With the fifth Overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs are proud to select, from the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League.....
"We needed the number one centre badly, and this gives us that option. He's the most skilled forward after Yakupov and while his injury history may be a but of an issue, but he is an elite skill centre that can change a franchise. We see him as the second best forward in terms of raw skill. We are proud to add Alex to our list of good young hockey players."
select Matthew Dumba, Defenseman from the Red Deer Rebels.
GM- "We are very happy with this great game changing defender. With the acquistions of Kassian, Granlund, we were in the market for a defenseman. As a GM, I always try to select BPA and in this situation I got the best of both worlds."
With the 19th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs are proud to select Andrei Vasilevski!
"He is probably the best goalie in the draft. He has good skills, size and ability in the net. He dominated the U20 tournament and I really feel we will be working to persuade him to come to North America next season!"