As the NHL season remains on pause, we review how the top Toronto Maple Leafs’ prospects performed this season and what the future has in store for them.
Around this time, some NHL teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs were supposed to be playing in the first round of the playoffs.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has put that on hold and put an abrupt end to most of the minor-league seasons. As a result, players looking to showcase themselves for the NHL Draft lost a critical part of their audition and top prospects had their development cut short.
This is surely the case for the Leafs who have seen a wave of prospects make their mark over the past few seasons. Now with the need to have a pipeline of talent that can fill in the gaps on the roster, the Leafs not only need to find players at a bargain price but have prospects that can play a significant role as well.
Considering the team had no first-round pick last year and will not have one in this upcoming draft, the importance of finding impact players later in the draft cannot be overstated.
With that being said we looked at how the team’s top prospects did this season and what the future holds for them.