If there’s one fringe player that could potentially find himself on the Leafs roster to start the season, my best bet has to be Trevor Moore.
Like Mike, I am a big fan of his game and have been thoroughly impressed with his development over the past two years. He had a decent sophomore season with the Marlies (12 goals, 21, assists, and 33 points) but his playoff run was truly a sight to behold. In 20 games played, he recorded 6 goals, 11 assists and 17 points and proved to be one of the Marlies most trusted offensive weapons.
It’s worth noting that his point totals were good enough for 2nd on the Marlies and 4th in the entire AHL playoffs. Mike Babcock recently told reporters at training camp that he was really impressed by Moore when discussing the Marlies playoff run. If you get such high praise from the head coach of the Leafs, then chances are you have a pretty good shot of making the team.
While it may appear to be an uphill battle given he will have to win a spot over veterans like Josh Leivo and Tyler Ennis, Moore has a good chance out of all of the fringe players to make the team.