With the draft over, and the RFA cull finished as well, we have a thinner depth chart at the bottom end, and bigger pipeline list, mostly at the top end. Let’s just get to it, and have a look:

Maple Leafs Depth Chart June 25

John TavaresAndreas JohnssonMitch MarnerMorgan RiellyNikita ZaitsevFrederik Andersen
Auston MatthewsZach HymanWilliam NylanderJake MuzzinJustin HollGarret Sparks
Nazem KadriIlya MikheyevKasperi KapanenTravis DermottTimothy LiljegrenKasimir Kaskisuo
Frederik GauthierTrevor MooreConnor BrownCalle RosenJesper LindgrenJoseph Woll
Nic PetanMason MarchmentJeremy BraccoAndreas BorgmanMac HollowellIan Scott
Adam BrooksMichael CarconeEgor KorshkovRasmus SandinJoe Duszak-
Pierre EngvallDmytro Timashov-Teemu Kivihalme--

Maple Leafs Prospect Pipeline as of June 25

NameBirthdatePos2018/2019 Team2019/2020 TeamRights Expire
Dakota JoshuaMay 15, 1996COhio State, NCAAAugust 15, 2019
Zachary BouthillierNovember 8, 1999GSaint John SeaDogs, QMJHL/Newfoundland Growlers, ECHLJune 1, 2020
Riley StottsJanuary 5, 2000CCalgary Hitmen, WHLJune 1, 2020
Filip KralOctober 20, 1999DSpokane Chiefs, WHLJune 1, 2020
Mikhail AbramovMarch 26, 2001CVictoriaville Tigres, QMJHLVictoriaville Tigres, QMJHLJune 1, 2021
Nick RobertsonSeptember 11, 2001LWPeterboroough Petes, OHLPeterboroough Petes, OHLJune 1, 2021
J.D. GreenwayApril 27, 1998DDubuque Fighting Saints, USHLUniversity of Maine, NCAAAugust 15, 2021
Pontus HolmbergMarch 9, 1999LW/CVäxjö HC, SHLVäxjö HC, SHLJune 1, 2022
Ryan O'ConnellApril 25, 1999DOhio State, NCAAOhio State, NCAAAugust 15, 2022
Mikko KokkonenJanuary 18, 2001DJukurit, LiigaJukurit, LiigaJune 1, 2023
Kalle LoponenMarch 13, 2001DHermes, Mestis and Kärpät, U20Kärpät, Liiga, U20June 1, 2023
Nick AbruzzeseJune 4, 1999FChicago Steel, USHLHarvard, NCAAAugust 15, 2023
Mike KosterApril 13, 2001DChaska High, USHS-Min, Tri-City Storm, USHLUniv. of Minnesota, NCAAAugust 15, 2024
Martins DzierkalsApril 4, 1997LWDinamo Riga, KHL/Liepaja, LatviaIndefinite
Eemeli RäsänenApril 6, 1999DJokerit, Khl/PTO with MarliesJokerit, KHLIndefinite
Vladimir BobylevApril 18, 1997CToros Neftekamsk, VHLToros Neftekamsk, VHLIndefinite
Nikolai ChebykinAugust 1, 1997LWToros Neftekamsk, VHLSalavat Yulaev, KHLIndefinite
Vladislav KaraApril 20, 1998C/WAk Bars KHL/Bars Kazan VHLAk Bars KHL/Bars Kazan VHLIndefinite
Semyon KizimovJanuary 19, 2000RWLada Togliatti, VHLLada Togliatti, VHLIndefinite
Semyon Der-ArguchintsevSeptember 15, 2000CPeterboroough Petes, OHLPeterboroough Petes, OHLNHL Contract - still junior eligible

The rights expiry dates are all from Cap Friendly, and they do indeed have Mikhail Abramov listed as a two-year CHL-style rights player. It’s sometimes difficult to nail down status of European players in the junior leagues, but unless he was loaned to the team, that date is correct.

One interesting thing, which might just be an accident of who the Leafs found to draft, is that they only added two players on two-year rights. With a lot of NCAA players, and Europeans, they don’t need to rush decisions.

As far as the depth chart goes, it’s clear the Marlies roster needs a massive infusion of talent. That can come from either NHL or AHL contracts. The Leafs have 36 SPCs accounted for next year, with Der-Arguchintsev likely to come back off the list when he goes back to junior hockey. With four RFAs to sign, that makes 39. They have all sorts of room to add contracts, and certainly don’t need to be worrying about using NHL contracts for Marlies players where needed. They aren’t likely to use 11 SPC slots in the coming weeks.

It’s possible, perhaps likely, that the Leafs will sign Nick Robertson right away, but other than that, there’s no one left coming out of school or junior hockey to add right now.