The Toronto Maple Leafs managed to come up with 12 draft picks in total for the 2020 draft, and they also acquired Filip Hållander in trade before the draft. They suddenly have a lot of prospects and most of them are very young.

Let’s just go right to the list:

Maple Leafs Prospects Post 2020 Draft

NameBirthdatePos2019/2020 Team2020/2021 TeamRights Expire
Joe MillerSeptember 15, 2002FBlake School, USHS-MinChicago Steel, USHLAugust 15, 2025
Dmitri OvchinnikovAugust 19, 2002FSibir, Novosibirsk, KHL/MHLSibir, Novosibirsk, KHL/MHLIndefinite
Wyatt SchingoetheAugust 3, 2002CWaterloo Black Hawks, USHLUniv. of Denver, NCAAAugust 15, 2025
Topi NiemeläMay 25, 2002RDKärpät, LiigaKärpät, U20 SM-sarjaJune 1, 2024
William VilleneuveMarch 20, 2002RDSaint John Sea Dogs, QMJHLSaint John Sea Dogs, QMJHLJune 1, 2022
Ryan TverbergJanuary 30, 2002CToronto Jr Canadiens, OJHLToronto Jr Canadiens, OJHLAugust 15, 2025
Roni HirvonenJanuary 10, 2002CÄssät, LiigaÄssät, LiigaJune 1, 2024
Artur Akhtyamov October 31, 2001GIrbis Kazan, MHLAk Bars, KHL - VHL/MHLIndefinite
Rodion AmirovOctober 2, 2001LWSalavat Yulaev Ufa, KHL - VHL/MHLSalavat Yulaev Ufa, KHL - VHLIndefinite
Veeti MiettinenSeptember 20, 2001RWKiekko-Espoo, Jr A SM-LiigaSt. Cloud State, NCAAJune 1, 2024
Nick RobertsonSeptember 11, 2001LWPeterboroough Petes, OHL???NHL Contract - still junior eligible
John FuscoJune 12, 2001LDDexter School, USHL-PrepHarvard, NCAAAugust 15, 2024
Mike KosterApril 13, 2001DTri-City Storm, USHLUniversity of Minnesota, NCAAAugust 15, 2024
Mikhail AbramovMarch 26, 2001CVictoriaville Tigres, QMJHLVictoriaville Tigres, QMJHLNHL Contract - still junior eligible
Kalle LoponenMarch 13, 2001DSudbury Wolves, OHL (Loan from Kärpät)Kärpät, LiigaJune 1, 2023
Mikko KokkonenJanuary 18, 2001DJukurit, LiigaJukurit, LiigaJune 1, 2023
Semyon Der-ArguchintsevSeptember 15, 2000CPeterboroough Petes, OHL???NHL Contract - AHL eligible in 2020/2021
Filip HållanderJune 29, 2000LWLulea, SHLLulea, SHLNHL Contract - on loan
Axel RindellApril 23, 2000RDJukurit, Liiga/U20 SM-sarjaJukurit, Liiga/U20 SM-sarjaJune 1, 2022
Semyon KizimovJanuary 19, 2000RWLada Togliatti, VHLTorpedo, Nizhny Novgorod, KHLIndefinite
Filip KrálOctober 20, 1999DSpokane Chiefs, WHLHC Prerov, Czech2NHL Contract - AHL eligible in 2020/2021
Nick AbruzzeseJune 4, 1999FHarvard, NCAAHarvard, NCAAAugust 15, 2023
Ryan O'ConnellApril 25, 1999DOhio State, NCAAOhio State, NCAAAugust 15, 2022
Eemeli RäsänenApril 6, 1999DJokerit, KHLHPK, LiigaIndefinite
Pontus HolmbergMarch 9, 1999LW/CVäxjö HC, SHLVäxjö HC, SHLJune 1, 2022
J.D. GreenwayApril 27, 1998DUniversity of Maine, NCAAUniversity of Maine, NCAAAugust 15, 2021
Vladislav KaraApril 20, 1998C/WAk Bars KHL/Bars Kazan VHLSeverstal Cherepovets, KHLIndefinite
Nikolai ChebykinAugust 1, 1997LWToros Neftekamsk/Traktor Chelyabinsk, VHLToros Neftekamsk/Traktor Chelyabinsk, VHLIndefinite
Vladimir BobylevApril 18, 1997CToros Neftekamsk/Traktor Chelyabinsk, VHLToros Neftekamsk/Traktor Chelyabinsk, VHLIndefinite

The rights expiration is from Cap Friendly, and is as of the best of their information. I don’t actually know why Axel Rindell is listed as two-years of rights, although I assume it’s his age at the draft.

There is the potential that NCAA players will have their rights extended by a year because their college eligibility will be extended if they play in this coming season, under a one-time rule.

A few players on NHL contracts have been kept on this list until we have certainty about where they will play this season.

Some, perhaps many, players in Europe will move between junior and senior ranks of teams as needs arise. Rodion Amirov is likely to move between the KHL and VHL a lot.

So far, no NCAA, USHL, OHL or WHL teams have begun to play. Some QMJHL teams are playing, some are on pause until the end of October when the situation will be reviewed.

All levels of hockey in most European countries are underway, some with regular interruptions and postponements.

Kyle Dubas recently said he does not expect any more of the Leafs prospects to be loaned to Europe, as the situation there is too irregular, and many leagues are not interested in short-term loans.

With only one player’s rights expiring next year, the Maple Leafs have no pressing decisions to make, and no real need to start signing prospects to contracts. With Amirov under contract in the KHL to April 30, he will likely sign his ELC in May.

Even when you disregard the older prospects on the bottom of the list, there’s a lot of potential there for the next few years. The Leafs currently have five picks in the 2021 draft, including the first.