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2017 Maple Leafs pipeline list is updated and improved

The Maple Leafs have made some changes upstream, so the 2017 pipeline list has been refreshed and now shows when rights expire.

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Dominic Toninato is the next player whose rights will expire on August 15.
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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

Name Birthdate Pos 2016/2017 Team 2017/2018 Team Rights Expire
Name Birthdate Pos 2016/2017 Team 2017/2018 Team Rights Expire
Keaton Middleton February 10, 1998 D Saginaw Spirit, OHL Saginaw Spirit, OHL June 1, 2018
Vladimir Bobylev April 18, 1997 C Vicoria Royals, WHL Vicoria Royals, WHL June 1, 2018
Nicolas Mattinen March 5, 1998 D London Knights, OHL London Knights, OHL June 1, 2018
Pierre Engvall May 31, 1996 LW Mora IK, Allsvenskan HV71, SHL June 1, 2018
J.J. Piccinich June 12, 1996 RW London Knights, OHL Toronto Marlies, AHL June 1, 2018
Nolan Vesey March 28, 1995 LW U. of Maine, NCAA U. of Maine, NCAA August 15, 2018
Martins Dzierkals April 4, 1997 LW R-N Huskies, QMJHL Toronto Marlies, AHL June 1, 2019
Jesper Lindgren May 19, 1997 D MODO, Allsvenskan HPK, Liiga June 1, 2019
Ian Scott January 11, 1999 G Prince Albert Raiders, WHL Prince Albert Raiders, WHL June 1, 2019
Fedor Gordeev January 27, 1999 D Flint Firebirds, OHL Flint Firebirds, OHL June 1, 2019
Ryan McGregor January 29, 1999 C/LW Sarnia Sting, OHL Sarnia Sting, OHL June 1, 2019
Eemeli Räsänen April 6, 1999 D Kingston Frontenacs, OHL Kingston Frontenacs, OHL June 1, 2019
Dakota Joshua May 15, 1996 C Ohio State, NCAA Ohio State, NCAA August 15, 2019
Joseph Woll July 12, 1998 G Boston College, NCAA Boston College, NCAA August 15, 2020
J.D. Greenway April 27, 1998 D U. of Wisconsin, NCAA U. of Wisconsin, NCAA August 15, 2020
Ryan O'Connell April 25, 1999 D St. Andrew's College, CAHS Penticten Vees, BCHL August 15, 2022
Yegor Korshkov July 10, 1996 RW Lokomotiv, KHL Lokomotiv, KHL Indefinite
Nikolai Chebykin August 1, 1997 LW Dynamo Moscow, KHL, VHL SKA-Neva St. Petersburg, VHL Indefinite
Vladislav Kara April 20, 1998 C Irbis Kazan, MHL MHL/VHL Indefinite

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?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Every move he makes is genius
    (278 votes)
  • 34%
    We haven’t seen enough yet
    (597 votes)
  • 7%
    His drafting is really suspect after the first round
    (139 votes)
  • 35%
    Better than average, but he still makes weird choices
    (618 votes)
  • 6%
    Keaton Middleton will be an NHL star
    (116 votes)
1748 votes total Vote Now