4 Toronto Maple Leafs Prospects to Watch in Traverse City

Vyacheslav Peksa (No.35) of Russia U20 (Photo by Maksim Konstantinov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Vyacheslav Peksa (No.35) of Russia U20 (Photo by Maksim Konstantinov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) /
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Vyacheslav Peksa (No.35) of Russia U20 (Photo by Maksim Konstantinov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) /

Toronto Maple Leafs: No. 1: Vyacheslav Peksa

Prior to being let go by the organization, one of the last moves made by Kyle Dubas was the signing of Peksa to a three-year entry level deal.

Will this go down as a major factor in the future of the Leafs, or will it be just an interesting answer to an obscure trivia questions?

We might not know for years!

Originally drafted by the Leafs in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, it’ll be interesting to see whether or not Peksa will play his way onto a roster spot in North America, or if he’ll return to Russia.

That’s why he’s one of the more intriguing players to watch at this year’s tournament, because he’s relatively unknown.

He played well in the VHL last year, which is essentially one league below the KHL and performed well with a 2.34 GAA and .921 SV%.

The Toronto Maple Leafs will also be bringing Luke Cavallin and Dennis Hildeby to the prospect event, however Peksa is the one that I’ll be watching the most, as he’s the one I think that fans are least familiar with.