Leafs sign undrafted prospect Braeden Kressler to an entry-level contract

After an impressive development camp and rookie tournament with the Maple Leafs as an undrafted invite, Braeden Kressler has earned himself a contract.

Braeden Kressler agrees to terms on 3 year NHL entry level contract with Toronto Maple Leafs! #WeAreGoldStar! pic.twitter.com/Kt25GnqoM9
— Dan Milstein-Hockey (@HockeyAgent1) October 1, 2021

Kressler, 18, was eligible for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft but was not selected. A member of the Flint Firebirds, Kressler was not able to showcase his skills in his draft year due to the OHL’s cancellation of their season. A diminutive but feisty winger, Kressler showed skill and playmaking ability in his time at Leafs camp that made him a worthwhile gamble on an entry-level contract. In scrimmages, Kressler was given the opportunity to play with the likes of Nicholas Robertson and Mikhail Abramov, scoring two primary assists in the first scrimmage.

@nickrobertson01 sneaks one home pic.twitter.com/l626BcOcyG
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) September 11, 2021

So nice, he did it twice pic.twitter.com/HlYNnQ0u2X
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) September 11, 2021

In his Draft -1 season in Flint, Kressler’s 18 points in 46 games were nothing spectacular. The underlying numbers, however, showed an effective player that could blossom in the coming …

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Author: Kyle Cushman / The Leafs Nation

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