Toronto Mike

Maple Leafs Draft Blogger

Leafs Draft Blogger

No, it's not me, but the Toronto Maple Leafs have drafted a blogger.  Despite the fact I recorded a hat trick in January, I remain undrafted, but the Leafs did select Eric Knodel of the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers with their 5th round pick today in Montreal.

Eric Knodel writes a hockey blog at  Here's what he wrote for his "About Me" page:

Philadelphia Jr. Flyers Midget Major AAA - 6'6" 225# - Defense- Left Shot - NCAA Clearinghouse- #0810631814 NHL Central Scouting 2009 Final Ranking Flyers Cup Finalist- 2008 - Flyers Cup- 2008 First Team All Tournament Team- Defense - 2007-2008- All Southeast Pa.- Breakaway Magazine - 2007-2008-First Team All-Area- Defense - 2007-2008-First Team All League-ICHSL - 2007-First Team All League Ches-Mont Baseball - 2007 All Area Baseball - 2007- All Southeast Pa. - 2009 Flyers Cup Champion 2009 Flyers Cup All Tournament Team 2009 Pennsylvania State Champion 2006- Bronze Medalist- 16U USA Hockey National Tournament - 2005- Participant 14U USA Hockey National Tournament

I just blitzed his blog archives and it's pretty boring stuff.  I hope he's a better hockey player than he is a blogger.  Speaking of hockey bloggers, here's all the Maple Leafs picks, culled from Pension Plan Puppets.

  • 7th Overall - 1st Round: Nazem Kadri, London Knights, OHL
  • 50th overall - 2nd Round: Kenny Ryan, US National Team Development Program U18
  • 58th Overall - 2nd Round: Jesses Blacker, Windsor Spitfires, OHL
  • 68th Overall - 3rd Round: Jamie Devane, Plymouth Whalers, OHL
  • 128th Overall - 5th Round: Eric Knodel, Philadelphia Jr. Flyers USMAAA
  • 158th Overall - 6th Round: Jerry D'Amigo, US National Team Development Program U18
  • 188th Overall - 7th Round: Barron Smith, Peterborough Petes, OHL

In other Leaf news, Tomas Kaberle remains a Maple Leaf and Brian Burke continues to favour North Americans.  Eric Knodel, if you're reading this, hit me up for some blogosphere consulting.

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