The Young Guys
The Toronto Maple Leafs will have a few young guys trying to earn a spot during training camp.
Matthew Knies and Nick Robertson are the two names at the top of the list.
Robertson is looking to stay healthy and earn a spot he believes he should have earned already. Sadly, injuries got in his way, so now he is out to prove himself.
Knies showed he could play at the NHL level during the 2023 playoffs. Now, he’s at camp to earn a permanent spot on the team.
He received a bit of an endorsement from Matthews during media day. When asked about Knies, Matthews stated that he believes Knies can play a full 82-game NHL season.
There are a number of prospects at camp that fans should be excited to watch in pre-season action.
Fraser Minten, Ty Voit, Ryan Tverberg, Topi Niemela, and Easton Cowan, to name a few, but there are many more. Another player to watch at camp is 25-year-old Noah Gregor.
He is at camp on a Professional Tryout (PTO). He’s not only trying to earn a roster spot, but he’s also trying to earn a contract.
As you can see, there is a lot to focus on during training camp and pre-season games. The best part of it all is we are that much closer to the start of another NHL regular season. The work starts now, and we’ll find out soon enough if this is the Toronto Maple Leafs year.