Toronto Maple Leafs Top Ten Prospects (2019)

TORONTO, ON- SEPTEMBER 10 - Timothy Liljegren makes a pass as the the Toronto Maple Leafs Rookie team plays the Ottawa Senators Rookies in the 2017 Rookie Tournament at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. September 10, 2017. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON- SEPTEMBER 10 - Timothy Liljegren makes a pass as the the Toronto Maple Leafs Rookie team plays the Ottawa Senators Rookies in the 2017 Rookie Tournament at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. September 10, 2017. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images) /
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LAVAL, QC – SEPTEMBER 08: Toronto Maple Leafs Prospect Defenseman Timothy Liljegren (37) gains control of the puck during the Toronto Maple Leafs versus the Ottawa Senators Rookie Showdown game on September 8, 2018, at Place Bell in Laval, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
LAVAL, QC – SEPTEMBER 08: Toronto Maple Leafs Prospect Defenseman Timothy Liljegren (37) gains control of the puck during the Toronto Maple Leafs versus the Ottawa Senators Rookie Showdown game on September 8, 2018, at Place Bell in Laval, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a very good prospect system.

The current Toronto Maple Leafs roster boasts ten homegrown players that they drafted and developed.  This includes six first round picks (Nazem Kadri, Morgan Rielly, Frederik Gauthier, William Nylander, Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews).

The common theme in the NHL is that the worst teams have the best prospect systems, and the best teams have the worst prospect systems.

This isn’t the case for the Toronto Maple Leafs. They are a top team in the NHL and yet they still have tons of talent to look forward to in the pipelines, despite recent Marlies graduates like Garrett Sparks, Andreas Johnsson, Travis Dermott and Kasperi Kapanen all currently in the lineup.

The Leafs have an elite scouting staff and development system, and it’s began to show over the course of the past few years. With this, let’s take a deep dive into the pipelines and check out the first part of the Leafs top ten prospects, with a look at numbers 6-10.

Here’s are the rankings for the last time we did this.