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Sunday FTB: Checking in on some baby Leafs

Did you expect something profound or in depth, on a Sunday?!

The Toronto Maple Leafs hold a Blue versus White scrimmage during their prospect development camp Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images

It’s Sunday.

The Leafs beat the Bruins 5-2 last night.

I wrote the recap and signed up for the FTB so what you get is a little update on how the baby Leafs are doing.

EUROPE

Topi Niemelä:

  • 1 goal, 1 assist, 5 shots and 24:57 of ice time in Kärpät’s 5-4 overtime win.
  • He’s up to 4 goals and 14 assists in 20 games, good for a tie of second most points in the whole Liiga.

Axel Rindell:

  • 4 assists, 1 shot and 22:28 of ice time for Kärpät.
  • He’s up to 1 goal and 9 assists points in 18 Liiga games, with five of those points coming in the last two games since he joined Kärpät.

Roni Hirvonen:

  • 1 goal (it was a weird one) and 7 shots on net in 15:39 of ice time in HIFK’s 4-2 win.
  • He’s up to 3 goals and 5 assists in 19 games for HIFK, but five of those points came in the last six games.

Pontus Holmberg:

  • 1 assist and 1 shot on goal in 16:49 during Växjö’s 4-1 win.
  • He’s up to 5 goals and 7 assists in 18 SHL games, well on pace to set career highs in goals and points.

Dmitri Ovchinnikov:

  • After a nice run of games getting 5-10 minutes a night, Ovchinnikov was moved back to the 13th forward spot with the rest of the team getting healthy. He got no ice time in Sibir’s game yesterday morning but had a good showing when he did play.

NCAA COLLEGE HOCKEY

Ryan Tverberg:

  • 1 goal and 6 shots on goal in UConn’s 3-2 win.
  • He’s up to 7 goals and 6 assists in 9 games, leading UConn in goals and points, good for a tie for 3rd in the NCAA for U20 players. He’s tied with Carter Savoie, and just behind Kent Johnson and Josh Doan.

Nick Abruzzese:

  • 2 assists and 3 shots on goal in Harvard’s 5-1 win.
  • He’s up to 1 goal and 7 assists in 4 games this season.

Matt Knies:

  • 1 goal, 1 assist and 3 shots on goal in Minnesota’s 4-1 win.
  • He’s up to 4 goals and 3 assists in 10 games in his freshman season.

NORTH AMERICAN JUNIOR

Ty Voit:

  • 1 assist and 1 shot on goal in Sarnia’s 3-2 win last night.
  • He’s up to 3 goals and 7 assists in 8 games, which leads his team despite one fewer game played. He actually has a point in every game he’s played to start the season.

Braeden Kressler:

  • No points but four shots on net in Flint’s 3-2 win.
  • He has 2 goals and 3 assists in 9 games, playing as their 1C and I might be exaggerating but I don’t think he’s been on the ice for a goal against this season.

TORONTO MARLIES

Alex Steeves:

  • 2 goals and 5 shots on net in the Marlies’ 5-2 loss.
  • He’s up to 5 goals and 1 assist in 4 games since returning from injury.

Josh Ho-Sang:

  • 1 assist and 1 shot on goal.
  • He’s up to 6 goals and 1 assist in 8 games.

Kirill Semyonov:

  • 1 assist and 2 shots on goal.
  • He’s up to 1 goal and 8 assists in 9 games for the Marlies so far, leading the team in points.

LEAFS LINKS

The Leafs’ recent win streak is surprisingly well-deserved | by TLN

As Maple Leafs stars hit their stride, how does the rest of the roster stack up? | by Justin Bourne

Erik Källgren turns in first-star performance in Toronto Marlies’ victory over Rochester | by MLHS

Mrazek out means more work for Campbell | by TSN, on another apparent injury to Petr Mrazek that led to Joseph Woll getting called up from the Marlies on Saturday.

I do feel bad for Dermott or any player local to Toronto that joins the Leafs and wants nothing more than to help them win a Cup. He seemingly has the right attitude about it all, at least.

AROUND THE HOCKEY WORLD

The Chicago Blackhawks finally mercy-fired their coach.

....and he probably earned the pink slip, to be honest.

It’s... whatever the torso to leg equivalent of Two Face would be?