Who will take the Maple Leafs No. 1 pick?
The Maple Leafs have picked No.1 overall in the NHL Entry Draft and they’ve got to be thrilled about it.
The Leafs, who have had some ups and downs in recent years, picked up two of the top three picks in this year’s draft.
The first, first overall pick in this years draft, was taken by the Boston Bruins with the No. 2 overall pick, while the second, third and fourth picks each came with the Leafs.
Here’s a look at all of the players the Maple Leaf Nation got to know in this draft:The first-year Maple Leafs coach, Randy Carlyle, is now in his first season as head coach of the Maple Jays, and the Maple Islanders coach, John Tortorella, will be making his first start as a head coach after he was fired by the Vancouver Canucks in September of 2016.
Toronto is hoping to win the Stanley Cup, and has a strong track record in the postseason.
Toronto has a solid foundation that has a good foundation to build upon moving forward, but it’ll take a lot more to build off of.
The Maple Leaf’s roster features a ton of young talent.
The Leafs had a number of players who went undrafted in the 2017 draft, but they picked up another veteran who is expected to be an impact player for the Leafs in the years to come.
The 6-foot-4, 201-pound centre, who will be called John-Michael Liles, was a third-round pick in 2017.
Liles played his college hockey at Michigan State University and was one of the team’s top offensive prospects.
Lile is expected for his big year on the ice.
The Toronto Maple Leafs selected him fourth overall in 2018.
Lyle is an excellent skater who has an outstanding release, and a quick and agile stride.
The 20-year-old has good size and will need to work on his strength as he matures.
The third-year NHL defenceman is expected be an important player for Toronto moving forward.
The Maple Leafs are expected to have some depth on the blue line, with the team signing the Calgary Flames left-winger, Michael Frolik.
Froliki is expected play a similar role to that of John-David Oduya in the middle of Toronto’s top six.
The 18-year old centre has some size to him and has the ability to play a physical game.
The 19-year olds, Michael Dal Colle and Connor Brown, were selected by the Maple Eagles in the fourth round of the 2018 NHL Entry draft.
Dal Col, 19, played four years at the University of Minnesota and was an All-American in 2017-18.
The 22-yearold Brown, a sixth round pick in 2016, is a big-time offensive defenseman who plays in all situations.
The Toronto Maple Leaf fans can look forward to seeing Connor Brown as he steps into the Leafs blue line and joins the team.
He’s a talented player and will add to the Leafs power play offence.
The 2018 NHL Draft has been a bit of a roller coaster for Toronto this season, and it’ll be interesting to see how the team does in the next few weeks.