The Toronto Maple Leafs are having a strong season so far, as are the division leading Toronto Marlies.
The Toronto Maple Leafs farm team finished off a busy week on Sunday falling to the Manitoba Moose 3-2 which ended a span of four games in six days.
The club was able to pick up wins in two of their contests and continue to lead the North Division.
The Marlies have supplied the Leafs with a ton of talent this year so far, and continued to do so this week when their starting goalie got the call to the show. (Note all stats current prior to last night’s games).
Toronto Marlies Weekly Update
Woll had started two games this past week collecting a win and a loss, surrendering just four goals on 75 shots (.947). For the season, the 24-year old is 12-1-0 with a 2.46 GAA and .928 Save Percentage. (hockeydb.com).
Woll was part of prospect tandem with Ian Scott that had a lot of upside a few seasons ago, but both had suffered several injuries over the last couple of years which has forced Scott into retirement. Woll has played in just 47 games since the start of the 2020-21 season, however four of those have been with the Maple Leafs and when he has played has looked good.
To make room on the Toronto Maple Leafs roster, Bobby McMann was returned to the Marlies Sunday, but did not suit up for their game.
McMann has been a surprise this season as the NCAA free agent had 15 points in 17 games with the Marlies earlier in the year that led to him getting a shot with the Toronto Maple Leafs. McMann has yet to collect a point in the NHL, but has looked effective on the forecheck while averaging nearly 11 minutes of ice-time per game.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have given several Marlies opportunities at showcasing themselves for a potential spot on the playoff roster.
One player that has yet to get a shot, but might in the future is Notre Dame graduate Alex Steeves. The 6-foot center got into three games with the Leafs last year and has 35 points in 42 games this season. This past week he collected a goal and an assist over four games with 11 shots on net.
The Marlies have just two games this week which does not start until Friday where they will play back-to-back games against the Laval Rocket at the Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto. This is after the Leafs break for the All-Star Game, so you can assume that Woll will be returned to the Marlies to get one of those two starts.