Re-Drafting Toronto Maple Leafs History: 2013 NHL Entry Draft

NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 30: Frederik Gauthier poses with the front office after being selected number twenty one overall in the first round by the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center on June 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 30: Frederik Gauthier poses with the front office after being selected number twenty one overall in the first round by the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center on June 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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MONTREAL, QUEBEC – OCTOBER 26: Max Domi #13 of the Montreal Canadiens in control of the puck skating up the ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Photo by Stephane Dube /Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QUEBEC – OCTOBER 26: Max Domi #13 of the Montreal Canadiens in control of the puck skating up the ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Photo by Stephane Dube /Getty Images) /

#11. Philadelphia Flyers

Actual: Samuel Morin

Re-Draft: Elias Lindholm

#12. Phoenix Coyotes

Actual: Max Domi

Re-Draft: Andre Burakovsky

#13. Winnipeg Jets

Actual: Josh Morrissey

Re-Draft: Max Domi

#14. Columbus Blue Jackets

Actual: Alexander Wennberg

Re-Draft: Alexander Wennberg

#15. New York Islanders

Actual: Ryan Pulock

Re-Draft: Josh Morrisey

#16. Buffalo Sabres

Actual: Nikita Zadorov

Re-Draft: Darnell Nurse

#17. Ottawa Senators

Actual: Curtis Lazar

Re-Draft: Tyler Bertuzzi

#18. San Jose Sharks

Actual: Mirco Mueller

Re-Draft: Oliver Bjorkstrand

#19. Columbus Blue Jackets

Actual: Kerby Rychel

Re-Draft: Tristan Jarry

#20. Detroit Red Wings

Actual: Anthony Mantha

Re-Draft: Anthony Duclair

#21. Toronto Maple Leafs

Actual: Frederik Gauthier

Re-Draft: Dominik Kubalik

#22. Calgary Flames

Actual: Emile Poirier

Re-Draft: Pavel Buchnevich

#23. Washington Capitals

Actual: Andre Burakovsky

Re-Draft: Ryan Hartman

#24. Vancouver Canucks

Actual: Hunter Shinkaruk

Re-Draft: Nikita Zadorov

#25. Montreal Canadiens

Actual: Michael McCarron

Re-Draft: Andrew Copp

#26. Anaheim Ducks

Actual: Shea Theodore

Re-Draft: Frederik Gauthier

#27. Columbus Blue Jackets

Actual: Marko Dano

Re-Draft: Miles Wood

#28. Calgary Flames

Actual: Morgan Klimchuk

Re-Draft: Jacob De La Rose

#29. Dallas Stars

Actual: Jason Dickinson

Re-Draft: Brett Pesce

#30. Chicago Blackhawks

Actual: Ryan Hartman

Re-Draft: Artturi Lehkonen

As we can see, the teams at the top of this draft did a really good job during the original draft.

The Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers received superstars and franchise players at number one and two, while the Tampa Bay Lightning could have had even more fire-power by selecting Seth Jones at number three.

Instead of fan-favourite Freddie “The Goat”, the Toronto Maple Leafs would have had to wait until this season to see their draft pick in the NHL. However, it would have been worth the wait as Dominik Kubalik scored 30 goals this season with Chicago.

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Overall, this first round was pretty impressive as 24 of the 30 players selected have played at least 100 games in the NHL and all 30 players have played at least one game.