Jim Hughes, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ director of player development, said Erie Otters captain Greg McKegg will decide if he earns a roster spot with the NHL club in training camp later this month.
“I’m a firm believer that a guy will decide if he can play for the Toronto Maple Leafs,” Hughes said during a news conference at the Avalon Hotel Wednesday night. “A guy will decide if he can play at that level.”
Hughes’ thoughts made McKegg happy. In the past, McKegg has said he didn’t anticipate earning a spot with the Leafs as a 19-year-old. “It was nice hearing that you do have a chance,” he said. “(The Leafs) are leaving it in your hands.”
Now listen to what Hughes and the Leafs expect from McKegg this season.