The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced a roster of 26 players who will represent the team at a three-day prospects tournament that will run from Sept. 8-10 at Ricoh Coliseum.
Headlining the group for the Leafs is 2017 first-rounder (17th overall) Timothy Liljegren, a highly touted two-way defenceman from Sweden. At the start of last season, Liljegren was ranked as high as No. 2 in pre-season NHL draft rankings, but fell down to a mid-round pick in June after a season slowed by injury.
Here is a full list of the players who will compete at the tournament against top prospects from the Canadiens and Senators:
|Bobylev, Vladimir||F||Victoria (WHL) / Moscow (KHL) / Khimik Voskresensk (VHL)|
|Bracco, Jeremy||F||Kitchener (OHL) / Windsor (OHL)|
|Brooks, Adam||F||Regina (WHL)|
|Coskey, Cole||F||Saginaw (OHL)|
|Dermott, Travis||D||Toronto (AHL)|
|Duquette, Marc-Olivier||D||Drummondville (QMJHL)|
|Dupuy, Jean||F||Rochester (AHL)|
|Dzierkals, Martins||F||Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)|
|Gordeev, Fedor||D||Flint (OHL) / Hamilton (OHL)|
|Grundstrom, Carl||F||Toronto (AHL) / Frolunda (SHL)|
|Kaskisuo, Kasimir||G||Toronto (AHL) / Orlando (ECHL)|
|Korostelev, Nikita||F||Peterborough (OHL) / Sarnia (OHL)|
|Liljegren, Timothy||D||Rogel BK (SHL)|
|Lindberg, Tobias||F||Toronto (AHL|
|Marchment, Mason||F||Toronto (AHL) / Orlando (ECHL)|
|Mattinen, Nicolas||D||London (OHL)|
|McGregor, Ryan||F||Sarnia (OHL)|
|Middleton, Keaton||D||Saginaw (OHL)|
|Moore, Trevor||F||Toronto (AHL)|
|Nielsen, Andrew||D||Toronto (AHL)|
|Piccinich, JJ||F||London (OHL)|
|Pospisil, Kristian||F||Sioux City (USHL)|
|Rasanen, Eemeli||D||Kingston (OHL)|
|Scott, Ian||G||Prince Albert (WHL)|
|Smart, Jonathan||D||Regina (WHL) / Kelowna (WHL)|
|Timashov, Dmytro||F||Toronto (AHL)|
Prospects for the Leafs, Senators and Habs will play each other once across three days at this year’s rookie tournament. The schedule for that event is as follows:
Friday, Sept. 8: Montreal vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 9: Ottawa vs. Montreal, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 10: Toronto vs. Ottawa, 4 p.m.