• Prior to playing for Mississauga, Smith-Pelly collected 38 goals and 39 assists for 77 points in 85 games played with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens Minor Midget team – a team that also featured fellow draft prospects John McFarland (No. 15 ranked) and Tyler Toffoli (No. 16 ranked).
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs