It was a bit of a lighter schedule for the Leafs’ prospect pool this past week, so this week’s edition of the Leafs Prospect Roundup will be done rapid-fire style. Let’s dive right in.
Fraser Minten has taken on a more significant workload for Kamloops since teammates Logan Stankoven and Caedan Bankier left to join Team Canada’s World Junior squad and has risen to the challenge. The Blazers played a couple of games against Prince George last week, with Minten netting a goal and an assist in each contest, including the overtime winner in Friday’s matchup. He is up to 13 goals and 15 assists in 22 games for the season.
MINTS CALLED GAME 🔥🚨@MapleLeafs pic.twitter.com/Pn9w6OkGtN
— Kamloops Blazers (@blazerhockey) December 17, 2022
Pontus Holmberg appears to have carved out a full-time role with the Leafs, and the term “prospect” may not apply to him for much longer. Lauded for his responsible style of play and strong defensive game, Holmberg had the biggest offensive night of his young career in Tuesday’s blowout win over the Anaheim Ducks. The 2018 sixth-round pick tallied three assists on the night and now has two goals and five assists through his first 17 NHL games.
One of Holmberg’s three assists against the Ducks came on Joey Anderson’s first goal as a Leaf. Now in his third season with the organization, Anderson is finally getting an extended run in the Leafs’ bottom-six, and he has been effective in the early going. Playing limited minutes, Anderson has helped his line to control the run of play for the most part, and while the sample size is still qu …
Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation