The hits just keep on coming for the Leafs; horrible news regarding a top prospect

Ryan Hall
December 21, 2023  (8:32)

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Ty Voit had been waiting for this moment for his entire hockey career. The first year pro finally got to step on the ice at the AHL level to show off his talents. The 5th rounder of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, selected at 153rd overall, was drafted during the COVID-19 pandemic and, so far, has played way above his draft position. Unfortunately, he has suffered another setback.

In 2022-2023 played 67 games, had 24 goals with 81 assists for 105 points and was a +16. That total put him 2nd in OHL scoring.
He spent five games with the Newfoundland growlers of the ECHL this year, after nursing himself back to health due to a shoulder injury. After five games, he graduated to the Toronto Marlies where, he made his debut against the Providence Bruins last night. Unfortunately, disaster struck early, as in the first period at 14: 04, Voit sustained another injury.
While driving into the Bruins offensive end, he was tied up with a Bruins defender, who crushed him into the boards. Voit was slow to get up and he skated immediately to the bench while appearing to be favouring his hand/wrist.
Soon afterwards, it was revealed that he was out for the remainder of the game with an upper body injury and will require further evaluation, according to Marlies Head Coach John Gruden.
The 20-year-old prospect turned some heads this year during the prospect camp and training camp for the Maple Leafs. Management and the coaching staff felt they may have found a diamond in the rough, though it was clear that the diminutive forward would require some additional time to develop and put on some weight.
These are the kind of players that the Maple Leafs will need as they continue to stockpile as many prospects as they can, even though their draft pick pool is quite small.
It will be interesting to see what will occur with Voit upon his return, whether it be another stint in the ECHL to work on his strength and conditioning, or re-joining the Marlies to take the next step in his development.
The hits just keep on coming for the Leafs; horrible news regarding a top prospect

Will Ty Voit become a full time Toronto Maple Leaf?

Yes, he has what it takes20934.9 %
No, he'll be a career AHLer15726.3 %
He'll end up being trade fodder23238.8 %
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