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It’s just a 7th round pick, too bad we aren’t the magical Red Wings with super drafting powers...

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Last night at 1AM our time, the Toronto Maple Leafs traded back up Marlies goaltender Jhonas Enroth to the not mighty any more Anaheim Ducks. The return was a seventh round pick and you can check out night owl Arii’s post on the trade here.

So what could we get with a seventh rounder? Here are the seventh round players from the past ten drafts:

2016: Nikolai Chebykin - Currently in Russia’s junior league, he’s played for three different teams this season, including four KHL games.

2015: Nikita Korostelev - Currently with the Peterborough Petes of the OHL, has 40 points in 34 games.

2014: Pierre Engvall - Currently with Morak IK of Allsvenskan, the second tier Swedish league. Has 25 points in 32 games.

2013: Andreas Johnson - Currently with the Toronto Marlies, has put up 17 points in 34 games this year so far.

2012: Viktor Loov - Currently with the Toronto Marlies, has put up 5 points in 31 games this year so far.

2011: Garret Sparks - With the Marlies, has only played 9 games this season.

2011: Max Everson - Was kicked out of Harvard for cheating, never to be heard from again.

2010: Josh Nicholls - Was never signed, is currently in the ECHL with the Colorado Eagles.

2009: Barron Smith - Never signed, played CIS hockey for four years after leaving the Petes.

2008: Andrew MacWilliam - played 12 games with the Leafs before signing with the Jets* as a free agent. Is current;y on a two way deal with the Devils.

2007: Carl Gunnarsson - Probably the best seventh round pick on the list, Gunnarsson 304 games with the Maple Leafs before being traded to St. Louis for Roman Polak. He’s gone on to play 162 games for the St. Louis Blues since the trade.

So, a seventh round pick is mostly nothing but you never know what it could become. It could even become the next Jhonas Enroth!

Here are your links for the morning.

Aside from all the wonderful things on the front page, here are some Leafs links.

Editor in Leaf looks at how a Landeskog deal could predict a return on JVR.

Ryan Fancey looks at what a great find Zach Hyman has been.

TLN is happy Matthews has his confidence in the NHL.

And boring non-Leafs links.

Arctic Ice Hockey says Patrick Laine is an all star. If Matthews is first team, then I guess Laine can be second team.

Down Goes Brown hands out mid-season awards.

Joe Thornton is UFA after this year. Fear the Fin wonders if he should be extended.

EOTP looks at how the Canadiens relationship with the NWHL’s Canadiennes is going.

Matchsticks & Gasoline calls All Star sub on one of the Flames.

Go troll Raw Charges comment section, they say Yzerman will trade ANYONE for defence. Kucherov for Corrado?

In the most important news, it’s my birthday and thankfully I’m still in the midst of the cherished (because we’re idiots with money) 18-34 male demographic, so I’ll celebrate with a big ol’ can of our greatest gift to mankind.