Toronto Maple Leafs November Prospect Update Vol. 2 – Europe

VICTORIA , BC - DECEMBER 31: Pontus Holmberg #29 of Sweden versus Kazakhstan at the IIHF World Junior Championships at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on December 31, 2018 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images)
VICTORIA , BC - DECEMBER 31: Pontus Holmberg #29 of Sweden versus Kazakhstan at the IIHF World Junior Championships at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on December 31, 2018 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images) /
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VICTORIA , BC – DECEMBER 31: Pontus Holmberg #29 of Sweden versus Kazakhstan at the IIHF World Junior Championships at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on December 31, 2018 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images)
VICTORIA , BC – DECEMBER 31: Pontus Holmberg #29 of Sweden versus Kazakhstan at the IIHF World Junior Championships at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on December 31, 2018 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images) /

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a handful of lesser known but exciting prospects plying their way over in Europe, we give you a look into how their seasons are going so far.

Another month is down and all the Toronto Maple Leafs European prospects have been in action for their respective clubs. Whilst the big name prospects are all playing in North America, split between the CHL and the AHL, there remains some names to keep an eye on in Europe. If you aren’t up to date with the “going ons” of the European prospects, our previous months update is worth a read.

Whilst none of these names may currently be household ones, there was a time when many of us wouldn’t have given a second thought to many of the Toronto Maple Leafs later round European picks. Names like Egor Korshkov, Pierre Engvall, Jesper Lindgren and even Andreas Johansson have shown us that keeping tabs on the Europeans is something absolutely worth doing.

The Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t been shy about dipping into their European prospect pool and giving opportunities to guys we may not have considered high end prospects.

As previously mentioned, the likes of Jesper Lindgren and Pierre Engvall are both full-time Marlies this season and the latter of the two was even considered to be a legitimate option for the Leafs roster to begin the season. Players who seemingly appear to be off the radar often get offered a role on the Marlies and an opportunity to try push their way into the NHL.

All information from this article: hockeydb.com, eliteprospects.com, and nhl.com

Let’s begin this November update by looking into the prospects currently plying their way in Russia.