BROWN: After Recent String of Graduations, What’s Left in Toronto Maple Leafs Prospect Pool?
For months, the Toronto Maple Leafs stashed an NHL third-pairing in the AHL in Rasmus Sandin and Timothy Liljegren. As injuries ravished their blue line, that maneuver paid off.
Sandin is now a full-time NHL’er; Liljegren’s NHL-ready and held his own in his NHL stint. Both players look like long-term Leafs, with Sandin owning top-pair upside.
Despite the recent graduations of two top prospects, the Leafs still possess an intriguing pool, headlined by the CHL’s leading goal-scorer, Nick Robertson. But there are a few other pieces who have ready exceeded their draft position, too.
Nick Robertson, LW, Peterborough Petes (OHL)
Robertson is having a post-draft season for the ages. Drafted 53rd overall last June (which was far too low, even at the time), Robertson has already outplayed even the
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