It's been a long time since a team in Toronto has played meaningful hockey in the Spring months. The Toronto Marlies have changed those fortunes this season with a strong year that has translated into a lengthy post-season run that has seen the club play in the Calder Cup finals. Led by a handful of solid prospects, the Toronto Maple Leafs hope the recent post-season run by the Marlies will translate into more NHL ready players as soon as next season.
The Toronto Maple Leafs entered the 2010 draft with six selections, and after remaining quiet on day one, GM Brian Burke made a flurry of trades on day two.
After the Maple Leafs 62nd selection, the GM moved a third round pick in 2012 to Los Angeles for the 79th overall selection in 2010. Burke also moved down in the draft in the fourth round, dealing the 112th selection to the Washington Capitals for the 116th and 146th selections.
In the fifth round, where Burke had amassed three selections, he moved the 122nd pick to Anaheim for energy forward Mike Brown.
Finally, Burke moved his last selection in the seventh round, the 202nd selection, to the Edmonton Oilers for a fifth round selection in 2011.
After all the maneuvering on day two of the draft, the Maple Leafs came away seven new prospects.