Toronto Maple Leafs December AHL Prospect Update

TORONTO, ON- MAY 3 - Toronto Marlies forward, recently signed Egor Korshkov (96) skates in the warm-up, he was the Toronto Maple Leafs 2016 second-round pick as the teams warm up before Toronto Marlies play the Cleveland Monstersin game two of their second round Calder Cup play-off series at Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto. May 3, 2019. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON- MAY 3 - Toronto Marlies forward, recently signed Egor Korshkov (96) skates in the warm-up, he was the Toronto Maple Leafs 2016 second-round pick as the teams warm up before Toronto Marlies play the Cleveland Monstersin game two of their second round Calder Cup play-off series at Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto. May 3, 2019. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 25: Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Joseph Woll (60) reacts during warm-up before the NHL Preseason game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs on September 25, 2019, at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Photo by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 25: Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Joseph Woll (60) reacts during warm-up before the NHL Preseason game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs on September 25, 2019, at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Photo by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

G- Joseph Woll, 21, 6’4, 203- AHL (GP; 12, W; 6, L; 4, T; 2, GAA; 3.07, Save percentage; .899)

Joseph Woll has had an impressive journey to being the Toronto Marlies backup. He has been dubbed as the “Brick Woll” and has the challenge of living up to that moniker in Toronto.

Trying to assess goalies is always a struggle, as we have seen countless times that if you count them out, more often than not, you will eat those words.

Over the past years since Woll was drafted, Joseph has shown gradual improvements. Finally getting an opportunity in front of management, Woll gets showcase what he has learnt.

In the 12 games Woll has appeared in, he has posted a 6-4-2 record, with a 3.07 GAA and .899 save percentage. These numbers may not be all that impressive, but let’s not forget that Woll is 21, playing against men, in his first season in the AHL.

From the start of the season, Woll has shown improvements from his 3.37 GAA to 3.07 now. Woll’s save percentage has risen slightly from .897 to .899. These are minor improvements, but nonetheless, are improvements.

ETA; 2022-21, Woll being a goalie is hard to predict when he could make the jump to the Leafs full time. I am simply basing this off of the fact that Frederik Andersen could potentially leave via free agency in 2 years.

Scouting report; Woll possesses a large, projectable frame, he uses his athleticism and long frame to make good saves. Going forward, Woll will have to improve his rebound control and ability to lock down games for the Marlies, but this comes with repetition and experience.

Conclusion; The Toronto Marlies almost have an embarrassment of riches on their team from the amount of talent that dawns the blue and white.

Ever since TMLSE hired Brendan Shanahan, the Toronto Maple Leafs have  become a respectable franchise and that starts with the drafting and development of its own prospects.

Next. Leafs Top Ten Prospects. dark

The Marlies look to go on another Calder Cup run this season and will have plenty of firepower to do so. Life sure has changed being a Leaf fan over the past 5 years.