Some Thoughts On The Leafs Rookie Tournament Roster

It’s almost September, which means we’ve nearly reached Rookie Tournament Season! The Leafs just announced their roster for the upcoming Traverse City Prospects Tournament, which you can find here. 
So, what exactly have the Leafs brought to the tournament here? Let’s break it down.
The Drafted
The Leafs are bringing a total of ten draft picks to the tournament. Two of them were recently drafted in the 2019 NHL Draft: Nicholas Roberston, their second-rounder, and Mikhail Abramov, the first of their two fourth rounders. Mikko Kokkonen, Mike Koster, Kalle Loponen, and Nick Abruzzese, who were also drafted in 2019, will not be going to the event.
It’s usual for European-based players, USHL players and NCAA players to miss the event, which would explain their absences. 
Four draft picks from the 2018 NHL Draft (Semyon Der-Arguchintsev, Mac Hollowell, Filip Kral and Riley Stotts), one draft pick from the 2017 NHL Draft (Ian Scott), two draft picks from the 2016 NHL Draft (Egor Korshkov and Joseph Woll and one draft pick from the 2015 NHL Draft (Jesper Lindgren) will also be attending. Der-Arguchintsev, Kral, and Stotts are expected to return to the CHL for next season, while the other players mentioned will play their …

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Author: 51Leafs / The Leafs Nation

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