He doesn’t provide much offence, but plays a responsible defensive game and is useful as a fourth liner.
William Nylander Centre/RW 21 6ft 0in 191 Like his father Michael Nylander, William has excellent playmaking skills and offensive vision. That said, he’s a much better shooter, owning a shot that can make him an elite forward at the NHL level despite his lack of size.
Roman Polak Defence 31 6ft 2in 235 Roman Polak is a big, physical defenceman who doesn’t move the puck very well. He’s maligned by the analytics community but seems to be liked by the Leafs coaching staff and traditional fans.
Morgan Rielly Defence 23 6ft 1in 217 Slowly but surely, the fifth overall pick from the 2012 NHL draft is evolving into a top defenceman. Morgan Rielly moves the puck and skates well and, over time, has massively improved his play in the defensive zone. Though his calling card is as a puck moving defenceman.
Nikita Soshnikov Right wing 24 5ft 11in 185 After an impressive showing as a rookie, Nikita Soshnikov hasn’t been able to ride the wave into a consistent NHL job. He’s undersized but boasts a very good shot, though he’s stuck behind a jam of good wingers on the Leafs.
James van Riemsdyk Left wing 28 6ft 3in 217 Acquired in a one-for-one swap with the Flyers for Luke Schenn, James van Riemsdyk has consistently been a key scoring threat for the Leafs over the years. He owns a power forward’s body and a great shot, but could play a better all-around game.
Nikita Zaitsev Defence 26 6ft 2in 195 Signed as a free agent out of Russia in 2016, Nikita Zaitsev is a big, mobile defender capable of logging a hefty amount of minutes.