Toronto Maple Leafs 2018-19 Player Grades

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 07: Auston Matthews #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs reacts to the crowd after the Leafs scored against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on October 7, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 07: Auston Matthews #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs reacts to the crowd after the Leafs scored against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on October 7, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – MARCH 25: Frederik Andersen #31 of the Toronto Maple Leafs protests his head at an NHL game against the Florida Panthers during the second period at the Scotiabank Arena on March 25, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – MARCH 25: Frederik Andersen #31 of the Toronto Maple Leafs protests his head at an NHL game against the Florida Panthers during the second period at the Scotiabank Arena on March 25, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Frederik Andersen by Josh Tessler

Frederik Andersen continued to improve last season.

When you line up Andersen’s stats from his 2017-18 campaign and his 2018-19 campaign, you’ll see that his Low Danger Save Percentage and his Medium Danger Save Percentage rose. The only slight issue was that Andersen’s High Danger Save Percentage dropped slightly.

A-. . G. Toronto Maple Leafs. FREDERIK ANDERSEN

But, his High Danger Save Percentage was still higher than Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens, Connor Hellebuyck of the Winnipeg Jets and Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning. If you are concerned about the drop in his High Danger Save Percentage, just keep in mind that Andersen had an awful Maple Leafs defensive unit in front of him.

In addition, there were plenty of games down the stretch in which Andersen kept the Leafs in the game. It’s hard to not appreciate all that Andersen does for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He is the backbone of their team, and at times, their best player.  Our grade for Andersen is an A-.