Maple Leafs announce 2018 rookie tournament roster

Rasmus Sandin joins The Starting Lineup to discuss how the OHL prepared him for the NHL, style of play, his move to North America, and his favourite NHL players.

Just before NHL training camp opens, fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs can get a look at some of the team’s prospects at the Rookie Showdown at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec.

The prospect tournament, which includes the Leafs, Canadiens and Senators runs next week.

Toronto will be sending 17 forwards, 11 defencemen and two goaltenders. Seven of the players they chose in the 2018 NHL Draft will be in attendance, including first-rounder Rasmus Sandin who was chosen 29th overall out of the OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

The Leafs will play Montreal at 3 p.m. on Sept. 8 and Ottawa at 3 p.m. on Sept. 9.

Here is the full roster:

PLAYER POS 2017-18 CLUB(S) ACQUIRED
Bouthillier, Zachary G Chicoutimi (QMJHL) 209th overall (2018)
Bracco, Jeremy F Toronto (AHL) 61st overall (2015)
Bradley, Matthew F Regina (WHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Brooks, Adam F Toronto (AHL) 92nd overall (2016)
Der-Arguchintsev, Semyon F Peterborough (OHL) 76th overall (2018)
Durzi, Sean D Owen Sound (OHL) 52nd overall (2018)
Elynuik, Hudson F Spokane (WHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Estephan, Giorgio F Swift Current (WHL) / Lethbridge (WHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Ferguson, Brady F Toronto (AHL) / Robert Morris (NCAA) Signed to AHL Contract
Gordeev, Fedor D Flint (OHL) 141st overall (2017)
Grundstrom, Carl F Toronto (AHL) / Frolunda (SHL) 57th overall (2016)
Hollowell, Mac D Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 118th overall (2018)
Hunter, Drew D Niagara (OHL) Free Agent Invite
Kral, Filip D Spokane (WHL) 149th overall (2018)
LeBlanc, Stefan D Laval (AHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Liljegren, Timothy D Toronto (AHL) 17th overall (2017)
Lindgren, Jesper D Toronto (AHL) / HPK (Liiga) 95th overall (2015)
Marchment, Mason F Toronto (AHL) Signed to NHL Contract
McGregor, Ryan F Sarnia (OHL) 172nd overall (2017)
Moore, Ryan F Hamilton (OHL) / Flint (OHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Nielsen, Andrew D Toronto (AHL) 65th overall (2015)
Piccinich, JJ F Orlando (ECHL) 103rd overall (2014)
Plouffe, Derian F Toronto (AHL) / Niagara (NCAA) Signed to AHL Contract
Pooley, Scott F Toronto (AHL) / Holy Cross (NCAA) Signed to AHL Contract
Pucek, Roman F VHK Vsentin (Czech2) / HC Vsentin U18 (Czech U18) Free Agent Invite
Rubins, Kristians D Medicine Hat (WHL) Free Agent Invite
Sandin, Rasmus D Rogle BK (SHL) / Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 29th overall (2018)
Scott, Ian G Toronto (AHL) / Prince Albert (WHL) 110th overall (2017)
Stotts, Riley F Calgary (WHL) / Swift Current (WHL) 83rd overall (2018)
Zummack, Eli F Spokane (WHL) Free Agent Invite

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