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Toronto Maple Leafs 2020 draft recap

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All the picks the Leafs made, all the trades those other guys did

2020 NHL Draft - Round One
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 06: Toronto Maple Leafs jerseys hang in the draft room before the first round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft at Scotiabank Arena on October 06, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The 2020 NHL Draft was held virtually due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Photo by Kyle Brown/NHLI via Getty Images

Day two of the 2020 NHL Draft began at 11:30AM and the second round did not end until well after 1:30PM. It was a stupidly long day. In case you weren’t able to follow along live, we have a recap of all the Maple Leafs picks and the trades that were made on the virtual draft floor.

2020 Toronto Maple Leafs draft picks

#15 - Rodion Amirov (LW) - Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL) / Tolpar Ufa (MHL)
2019-20 Stats: 21GP - 0G - 2A - 2Pts / 17GP - 10G - 12A - 22Pts

#44 - Toronto Maple Leafs trade pick to the Ottawa Senators for picks #59 and 64.
Ottawa Senators select Tyler Kleven - D - USNTDP

#59 - Roni Hirvonen - C - Ässät (Liiga)
2019-20 Stats: 52GP - 5G - 11A - 16Pts

#64 - Topi Niemelä- D - Kärpät (Liiga)
2019-20 Stats: 43GP - 1G - 6A - 7Pts

#106 - Artur Akhtyamov - G - Irbis Kazan (MHL)
2019-20 Stats: 46GP - 1.80GAA - .931sv%

#122 - William Villeneuve - D - Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
2019-20 Stats: 64GP - 9G - 49A - 58Pts

#137 - Dmitri Ovchinnikov - F - Sibirskie Snaipery Novosibirsk (MHL)
2019-20 Stats: 54GP - 24G - 31A - 55Pts

The Maple Leafs traded up! They moved picks #153 and #212 to the Florida Panthers for pick #137.

#168 - Veeti Miettinen - RW - Kiekko-Espoo U2 (Jr A SM-Liiga)
2019-20 Stats: 52GP - 42G - 31A - 73Pts

#177 - Axel Rindell - D - Jukurit (Liiga)
2019-20 Stats: 47GP - 6G - 12A - 18Pts

#180 - Joe Miller - F - Blake School (Minnesota High School)
2019-20 Stats: 25GP - 25G - 34A - 59Pts

#189 - John Fusco - D - Dexter Southfield School (USHS - Prep)
2019-20 Stats: 24GP - 10G - 21A - 31Pts

#195 - Wyatt Schingoethe - C - Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
2019-20 Stats: 47GP - 17G - 21A - 38Pts

#213 Ryan Tverberg - C - Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL)
2019-2020 Stats: 47GP - 26G - 25A - 51Pts

A quick summary of the players personal stats, complied by Hardev:

2020 Leafs Draft Class

Pick # Round Name Position Handed Birthdate Height Weight Team Rights Expire
Pick # Round Name Position Handed Birthdate Height Weight Team Rights Expire
15 First Rodion Amirov LW Left Oct 2, 2001 6'0" 177 Indefinite
59 Second Roni Hirvonen C Left Jan 10, 2002 5'9" 175 June 1, 2024
64 Third Topi Niemela D Right May 25, 2002 6'0" 163 June 1, 2024
106 Fourth Artur Akhtyamov G Left Oct 31, 2001 6'2" 170 Indefinite
122 Fourth William Villeneuve D Right Mar 20, 2002 6'1" 175 June 1, 2022
137 Fifth Dmitri Ovchinnikov LW Left Aug 19, 2002 5'11" 161 Indefinite
168 Sixth Veeti Miettinen RW Left Sept 20, 2001 5'9" 161 June 1, 2024
177 Sixth Axel Rindell RD Right Apr 23, 2000 6'0" 176 June 1, 2022
180 Sixth Joe Miller RW Right Sept 15, 2002 5'9" 146 August 15, 2025
189 Seventh John Fusco LD Left June 13, 2001 5'11" 181 August 15, 2024
195 Seventh Wyatt Schingoethe C Left Aug 3, 2002 5'11" 190 August 15, 2025
213 Seventh Ryan Tverberg C Right Jan 30, 2002 5'10" 168 August 16, 2025

2020 NHL Draft Day Trades

Only looking at player trades, no pick for pick swaps.

Columbus Blue Jackets Receive: Max Domi, pick #78
Montreal Canadiens Receive: Josh Anderson

Just ahead of the first round, the Montreal Canadiens sent Max Domi to the third NHL team of his short career. Columbus would signed a two year deal with the RFA for $5.3M AAV

Nashville Predators Receive: Luke Kunin, Picks #37, 70
Minnesota Wild Receive: Nick Bonino & Pick #101

The Wild picked up a centre, while the Predators got some much needed cap relief.

Ottawa Senators Receive: Matt Murray
Pittsburgh Penguins Receive: Jonathan Gruden, Pick #52

With Craig Anderson done in Ottawa, the Senators got their new starting goalie.

New York Rangers Receive: Pick #60
Los Angeles Kings Receive: Lias Andersson

Lias Andersson was a seventh overall pick and he was traded away for an almost third rounder. Not sure this was worth it.

Some interesting moves, but nothing earth shattering. Hopefully something more interesting comes around free agency later this week.

That’s the 2020 Maple Leafs draft, folks. How did the Leafs do? Too many obscure European prospect? Not enough good ol’ ontario boys? No trades either. Will the Leafs be able to clear space for big free agent moves? Keep refreshing PPP for the next three days to find out.