Toronto Maple Leafs' Prospect Profile: Jerome Flaake

Jack PorterCorrespondent IMay 7, 2009

OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 4:  Jerome Flaake #9 of Team Germany skates during the game against Team Finland at the relegation round of the IIHF World Junior Championships at the Ottawa Civic Centre on January 04, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Team Finland defeated Team Germany 3-1.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Germany's Jerome Flaake is on the fast track for the NHL and he'll burst on the scene with the Toronto Maple Leafs soon enough.

Flaake is one of the best prospects to come out of Germany in years. Flaake scored an astounding 80 points in 36 games in Germany's premier junior league, the DNL.

He plays with an edge that could benefit him greatly and has a healthy size at 6'2 and 187 pounds as well.

What Flaake could bring to the Leafs

The Leafs get a phenomenal skater in Flaake. He is a smart player who can dangle with the best of them. He is a gifted scorer and has a frame that is big enough to bump other players. He's also a feisty forward racking up 188 PIMS in 193 career games in German and international games.

Jerome plays a lot like another Jerome.  Flaake plays a feisty game with scoring touch similar to that of Jarome Iginla.

Flaake Next Year

Jerome will stay in Europe next year and then will try to transfer his skill to the North American game.  Toronto fans are already excited, and for good reason.