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Toronto Maple Leafs and the NHL Draft: Rounds 6-13

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Here we go with the rest of this mess.

Montreal Canadiens v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images

Finally, we’ve made it to the dregs of the draft, the final two rounds of the modern draft and rounds that don’t (and probably shouldn’t have ever) exist anymore.

We have seven rounds of info to go through, so let’s get to it.

First up is the sixth round of the NHL draft. The Maple Leafs have made 57 picks in this round, the most of any round ever. It’s almost like these picks aren’t worth trading....

The sixth round amazingly sees, you guessed it, defenders high up the list, but left wingers are tied for volume with them.

The OHL is again tops, but the NCAA jumps out into third place for leagues drafted from. Worth it, since the Leafs got a total of....21 games from those eight players: Bill McCreary Jr (1979) played 12 games and Robbie Earl (2004) played nine.

Only three players from the sixth round have ever played more than 100 games for the Leafs: Connor Brown (2012) currently has 171 games, Ian White (2002) played 296, and Leo Komarov (2006) has played 327 and could possibly see that number stay there this summer. Recent sixth rounders Nicolas Mattinen and Stephen Desrocher have been returned to the draft.

Here is the complete list of the Toronto Maple Leafs sixth round picks.

Toronto Maple Leafs Sixth round picks

Player Position Draft Year NHL GP Goals Assists Points PM From GAA SV% SO
Player Position Draft Year NHL GP Goals Assists Points PM From GAA SV% SO
Leo Komarov C 2006 327 52 70 122 1387 SM-Liiga
Ian White D 2002 296 28 77 105 190 WHL
Connor Brown RW 2012 171 35 35 70 28 OHL
Yannick Tremblay D 1995 78 4 11 15 22 QMJHL
Alexander Godynyuk D 1990 49 3 9 12 75 Russia Super
Damian Rhodes G 1987 47 0 0 0 6 Minn High School 2.64 0.908 0
Viktor Stalberg D 2006 40 9 5 14 30 Sweden Jrs
Jerry D'Amigo LW 2009 22 1 2 3 0 USNTDP
Bill McCreary LW 1979 12 1 0 1 4 NCAA
Robbie Earl LW 2004 9 0 1 1 0 NCAA
Maxim Kondratiev D 2001 7 0 0 0 2 Russia Tier 2
David Broll LW 2011 5 0 1 1 0 OHL
Dmitriy Yakushin D 1996 2 0 0 0 2 COHL
Antoine Bibeau G 2013 2 0 0 0 0 QMJHL 1.99 0.927 0
Grant Rollheiser G 2008 0 0 0 0 0 BCHL 0 0 0
Jan Sochor C 1999 0 0 0 0 0 Czech
Jaroslav Sklenar LW 2001 0 0 0 0 0 Czech
Paul Vincent C 1993 0 0 0 0 0 Mass High School
Bob Neufeld D 1969 0 0 0 0 0 MJHL
Tyler Ruegsegger C 2006 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Dennis Robertson D 2011 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Chris Bogas D 1996 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Dave Burke D 1989 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Kevin Campbell D 1975 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Ron Dennis G 1980 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA 0 0 0
Mike Doers C 1989 0 0 0 0 0 NY High School
Ryan McGregor C 2017 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Ryan Rupert C 2012 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Dan Djakalovic C 1976 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Nicolas Mattinen D 2016 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Stephen Desrocher D 2015 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Allan Rourke D 1998 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Kam White D 1994 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Mike Ruest D 1971 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Eric Gooldy LW 1997 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Jeff Perry LW 1991 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Craig Kales RW 1982 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Bill Hassard LW 1974 0 0 0 0 0 OPJHL
Chris DiDomenico LW 2007 0 0 0 0 0 QMJHL
Lucio DeMartinis LW 1996 0 0 0 0 0 QMJHL
Stephane Giguere LW 1986 0 0 0 0 0 QMJHL
Normand Lefebvre RW 1978 0 0 0 0 0 QMJHL
Alexander Kuzminski C 1991 0 0 0 0 0 Russia Super
Vadim Sozinov LW 2000 0 0 0 0 0 Russia Super
Mikael Hakansson C 1992 0 0 0 0 0 SHL
Cal Booth LW 1970 0 0 0 0 0 SJHL
Jiri Latal D 1985 0 0 0 0 0 Slovakia
Johan Dahlberg LW 2005 0 0 0 0 0 Sweden Jrs
Nolan Vesey LW 2014 0 0 0 0 0 USPHL
Fabian Joseph C 1984 0 0 0 0 0 WHL
Roy Sommer C 1977 0 0 0 0 0 WHL
Dave Shardlow C 1972 0 0 0 0 0 WHL
Doug Marit D 1973 0 0 0 0 0 WHL
Doug Bonner G 1995 0 0 0 0 0 WHL 0 0 0
Jack Walker LW 2016 0 0 0 0 0 WHL
Ron Dreger LW 1982 0 0 0 0 0 WHL
Mel Hewitt LW 1978 0 0 0 0 0 WHL

