Re-Drafting Toronto Maple Leafs History: 2011 NHL Entry Draft

ST PAUL, MN - JUNE 24: 22nd overall pick Tyler Biggs of the Toronto Maple Leafs poses for a portrait during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
ST PAUL, MN - JUNE 24: 22nd overall pick Tyler Biggs of the Toronto Maple Leafs poses for a portrait during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – MARCH 31: Adam Lowry #17 of the Winnipeg Jets s. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images).
TORONTO, ON – MARCH 31: Adam Lowry #17 of the Winnipeg Jets s. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images). /

#11. Colorado Avalanche

Actual: Duncan Simens

Re-Draft: Jordan Binnington

#12. Carolina Hurricanes 

Actual: Ryan Murphy

Re-Draft: Brandon Saad

#13. Calgary Flames

Actual: Sven Baertschi

Re-Draft: Rickard Rakell

#14. Dallas Stars

Actual:  Jamie Oleksiak

Re-Draft: William Karlsson

#15. New York Rangers

Actual: J.T. Miller

Re-Draft: Adam Larsson

#16. Buffalo Sabres

Actual: Joel Armia

Re-Draft: J.T Miller

#17. Montreal Candiens

Actual: Nathan Beaulieu

Re-Draft: Andrew Shaw

#18. Chicago Blackhawks

Actual: Mark McNeil

Re-Draft: Ondrejt Palat

#19. Edmonton Oilers

Actual: Oscar Klefbom

Re-Draft:  Vincent Trocheck

#20. Phoenix Coyotes

Actual: Connor Murphy

Re-Draft: Ryan Strome

#21. Ottawa Senators

Actual: Stefan Noesen

Re-Draft: Boone Jenner

#22. Toronto Maple Leafs

Actual: Tyler Biggs

Re-Draft: Jean-Gabriel Pageau

#23. Pittsburgh Penguins

Actual: Joe Morrow

Re-Draft: Tobias Rieder

#24. Ottawa Senators

Actual: Matt Puempel

Re-Draft: Jonas Brodin

#25. Toronto Maple Leafs

Actual: Stuart Percy

Re-Draft: Adam Lowry

#26. Chicago Blackhawks

Actual: Phillip Danult

Re-Draft: Matthew Neito

#27. Tampa Bay Lightning

Actual: Vladislav Namestnikov

Re-Draft: Connor Murphy

#28. Minnesota Wild

Actual: Zack Phillips

Re-Draft: Victor Rask

#29. Vancouver Canucks

Actual: Nicklas Jensen

Re-Draft: Ryan Dzingel

#30. Anaheim Ducks

Actual: Rickard Rakell

Re-Draft: Nick Cousins

If you look at the Toronto Maple Leafs selections, the team would have been much better off with Adam Lowry and Jean-Gabriel Pageau instead of Tyler Biggs and Stuart Percy in a re-draft.

Hell, they would have been better off with Mario and Luigi.

The craziest thing from this re-draft is that Edmonton Oilers could have had the third straight player drafted from the Oilers to win the Hart Trophy (Kucherov, Hall, McDavid) if they went with Kucherov over Nugent-Hopkins.

Overall, most of the top-10 picks were good selections, except a few players went a little too high and a few went too low, but that’s going to happen with every draft.

dark. Next. Re-Drafting the 2015 NHL Entry Draft

Although this was one of the worst drafts in Toronto Maple Leafs history, it was a fun re-draft to do.