The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the roster for the hockey club’s development camp, which will take place from July 4-9 in Toronto and Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Logan Brown is doing his best to not look too far ahead, but the Ottawa Senators big first-round selection at the NHL entry draft on Friday — a long and lanky 6-foot-6, 211-pound forward — can’t help but see the big picture.
Clayton Keller was selected 7th overall last Friday in the first round of the NHL Draft by Arizona–what could turn out to be a home run pick for the Coyotes. But before Keller heads to the desert, he’ll face a tough decision on where he’ll play first.
A St. Louis native, Woll counts himself a fan of NHL star netminders Carey Price and Braden Holtby, and the 6-foot-2, 198-pounder describes himself as a mixture of an athletic and positional goalie. The 17-year-old was thrilled to see Leafs head coach Mike Babcock walk down the draft floor and into the stands to introduce himself to Woll’s family.
In his role as the Ottawa 67’s GM/head coach, it’s his job to draft and develop players to help them pursue their dream of getting to the NHL.
But Friday at the First Niagara Center, he played the role of proud father.
They call him Brick, and when you’re a goalie with Woll as your last name, that’s a good thing.
Joseph Woll, from the burgeoning hockey hotbed of St. Louis, was one of 10 players selected by the Maple Leafs on an unusual second day at the NHL draft.
With the 6th overall selection in the 2016 NHL Draft, the Calgary Flames have selected forward Matthew Tkachuk of the London Knights (OHL).
“I’m excited to be drafted by such a good organization,” the London Knights forward said. “They have so many great players and now a coaching staff finally and great management. It’s going to be an exciting time. I hope to make the team sooner than later and help the team win.”