The Toronto Maple Leafs Top 5 Off-Season Priorities

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 23: (l-r) Kyle Dubas and Brendan Shanahan of the Toronto Maple Leafs handle the draft table during the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 23, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - JUNE 23: (l-r) Kyle Dubas and Brendan Shanahan of the Toronto Maple Leafs handle the draft table during the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 23, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – JUNE 22: (Brendan Shanahan of the Toronto Maple Leafs attend the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 22, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – JUNE 22: (Brendan Shanahan of the Toronto Maple Leafs attend the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 22, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

2. Have a Strong Draft

One of the main events of every offseason is the annual NHL Entry Draft. Whether the season resumes or not, the NHL draft will surely still commence as usual.

This year, the Toronto Maple Leafs don’t have a first round pick (traded to Carolina). However, they do have a second and a fifth round pick, as well as multiple picks in the fourth, sixth and seventh rounds.

Kyle Dubas won’t be sweating though, as he was in this situation last draft, where the Toronto Maple Leafs first round pick was acquired by the Los Angeles Kings in the Jake Muzzin trade.

Dubas is hoping to hit a home run again, after using his second round pick last year to select Nick Robertson, who led the OHL this season in goals.

Drafting strong is always key to the future of a franchise, so making sure the Leafs capitalize on a strong draft class this year is definitely a top priority.