Toronto Maple Leafs


According to reports from Leafs training camp, Tyson Barrie expects to play on the second power-play unit in 2019-20, with Morgan Rielly continuing to lead the top unit. (Source: Jonas Siegel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is certainly a situation worth monitoring as Maple Leafs training camp progresses, as these comments suggest there will be little change to the Maple Leafs top unit despite adding the former Avalanche power-play quarterback this offseason. Barrie has said he expects to take over for Jake Gardiner, whose PP2 role was vacated due to his departure in free agency. Whatever shakes out, the new member of the lethal Maple Leafs attack certainly appears in line to top the career-high 59 points he posted a season ago.

Category: Rumors

Mitch Marner has signed a six-year contract extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs, worth an annual average of $10.893 million. (Source: Darren Dreger on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mitch Marner proved last season that he is an elite play-maker and high-end producer in the NHL. He easily topped his previous career-high last season with 94 points, and he should see similar totals again this season. Marner should once again line-up beside John Tavares, with whom he formed one of the NHL's better lines in 2018-19. Mitch Marner has the potential to finish top-10 in NHL scoring.

Category: Transactions

Cody Ceci has agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million dollar extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Source: Darren Dreger on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 25-year-old was originally acquired from the Ottawa Senators in a six player trade. While nothing is set in stone regarding how head coach Mike Babcock will deploy the right-handed shot defenseman, it appears he will likely find himself on the second pairing alongside Jake Muzzin. Ceci tied his career high with 26 points last season, so he's not a viable fantasy option outside of leagues that count blocks and hits. That being said, there's no denying he's in a better offensive situation than he was in Ottawa.

Category: Transactions

Alex Kerfoot has agreed to a four-year contract extension with Toronto that will pay him a total of $14 million. (Source: Darren Dreger)

Fantasy Impact: After his restricted free-agent rights were acquired by Toronto from Colorado in a blockbuster trade, Kerfoot and the Maple Leafs made quick work in coming to terms on an extension. The 24-year-old has put up 34 goals and 85 points across the first two seasons of his NHL career and appears poised to fill the Leafs third-line centre role that was left behind with Nazem Kadri's departure to the Avalanche. Kadri collected 44 points in this role a season ago, so gauge your expectations for Kerfoot accordingly.

Category: Transactions

Tyler Ennis has signed a one-year contract worth $800,000 with the Ottawa Senators Monday. (Source: Bruce Garrioch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ennis recorded 12 goals along with six assists in 51 games played for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2018. He will look to make his presence known with his new team in Ottawa this season.

Category: Transactions

Toronto defenseman Ron Hainsey has decided to sign a one-year $3.5 million deal with the Ottawa Senators Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Hainsey is currently 38-years old and has journeyed around with seven other teams during his time in the NHL. He will look to be a much needed veteran leader for an Ottawa defense still trying to find their identity.

Category: Transactions

John Tavares suffered an oblique injury on Thursday during a Team Canada practice preparing for the upcoming IIHF World Championship in Slovakia. He has been sent back to Toronto for further evaluation. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Though the extent of the injury is not currently known, Tavares should be okay for the start of next season. Nevertheless, the injury is an example of why NHL teams are wary of their players participating in international tournaments. Tavares enjoyed a tremendous first season in Toronto in 2018-2019, registering career-high totals in both goals (47) and points (88).

Category: Injury Updates

Frederik Andersen stopped 37 out of 40 shots faced as Boston would find a way to win Game Six and force a Game Seven Tuesday night in TD Garden.

Fantasy Impact: Andersen has been inconsistent at times this post-season putting up a 3-3-0 record, along with a 2.70 GAA and a 0.925 SV%. Toronto is going to need to see the very best from him Tuesday night in Game Seven if they are to finally get passed Boston in the playoffs this time around.

Category: Game Recaps

Auston Matthews scored a goal 4:15 into the third period to pull the Maple Leafs to within one against the Bruins Sunday. Unfortunately for Toronto, they would lose Game Six 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews has been very effective this playoff series, scoring five goals and dishing out an assist as well in the process. If Toronto is to finally exorcise their playoff demons against Boston from 2013 and 2018, Matthews is going to have to deliver once again in order for them to do so.

Category: Game Recaps

Morgan Rielly got the scoring started Sunday afternoon with a goal 9:42 into the first period to put the Maple Leafs up 1-0.

Fantasy Impact: Rielly has been impressive this series, producing five points in six games, as well as maintaining a plus-two rating during this stretch as well.

Category: Game Recaps

Trevor Moore opened the scoring in Game Three with his first career playoff goal to put Toronto up 1-0 against Boston.

Fantasy Impact: Moore contributed in a big way for Toronto with a goal in Game Three's 3-2 win. The Maple Leafs now have a 2-1 series lead over their rivals and will need more fourth line contributions again this series to get the job done.

Category: Game Recaps

Andreas Johnsson scored the eventual game winning goal and also produced an assist on Auston Matthews' goal as well. Toronto would win the game 3-2 and take a 2-1 series lead over the Bruins.

Fantasy Impact: Johnsson contributed in a major way for the Leafs in Monday night's Game Three win against Boston. With Nazem Kadri out for the remainder of this series it is up to other members of Toronto's squad like Johnsson to step up.

Category: Game Recaps

Jake Muzzin recorded a secondary assist on Mitch Marner's first goal of the evening as Toronto took Game One by a score of 4-1 Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Muzzin is another member of the Toronto Maple Leafs that has a fair amount of playoff experience under his belt. He improves his post-season numbers to seven goals, 13 assists, and a plus-four rating.

Category: Game Recaps

Marleau recorded his 52nd career post-season assist during Thursday's 4-1 win over the Bruins.

Fantasy Impact: Marleau brings to the table his veteran leadership qualities to a Toronto squad looking to make a deep playoff run this year.

Category: Game Recaps

Nazem Kadri contributed to Toronto's offensive efforts with an assist on William Nylander's goal to put the Maple Leafs up 3-1 against the Bruins late in the second period.

Fantasy Impact: Kadri now has two goals, seven assists and a plus-six rating in 18 career playoff games played.

Category: Game Recaps

William Nylander buried his third career playoff goal to help lift the Maple Leafs over the Bruins in Game One by a count of 4-1.

Fantasy Impact: Nylander looks to have a positive impact on Toronto's playoff hopes this spring. If he can find his scoring touch in the post-season, Toronto will be just that much more dangerous to handle this time around.

Category: Game Recaps

Kasperi Kapanen scored two goals as the Maple Leafs defeated the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Kapanen could be entering one of the hot streaks that have been a calling card of his 2018-19 campaign. He's worthy of a flyer for teams in need of a scoring boost.

Category: Game Recaps

Garret Sparks allowed two goals on 30 shots as the Leafs topped the Penguins 3-2 Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Sparks has played well behind Frederik Anderson this season, but doesn't play enough to warrant fantasy value.

Category: Game Recaps

Michael Hutchinson stopped 27-of-29 shots in Toronto's 4-2 victory over New Jersey Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Hutchinson has filled in nicely for the injured Frederik Andersen and Garret Sparks, although there's not much fantasy value here at the moment.

Category: Game Recaps

Zach Hyman's late hit on the Bruins Charlie McAvoy Saturday night is under review by the NHL's Department of Player Safety, according to Chris Johnston on Twitter.

Fantasy Impact: Hyman was assessed an interference major on the ice, and doesn't have a checkered history. In fact, he's authored a children's book about disciplined play on the ice. That's not a joke.

Category: Game Recaps