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Kyle Dubas and his scouting staff have steadily replenished the Leafs’ prospect pipeline in the last few years, primarily through strong drafting. It has only been a couple of years, however, and even with several Leafs prospects showing encouraging developmental progress, Dubas’ club still hasn’t been able to fully reap the fruits of their labor just yet.
Sure, there are players like Nick Robertson, Rasmus Sandin, and Timothy Liljegren who figure to factor into the Leafs plans sooner rather than later but there are also exciting prospects like Topi Niemelä, Roni Hirvonen, and Veeti Miettinen – among others – who are longer term investments.
Earlier this week, the Leafs added another player to their system who could push for an NHL job in the not too distant future when they signed undrafted NCAA free agent Alex Steeves to a three-year entry level contract out of the University of Notre Dame.
We’ve signed forward Alex Steeves to a three-year entry level contract for the 2021-22 season.
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Steeves is a 21-year old forward who just completed his third NCAA season, …
Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation