NHL Draft

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Coverage of the NHL Entry Draft and draft prospects.

2024 NHL Draft: Later Round Watch List

Looking at some prospects who seem more likely to wind up being mid or late round picks that could be interesting options for the Maple Leafs.

2024 NHL Draft: Bob McKenzie Rankings and My Watch List

Looking at Bob McKenzie's mid-season ranking update that just dropped, and talking about my favourite prospects who look like they could be available to Toronto.

2024 NHL Draft Watch List: World Junior A Challenge

Looking at some of the top performing prospects at the recent World Junior A Challenge from Canada, Sweden and the USA.

2024 NHL Draft Watch List: World Juniors

If you want to get more out of this year's World Juniors than just watching Minten and Cowan on Canada, keep an eye out for these seven prospects who will be eligible for this year's NHL draft!

2024 NHL Draft Watch List: Top Re-Entries

In Torono's recent era of drafting – basically, since Shanahan took over – Toronto has been known to take re-entry prospects. Here are some of the top options that have emerged this year.

2024 NHL Draft Watch List: NCAA

After having written similar pieces for some noteworthy prospects from the CHL leagues, Europe, and the USHL that I have added to my watch list this season, I was left in an awkward spot to deal with one further league: the NCAA.

2024 NHL Draft Watch: Early OHL Breakouts

After more than 10 games in the OHL season so far, there are a few players who have emerged thanks to big breakouts in their performance compared to their pre-season hype.

2024 NHL Draft Watch: Early QMJHL Breakouts

The QMJHL has not had a good run the past few years, as far as churning out a quality or quantity of picks. While it's been trending that way for the past few years, that just means scouting prospects there means looking for some diamonds in the rough.

2024 NHL Draft: Early season standouts

The season is just getting started in each country, and there has been a pair of noteworthy international tournaments that contained most of the top prospects mentioned in the earlier watch list: the Hlinka Gretzky is the big one.

2024 NHL Draft: A way too early watch list

Looking ahead to the 2024 NHL draft to talk about some of the top names, and all of the many interesting defensemen who could be first rounders.

Early Thoughts on Toronto's Drafting

The 2023 NHL draft is now over, and we know the three players that the Maple Leafs selected. I've read some scouting reports and watched some highlights. I wanted to share my early thoughts.

With the 185th pick in the 2023 Entry Draft, the Maple Leafs select Noah Chadwick

With their final pick in the draft, barring last minute trades, the Maple Leafs drafted Noah Chadwick.

With the 153rd pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft, the Maple Leafs select Hudson Malinoski

Hudson Malinoski is a centre from Saskatoon. He has not played in the WHL, instead opting for the AJHL for a year to allow him to go the NCAA route. He is committed to Providence College for next season. Like any prospect at this stage, that makes him a long-term

Round one recap

All the first round picks from the 2023 NHL Entry Draft with highlights for each player.

With the 28th pick in the 2023 Entry Draft, the Maple Leafs select Easton Cowan

The Toronto Maple Leafs kept their 28th overall pick after all, and used it to select Easton Cowan from the London Knights.

2023 NHL Draft Preview & How to Watch

Previewing the 2023 NHL draft that starts tonight on June 28th, plus providing more information on the draft you may want to know.

Toronto Maple Leafs 2023 draft picks & history

All the Maple Leafs 2023 NHL draft picks. Ones they have, ones they traded away, and who they picked in these spots.

How Can the Maple Leafs Trade Down from 28 at the NHL Draft?

Brad Treliving has a history of trading down at the draft, and there are a few teams that seem like reasonable candidates to trade up to get the 28th overall pick.

2023 NHL Draft Profiles: Goalies

Looking at ten of the best goalie prospects available in this year's draft who I would be interested in for Toronto's later picks, or if they trade down.

2023 NHL Draft Profiles: Overagers

Looking at some of the better overage options still eligible in the 2023 NHL draft, including 5 forwards and 5 defensemen, who could be interesting late round picks.

2023 NHL Draft Profiles: Honourable Mentions

Looking at some honourable mentions who didn't make the final cut for a full profile, but includes 12 prospects I still like for Toronto's picks in the 2023 NHL draft.

Bob McKenzie's final draft rankings changed a lot

Bob McKenzie's final rankings just came out, and it changed quite a lot. Looking at what prospects rose, fell, and what it means for who might be available where Toronto will pick in the 2023 NHL Draft.

2023 NHL Draft Profile: Vojtech Port

Looking at Vojtech Port, a Czech offensive defenseman playing on the worst team in the WHL last year who may go under the radar as a late round steal.

2023 NHL Draft Profile: Timur Mukhanov

Looking at the small but real fun Russian forward Timur Mukhanov, and if he's worth a roll of the dice by the Maple Leafs with their later round picks.

2023 NHL Draft Profile: Beckett Hendrickson

Looking at Beckett Hendrickson, an underrated playmaker from the US national development squad, as a later round pick for the Maple Leafs.
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