Top 10 Toronto Maple Leafs Busts of the Last 20 Years

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TORONTO, ON – APRIL 17: Stuart Percy #10 of the Toronto Marlies (Photo Graig Abel/Graig Abel Photography) /

#10. Stuart Percy

There were plenty of expectations for Percy when the Leafs drafted him with the 25th pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Percy was looked at as a great two-way defenseman who could help with the offense but also use his hockey IQ to make great defensive plays. The hype for Percy really started to accelerate after the 2011 CHL Memorial Cup.

During the biggest tournament in junior hockey, Percy played outstanding and was named to the All-CHL Memorial Cup team. Some of the all-stars beside him that year were: Andrew Shaw, Devante Smith-Pelly, Jonathan Huberdeau and Jordan Binnington.

By looking at the players beside during that Memorial Cup run by his Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors, it’s really unfortunate that he was never able to excel at the NHL level, like his peers.

After playing a full season with the Toronto Marlies and performing decently, Percy started the 2014-15 season with the Leafs and was hoping to make an impact. However, he wasn’t able to replicate his play in the AHL at the NHL-level and ultimately was sent down after nine games.

Percy has remained in the AHL since and unless something drastic changes, will most likely be an AHL-lifer at this point.