Despite the Toronto Maple Leafs having a carousel of young homegrown stars in the NHL, there are still a couple prospects that keep their prospect pool afloat and two of them are running one of the premier development leagues in the world.
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev — a third-round pick in 2018 — currently has two goals but 19 points altogether through just 10 games for the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League. While his linemate and fellow Leafs prospect Nick Robertson is on the other end of the spectrum with 12 goals and 19 points.
Beyond the boxscore, it’s just generally nice to have two of the top prospects in the system on the same team and playing together. Even if they never continue that chemistry to the professional level, the familiarity instilled into the duo can be beneficial as they make their way through the ranks.
ROBBY! @nickrob2001 rips it top shelf where mom keeps the cookies! The assist goes to @chis_decs. The Petes now lead 4-3!#GoPetesGo pic.twitter.com/us12RQ4M6a
— Peterborough Petes (@PetesOHLhockey) October 5, 2019
The situation is fairly unique. It’s common enough to have two prospects from the same NHL organization playing their junior hockey together, but have …
Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation