Jeremy Swayman Though He Was Heading To The Maple Leafs

Published August 18, 2023 at 8:49 PM
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Heartbreak struck the Toronto Maple Leafs as they watched Jeremy Swayman slip through their fingers.

The Maple Leafs are left grappling with regret as they face the aftermath of passing on Swayman. In a shocking revelation from MassLive.com, the hockey world has been jolted by the news that back in the 2017 draft, Toronto had a prime chance to secure Jeremy Swayman. But alas, it proved to be a missed opportunity that still stings.

Swayman's words echo the what-ifs that now haunt the Leafs. Recounting his journey, the goaltender revealed that the Toronto Maple Leafs had shown interest in him during his time in the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League. His agent even had high hopes of him donning the Maple Leafs' jersey by the time the draft concluded.

Considering the Leafs' Different Path


In contrast, the Leafs opted for the 110th selection in the 2017 draft, ultimately landing on goaltender Ian Scott. While Scott certainly brought an impressive set of skills to the table, his career trajectory took a nosedive with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since 2020, Scott's appearances have been scarce, with just 7 professional games, a single AHL appearance, and 6 ECHL matchups to his name. The statistics from these outings have left much to be desired, and unfortunately, his career was cut short due to injury in 2022.

A Bitter Regret

Looking back, it's impossible not to lament the different course that could have been taken. Opting for Swayman at the 111th pick could have secured a netminder who demonstrated impressive prowess last season, ranking in the top 10 for both save percentage and goals against average.

The collective sigh of regret hangs heavy, as we envision Swayman wearing the iconic Maple Leafs jersey, pondering the remarkable performances that could have graced the ice.

Source: Hockeypatrol
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Jeremy Swayman Though He Was Heading To The Maple Leafs

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