Maple Leafs announce roster for 2019 Traverse City prospects tournament


Justin Brazeau with the North Bay Battalion. (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced their 32-man roster for the upcoming Traverse City prospects tournament.

It will be Toronto’s first year competing in the tournament, which will also feature prospects from the Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and host Detroit Red Wings.

The Maple Leafs roster includes 18 forwards, 11 defencemen and three goaltenders. Nick Robertson (second-round, 2019), Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (third-round, 2018) and Justin Brazeau (free agent) are some of the notable names on the squad.

Toronto Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe will oversee the Maple Leafs bench at the tournament, with Newfoundland Growlers head coach John Snowden among the assistants.

The tournament will run from Sept. 6 to Sept. 10 in Traverse City, Mich. The Maple Leafs will face the Blues, Blackhawks and Red Wings in round-robin play.


Name 2018-19 Team Status
Mikhail Abramov Victoriaville (QMJHL) 115th overall (2019)
Vladimir Alistrov Edmonton (WHL) Free Agent Invite
Matt Bradley Newfoundland (ECHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Trey Bradley Toronto (AHL) / Colorado College (NCAA) Signed to AHL Contract
Justin Brazeau North Bay (OHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Joe Carroll Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) Free Agent Invite
Colt Conrad Toronto (AHL) / Western Michigan U (NCAA) Signed to AHL Contract
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev Peterborough (OHL) / Newfoundland (ECHL) 76th overall (2018)
Hudson Elynuik Toronto (AHL) / Newfoundland (ECHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Giorgio Estephan Toronto (AHL) / Newfoundland (ECHL) Signed to AHL Contract
James Hamblin Medicine Hat (WHL) Free Agent Invite
Egor Korshkov Lokomotiv (KHL) / Toronto (AHL) 31st overall (2016)
Ryan Moore Toronto (AHL) / Newfoundland (ECHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Josh Nelson London (OHL) Free Agent Invite
Nicholas Robertson Peterborough (OHL) 53rd overall (2019)
Xavier Simoneau Drummondville (QMJHL) Free Agent Invite
Riley Stotts Calgary (WHL) 83rd overall (2018)
Riley Woods Spokane (WHL) Signed to AHL Contract


Name 2018-19 Team Status
Joseph Duszak Toronto (AHL) / Mercyhurst (NCAA) Signed to NHL Contract
Mac Hollowell Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) / Toronto (AHL) 118th overall (2018)
Teemu Kivihalme Karpat (Liiga) Signed to NHL Contract
Filip Kral Spokane (WHL) 149th overall (2018)
Sean Larochelle Victoriaville (QMJHL) Free Agent Invite
Jesper Lindgren HPK (Liiga) / Toronto (AHL) 95th overall (2015)
Marc-Antoine Pepin Thetford (QCHL) / Sherbrooke (QMJHL) / Shawinigan (QMJHL) Free Agent Invite
Carter Robertson Owen Sound (OHL) Free Agent Invite
Kristians Rubins Toronto (AHL) / Newfoundland (ECHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Sergei Sapego Prince Albert (WHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Nathan Staios Windsor (OHL) Free Agent Invite


Name 1018-19 Team Status
Ian Scott Prince Albert (WHL) 110th overall (2017)
Joseph Woll Boston College (NCAA) 62nd overall (2016)
Maksim Zhukov Barrie (OHL) / Green Bay (USHL) Signed to AHL Contract

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