Since Brian Burke took the reins of the Toronto Maple Leafs, he has placed an emphasis on player development. The salary cap era of the NHL rewards teams that develop from within, and Burke has caught onto this.
The Leafs now have a large number of prospects waiting to get their shots.
For this list, I've decided to ignore injury call-ups and have stuck with non-NHL guys from season's start. That means Matt Frattin and Jake Gardiner, the Leafs' two most NHL-ready prospects, are not on the list.
Here's the list of the 9 top prospects currently in the Leafs' system.