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Joshua Leivo, LW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-2

Weight: 185

Born: 1993-05-26

Hometown: Innisfil, ON, Canada

Drafted 86th overall by Toronto, 2011

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

November 2013 - Leivo had a huge camp for the Maple Leafs and was the first guy called up when they needed a forward. Despite being placed on a line with a couple of blue-collar, lunchbox types more often than not, he still showed creativity and good work ethic. He'll be in the NHL sooner rather than later, and I would expect an improvement offensively similar to Matt Stajan's slow, steady improvement. - Dobber

 

September 2013 – Leivo once again joined the Marlies late last season for a handful of games recording a pair of assists and showing excellent drive and a solid mental game and earned a trio of playoff games.  He has a solid frame for the pro game at 20 years old that will only get stronger and more conditioned over the next couple seasons. It is expected that he will break camp with the AHL Marlies, as his former junior coach and GM is now the head coach of the ‘baby Leafs’. His growth will be very interesting to monitor as he could move up the depth chart rather quickly and become a lucrative winger to hold in roto-based fantasy leagues. Jason Banks

 

March 2013 - The Toronto Maple Leafs signed 2011 3rd round selection, Josh Leivo, to a 3-year entry level contract on March 4th. Leivo was considered a risky selection at the time of the draft but the big power forward has shown great promise this season playing for Sudbury and now Kitchener in the Ontario Hockey League. He is a skilled forward with great puck protection skills and smart puck handling skills. Leivo's production has slowed recently (one point in the last six games) but he is playing an important two-way role and showing good intangibles on a contending Kitchener Rangers team.  Brendan Ross

 

January 2013 - The Sudbury Wolves traded their scoring leader, Josh Leivo, to the Kitchener Rangers just prior to the OHL Trade Deadline. Leivo (35GP-20G-26A-46P) had a strong debut with one goal and two points in his Rangers debut, playing alongside Oilers' prospect Tobias Rieder and Penguins' prospect Matia Marcantuoni. Leivo provides the Rangers with the size and scoring touch that the team lacked in the first half and makes this team a legit contender. Leivo has been one of the Maple Leafs' best developing players over the past calendar year and plays a very attractive puck possession game. Brendan Ross


October 2012 - Josh Leivo was named to the 2012 Subway Super Series Team OHL Roster slated to compete in a six-game series versus the Russian National Junior Team in November. Brendan Ross

 

October, 2012 – Josh Leivo was named the Ontario Hockey League’s Player of the Week after potting six goals and recording a plus-5 rating in three week three road games. Brendan Ross

 

September, 2012 – Josh Leivo is a big powerful winger that excels in the puck possession game especially along the boards. A bit of a late bloomer, Josh Leivo did not find his groove until the playoffs of 2011 when he exploded for 13 points in eight post-season games for Sudbury. Following his draft season, Leivo made the Toronto Maple Leafs look good drafting him in the third round (most felt it was a surprise) when he tore up the gamesheet notching 31 goals and 72 points in his sophomore season. Leivo has a scoring touch and shows good finishing touches around the net. Brendan Ross

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Leivo shows good scoring instincts and does not shy away from the rough stuff making him a solid option in deeper keeper leagues.

 

Footage:

Leivo drops the mitts with Islanders’ prospect Andrey Pedan:

 

 

 

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