Toronto Maple Leafs: Development Camp Roster with Links

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: Eemeli Rasanen is interviewed after being selected 59th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: Eemeli Rasanen is interviewed after being selected 59th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Toronto Maple Leafs development camp roster is set.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have finally announced the dates, location and the roster for their 2017 Development Camp. While camp opens at the MasterCard Centre July 6 with medicals, the practice sessions begin July 7. The list of 57 players includes 38 invitees and 19 of the Leafs 2014 thru 2017 draft picks. Included are 31 forwards, 20 defencemen and six goaltenders.

While everyone’s focus turns towards free agency, these kids prepare to impress the Leafs brass and hopefully carve out a niche for themselves.

At this point, I find it interesting that Nikita Korostelev is included as an invitee. Drafted in the 7th round in 2015, Korostelev had his rights expire May 31st because the Leafs failed to offer him a contract. While I have always liked Korostelev, those in the know worry about his consistency. He is big, fast, mean and has great hands and in my opinion, should Mike Babcock find the right buttons to push (the Kadri button), this kid could one day be an incredible steal. While he has 1st round talent it comes packaged with a 7th round attitude.

While 6/7 Leafs 2017 draft picks will attend, only the mysterious Vladislav Kara is absent.

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In addition to Kara, Jesper Lindgren the Leafs 4th round pick in 2015 attended last year’s camp but will not attend. In addition to Kara and Lindgren, Dominic Toninato, a 2012 5th rounder and Jack Walker, a 2015 6th round pick will also not attend. Since Toninato, a centre from the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs has yet to come to terms with the Leafs, he will become a free-agent should the Leafs not sign him before August 15th. Meanwhile, Jack Walker is another question mark. Because there has been no news as to whether Walker received a formal offer by the May 31st deadline, Walker may already be a free-agent.

Development Camp Final Roster

In any case, what are your thoughts about the development camp, the invitees and/or Leafs draft picks that will attend the event? I have included links for every attendee below.

Adam BrooksFRegina (WHL)2016 Draft (92nd overall)
Alec RauhauserDBowling Green State (WCHA)Camp Invite
Aleksi MustaniemiDSalem State (MASCAC)Camp Invite
Antoine SamuelGBaie-Comeau (QMJHL)Camp Invite
Austen KeatingFOttawa (OHL)Camp Invite
Austin RueschhoffFDubuque (USHL)Camp Invite
Benjamin FreemanFConnecticut (H-East)Camp Invite
Cedric LacroixFMaine (H-East)Camp Invite
Cole CoskeyFSaginaw (OHL)Camp Invite
Connor DewarFEverett (OHL)Camp Invite
Connor MurphyGSpringfield (USPHL)Camp Invite
Corey AndonovskiFSt. Andrew’s College (CAHS)Camp Invite
Dakota JoshuaFOhio State (Big-10)2014 Draft (128th overall)
Eemeli RasanenDKingston (OHL)2017 Draft (59th overall)
Ethan McIndoeFSpokane (WHL)Camp Invite
Fedor GordeevDHamilton (OHL) / Flint (OHL)2017 Draft (141st overall)
Glenn GustafssonFOrebro (SHL) / Orebro (SuperElit)Camp Invite
Grant HuttonDMiami (NCHC)Camp Invite
Ian ScottGPrince Albert (WHL2017 Draft (110th overall)
J.D. GreenwayDWisconsin (Big-10)2016 Draft (72nd overall)
J.J. PiccinichFLondon (OHL)2014 Draft (103rd overall)
Jacob TortoraFUSNTDP (USHL)Camp Invite
Jakob StridsbergDArizona State (NCAA)Camp Invite
Jeff KingDSarnia (OHL) / Orlando (ECHL)Camp Invite
Jeremy BraccoFKitchener (OHL) / Windsor (OHL)2015 Draft (61st overall)
Jerry TurkulainenFJYP (SM-Liiga) / JYP (Mestis)Camp Invite
Jesse KoskenkorvaFKarpat (SM-Liiga)Camp Invite
Jonathan SmartDKelowna (WHL) / Regina (WHL)Camp Invite
Jordan PapirnyGSwift Current (WHL)Camp Invite
Joseph GarreffaDKitchener (OHL)Camp Invite
Joseph WollGBoston College (H-East)2016 Draft (62nd overall)
Keaton MiddletonDSaginaw (OHL)2016 Draft (101st overall)
Kirill KozhevnikovFHC Yugra (KHL)Camp Invite
Kristian PospisilFSioux City (USHL)Camp Invite
Kyle MaksimovichFErie (OHL)Camp Invite
Linus NymanFKingston (OHL)Camp Invite
Logan DeNobleFPeterborough (OHL)Camp Invite
Mac HollowellDSault Ste. Marie (OHL)Camp Invite
Marc-Olivier DuquetteDDrummondville (QMJHL)Camp Invite
Martins DzierkalsFRouyn-Noranda (WHL)2015 Draft (68th overall)
Mason MarchmentFOrlando (ECHL) / Toronto (AHL)AHL Contract
Mathew RobsonGPenticton (BCHL)Camp Invite
Nicolas MattinenDLondon (OHL)2016 Draft (179th overall)
Nikita KorostelevFSarnia (OHL / PeterboroughCamp invite
Nikolai ChebykinFMoscow (KHL) / Balashikha (VHL)2016 Draft (182nd overall)
Nolan VeseyFMaine (H-East)2014 Draft (158th overall)
Pierre EngvallFMora IK (SHL) / Toronto (AHL)2014 Draft (188th overall)
Reagan O’GradyDSudbury (OHL)Camp Invite
Ryan CookDMerrimack (H-East)Camp Invite
Ryan McGregorFSarnia (OHL)2017 Draft (172nd overall)
Ryan O’ConnellDSt. Andrew’s College (CAHS)2017 Draft (203rd overall)
Sami TavernierFMerrimack (H-East)Camp Invite
Sean DurziDOwen Sound (OHL)Camp Invite
Taro HiroseFMichigan State (Big-10)Camp Invite
Timothy LiljegrenDRogle BK (SHL) / Timra IK (Allsvenskan)2017 Draft (17th overall)
Vladimir BobylevFMoscow (KHL) / Victoria (WHL)2016 Draft (122nd overall)
Vladislav YeryomenkoDCalgary (WHL)Camp Invite

First, is there an undrafted dark-horse that will surprise everyone?

Second, is it possible that the Leafs will discover a centre prospect to help fill the organizational needs?

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Third, is there a right-handed defenceman that will turn some heads?

Thanks to for the updated development camp roster chart
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