June 1 came and went and the Leafs did not sign their expiring draft picks.  Nikita Korostelev and Stephen Desrocher are no longer part of the Leafs’ organization, and I had assumed on the first version of the list that Fabrice Herzog wasn’t going to get a contract.

In response to some good reader feedback, I added a column to show when rights do expire.  And as you can see, this time next year, the Leafs have a lot of decisions to make about players.  They drafted a lot of prospects out of junior hockey last year, and you only get two years to decide with them.

This chart will get updated again after the draft.

Toronto Maple Leafs Pipeline 2017

NameBirthdatePos2016/2017 Team2017/2018 TeamRights Expire
Keaton MiddletonFebruary 10, 1998DSaginaw Spirit, OHLSaginaw Spirit, OHLJune 1, 2018
Vladimir BobylevApril 18, 1997CVicoria Royals, WHLVicoria Royals, WHLJune 1, 2018
Nicolas MattinenMarch 5, 1998DLondon Knights, OHLLondon Knights, OHLJune 1, 2018
Pierre EngvallMay 31, 1996LWMora IK, AllsvenskanHV71, SHLJune 1, 2018
J.J. PiccinichJune 12, 1996RWLondon Knights, OHLToronto Marlies, AHLJune 1, 2018
Nolan VeseyMarch 28, 1995LWU. of Maine, NCAAU. of Maine, NCAAAugust 15, 2018
Martins DzierkalsApril 4, 1997LWR-N Huskies, QMJHLToronto Marlies, AHLJune 1, 2019
Jesper LindgrenMay 19, 1997DMODO, AllsvenskanHPK, LiigaJune 1, 2019
Ian ScottJanuary 11, 1999GPrince Albert Raiders, WHLPrince Albert Raiders, WHLJune 1, 2019
Fedor GordeevJanuary 27, 1999DFlint Firebirds, OHLFlint Firebirds, OHLJune 1, 2019
Ryan McGregorJanuary 29, 1999C/LWSarnia Sting, OHLSarnia Sting, OHLJune 1, 2019
Eemeli RäsänenApril 6, 1999DKingston Frontenacs, OHLKingston Frontenacs, OHLJune 1, 2019
Dakota JoshuaMay 15, 1996COhio State, NCAAOhio State, NCAAAugust 15, 2019
Joseph WollJuly 12, 1998GBoston College, NCAABoston College, NCAAAugust 15, 2020
J.D. GreenwayApril 27, 1998DU. of Wisconsin, NCAAU. of Wisconsin, NCAAAugust 15, 2020
Ryan O'ConnellApril 25, 1999DSt. Andrew's College, CAHSPenticten Vees, BCHLAugust 15, 2022
Yegor KorshkovJuly 10, 1996RWLokomotiv, KHLLokomotiv, KHLIndefinite
Nikolai ChebykinAugust 1, 1997LWDynamo Moscow, KHL, VHL SKA-Neva St. Petersburg, VHLIndefinite
Vladislav KaraApril 20, 1998CIrbis Kazan, MHLMHL/VHLIndefinite

Mark Hunter drafted both of the OHL players the Leafs just let walk away.  Does that change your opinion of his drafting ability?

How do you rate Mark Hunter at running the draft?

Every move he makes is genius278
We haven’t seen enough yet597
His drafting is really suspect after the first round139
Better than average, but he still makes weird choices618
Keaton Middleton will be an NHL star116