6 College Free Agents The Toronto Maple Leafs Could Sign

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Jacob Quillan 22 years-old, Quinnipiac University

Quillan is a two-way forward who displays solid playmaking abilities, coupled with a deft transition game, making him an offensive threat at the NCAA level.

He has seen consistent progression in production year-over-year with 38 points in 41 games last year and 39 in 34 so far. He tops off his offensive game with a sound defensive game both at 5v5 and on the PK. 

Much like most players on this list, he projects to have limited NHL upside, most likely to fill a bottom-six role.

If his offensive game translates, he could become a decently productive depth player.

Luke Krys, D 23 years-old, Providence College

Krys is a right-handed defender standing 6-2 and weighing 185 lbs. He is mobile and uses his frame to separate players from pucks, making him likely to be a hot commodity when he is available.

Following recent Leafs’ acquisitions, he would likely be relatively high on the Leafs radar for college free agents. 

It should be noted that Luke’s brother Chad was a member of the Leafs organization in 2021-22.

This may or may not give the team an upper hand but if it does, I would expect the team to sign him if given the chance, especially with the lack of right shot blueliners on the depth chart.