Round seven is the worst one yet, which is to be expected.

Nineteen defenders! I had to turn the chart sideways otherwise it wouldn’t have worked.

A big sprinkling of leagues in round seven, but the OHL, as always, is way out front.

There was only one player of consequence for the Maple Leafs taken in round seven, and that is Carl Gunnarson (2007), because he got us Roman Polak. No, I’m kidding please don’t hurt me. He played just over 300 games (304) for the Leafs, and was a long time name on the blue line. The next closest player to 100 games for the Leafs was some guy named Anton Stralman (2005) who played 88 games but then faded out of existence I think.

Here are all of the Maple Leafs 7th round picks.

Round Seven

Player Position Draft Year NHL GP Goals Assists Points PM From GAA SV% SO
Player Position Draft Year NHL GP Goals Assists Points PM From GAA SV% SO
Carl Gunnarson D 2007 304 15 71 86 14 SHL
Anton Stralman D 2005 88 4 18 22 38 Sweden Div 1
Jeremy Williams RW 2003 31 9 2 11 6 WHL
Martin Prochazka RW 1991 29 2 4 6 8 Czech
Garrett Sparks G 2011 17 0 0 0 0 OHL 3.02 0.893 1
Andrew MacWilliam D 2008 12 0 2 2 12 AJHL
Andreas Johnsson LW 2013 9 2 1 3 0 Sweden Jrs
Russ Adam C 1980 8 1 2 3 11 OHL
Viktor Loov D 2012 4 0 2 2 0 Sweden-1
Eric Lacroix LW 1990 3 0 0 0 2 Mass High School
Patrik Augusta LW 1992 2 0 0 0 0 Czech
Cam Plante D 1983 2 0 0 0 0 WHL
Marek Melenovsky C 1995 0 0 0 0 0 Czech
Markus Seikola D 2000 0 0 0 0 0 Finland Jrs
Joe MacInnis C 1984 0 0 0 0 0 Mass High School
Dominic Campedelli D 1982 0 0 0 0 0 Mass High School
Max Everson D 2011 0 0 0 0 0 Min. High School
Matt Mallgrave C 1988 0 0 0 0 0 Minn High School
Scott May C 2002 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Reggie Berg C 1996 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Monte Miron D 1972 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Dale Smedsmo LW 1971 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Keith Merkler LW 1989 0 0 0 0 0 NY High School
Dan Hie C 1986 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Charlie Skjodt C 1976 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Barron Smith D 2009 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Jeff Triano D 1982 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Andrew Wright D 1981 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Jan Chovan G 2001 0 0 0 0 0 OHL 0 0 0
Jeff Andrews LW 1993 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Tim Bean LW 1985 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Lynn Jorgenson LW 1977 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Kevin Devine LW 1974 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Nikita Korostelev RW 2015 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Shawn Thornton RW 1997 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Ryan VandenBussche RW 1992 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Ryan O'Connell D 2017 0 0 0 0 0 Ont. High School
Dan Follett G 1973 0 0 0 0 0 OPJHL
Hugo Marchand D 1997 0 0 0 0 0 QMJHL
Steve Johnson D 1971 0 0 0 0 0 QMJHL
Jonathan Gagnon LW 1998 0 0 0 0 0 QMJHL
Paul Larose RW 1970 0 0 0 0 0 QMJHL
Mario Rouillard RW 1975 0 0 0 0 0 QMJHL
Vladimir Kulikov G 1999 0 0 0 0 0 Russia Jrs 0 0 0
Nikolai Chebykin LW 2016 0 0 0 0 0 Russia Jrs
Maxim Semenov D 2004 0 0 0 0 0 Russia Super
Ivan Kolozvary C 2001 0 0 0 0 0 Slovakia
Lubos Velebny D 2000 0 0 0 0 0 Slovakia Jrs
Tommi Rajamaki D 1994 0 0 0 0 0 SM-Liiga
Pierre Engvall LW 2014 0 0 0 0 0 Sweden Jrs
Chad Rau C 2005 0 0 0 0 0 USHL
Trevor Jobe C 1987 0 0 0 0 0 WHL
John Scammell D 1978 0 0 0 0 0 WHL
Josh Nicholls RW 2010 0 0 0 0 0 WHL

