As of right now, the Toronto Maple Leafs have six goaltenders signed to pro contracts.
Goaltending depth is a great thing to have but must be managed properly. In the past, the Toronto Maple Leafs have ran into trouble because they didn’t have any depth at the goalie position outside of Freddie Anderse, who has since moved to Carolina.
Last year, the Leafs were improved in this department, but still felt the need to spend a pick to bring in David Rittich at the deadline.
This year, should be much better for the Leafs in terms of depth at the goalie position, but the jury is still out on Jack Campbell as a consistent starter.
Most goaltenders rely on repetition and want to play as much as possible. When a team has the kind of goaltending depth that Toronto has, it can be hard to find adequate playing time for everyone.
To start the 2021-22 NHL season, the goaltending for the Toronto Maple Leafs is set. After that is where things start to get crowded. There will be four goaltenders battling for playing time with the Toronto Marlies.
This could result in at least one of the goaltenders starting the season with the Newfoundland Growlers of the ECHL. Here is a complete in-depth look at all six goaltenders within the Maple Leafs organization.