Insider Predicts New Contract For Underrated Maple Leafs Forward

Published September 19, 2023 at 7:28 PM
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An NHL insider recently predicted that this underrated Leaf forward will impress in camp and earn a spot on the roster.

Noah Gregor Could Earn Himself a Contract with the Leafs

The Leafs picked up Noah Gregor on a PTO this offseason, and some are anticipating that he could leave a mark at training camp.

On The Leafs Nation podcast, they discussed Gregor's chances at making the Leafs roster.

I'd say Noah Gregor's got a pretty good shot at winning a contract. I think when they see him in camp they're going to be pretty enamored with his speed. If you haven't spent a lot of time watching him with San Jose, that's something that's certainly going to stand out in camp.

Gregor spent the last 4 seasons with San Jose, playing in a total of 178 games over the course of his career. Last season he had 10 goals and 7 assists in 57 games.

Gregor Could Luck Out from the Way Other Contracts Are Structured

The Leafs are definitely tight in terms of bottom-six depth, and it will be a dog fight for the last few roster spots at the start of the year. However, Gregor could luck out from the flexibility of some prospects' contracts like Matthew Knies.

They've got some flexibility with other guys, like Knies, for instance. Even if he earns a spot, he could be one of those guys called up a day or two into the season because he is waiver-exempt, so there are flexible options like that they can try to navigate around. They're pretty reasonably confident that this is going to be no issue.

This scenario could certainly play out since Knies is almost a lock to make the Leafs roster after his performance in last year's playoffs. Time will tell who performs best in training camp.

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Insider Predicts New Contract For Underrated Maple Leafs Forward

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