The Toronto Maple Leafs have had two drafts under Mark Hunter’s tutelage, so let’s take a look at how the European selections from 2015 and 2016 are doing this year.
Here’s a quick look at what the European Toronto Maple Leafs selections from 2015 and 2016 have been doing in 2016-2017.
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Drafted 68th overall in the 3rd round in 2015, Dzierkals came over to North America following the draft and is excelling in his second season in the QMJHL.
He currently has 27 points (12 goals) in 22 games for Rouyn-Noranda, sitting third on the team in scoring while missing four games so far this season.
Lindgren was the Leafs 95th overall selection in the 2015 draft. He’s playing for MoDo in Sweden’s second tier league and is leading the team’s defensive group in scoring with nine points in 21 games in 2016-2017.
Each of the Leafs European selections over the last two seasons have shown positive growth in their point totals in 2016-2017, showing another sign of the great work Mark Hunter does in finding talent.