The 2013 NHL Draft is just one day away and the Maple Leafs have their list for Sunday all set.
“We have the list on lockdown,” Leafs Director of Amateur Scouting Dave Morrison said.
The team brought 26 players to the team hotel in Short Hills, New Jersey for interviews with Morrison, team pyschologist Dana Sinclair, strength and conditioning coach Anthony Belza and team doctor Dr. Noah Forman.
“The interview could be 40-45 minutes if they speak with myself, Dana, Anthony and Noah,” Morrison said.
Some of the players that we saw visiting with the Leafs were Anthony Mantha, Zach Fucale, Morgan Klimchuk, Dillon Heatherington, Adam Erne, Remi Ellie, Ryan Hartman, Kerby Rychel, JT Compher, Nick Baptiste, Ryan Fitzgerald and Jake Guentzel.
We spoke with all of the above prospects along with Morrison, scout Gary Harker and Director of Player Development Jim Hughes. All of those interviews are down below.
I also had a chance to tour the site of the 2013 NHL Draft, the Prudential Center in Newark. It’s a beautiful building and final preparations were being made on the draft floor to be ready for Sunday at 3pm on TSN.
Check out a tour of the draft floor below followed by interview with Reid Mitchell the Leafs Director of Scouting & Adminstration as he gives you a lay of the land of who sits where at the Leafs draft table.