Photo: Speedy forward Jerry D’Amigo is one of many prospects to have been recalled by the Toronto Maple Leafs this season. The 22-year-old is currently in his fourth season of professional hockey. (courtesy of Keith Hamilton/Icon SMI)
With a consistent push of drafted prospects graduating to the American Hockey League this past summer, the Toronto Maple Leafs farm team has seen an overhaul to its core and is sporting a more youthful look.
Photo: Stuart Percy was one of two first-round picks taken by the Leafs in the 2011 NHL Draft. (Photo courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)
The Maple Leafs system has been stockpiled over the years, and looks like it will start to turn out a handful of solid NHL players in the near future. While they’ve supplemented the loss of their own first-round draft choices by trading for two former highly touted prospects in Joe Colborne and Jake Gardiner, they’ve also added 16 selections over the last two years (including two, first round selections in June 2011).