Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Taking a look at the Leafs 2011 Draft

The 2011 NHL draft has come and gone and Brian Burke has added nine lucky youngsters when it was all said and done. The Leafs made a minor move by trading their 30th overall and 39th overall picks to Anaheim to move up to the 22nd overall spot. We take a look at who the Bud drafted.

Tyler Biggs (Forward) 22nd Overall Pick
USA (Under 18)
GP: 48 G 17 A 11 PTS 28 PIM 112
  • Prototypical power forward who embodies truculence. He has decent hands and can drive to the net while delivering big hits
Stuart Percy (Defense) 25th Overall Pick
Mississauga St. Michael's (OHL)
GP: 64 G 4 A 29 PTS 33 PIM 50
  • A smart player who is rarely caught out of position in his own end, he guards the puck well and makes passes well in all three zones
Josh Leivo (Forward) 86th Overall Pick
Sudbury (OHL)
GP: 64 G 13 A 17 PTS 30 PIM 37
  • The kids game is still blossoming as he scored 11 of his 13 goals in his final 34 games and was a big part of Sudbury's upset first round win over Ottawa
Tom Nilsson (Defense) 100th Overall Pick
Mora (Sweden)
GP: 37 G 2 A 6 PTS 8 PIM 26
  • He has a good shot and delivers devasting open ice hits, is sound in his own end
Tony Cameranesi (Forward) 130th Overall Pick
Wayzata (MN High School)
GP: 25 G 15 A 39 PTS 54 PIM 26
  • Makes up for lack of size with speed and acceleration, finds the open ice well and is an excellent playmaker
David Broll (Forward) 152nd Overall Pick
Sault Ste Marie (OHL)
GP: 65 G 13 A 21 PTS 34 PIM 85
  • Big forward who loves to drop the gloves, he can mix it up and goes into the corners
Dennis Robertson (Defense) 173rd Overall Pick
Brown (ECAC)
GP: 30 G 6 A 11 PTS 17 PIM 48
  • Uses his strength to slow down opposing forwards and can play on the powerplay
Garret Sparks (Goalie) 190th Overall Pick
Guelph (OHL)
GP: 33 GAA 2.90 SVP .907
  • He is a big bodied goalie with good lateral movement and rebound control
Max Everson (Defense) 203rd Overall Pick
Edina (MN High School)
GP: 22 G 4 A 17 PTS 21 PIM 20
  • A defensive defensemen who has a bit more growing to do
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