While the NHL season is winding down, playoffs have kicked off in other Leagues, including those featuring Leafs prospects. Let's take a look around the hockey world and see how they are faring...
Frederik Gauthier - Rimouski Océanic: Gauthier is tied for the Océanic playoff scoring lead through four games after Rimouski swept Victoriaville in their first round playoff series. He recorded seven points — all assists — in the four games in addition to being a plus-4. Gauthier was awarded the Guy Carbonneau Award as the QMJHL's Best Defensive Forward prior to the beginning of the playoffs. Rimouski begins their second round playoff series against Gatineau on April 10.
Carter Verhaeghe - Niagara IceDogs: Verhaeghe recorded two goals and eight points in six playoff games as the IceDogs beat the Ottawa 67's in their first round playoff series. He finished the series on a four game point streak which included two goals, seven points and a plus-6 rating. The IceDogs will face the Oshawa Generals in the second round, beginning April 10.
Tony Cameranesi - U. of Minnesota-Duluth: Cameranesi produced a goal and three points for the Bulldogs who were eliminated from the NCHC playoffs in the first round and the Northeastern Regionals in the second. He finished his regular season as the Bulldogs' top scorer with nine goals and 30 points in 40 games.
Dominic Toninato - U of Minnesota-Duluth: Toninato finished second in scoring for the Bulldogs this season behind fellow Leafs prospect Cameranesi with 16 goals and 26 points in 34 games. In four playoff games for Minnesota-Duluth he had a pair of assists.
Dakota Joshua - Sioux Falls Stampede: Joshua and Sioux Falls will wrap up their regular season on April 11 against Fargo. The Stampede have clinched a playoff position in the USHL's Western Conference with 69 points from 58 games. Joshua sits fourth on the team with 43 points in 51 games, including seven points in his last five.