A singular, transcendent talent can change the fortunes of a hockey team instantly. Each year, NHL teams approach the draft with this knowledge, hoping that luck will be on their side and that their extensive scouting and analysis will pay off.
In On the Clock: Toronto Maple Leafs, Scott Wheeler explores the fascinating, rollercoaster history of the Leafs at the draft, from first pick Wendel Clark to Auston Matthews and beyond.
Readers will go behind the scenes with top decision-makers as they evaluate, deliberate, and ultimately make the picks they hope will tip the fate of their franchise toward success.
From seemingly surefire first-rounders to surprising late selections, this is a must-read for Leafs faithful and hockey fans eager for a glimpse at how teams are built.
About the Author
Scott Wheeler is a national reporter with The Athletic based out of Toronto. He covers the NHL draft and prospects. He is a graduate of Carleton University's school of journalism. On the Clock: Behind the Scenes with the Toronto Maple Leafs at the NHL Draft is his first book.