The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced their first cuts to the training camp roster.

Not a lot of surprises on this list, as you would expect at this early date. Finnish D Jesper Lindgren going back to the Liiga is not a huge shock given the Marlies’ abundance of defenders.  It’s worth noting that for players who can be loaned back to junior (e.g. Sean Durzi) that are going to the Marlies’ camp, this does not necessarily mean they’re going to play in the AHL this year.  Stay tuned.

The remaining roster features a number of names that are definitely bound for the minors once further cuts are made.

Maple Leafs September 16 Roster

Name#PosShHtWtBornBirthplaceNot on NHL Deal
Jeremy Bracco59RWR5'10"17103/17/97Freeport, NY, USA-
Adam Brooks77CL5'11"17505/06/96Winnipeg, MB, CAN-
Connor Brown28RWR6'0"18501/14/94Toronto, ON, CAN-
Emerson Clark58FL5'10"18012/17/92Whitby, ONAHL
Rich Clune39FL5'10"20704/25/87Toronto, ON, CANAHL
Adam Cracknell15RWR6'2"21807/15/85Prince Albert, SK, CAN-
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev85FR5'10"15909/15/00Moscow, RUSDraft Pick
Pierre Engvall47LWL6'5"19605/31/96Ljungby, SWE-
Tyler Ennis63LWL5'9"16110/06/89Edmonton, AB, CAN-
Frederik Gauthier33CL6'5"23204/26/95Laval, QC, CAN-
Colin Greening38FL6'2"21003/09/86St. John's, NLAHL
Carl Grundstrom20RWL6'0"19412/01/97Umea, SWE-
Zach Hyman11CR6'1"21306/09/92Toronto, ON, CAN-
Andreas Johnsson18LWL5'10"18011/21/94Gävle, SWE-
Josh Jooris36RWR6'1"19707/14/90Burlington, ON, CAN-
Nazem Kadri43CL6'0"19010/06/90London, ON, CAN-
Kasperi Kapanen24RWR6'1"18707/23/96Kuopio, FIN-
Josh Leivo32LWR6'2"21005/26/93Innisfil, ON, CAN-
Par Lindholm26CL5'11"18710/05/91Kusmark, SWE-
Patrick Marleau12CL6'2"21509/15/79Aneroid, SK, CAN-
Mitch Marner16CR6'0"17505/05/97Markham, ON, CAN-
Auston Matthews34CL6'3"21609/17/97San Ramon, CA, USA-
Trevor Moore42LWL5'10"18703/31/95Thousand Oaks, CA, USA-
Chris Mueller49CR5'11"19603/06/86West Seneca, NY, USA-
John Tavares91CL6'1"20809/20/90Mississauga, ON, CAN-
Dmytro Timashov41LWL5'10"19010/01/96Kirovograd, UKR-
Andreas Borgman55DL6'0"21206/18/95Stockholm, SWE-
Connor Carrick8DR5'10"19204/13/94Orland Park, IL, USA-
Travis Dermott23DL6'0"20812/22/96Newmarket, ON, CAN-
Jake Gardiner51DL6'2"20007/04/90Minnetonka, MN, USA-
Ron Hainsey2DL6'3"20503/24/81Bolton, CT, USA-
Justin Holl54DR6'3"20501/30/92Tonka Bay, MN, USA-
Timothey Liljegren37DR6'0"19004/30/99Kristianstad, SWE-
Vincent LoVerde45DR5'11"20904/14/89Chicago, IL, USA-
Martin Marincin52DL6'5"21202/18/92Kosice, SVK-
Andrew Nielsen56DL6'3"22411/13/96Red Deer, AB, CAN-
Igor Ozhiganov92DR6'2"20710/13/92Krasnogorsk, RUS-
Morgan Rielly44DL6'1"21703/09/94Vancouver, BC, CAN-
Calle Rosen48DL6'1"19502/02/94Vaxjo, SWE-
Rasmus Sandin78DL5'11"18403/07/00Uppsala, SWE-
Jordan Subban46DR5'9"17503/03/95Toronto, ON, CAN-
Nikita Zaitsev22DR6'2"19510/29/91Moscow, RUS-
Frederik Andersen31G--6'4"23010/02/89Herning, DNK-
Curtis McElhinney35G--6'2"20005/23/83London, ON, CAN-
Calvin Pickard30G--6'1"20004/15/92Moncton, NB, CAN-
Garret Sparks40G--6'2"19506/28/93Elmhurst, IL, USA-
Mason Marchment53LWL6'3"20006/18/95Uxbridge-
Josh Kestner96FR6'1"18511/08/93Huntsvill, ALAHL
Derian Plouffe64FL5'10"18701/15/95Nepean, ONAHL
Fedor Gordeev75DL6'7"22701/27/99Toronto, ON, CANDraft Pick

Those enjoying the ride on the Semyon Der-Arguchintsev hype train will notice he is the only junior forward left at the Leafs camp; recent first-rounder Rasmus Sandin is still holding down a defence spot thus far. Obviously neither are approaching the NHL anytime soon, but it’s nice to make the final 46 right after being drafted.

The Leafs now have two full teams ready to go for preseason. Time to gear up.