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Toronto Maple Leafs Make First Training Camp Cuts

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Mostly expected names getting sent home as the Leafs start thinning the herd.

Toronto Maple Leafs v New Jersey Devils Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced their first cuts to the training camp roster.

Not a lot of surprises on this list, as you would expect at this early date. Finnish D Jesper Lindgren going back to the Liiga is not a huge shock given the Marlies’ abundance of defenders. It’s worth noting that for players who can be loaned back to junior (e.g. Sean Durzi) that are going to the Marlies’ camp, this does not necessarily mean they’re going to play in the AHL this year. Stay tuned.

The remaining roster features a number of names that are definitely bound for the minors once further cuts are made.

Maple Leafs September 16 Roster

Name # Pos Sh Ht Wt Born Birthplace Not on NHL Deal
Name # Pos Sh Ht Wt Born Birthplace Not on NHL Deal
Jeremy Bracco 59 RW R 5'10" 171 03/17/97 Freeport, NY, USA -
Adam Brooks 77 C L 5'11" 175 05/06/96 Winnipeg, MB, CAN -
Connor Brown 28 RW R 6'0" 185 01/14/94 Toronto, ON, CAN -
Emerson Clark 58 F L 5'10" 180 12/17/92 Whitby, ON AHL
Rich Clune 39 F L 5'10" 207 04/25/87 Toronto, ON, CAN AHL
Adam Cracknell 15 RW R 6'2" 218 07/15/85 Prince Albert, SK, CAN -
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev 85 F R 5'10" 159 09/15/00 Moscow, RUS Draft Pick
Pierre Engvall 47 LW L 6'5" 196 05/31/96 Ljungby, SWE -
Tyler Ennis 63 LW L 5'9" 161 10/06/89 Edmonton, AB, CAN -
Frederik Gauthier 33 C L 6'5" 232 04/26/95 Laval, QC, CAN -
Colin Greening 38 F L 6'2" 210 03/09/86 St. John's, NL AHL
Carl Grundstrom 20 RW L 6'0" 194 12/01/97 Umea, SWE -
Zach Hyman 11 C R 6'1" 213 06/09/92 Toronto, ON, CAN -
Andreas Johnsson 18 LW L 5'10" 180 11/21/94 Gävle, SWE -
Josh Jooris 36 RW R 6'1" 197 07/14/90 Burlington, ON, CAN -
Nazem Kadri 43 C L 6'0" 190 10/06/90 London, ON, CAN -
Kasperi Kapanen 24 RW R 6'1" 187 07/23/96 Kuopio, FIN -
Josh Leivo 32 LW R 6'2" 210 05/26/93 Innisfil, ON, CAN -
Par Lindholm 26 C L 5'11" 187 10/05/91 Kusmark, SWE -
Patrick Marleau 12 C L 6'2" 215 09/15/79 Aneroid, SK, CAN -
Mitch Marner 16 C R 6'0" 175 05/05/97 Markham, ON, CAN -
Auston Matthews 34 C L 6'3" 216 09/17/97 San Ramon, CA, USA -
Trevor Moore 42 LW L 5'10" 187 03/31/95 Thousand Oaks, CA, USA -
Chris Mueller 49 C R 5'11" 196 03/06/86 West Seneca, NY, USA -
John Tavares 91 C L 6'1" 208 09/20/90 Mississauga, ON, CAN -
Dmytro Timashov 41 LW L 5'10" 190 10/01/96 Kirovograd, UKR -
Andreas Borgman 55 D L 6'0" 212 06/18/95 Stockholm, SWE -
Connor Carrick 8 D R 5'10" 192 04/13/94 Orland Park, IL, USA -
Travis Dermott 23 D L 6'0" 208 12/22/96 Newmarket, ON, CAN -
Jake Gardiner 51 D L 6'2" 200 07/04/90 Minnetonka, MN, USA -
Ron Hainsey 2 D L 6'3" 205 03/24/81 Bolton, CT, USA -
Justin Holl 54 D R 6'3" 205 01/30/92 Tonka Bay, MN, USA -
Timothey Liljegren 37 D R 6'0" 190 04/30/99 Kristianstad, SWE -
Vincent LoVerde 45 D R 5'11" 209 04/14/89 Chicago, IL, USA -
Martin Marincin 52 D L 6'5" 212 02/18/92 Kosice, SVK -
Andrew Nielsen 56 D L 6'3" 224 11/13/96 Red Deer, AB, CAN -
Igor Ozhiganov 92 D R 6'2" 207 10/13/92 Krasnogorsk, RUS -
Morgan Rielly 44 D L 6'1" 217 03/09/94 Vancouver, BC, CAN -
Calle Rosen 48 D L 6'1" 195 02/02/94 Vaxjo, SWE -
Rasmus Sandin 78 D L 5'11" 184 03/07/00 Uppsala, SWE -
Jordan Subban 46 D R 5'9" 175 03/03/95 Toronto, ON, CAN -
Nikita Zaitsev 22 D R 6'2" 195 10/29/91 Moscow, RUS -
Goalies # Pos Sh Ht Wt Birthplace -
Frederik Andersen 31 G -- 6'4" 230 10/02/89 Herning, DNK -
Curtis McElhinney 35 G -- 6'2" 200 05/23/83 London, ON, CAN -
Calvin Pickard 30 G -- 6'1" 200 04/15/92 Moncton, NB, CAN -
Garret Sparks 40 G -- 6'2" 195 06/28/93 Elmhurst, IL, USA -
Injured - - -- - - - - -
Mason Marchment 53 LW L 6'3" 200 06/18/95 Uxbridge -
Josh Kestner 96 F R 6'1" 185 11/08/93 Huntsvill, AL AHL
Derian Plouffe 64 F L 5'10" 187 01/15/95 Nepean, ON AHL
Fedor Gordeev 75 D L 6'7" 227 01/27/99 Toronto, ON, CAN Draft Pick

Those enjoying the ride on the Semyon Der-Arguchintsev hype train will notice he is the only junior forward left at the Leafs camp; recent first-rounder Rasmus Sandin is still holding down a defence spot thus far. Obviously neither are approaching the NHL anytime soon, but it’s nice to make the final 46 right after being drafted.

The Leafs now have two full teams ready to go for preseason. Time to gear up.