As of writing, the Toronto Maple Leafs have three picks in the 2023 NHL entry draft. Only two of those picks are their own (rounds 5 & 6) and their original first round pick was sent to the St. Louis Blues in the Ryan O'Reilly trade.

The Maple Leafs haven't hit home runs at any of these positions yet, but there may be a serviceable player or two to come out of this small draft. Small for now, who knows what new GM Brad Treliving is up to.

So, for now, here are the Maple Leafs picks in the 2023 NHL draft, and the players that were chosen there in the past.

Round One

Pick #25 - Traded to St. Louis Blues

The Maple Leafs traded their own first round pick to the St. Louis Blues in the three-way trade with the Minnesota Wild that brought Ryan O'Reilly, Noel Acciari, and Josh Pillar to Toronto.

Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Ryan O’Reilly from St. Louis Blues
The Leafs did a thing, a big thing

Pick #28 (Boston Bruins via Washington Capitals)

The Maple Leafs acquired this pick from the Washington Capitals for Rasmus Sandin.

Rasmus Sandin traded for Erik Gustafsson and a 1st
Okay, then. McCabe it is.

1987 - Daniel Marois (RW)
GP: 350 - G: 117 - A: 93 - Pts: 210

Drafted from the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, Marois would play 285 games for the Maple Leafs before being traded to the New York Islanders in 1992 along with Claude Loiselle for Ken Baumgartner and Dave McLlwain. Marois wouldn't last long in the NHL outside of Toronto; he would only play 65 more NHL games before leaving for Europe in the 1996/1997 season. He won an NLA championship with Bern in 1997, bounced around the European leagues until he retired in 2005 after a season in the Quebec goon league.

1983 - Jeff Jackson
GP: 263 - G: 38 - A: 48 - Pts: 86

Jackson played for the Brantford Alexanders in the OHL before being drafted by the Maple Leafs, but only played three partial seasons with the Maple Leafs, splitting time with their AHL affiliate in St. Catharines, as well as the OHL's Hamilton Steelhawks. In 1987 he would be traded to the New York Rangers along with a 1989 3rd round pick (Rob Zamuner) for Mark Osborne. Jackson wouldn't last long in New York, traded ahead of the 87/88 season to the Quebec Nordiques where he would spend the majority of his NHL career. He retired in 1992.

Jackson would join the Maple Leafs front office, becoming Assistant General Manager to John Ferguson Jr in 2006, and stayed under Brian Burke until 2010.

Round Two

#57 - Traded to Seattle Kraken

The Maple Leafs sent this pick west at the 2022 Trade Deadline with a 2022 and 2024 pick in exchange for Kraken Captain Mark Giordano and Colin Blackwell

Leafs Trading for Mark Giordano: Report
The veteran blueliner will play for his hometown team.

Round Three

Pick #89 - Traded to Vancouver Canucks

The Maple Leafs sent their third round pick this year to the Canucks for Luke Schenn.

Engvall to the Islanders Schenn to the Leafs (yes, I mean Luke)
We thought we were safe when McCabe took #2

Round Four

Pick #121 - Traded to Nashville Predators

At the 2022 draft the Leafs wanted Dennis Hildeby, but didn't have a pick handy, so they swapped their 2023 fourth round pick with Nashville for their 2022 fourth round pick. The Leafs got their goalie, the Preds punted a pick to this year.

Toronto Maple Leafs trade picks to select Dennis Hildeby 122nd overall
The Maple Leafs sent next year’s fourth rounder to the Preds.

Round Five
Pick# 153

2021 - Ty Voit
No NHL Stats

Voit hasn't made his NHL debut yet, but he did score 80 points in his post-draft season, and this year he had 105 points in the OHL with the Sarnia Sting.

How did Ty Voit develop this season? | PPP Leafs
Ty Voit had a big increase in his point production this season, but how did he actually improve and develop his game?

2005 - Alex Berry
No NHL Stats

Berry was drafted from the Boston Jr. Bruins, and after the draft he would attend the University of Massachusetts for four years. He would play 63 Toronto Marlies games in 2009 & 2010, then was traded ahead of 2010 training camp to the Tampa Bay Lightning, along with Stefano Giliati for Matt Lashoff. Berry retired after playing the 2014/15 season in Italy.

1988 - Roger Elvenes
No NHL Stats

Drafted from Rögle BK of the SHL, Elvenes never came over to play in North America, having a long career with Rögle, before ending with three seasons playing for Rungsted Cobras in Denmark, winning one championship.

1986 - Steve Brennan
No NHL Stats

Brennan played four season with Clarkson University after being drafted, but never pursued a professional hockey career.

1981 - Richard Turmel
No NHL Stats

Drafted out of the QMJHL's Shawinigan Cataractes, Turmel got in one season with the Leafs AHL affiliate St. Catharines Saints before being traded to the Quebec Nordiques for long time NHLer Basil McRae. Turmel would leave professional hockey the following season.

Round six
Pick# 185

2021 - Vyacheslav Peksa
No NHL Stats

Huh. A Russian goalie, eh? I'm just learning who he is now. Neat! Had nice numbers last season in the minor leagues over there. He was signed to an entry-level contract after the end of this past season.

Vyacheslav Peksa signed to an ELC | PPP Leafs
Maple Leafs prospect Vyacheslav Peksa signed a three year ELC with Toronto after a stellar season in the Russian VHL as one of their top young goalies.

2015 - Nikita Korostelev
No NHL Stats

Korostelev came over to play in the OHL, but three years after being drafted, he wasn't signed to a contract by the Maple Leafs and became a free agent. He played some minor-league games with Laval and Cleveland, but has spent the past few seasons playing for Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the KHL.

1974 - Marty Feschuk
No NHL Stats

Feschuk never made it to the NHL, played two pro-seasons in the IHL with Toledo, Columbus, and Fort Wayne, and that was it for his career.

Round Seven
Pick #217 - Traded to Pittsburgh Penguins

This pick was traded to Pittsburgh ahead of the 2021 Expansion Draft, along with Filip Hållander for Jared McCann, who was drafted away by the Kraken.

Maple Leafs trade Filip Hållander for Jared McCann
Leafs also give up a seventh-round pick.

It's sad to say, but aside from once with pick #28, the Leafs have no great history with these picks. Maybe Ty Voit will pan out, but that's years away.

There's no time like the present to make a change!