In my grand tradition of making teams based on Maple Leafs who are no longer Maple Leafs, I bring you the best team I could make from picking only ex-Maple Leafs that have been exposed in the expansion draft. Thanks to Katya and GunnerCarlsson for doing the work of collecting these names, and letting me have all the fun.

The Toronto Maple Leafs Spengler Cup team
The Barely a Maple Leaf All-Star Team
The Traded Draft Picks All-Star Team

I’m going to pick 13 forwards, 7 defense, and 3 goalies. Positions came from Hockey DB so don’t @ me if I mislabeled someone. You’re expecting too much research to be done for this other wise. Some C’s were picked and moved to LW because there wasn’t a lot of LW’s to grab

Here is my team:


Clarke MacArthurPeter HollandMichael Grabner
Viktor StalbergDominic MooreP.A. Parenteau
Nikolai KuleminMatt StajanLee Stempniak
Byron FroeseJoe ColborneKris Versteeg
Spare:Daniel Winnik

There weren’t a low of LW’s available, and a couple C’s were better and I didn’t want to pass them up.

Michael Grabner is probably the best pick to play now, and Byron Froese is a good prospect for the future. Kulemin, Versteeg, Stajan are there because..well, choices.


Cody FransonT.J. Brennan
Carl GunnarssonJohn-Michael Liles
Tim ErixonStuart Percy
Frank Corrado

Carl Gunnarson is the best D on the team, and Cody Franson, who a few Leafs fans want back, is also up there. JM Liles is an okay middle pair guy for this team, and the bottom pair both come from the Pittsburgh Penguins. Frank Corrado is assigned to the press box for old times sake.


StarterBack UpSpare
Jonathan BernierJhonas EnrothJeff Glass

I also could have picked Jonas Gustavsson as the spare. What is it with the Maple Leafs and names that start with J?

The goaltending isn’t as bad as I thought, but Enroth, man, was not a good back up, but maybe he will be in this made up universe?

Below you can find the full list of exposed former Leafs, Marlies, and picks. Could you build a better team? Share one in the comments.

Exposed ex-Maple Leafs

TeamEx-Leafs ExposedPositionNotes
Anaheim DucksSam CarrickC
Anaheim DucksSpencer AbbottLW
Anaheim DucksKorbinian HolzerD
Anaheim DucksJhonas EnrothG
Anaheim DucksJonathan BernierG
Arizona CoyotesPeter HollandC
Arizona CoyotesJeremy MorinLW
Boston BruinsDominic MooreC
Boston BruinsJohn-Michael LilesD
Boston BruinsJimmy HayesRWDraft pick of Leafs
Buffalo SabresCody FransonD
Buffalo SabresCal O'ReillyCOn loan to Marlies
Calgary FlamesMatt StajanC
Calgary FlamesKris VersteegRW
Calgary FlamesMichael KostkaD
Carolina HurricanesLee StempniakRW
Carolina HurricanesJay McClementC
Chicago BlackhawksJeff GlassG
Colorado AvalancheJoe ColborneC
Colorado AvalancheJohn MitchellC
Columbus Blue JacketsScott HarringtonD
Edmonton OilersMark FraserD
Edmonton OilersJonas GustavssonGHas contract in SHL
Los Angeles KingsAndrew CrescenziC
Minnesota WildAlex StalockG
Minnesota WildAlex GudbransonDOn loan to Marlies
Nashville PredatorsP.A. ParenteauRW
Nashville PredatorsPetter GranbergD
New Jersey DevilsViktor LoovD
New Jersey DevilsAndrew MacWilliamD
New York IslandersNikolai KuleminLW
New York IslandersChristopher GibsonG
New York IslandersMatt FinnD
New York RangersMichael GrabnerRW
New York RangersTaylor BeckRWWas a Leaf for 2 months in the summer
Ottawa SenatorsClarke MacArthurLW
Ottawa SenatorsViktor StalbergLW
Ottawa SenatorsRyan RupertC
Ottawa SenatorsCasey BaileyRW
Philadelphia FlyersT.J. BrennanD
Pittsburgh PenguinsStuart PercyD
Pittsburgh PenguinsTim ErixonD
Pittsburgh PenguinsFrank CorradoD
St Louis BluesCarl GunnarssonD
Tampa Bay LightningGregg McKeggC
Tampa Bay LightningByron FroeseC
Tampa Bay LightningPierre-Luc Letourneau-LeblondRWOn loan to Marlies
Vancouver CanucksTom NilssonD
Washington CapitalsZach SillC
Washington CapitalsDaniel WinnikC
Winnipeg JetsShawn MatthiasC