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Leafs Prospect Update: 2.19.2015

by Chris Lund / Toronto Maple Leafs


Let's take a look at how some top Leafs prospects are faring in North America and Europe this week...

Frédérik Gauthier - Rimouski Océanic: Gauthier has maintained just under a point-per-game pace with 13 goals and 14 assists for the Océanic who sit third in the Quebec League with 76 points from 53 games. He sits fourth on the team with a plus-24 rating in 28 games. Rimouski takes on Acadie-Bathurst tonight.

Carter Verhaeghe - Niagara IceDogs: Verhaeghe continues to have a productive season in Niagara with six goals and 12 points in his seven games this month. His 64 points put him among the top scorers in the OHL. The IceDogs return to action on Friday night when they host Peterborough.

Tony Cameranesi - U. of Minnesota-Duluth: Cameranesi is tied for second in points among Bulldogs with fellow Leafs prospect Dominic Toninato. Both have 22 points. Cameranesi is a plus-3 with seven goals and 15 assists.

Dominic Toninato - U. of Minnesota-Duluth: Toninato has filled the net at a higher clip than his teammate Cameranesi, recording 14 goals, while both sit at 22 points. Toninato has played 26 games this season and is a plus-16 for the Bulldogs. Minnesota-Duluth play a doubleheader against the Miami Redhawks this weekend in Ohio.

Dakota Joshua - Sioux Falls Stampede: Joshua has recorded a pair of points in his past five games to bring his season total to 28 points in 35 USHL contests. He sits third amongst Stampede skaters in scoring. Sioux Falls return to action on Friday against Fargo.

Andreas Johnson - Frölunda Indians: Johnson has been held off the scoresheet in four consecutive games. However, with 30 points in 49 games this season he has surpassed his previous career high of 24 points in 44 games recorded in 2013-14. Frolunda will play next on Saturday against Orebro.

Nolan Vesey - Maine Black Bears: Vesey has had a productive freshman season at Maine, recording 18 points in 29 games this season. He is coming off of a strong showing in a doubleheader against Merrimack where he recorded three points in two wins for Maine. The Black Bears will play a pair of games against Northeastern this weekend.

Rinat Valiev - Kootenay Ice: Valiev has provided the offence from the back-end for Kootenay as he leads the team in points among defenders with eight goals and 36 points in 29 games. He has four points in six games during the month of February. The Ice take on the Edmonton Oil Kings on Friday night.

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