When Is The 2024 NHL Entry Draft and Where do the Toronto Maple Leafs Pick?

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The Toronto Maple Leafs held on to their first-round draft pick and will pick 23rd overall.

Since 2019 - five drafts - the Toronto Maple Leafs have only used their own first round pick once - in 2020 to select Rodion Amirov 15th overall.

They traded the pick in all other seasons.

This year's NHL Entry Draft will take place on June 28th, and 29th at the Sphere in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

The 2024 NHL Entry Draft

The first round of the Draft is scheduled to be held on on Friday June 28th with the rest of the draft being held the next day.

As of right now, the Leafs possess seven picks ahead of the 2024 draft. 

Their first pick - barring trade - will be 23rd overall.

After that, the Leafs don't pick until the fourth round.

Then they have three picks in the Fifth Round - 151st, 152nd, and 157th Overall. These extra two picks used to belong to the Vancouver Canucks and Nashville Predators.

The Leafs will draft twice in the seventh Round - 200th and 216th Overall, with the extra pick coming from the Ottawa Senators.

Last year, the Leafs traded their first round pick, but recouped one from Boston via Washington in the Rasmus Sandin trade.

With the pick, the Leafs selected Easton Cowan from the London Knights (OHL) 28th overall.

This season he has had a breakout post-draft year amassing 96 points in 54 games including a 36-game point streak. He has added to this year winning the Red Tillson Trophy for OHL's most oustanding player and the Wayne Gretzky 99 award for OHL's playoff MVP.

The Maple Leafs have never drafted 23rd overall in the first round.

They have only drafted 23rd overall in the second and fourth rounds at the 1971 and 1964 Amateur drafts respectively. They drafted defencemen Dave Fortier and Jim Dorey with those selections. Fortier, went on to play 205 NHL games across four seasons for the Maple Leafs, New York Islanders, and Vancouver Canucks. Dorey would play 232 NHL games over four seasons, playing 231 with the Maple Leafs and one with the New York Rangers. He would then play six seasons in the World Hockey Association (WHA).

Notable 23rd overall picks throughout recent NHL history include: Ryan Kesler, Semyon Varlamov, Andre Burakovsky, Brock Boeser, and Wyatt Johnston.


Assuming the Leafs don't trade the pick, they should add another half-decent prospect to their already decent pool.