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CarltonTheBear:
I wonder if the Leafs dip their toes into the NCAA free agent pool this year. I know that these guys are usually long-shots but with a somewhat depleted prospect group adding a handful of young players can't hurt. Here's a few posts that I've found that go through some of the bigger names:

https://www.sbncollegehockey.com/2019/3/7/18194739/2019-top-ncaa-nhl-free-agents
https://www.milehighhockey.com/2019/3/6/18248613/ncaa-free-agents-that-could-be-of-interest-to-colorado-avalanche-cale-morris-taro-hirose-hockey-nhl
https://www.blueshirtbanter.com/2019/1/25/18194853/5-intriguing-college-free-agents-ncaa-bobo-carpenter-nico-sturm-taro-hirose-josh-wilkins-joe-duszak

Matt Robson, a goalie born and raised in Toronto who turns 23 years old this month, originally jumped out at me. There's also a Leafs connection as they invited him to their development camp in 2017. A worst, he'd give the team some more goalie depth with the Marlies.

Taro Hirose seems like the top NCAA free agent this year. From Calgary, turns 23 in June. He leads the NCAA in scoring. He's a small, speedy left winger. Sounds like he'd fit in just fine here. He also attended the Leafs development camp in 2017.

Last guy who really jumped out to me is Nico Sturm. From Germany, turns 24 in May. He's a 6'3", 211 lbs centre who is considered one of the best defensive players in the NCAA. He's also top-10 in scoring, so there's talent there too. Our system desperately needs centre depth and if there's any NHL potential he could battle with the Goat for the 4C spot next year.

herman:
TOR looking at right-shot D Joseph Duszak of NCAA Mercyhurst as a free-agent addition. Led team with 47 points in 37 games.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 12, 2019
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CarltonTheBear:
A media report! So I'm moving this thread out of general rumours ;)

Duszak was talked about in the blueshirtsbanter blog that I posted, so you can check out some info about him there. Basic story though is that he's a smaller, offensive RHD.

Zee:

--- Quote from: CarltonTheBear on March 12, 2019, 10:06:34 AM ---A media report! So I'm moving this thread out of general rumours ;)

Duszak was talked about in the blueshirtsbanter blog that I posted, so you can check out some info about him there. Basic story though is that he's a smaller, offensive RHD.

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Babcock loves small guys!

Bender:
So it's apparently official.

https://theleafsnation.com/2019/03/12/leaf-sign-defenceman-joseph-duszak/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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