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Toronto Maple Leafs Top 25 Prospects

06/07/2012 at 10:41am EDT

I recently completed a series of articles analyzing the Maple Leafs organizational depth at each position. After completing that exercise I thought it would take some time to rank the top 25 prospects in the organization and give some projections. For each player I give their ceiling, a projection and for the top 15 prospects I also give a comparable player.

1. Jake Gardiner, D
a. Ceiling – top pair defenseman, Norris trophy candidate
b. Projection – top four defenseman, 40+ points
c. Comparable – Dan Boyle

2. Matt Frattin, F
a. Ceiling – 30+ goal scorer, All-Star forward
b. Projection – top six forward, 20-25 goals
c. Comparable – TJ Oshie

3. Nazem Kadri, F
a. Ceiling – 70+ points, All-Star forward
b. Projection – top six forward, 50-60 points
c. Comparable – Mike Ribeiro

4. Ben Scrivens, G
a. Ceiling – Elite starting goalie
b. Projection – Backup goalie/fringe starting goalie
c. Comparable - Scott Clemmensen

5. Joe Colborne, F
a. Ceiling – 60+ points, top six forward
b. Projection – Third line center, 40-50 points
c. Comparable – Michal Handzus

6. Brad Ross, F
a. Ceiling – Top six forward
b. Projection – Top nine forward, checker, agitator
c. Comparable – Steve Ott

7. Stuart Percy, D
a. Ceiling – Top pair defenseman
b. Projection – Top four defenseman
c. Comparable – Dan Hamhuis

8. Tyler Biggs, F
a. Ceiling – Top six power forward, 50+ points
b. Projection – Top nine forward
c. Comparable – Troy Brouwer

9. Jerry D’Amigo
a. Ceiling – Top six forward, 20+ goal scorer
b. Projection – Top nine forward, penalty killer
c. Comparable – Dan Paille

10. Carter Ashton
a. Ceiling – Top six forward, 20+ goal scorer
b. Projection – Bottom six forward
c. Comparable – Travis Moen

11. Korbinian Holzer
a. Ceiling – Top four, shutdown defenseman
b. Projection – Bottom pair defenseman
c. Comparable – Hal Gill

12. Petter Granberg
a. Ceiling – Top four defenseman
b. Projection – Bottom pair defenseman
c. Comparable – Carl Gunnarsson

13. Jesse Blacker
a. Ceiling – Top four defenseman
b. Projection – Fringe NHL defenseman
c. Comparable – Nolan Baumgartner

14. Greg Mckegg
a. Ceiling – Top six forward
b. Projection – Fringe NHL forward
c. Comparable – Mike Zigomanis

15. Sam Carrick
a. Ceiling – Bottom six forward
b. Projection – Fourth line center
c. Comparable – Gregory Campbell

16. Mark Owuya
a. Ceiling – Fringe starting goalie
b. Projection – Fringe NHL goalie
c. Comparable – N/A

17. Matt Lashoff
a. Ceiling – Top four defenseman
b. Projection – Fringe NHL defenseman
c. Comparable – N/A

18. Nicolas Deschamps
a. Ceiling – Top six forward
b. Projection – Fringe NHL forward
c. Comparable – N/A

19. Jamie Devane
a. Ceiling – Fourth line forward/enforcer
b. Projection – Fringe NHL forward
c. Comparable – N/A

20. Marcel Mueller
a. Ceiling – Top nine forward
b. Projection – AHL/European Pro
c. Comparable – N/A

21. Sondre Olden
a. Ceiling – Top nine forward
b. Projection – European Pro
c. Comparable – N/A

22. Tony Cameranesi
a. Ceiling – Top six forward
b. Projection – AHL/European Pro
c. Comparable – N/A

23. Josh Leivo
a. Ceiling – Top six forward
b. Projection – AHL/European Pro
c. Comparable – N/A

24. Simon Gysbers
a. Ceiling – Bottom pair defenseman
b. Projection – AHL/European Pro
c. Comparable – N/A

25. Josh Nicholls
a. Ceiling – Top six forward
b. Projection – AHL/European Pro
c. Comparable – N/A

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