Top 3 Toronto Marlies Hoping to Crack Toronto Maple Leafs

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Erik Kallgren, Toronto Maple Leafs
LAVAL, QC – OCTOBER 27: Erik Kallgren #50 of the Toronto Marlies (L) i . (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) /

Erik Källgren – Goaltender

The position the Toronto Marlies seemed to need the most help securing last season was in net.  Most of their starts last season went to either Joseph Woll (7-7-0, .892 SV%, 3.54 GAA) or Andrew D’Agostini (6-6-0, .890 SV%, 3.17 GAA).

Erik Källgren seems to be just what the Marlies needed currently 4-2-0 with a .924 SV% and a 2.49 GAA.  Right now, he’s ranked 8th in the AHL for save percentage.

Unfortunately, Källgren suffered a concussion during a game last week and is out indefinitely.

Källgren may be a long shot for the NHL since the Toronto Maple Leafs obviously have Jack Campbell and Petr Mrazek as their top two, and Michael Hutchinson and Joseph Woll have also gotten into NHL games this season while Erik Källgren has held down the fort for the Marlies.

In order to get his chance in the NHL, Erik Källgren may have to dominate in the AHL for a couple seasons.

Outshining Michael Hutchinson so far in the AHL this season is a great start, but the Toronto Maple Leafs favour Joseph Woll and who knows what will happen when Ian Scott returns for injury.