Toronto Maple Leafs: Top Five Prospect Rankings

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Stuart Percy

Defence, Toronto Marlies (AHL)

Stuart Percy has already played eight games (3 assists) with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season and many people questioned why he was sent back to the Marlies. Percy had a solid rookie season in the AHL last year, finishing with 25 points in 71 games but has struggled this year with only 3 assists in 15 games in the AHL. His up and down play could be directly related with his up and down status with the Leafs early in the season.

By all accounts Percy has a future on the Leafs blueline but where he lands in the depth chart will be up to him. As a two-way defender with more strength’s lying on the defensive side of the coin he could be a good 3-4 defender – potentially with Valiev a few years down the road – for a Leafs team currently struggling to find their defensive identity. Based on his body of work with the Marlies last year he’s an easy slot in at #2.

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