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Maple Leafs Announce 2019 Prospects Tournament Roster

by Staff Writer MapleLeafs /

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the club's 32-man roster that will participate in the 2019 Traverse City Prospects Tournament at Centre ICE Arena in Traverse City, MI. The roster includes a total of 18 forwards, 11 defencemen and three goaltenders.

The Maple Leafs will compete for the first time in the eight-team tournament which consists of prospects from the Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues. 

Attending this year's tournament will be two draft picks from the 2019 NHL Draft (Nicholas Roberston and Mikhail Abramov), four draft picks from the 2018 NHL Draft (Semyon Der-Arguchintsev, Mac Hollowell, Filip Kral and Riley Stotts), one draft pick from the 2017 NHL Draft (Ian Scott), two draft picks from the 2016 NHL Draft (Egor Korshkov and Joseph Woll) and one draft pick from the 2015 NHL Draft (Jesper Lindgren). 

In addition to the Maple Leafs' draft picks, the roster will include Teemu Kivihalme who signed a one-year entry level contract with the Maple Leafs on May 7, 2019, 12 players signed to AHL contracts (Matt Bradley, Trey Bradley, Justin Brazeau, Colt Conrad, Joseph Duszak, Hudson Elynuik, Giorgio Estephan, Ryan Moore, Kristians Rubins, Sergei Sapego, Riley Woods and Maksim Zhukov). Additionally, the Maple Leafs have invited nine free agents (Vladimir Alistrov, Joe Carroll, James Hamblin, Sean Larochelle, Josh Nelson, Marc-Antoine Pepin, Carter Robertson, Xavier Simoneau and Nathan Staios).

Toronto Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe will oversee the team along with assistant coaches Rob Davison, Jack Han and A.J. MacLean, goaltending coach Jon Elkin and Newfoundland Growlers head coach John Snowden.

Maple Leafs Prospects Tournament Schedule
Sept. 6 6:30 St. Louis
Sept. 7 3:00 Chicago
Sept. 9 6:00 Detroit
Sept. 10 TBD Championship schedule TBD
Date Time Opponent
2019 Prospects Tournament Roster
Abramov, Mikhail F Victoriaville (QMJHL) 115th overall (2019)
Alistrov, Vladimir F Edmonton (WHL) Free Agent Invite
Bradley, Matt F Newfoundland (ECHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Bradley, Trey F Toronto (AHL) / Colorado College (NCAA) Signed to AHL Contract
Brazeau, Justin F North Bay (OHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Carroll, Joe F Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) Free Agent Invite
Conrad, Colt F Toronto (AHL) / Western Michigan U (NCAA) Signed to AHL Contract
Der-Arguchintsev, Semyon F Peterborough (OHL) / Newfoundland (ECHL) 76th overall (2018)
Duszak, Joseph D Toronto (AHL) / Mercyhurst (NCAA) Signed to NHL Contract
Elynuik, Hudson F Toronto (AHL) / Newfoundland (ECHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Estephan, Giorgio F Toronto (AHL) / Newfoundland (ECHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Hamblin, James F Medicine Hat (WHL) Free Agent Invite
Hollowell, Mac D Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) / Toronto (AHL) 118th overall (2018)
Kivihalme, Teemu D Karpat (Liiga) Signed to NHL Contract
Korshkov, Egor F Lokomotiv (KHL) / Toronto (AHL) 31st overall (2016)
Kral, Filip D Spokane (WHL) 149th overall (2018)
Larochelle, Sean D Victoriaville (QMJHL) Free Agent Invite
Lindgren, Jesper D HPK (Liiga) / Toronto (AHL) 95th overall (2015)
Moore, Ryan F Toronto (AHL) / Newfoundland (ECHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Nelson, Josh F London (OHL) Free Agent Invite
Pepin, Marc-Antoine D Thetford (QCHL) / Sherbrooke (QMJHL) / Shawinigan (QMJHL) Free Agent Invite
Robertson, Carter D Owen Sound (OHL) Free Agent Invite
Robertson, Nicholas F Peterborough (OHL) 53rd overall (2019)
Rubins, Kristians D Toronto (AHL) / Newfoundland (ECHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Sapego, Sergei D Prince Albert (WHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Scott, Ian G Prince Albert (WHL) 110th overall (2017)
Simoneau, Xavier F Drummondville (QMJHL) Free Agent Invite
Staios, Nathan D Windsor (OHL) Free Agent Invite
Stotts, Riley F Calgary (WHL) 83rd overall (2018)
Woll, Joseph G Boston College (NCAA) 62nd overall (2016)
Woods, Riley F Spokane (WHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Zhukov, Maksim G Barrie (OHL) / Green Bay (USHL) Signed to AHL Contract
Player Position 2018-19 Club Acquired
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