Round eight saw things spread out a lot more generously than the others. The OHL is still the most popular, but it only had a two point lead.

Defenders were once again the position of choice which is a good thing....

In the eight round of the 1996 draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected #38 on the top 100 Maple Leafs of all time, one of the Leafs greatest defenders of all time, Tomas Kaberle.

As probably one of the greatest eighth round picks of all time (no, you do the research) Kaberle would play 878 games for the Maple Leafs, scoring 83 goals, 437 assists for 520 points. Still a resident of Toronto even after being traded in 2011 and retiring in 2016 and leaving the NHL in 2014, Kaberle makes appearances at alumni events, and keeps a hand in Leafs Nation at all times. He got to watch his evil twin Womas Waberle win the Stanley Cup with the Bruins and then play for the Montreal Canadiens.

One other player played over 100 games for the Leafs, and it was Dmitri Mironov (1991) who played 175 games. Below you can find all of the Maple Leafs eighth round picks.

Round 8

Player Position Draft Year NHL GP Goals Assists Points PM From GAA SV% SO
Player Position Draft Year NHL GP Goals Assists Points PM From GAA SV% SO
Tomas Kaberle D 1996 878 83 437 520 246 Czech
Dmitri Mironov D 1991 175 22 63 85 146 Russia Super
Ron Wilson D 1975 64 7 15 22 6 NCAA
Derek Laxdal RW 1984 51 9 6 15 84 WHL
Ron Low G 1970 42 0 0 0 4 MJHL 3.9 0.881 1
Fred Perlini C 1980 8 2 3 5 0 OHL
Pierre Hedin D 1999 3 0 1 1 0 SHL
Paul Bifano RW 1983 0 0 0 0 0 BCHL
Bob Burns D 1971 0 0 0 0 0 CDN Army
Tomas Kucharcik C 1991 0 0 0 0 0 Czech
Mihail Travnicek LW 1998 0 0 0 0 0 Czech
Rob Butler LW 1994 0 0 0 0 0 GOJHL
Mark Murphy LW 1995 0 0 0 0 0 GOJHL
Andy Donahue C 1985 0 0 0 0 0 Mass High School
Steve Brennan RW 1986 0 0 0 0 0 Mass High School
Dan Stiver RW 1990 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Russ Bartlett C 1997 0 0 0 0 0 NH High School
Chris Jensen D 1987 0 0 0 0 0 NY High School
Les Burgess C 1973 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Derek Langille D 1989 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Kevin Reinhart D 1978 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Kevin Howe D 1977 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Kevin Kemp D 1974 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Jan Steber C 2004 0 0 0 0 0 QMJHL
Dwight Wolfe D 1998 0 0 0 0 0 QMJHL
Richard Turmel D 1981 0 0 0 0 0 QMJHL
Alexander Shinkar RW 2000 0 0 0 0 0 Russia Super
Roger Elvenes C 1988 0 0 0 0 0 SHL
Jarkko Immonen C 2002 0 0 0 0 0 SM-Liiga
Robb McIntyre LW 1991 0 0 0 0 0 USHL
Peter Williams C 1972 0 0 0 0 0 USports
Shaun Landolt C 2003 0 0 0 0 0 WHL
Tomas Mojzis D 2001 0 0 0 0 0 WHL
David Brumby G 1993 0 0 0 0 0 WHL 0 0 0

One note: Derek Laxdal is the coach of the Texas Stars who are currently locked in an exciting AHL final with the Marlies.

Round nine has actually a pretty good top two players. First, where they came from though.

The OHL has been dethroned! Twice as many players from the NCAA than from the OHL this time. More Connecticut high schoolers than QMJHL players, which, burn on you Q.

Defenders almost out do all of the other positions combined at 14 to 15. Which got us one of the most popular, short-lived Maple Leafs of all time, Danny Markov (1995). Not a superstar but such a huge personality that Leafs fans loved him from his very first game. Markov played 200 games for the Maple Leafs but isn’t the longest serving Leafs from round nine. That honour goes to Pat Boutette (1972) who played 349 games for the Leafs at centre, scoring 59 goals and 82 assists for 141 points.

The rest of the picks, are below:

Round 9

Player Position Draft Year NHL GP Goals Assists Points PM From GAA SV% SO
Player Position Draft Year NHL GP Goals Assists Points PM From GAA SV% SO
Pat Boutette C 1972 349 59 82 141 520 NCAA
Danny Markov D 1995 200 9 36 45 137 Russia Super
Miroslav Ihnacak RW 1982 55 8 9 17 27 Czech
Staffan Kronwall D 2002 52 0 1 1 21 Allsvenskan
Paul Evans RW 1975 11 1 1 2 21 OHL
Darwin McCutcheon D 1980 1 0 0 0 2 OHL
Mike Delay D 1988 0 0 0 0 0 Conn High School
Brian Bellefeuille RW 1986 0 0 0 0 0 Conn High School
Todd Whittemore C 1985 0 0 0 0 0 Conn High School
Robert Horyna G 1990 0 0 0 0 0 Czech 0 0 0
Jeff St. Laurent C 1989 0 0 0 0 0 Maine High School
Pierce Norton RW 2004 0 0 0 0 0 Mass High School
Dave Pay C 1973 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Peter Metcalf D 1999 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Cliff Abrecht D 1983 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Mike Waghorne D 1978 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Garry Schofield D 1972 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Ray Robertson D 1977 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Wayne Clarke RW 1992 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Brian Blad D 1987 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Dave Syvret D 1974 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Mike Knoepfli LW 2001 0 0 0 0 0 OJHL
Jean-Philippe Cote D 2000 0 0 0 0 0 QMJHL
Guy Lehoux D 1991 0 0 0 0 0 QMJHL
Sergei Rostov G 1998 0 0 0 0 0 Russia Tier 2 0 0 0
Jonathan Hedstrom LW 1997 0 0 0 0 0 SHL
Jared Hope C 1996 0 0 0 0 0 WHL
Greg Barber D 1981 0 0 0 0 0 WHL
Dan Turner LW 1984 0 0 0 0 0 WHL

Round 10 was nowhere near as successful a round as the others, with only six of 22 picks playing a game for the Leafs.

The OHL is back on top!

Defenders and wingers were the positions to pick in round ten. Speaking of wingers, the only player of consequence was Sergei Berezin (1994) who would play 357 games for the Leafs, scoring 126 goals, 94 assists, and 220 points.

