Organizational Rankings 17. Toronto Maple Leafs

Peter Harling


17. Toronto Maple Leafs – 76.3

Top 15 Prospects

Rank Player Position Score Fantrax Roster
1 Matthew Knies LW 7.4 58%
2 Nick Robertson LW 6.7 25%
3 Easton Cowan RW 6.7 20%
4 Fraser Minten C 6.4 17%
5 Joseph Woll G 5.7 65%
6 Topi Niemela D 5.7 14%
7 Dennis Hildeby G 5.4 13%
8 Ryan Tverberg C 4.3 2%
9 Nkita Grebenkin LW 3.9 3%
10 Nick Abruzzese C 3.6 4%
11 Roni Hirvonen C 3.2 5%
12 Artur Akhtyamov G 3.1 5%
13 Ty Voit C 3.0 5%
14 Alex Steeves LW 2.8 3%
15 Nicholas Moldenhauer C 2.7 3%


Individual Breakdown:

The Leafs have a top tier of four prospects in Matthew Knies, Nick Robertson, Easton Cowan, and Fraser Minten. Add Joseph Woll who may have been overlooked as a roster player and not ranked by two and that is the core for the Leafs future. No player scored higher than eight from any individual, Knies scored eight from Peter, Puneet, and Mark. Eights were also given to Woll by Peter and Easton Cowan from Mark. The most divergent rank probably goes to Ryan Tverberg who received high marks of 6 from Peter and Pat, with low scores of three from Dobber and Mark. While the Leafs may lack many elite level prospects, they do have pretty good quantity of prospects and depth.

Team Overview

Traditionally Toronto has a good track record of drafting and developing and finding NHL players through the draft. In the past 15 drafts, they have 20 players that have over 100 regular season games played. Their asset management is less impressive however. The Leafs are a contending team with the core of Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, William Nylander, John Tavarese and Morgan Reilly and will continue to look to insulate them with cap friendly rental players at the expense of draft picks and prospects. They have traded away three of their last five first round picks, and tragically lost their 2020 first round selection, Rodion Amirov to a brain tumor.

Another resource Toronto is quick to exploit is the free agent route. Since the rankings were complied Toronto acquired two notable college prospects in trading for big Boston University defender Cade Webber and signing one of the top NCAA free agents in Jacob Quillan to help bolster their depth.

With so much salary cap space dedicated to their top players, the Leafs will always need to supplement the roster with impactful players on entry level contracts that can provide depth support.


Name Fantasy Upside NHL Certainty
Tristan Luneau 7.5 8.0
Zachary Nehring 4.5 5.0
Jacob Julien 5.5 5.0
Antti Tuomisto 4.5 6.0
Aku Räty 5.8 5.0
Miko Matikka 6.5 6.5
Nathan Smith 6.2 6.0
Jan Jenik 7.2 6.5
Ilya Fedotov 6.0 3.0
Noel Nordh 6.5 7.0