Posted March 10, 2018 10:30am ET by Mike Rosenberg The Toronto Maple Leafs have had a busy offseason.
General manager Lou Lamoriello, as well as head coach Mike Babcock, have announced their coaching staffs.
The Leafs also have made a significant acquisition with a couple of picks in the first round.
They have acquired defenceman Michael Del Zotto from the Detroit Red Wings and forward Dylan Strome from the Florida Panthers.
The Leafs selected Del Zzzo with the 13th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
The 21-year-old forward is in his second season with the Marlies, recording 10 points (5G, 4A) in 53 games this year.
The 19-year old Strome, who played for the Leafs last season, was selected by the Red Wings with the 21st overall pick.
The 19-years old forward played two seasons in the AHL, accumulating 17 points (8G, 8A) and a +6 rating in 62 games.
The 5’11”, 185 pound forward had two goals and two assists in nine games for the Marlie in 2016-17.
The other draft pick, defenseman Michael Bournival, is in the Leafs final season with his entry level contract.
The 27-year Olds left winger has registered three points (1G, 2A) with 10 penalty minutes in 35 games this season.
The 6’2″, 185-pound defenceman has played one game with the Leafs this season and had two assists.
In terms of draft picks, the Leafs picked defenseman Nikita Zadorov, centre Cody Franson and defenceman Jake Gardiner.
The trio are set to play in the World Junior Championships this year and will likely compete for a spot on the Canadian Olympic team.
The Maple Leafs are set at the top of the first tier of teams, but they will need to make some tough decisions as the draft is only one day away.
The first day of the 2018 NHL Entry draft is March 3.