Round 10

Player Position Draft Year NHL GP Goals Assists Points PM From GAA SV% SO
Player Position Draft Year NHL GP Goals Assists Points PM From GAA SV% SO
Sergei Berezin LW 1994 357 126 94 220 34 Russia Super
Paul Higgins RW 1980 25 0 0 0 152 Ont High School
Leigh Verstraete RW 1982 8 0 1 1 14 WHL
Bobby Reynolds LW 1985 7 1 1 2 0 Mich High School
Marc Magnan LW 1981 4 0 1 1 5 WHL
David Sacco C 1988 4 1 1 2 4 Mass High School
Sergei Simonov D 1992 0 0 0 0 0 Russia Tier 3
Sean Davidson RW 1986 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Ron Bernacci C 1987 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Paul Crowley RW 1975 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Lee Palmer D 1973 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Laurie Cuvelier D 1978 0 0 0 0 0 USports
Kyle Ferguson RW 1993 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Justin Tomberlin C 1989 0 0 0 0 0 Minn High School
Jean Latendresse D 1975 0 0 0 0 0 QMJHL
Greg Rolston RW 1983 0 0 0 0 0 Mich High School
Gary Miller D 1991 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
David Buckley D 1984 0 0 0 0 0 NY High School
Brian Ross D 1983 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Bob Peace C 1973 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Bob Chebator LW 1990 0 0 0 0 0 Mass High School
Andy Stoesz G 1974 0 0 0 0 0 MJHL 0 0 0

Round 11 was a waste of time.

Nathan Dempsey was the best pick and he played 48 NHL games over eight seasons with the Maple Leafs. Wheeeee! The only other player to become a Leaf was Tim Armstrong, who played 11 games.

Round 11

Player Position Draft Year NHL GP Goals Assists Points PM From GAA SV% SO
Player Position Draft Year NHL GP Goals Assists Points PM From GAA SV% SO
Nathan Dempsey D 1992 48 2 12 14 8 WHL
Tim Armstrong C 1985 11 1 0 1 6 OHL
Norm McLeod LW 1973 0 0 0 0 0 CJHL
Jonathan Kelley C 1991 0 0 0 0 0 Mass High School
Doug Nolan D 1994 0 0 0 0 0 Mass High School
Scott Malone D 1990 0 0 0 0 0 Mass High School
Mike Gregorio G 1988 0 0 0 0 0 Mass High School 0 0 0
Mikhail Lapin D 1993 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Mike Wurst LW 1984 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Jackie Laine RW 1975 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Tim Loven D 1982 0 0 0 0 0 ND High School
Mike Tomlak C 1983 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Ken Alexander D 1987 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Mike Jackson RW 1989 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Dan D'Alvise C 1975 0 0 0 0 0 OJHL
Marty Feschuk D 1974 0 0 0 0 0 WHL
Mark Holick RW 1986 0 0 0 0 0 WHL

No wait, round 12 was a waste of time.

No one picked in round 12 played a game for the Maple Leafs.

Round 12

Player Position Draft Year NHL GP Goals Assists Points PM From GAA SV% SO
Player Position Draft Year NHL GP Goals Assists Points PM From GAA SV% SO
Steve Chartrand C 1989 0 0 0 0 0 QMJHL
Ron Choules LW 1983 0 0 0 0 0 QMJHL
Peter Slanina D 1984 0 0 0 0 0 Czech
Peter DeBoer C 1988 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Nicholas Vachon LW 1990 0 0 0 0 0 Mass High School
Mitch Murphy G 1985 0 0 0 0 0 NH High School 0 0 0
Ken Holland G 1975 0 0 0 0 0 WHL 0 0 0
Jim Montgomery C 1975 0 0 0 0 0 QMJHL
Jim Appleby G 1982 0 0 0 0 0 WHL 0 0 0
Gary Burns C 1975 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Chris O'Rourke D 1991 0 0 0 0 0 NCAA
Brian Hoard D 1986 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Bob Barnes D 1975 0 0 0 0 0 OHL
Alex Weinrich D 1987 0 0 0 0 0 Maine High School

Round 13 was the shortest of them all. In 1975 the Maple Leafs selected Rick Martin from the OHL’s London Knights. He wouldn’t play outside of junior hockey, but he goes down in the annals of Leafs history as the only 13th round pick the Maple Leafs have ever made.

There are all of the Maple Leafs picks from the start of the amateur draft. Was this a worthwhile exercise? Maybe. Was it fun? Kinda.

Let’s see what else I can shove into a spreadsheet.