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Fantasy Summary

Undrafted late bloomer with a nose for the net. Competes hard and has good offensive instincts.


Observations

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May 2022 – Steeves had a great first season of pro hockey despite missing time with various injuries throughout the year. His 23 goals and 23 assists through 58 games were good enough for third in scoring among all Marlies, and he even registered his first NHL point while getting into three games with the Leafs. Steeves proved to be a legitimate scoring threat at the AHL level and while he produced in a variety of ways, his one-timer from the top of the circle on the powerplay became an increasingly dangerous weapon as the season wore on. With his injury troubles hopefully behind him, he will be looking to take the next step with a strong showing at the Leafs’ training camp next fall. Already knocking on the door as a depth option, Steeves has the potential to grow into an NHL regular if he continues on this upward trajectory. Nick Richard

December 2021 – After suffering a shoulder injury in development camp that forced him to miss the beginning of the season, Steeves has had a strong start to his first professional season. He managed 12 points through his first 12 AHL games with the Marlies, and with the Leafs’ forward group depleted, he was rewarded with his first taste of NHL action.

Steeves is far from a finished product but the early returns on his signing have been encouraging and it appears the Leafs could have a future depth NHLer on their hands with their latest NCAA signing. Nick Richard

March 2021 – The Maple Leafs have signed 21-year-old NCAA forward Alex Steeves to a 3-year ELC.

Steeves put up 15 goals and 32 points in 29 games to lead the University of Notre Dame as a junior and earned a spot on the Big-10 2nd All Star team. He was previously undrafted primarily due to his size and skating, but he knows how to score goals and the Leafs organization has a good history of improving player skills when they see targets with potential hockey IQ. Toronto certainly have an interest in brainy prospects; Steeves was named to the Dean’s List in 2019-20 as a college freshman and sophomore. He is unlikely to be fantasy relevant in even the deepest leagues for the time being, wait and see how he is used in the AHL or ECHL before using a roster spot. Hayden Soboleski

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth December 10, 1999
Height 5‘11”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs 16UUSPHL 16U28 17 2138 34|Playoffs4 2 35
  New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs 18UUSPHL 18U1 0 11 0|        
 2015-2016 New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs 18UEJEPL 18U13 1 45 2|        
  New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs 18UECEL 18U9 6 612 16|        
  Sioux City MusketeersUSHL39 5 611 16|        
  New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs EHL4 2 46 0|        
 2016-2017 Team Kelly USA-S175 0 11 -|        
  Dubuque Fighting SaintsUSHL53 6 1218 33|Playoffs8 1 34 17 
 2017-2018